Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Classification Project M1836

Finding aid prepared by Molly Breen
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305-6064
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
2011-8-22


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

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1987

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1987

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1988

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1989

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1990 (January)

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1990 (February-December)

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, 1991

Box 2, Folder 1

Correspondence, 1992

Box 2, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1993

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence, 1994

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1995

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence, 1996-1997

Box 2, Folder 6

Memoranda, 1991-1994

Box 2, Folder 7

Memoranda, 1995-1997

Box 2, Folder 8

Memorandum: Classification Forward, March 4, 1994

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence/Memoranda: College Faculty survey, 1991-1996

Box 2, Folder 10

Memoranda: 1994 Classification Development

Box 2, Folder 11

Memoranda: Classification Changes, 1994-1997

Box 3, Folder 1

1973 & 1976 Classification

Box 3, Folder 2

Classification: Definitions of Types of Institutions

Box 3, Folder 3

Classification changes, 1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Name changes in classification, 1975-1991

Box 3, Folder 5

Classification changes, openings & closings

Box 3, Folder 6

Institutions with no Carnegie classification

Box 3, Folder 7

Institutions reclassified between 1987 & 1994

Box 3, Folder 8

"A Classification of Institutions of Higher Education," November 1993

Box 3, Folder 9

1994 Data Run

Box 3, Folder 10

Classification changes, ca. 1995

Box 4, Folder 1

Selectivity Scale, 1989-1994

Box 4, Folder 2

Selectivity Scale, 1989-1994

Box 4, Folder 3

Signed license agreements, 1987-1995

Box 4, Folder 4

Signed license agreements, 1987-1995

Box 4, Folder 5

Signed license agreements, 1987-1995

Box 4, Folder 6

John Minter: classification adjustments, 1994

Box 4, Folder 7

NSF obligations

Box 4, Folder 8

Classifications Advisory Committee, 1987-1990

Box 4, Folder 9

Classifications Advisorty Meetings, 1989

Box 5, Folder 1

Washington Higher Education Secreterial (WHES) Mtg, 1999

Box 5, Folder 2

Preliminary classficiation schemes/codes, 2003

Box 5, Folder 3

Research materials: outline/statistics for classification paper, 2003

Box 5, Folder 4

Research materials: outline/statistics for classification paper, 2003-2004

Box 5, Folder 5

Classification tabulation, ca. 2005 (?)

Box 5, Folder 6

Classification progress reports, 2005-2006

Box 5, Folder 7

Alex McCormick notebook, ca. 2000

Box 5, Folder 8

Alex McCormick notebooks, Classification 1&2

Box 5, Folder 9

Alex McCormick notebook, Classification special meetings, 2004

Box 5, Folder 10

Alex McCormick notebook, publications & conferences, 2001-2007

Box 5, Folder 11

Alex McCormick notebook, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 12

Alex McCormick, phone logs, Jan 1999-April 1999

Box 6, Folder 1

Alex McCormick phone logs, December 1992-Sept.

Box 6, Folder 2

Alex McCormick, phone logs, November 2000- August

Box 6, Folder 3

Alex McCormick, phone logs, August 2004- February

Box 6, Folder 4

Alex McCormick, phone logs, March 2007- December

Box 6, Folder 5

ClassificationsCE 2005: Survey monkey

Box 6, Folder 6

Laguardia Community College- Pilot application Only/Never Applied for CLA

Box 6, Folder 7

Community Engagement Elective: Summary pf institutions,2005

Box 6, Folder 8

CE Classifications 2005: Correspondence/ Follow up with institutions from which no application was recieved

Box 6, Folder 9

CE Classifications 2005: Correspondence/ Institutions not invited to apply

Box 6, Folder 10

CE Classifications 2005: Correspondence/ Letters indicating withdrawl

Box 7, Folder 1

CE Classifications 2005: Correspondence / letter of intent

Box 7, Folder 2

CE Classifications 2005: Permissions Responses

Box 7, Folder 3

Allegheny College

Box 7, Folder 4

Antioch University New England

Box 7, Folder 5

Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

Box 7, Folder 6

Bates College

Box 7, Folder 7

Boise State University

Box 7, Folder 8

Bowling Green State University- Main Campus

Box 7, Folder 9

Bristol Community College

Box 7, Folder 10

Bryn Mawr College

Box 7, Folder 11

California State University - Chico

Box 7, Folder 12

California State University - Fresno

Box 7, Folder 13

California State University - Monterey Bay

Box 8, Folder 1

California State University - San Marcos

Box 8, Folder 2

Chandler / Gilbert Community College

Box 8, Folder 3

Depaul University

Box 8, Folder 4

Elon University

Box 8, Folder 5

Emory University

Box 8, Folder 6

Gettysburg College

Box 8, Folder 7

Indiana State University

Box 8, Folder 8

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

Box 8, Folder 9

Kapiolani Community College

Box 8, Folder 10

Keene State College

Box 8, Folder 11

Kent State University - Main Campus

Box 8, Folder 12

Madonna University

Box 8, Folder 13

Michigan State University

Box 9, Folder 1

Middlebury College

Box 9, Folder 2

Middlesex Community College

Box 9, Folder 3

Morehead State University

Box 9, Folder 4

New York University

Box 9, Folder 5

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Box 9, Folder 6

Northern Kentucky University

Box 9, Folder 7

Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Box 9, Folder 8

Otis College of Art and Design

Box 9, Folder 9

Pace University- New York

Box 9, Folder 10

Pitzer College

Box 9, Folder 11

Portland State University

Box 9, Folder 12

Rhodes College

Box 9, Folder 13

Richland College

Box 9, Folder 14

Rockford College

Box 9, Folder 15

Rutgers University - Newark

Box 9, Folder 16

Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Box 9, Folder 17

San Francisco State University

Box 10, Folder 1

Santa Clara University

Box 10, Folder 2

Spelman College

Box 10, Folder 3

Syracuse University

Box 10, Folder 4

Texas Tech University

Box 10, Folder 5

Trinity College

Box 10, Folder 6

Tufts University

Box 10, Folder 7

Tusculum College

Box 10, Folder 8

University of Alaska Anchorage

Box 10, Folder 9

University of Baltimore

Box 10, Folder 10

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus

Box 10, Folder 11

University of Denver (a)

Box 11, Folder 1

University of Denver, cont.

Box 11, Folder 2

University of Kentucky

Box 11, Folder 3

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Box 11, Folder 4

University of Memphis

Box 11, Folder 5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Box 11, Folder 6

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Box 11, Folder 7

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Box 11, Folder 8

University of North Dakoka - Main Campus

Box 11, Folder 9

University of Northern Iowa

Box 11, Folder 10

University of Pennsylvania

Box 11, Folder 11

University of Redlands

Box 11, Folder 12

University of San Diego

Box 11, Folder 13

University of San Francisco

Box 11, Folder 14

University of South Florida

Box 12, Folder 1

University of St. Thomas

Box 12, Folder 2

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College

Box 12, Folder 3

University of Wisconsin- Parkside

Box 12, Folder 4

Virginia Commonwealth University

Box 12, Folder 5

Virginia Polytechnich Institute and State University

Box 12, Folder 6

Wartburg College

Box 12, Folder 7

Western Kentucky University

Box 12, Folder 8

Widener University - Main Campus

Box 12, Folder 9

Winona State University

Box 13

Classification/Survey reel-to-reel magnetic back-up tapes (10)

Access note

These materials are CLOSED until processed.
Box 14

Classification/Survey reel-to-reel magnetic back-up tapes (12)

Access note

These materials are CLOSED until processed.
Box 15

Classification/Survey reel-to-reel magnetic back-up tapes (11)

Access note

These materials are CLOSED until processed.
Box 16

Classification/Survey reel-to-reel magnetic back-up tapes (12); 1 floppy zip disk: Carnegie Fac. Surveys (1969, 1975, 1984, 1997) from Jack Schuster & Marty Finkelstein, 2001

Access note

These materials are CLOSED until processed.