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Dean of Undergraduate Studies Records


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This collection contains records from the period in which Robert Morris served as Dean of the University College (1966-1970) and Dean of Undergraduate Studies (1970- roughly 1977).


State University of New York at Albany. University College
Date Coverage:
8.37 cubic ft. (about 8.37 boxes)

Robert Morris started at the State University of New York at Albany in 1966 as Dean of the University College, which had been established in 1963 to oversee academic affairs for freshmen and sophomores. The University College presided over nearly every aspect of academic life for underclassmen, including academic probation, advisement, attendance, and withdrawal. He was later promoted to Dean of Undergraduate Studies, a position in which he oversaw both lower- and upper-division undergraduate education, from 1970 until approximately 1977. Between these two positions, he oversaw all aspects of the administration of undergraduate education at the University, with a focus on the drafting, creation and implementation of policies for students in the lower division.

This collection addresses all aspects of the administration of undergraduate education at the University. It includes undergraduate policy manuals, advisement manuals for professors, documentation on changes in various grading policies, correspondence between Morris and various other administrators at the University, budget materials, annual reports, enrollment data, and planning documentation for the Undergraduate Bulletin. There is also correspondence between employees of the University College and other colleges and universities relating to policy creation. The bulk of the material is dated between 1966 and 1978.

Files in this collection have been maintained in their original order upon processing.

All items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Processed by: Miles Lawlor

Collection record created by: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on

Published: 2018-09-21 23:00:15 -0400

Encoded in EAD by Benjamin Covell, 2017 February 23

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Robert Morris Papers, 1958-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Morris Papers).