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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Classification Project M1836
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  • Access to Collection
  • Publication Rights
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Classification Project
    Identifier/Call Number: M1836
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11.0 Linear feet (12 boxes, 4 cartons)
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2007
    Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    Abstract: Contains correspondence and intstitutional information re. Classification Project at Carnegie.
    Creator: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
    Creator: McCormick, Alexander C

    Access to Collection

    Open for research. Born-digital materials in cartons 13-16 (computer tapes, floppy disk) are CLOSED until processed.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four decades. Starting in 1970, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education developed a classification of colleges and universities to support its program of research and policy analysis. Derived from empirical data on colleges and universities, the Carnegie Classification was originally published in 1973, and subsequently updated in 1976, 1987, 1994, 2000, 2005, and 2010 to reflect changes among colleges and universities. This framework has been widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.

    Preferred Citation

    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Classification Project (M1836). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to Stanford University, Special Collections in September 2011.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains correspondence, meeting notes, agreements, miscellaneous information on various institutions involved in the project, and Alex McCormick's notebooks and phone logs documenting the project. Born-digital materials contained on computer tapes in cartons 13-16 have not been processed and are not yet available.

    Processing Information note

    Collection processed by Molly Breen.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
    Classification
    Degrees, Academic
    Education, Higher.
    Educational research
    Universities and colleges