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Fonds F0225 - Faculty of Communication and Culture fonds.

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Faculty of Communication and Culture fonds.


  • 1961-2010 (Creation)

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9.74 m of textual records

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University College was formed in 1977 after the split of the Faculty of Arts and Science. The College was responsible for registering first-year students intending to pursue General Studies, Humanities, Science, and Social Science programmes. The name changed in 1981 to the Faculty of General Studies. The mandate of the faculty was to develop interdisciplinary courses and programs of undergraduate education, to provide first-year students with academic advice and help plan their programmes and explore opportunities available to them at the university, and to coordinate student records and programme management procedure for General Studies degree students and for those who would transfer to the Faculties of Humanities, Science, or Social Sciences.

In 2000, the Faculty of General Studies became the Faculty of Communication and Culture. The new name better described the faculty's teaching and research activities and gave a clearer understanding of the focus underlying the faculty's degree programs. In 2010, the Faculty of Communication and Culture merged with the Faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to form a new ""super faculty,"" the Faculty of Arts.

Deans of the Faculty of Communication and Culture: F. Terentiuk, 1977-1981 (Provost); R.G. Weyant, 1981-1986; M.P. Hanen, 1986-1989; D.D. Jenkins, 1989-1990 (Acting); M.J. McMordie, 1990-1998; B.J. Rasporich, 1998-1999 (Acting); K.D. Scherf, 1999-2008; W. Tettey, 2008-2009 (Interim Head).

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Fonds consists of records pertaining to effective writing, employment equity, Faculty of General Studies Council (1985-1987), International Centre, faculty planning, Curriculum Commitee, faculty five year plan, academic subjects taught in the faculty, correspondence, Institute for Gender Research, history of the faculty, program development and committee files (1986-1994), annual reports, newsletters, course outlines, and files relating to the predecessor faculty, the Faculty of General Studies. Fonds includes series for InterCom Newsletter, The Calgary Communicator, Entre Nous Newsletter, Canadian Studies Newsletter, Newsletter, Latin American Studies, Pamphlets, Course Outlines, and Research Report, Faculty of General Studies.

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Fonds closed. No accruals expected.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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See also Effective Writing Program Office fonds.

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