Guide to the James J. Sheehan Records Concerning the Stanford University Commission on Undergraduate Education

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
February 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC1009
Title: James J. Sheehan records concerning the Stanford University Commission on Undergraduate Education
Dates: 1974-1995
Bulk Dates: 1993-1995
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials were the gift of James Sheehan, 2010.

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use.

Cite As

James J. Sheehan Records Concerning the Stanford University Commission on Undergraduate Education (SC1009). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

The Commission on Undergraduate Education was created by Stanford University President Gerhard Casper in April 1993; it was charged with a comprehensive, year-long study of undergraduate education. James J. Sheehan, professor of history, was appointed its chair.

Scope and Contents note

The records include minutes, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press coverage, and background materials. Background materials of notes include press coverage on the CIV/Western Culture debate at Stanford, 1986-1990; and a report by James L. Gibbs, "Stanford Undergraduate Education in the Seventies: A Call for Educating the Whole Person" 1974.

Access Terms

Gibbs, James Lowell.
Sheehan, James J.
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Curricula.;
Stanford University.. Commission on Undergraduate Education..
Education, Higher--Aims and objectives.--California


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Commission, formation and charge 1993

Box 1, Folder 2

Board of Trustees 1993 Sept.-Oct.

Box 1, Folder 3

Commission, statements by G. Casper 1993

Box 1, Folder 4

Commission suggested membership

Box 1, Folder 5

Commission membership and C.V.'s

Box 1, Folder 6

CUE membership, sub-committees

Box 1, Folder 7

Commission, Faculty Senate 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 8

CUE minutes 1993 Oct.-Dec.

Box 1, Folder 9

CUE minutes 1994 Jan. March 14

Box 1, Folder 10

CUE minutes 1994 March 25-June

Box 1, Folder 11

CUE Final Report, working draft 1994 July 25

Box 1, Folder 12

Responses to final draft 1994 Aug.-Sept.

Box 1, Folder 13

Final Report, language requirement

Box 1, Folder 14

Final Report, BR [Breadth Requirements]

Box 1, Folder 15

Final Report, CIV

Box 2, Folder 1

Final Report, the major

Box 2, Folder 2

Final Report, grades, etc.

Box 2, Folder 3

Final Report, calendar

Box 2, Folder 4

Final Report, technology

Box 2, Folder 5

Final Report, general advising

Box 2, Folder 6

Final Report, residential education

Box 2, Folder 7

Final Report, governance, etc.

Box 2, Folder 8

Report of the Subcommittee on Academic Environment 1994 June

Box 2, Folder 9

BR [Breadth Requirements] Subcommittee 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 10

Report of the subcommittee on The Major 1994 March

Box 2, Folder 11

Alumni response

Box 2, Folder 12

Center for Teaching and Learning (SU) publications

Box 2, Folder 13

CIV/Western Culture debate 1987-1988

Box 3, Folder 1

CIV/Western Culture debate 1986-1990

Box 3, Folder 2

CIV/Western Culture debate, press materials 1986-1990

Box 3, Folder 3

CIV/Western Culture debate, coverage in Campus Report 1988

Box 3, Folder 4

Committee on Undergraduate Studies, background materials 1989-1993

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. 1993

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. 1994

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence, memoranda, etc. 1995

Box 3, Folder 8

Course Enrollment data for 1988 Frosh cohort 1994

Box 3, Folder 9

CPPC [Career Planning and Placement Center] Survey Summaries: 1992-93 and 1993-94 academic years

Box 3, Folder 10

CUE press coverage 1992-1993

Box 4, Folder 1

CUE press coverage 1993-1994

Box 4, Folder 2

CUE press coverage 1993-1995

Box 4, Folder 3

CUE press coverage: original Stanford newspapers

Box 4, Folder 4

Focus Groups (DR [Distribution Requirements]) 1994

Box 4, Folder 5

Focus groups (CIV/DR): Roz Pierson's raw data 1994

Box 4, Folder 6

Gibbs, James L. "Stanford Undergraduate Education in the Seventies: A Call for Educating the Whole Person" 1974 May

Box 4, Folder 7

Haas Center for Public Services

Box 4, Folder 8

Irvine Foundation, clippings, reports, correspondence 1993-1994

Box 4, Folder 9

Light, Richard - visit to Stanford 1994

Box 4, Folder 10

Miscellaneous materials

Box 4, Folder 11

Mission statements of various universities

Box 4, Folder 12

Mission statements, Stanford [unofficial] 1981, 1994

Box 4, Folder 13

News Service digest on grading 1994 July

Box 5, Folder 1

Political Correctness: a group research and policy recommendation project [student paper: no photocopy allowed] 1994 Winter

Box 5, Folder 2

Questions received for a possible CUE survey 1994

Box 5, Folder 3

Reports, other universities 1993-1994

Box 5, Folder 4

Reports, other universities 1988, 1992-1993

Box 5, Folder 5

Senior Survey 1994, responses to open ended questions, unedited version

Box 5, Folder 6

Sheehan: Stanford Associates talk 1993 Sept.

Box 5, Folder 7

Sheehan: Volunteers in Asia, re his talk to delegation from Japan Associaton of Private Colleges and Universities 1993 Nov.

Box 5, Folder 8

Source materials

Box 5, Folder 9

Source materials

Box 5, Folder 10

Source materials

Box 5, Folder 11

Stanford University Accreditation Self-Study, section on distribution requirements 1001

Box 5, Folder 12

Stanford University Continuing Studies Program, A Perspective on the First Five Years 1988-1993

Box 5, Folder 13

Student Advisory Group. Report to the Commission on Undergraduate Education [1994]

Box 5, Folder 14

Student Services and Undergraduate Education Survey Report 1994 March

Box 5, Folder 15

Student Survey 1994