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Guide to the Program in Social Ecology Records, University of California, Irvine
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Program in Social Ecology records, University of California, Irvine
    Date: 1969-1979
    Collection Number: AS-017
    Creator: University of California, Irvine. Program in Social Ecology
    Extent: 5.1 linear feet (5 boxes and one oversized folder)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Physical Location: The collection is stored offsite at SRLF (except for oversize folder and restricted material). Advanced notice is required for access.
    Abstract: The Program in Social Ecology Records, University of California, Irvine, document the daily administrative activities and the curriculum of the precursor to the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. The administrative materials include annual reports, personnel files, inventories and agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports from various campus and University of California systemwide organizations. The curriculum records include budgets, status reports, program descriptions, field study reports, and descriptions of special programs.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to files covered by California personnel records legislation is restricted for 50 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Access to student records is restricted for 75 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Restrictions are noted at the file level.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Program in Social Ecology Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-017. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired, 1987.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sharon Pugsley, 1987 and Mary Ellen Goddard, 2000.

    Historical Background

    The Program in Social Ecology, which was incorporated as an academic unit at the University of California, Irvine on January 1, 1970, was conceived and designed as a new approach to education aimed toward the development of solutions to the ongoing problems of society. The program was developed to be interdisciplinary in nature and involved with the community, allowing students to do field studies with various community organizations.
    Social Ecology began as an undergraduate program and occupied a portion of the Engineering building. The Program began offering Masters degrees in 1973 and Ph.D. degrees beginning in 1976. The Program grew until it was housed in three floors of the Engineering building, two floors of Computer Sciences, and in temporary trailers. In October 1982 ground was broken for a new Social Ecology building. The completed building opened in November 1984 and featured special laboratories for environmental simulation, behavioral assessment, and air and water quality studies.
    The Program held yearly symposiums on environmental psychology beginning in 1980. In the 1984-1985 academic year the following three specializations were instituted: Psychology and Social Behavior; Environmental Health and Planning; and Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies.
    In May 1992 the University of California Regents approved a proposal for the Program to become the School of Social Ecology with the following departments: Psychology and Social Behavior; Criminology, Law and Society; Environmental Analysis and Design; and the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning.
    In 1996, when Social Ecology became the second largest UCI undergraduate major with an enrollment of 2000 students, ground was broken for a new Social Ecology building. A rapidly growing number of community-university and industry-university partnerships were forged with research groups focusing on gang violence prevention, community health, risk perception and management, and international environmental cooperation. More than 250 organizations and corporations participated in the School's field learning requirement.
    A number of endowed chairs have been created within the School: the Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Chair in Peace Research (1987); the Heinz Family Chair in Economics and Public Policy of Peace (1988); the Warmington Chair in the Social Ecology of Peace and International Cooperation (1989); and the Roger W. Johnson and Janice M. Johnson Chair in Civic Governance and Public Management (1998).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The University of California, Irvine, Program in Social Ecology Records document the daily administrative activities and the curriculum of the precursor to the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. The administrative materials include annual reports, personnel files, inventories and agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports from various campus and University of California systemwide organizations. The curriculum records include budgets, status reports, program descriptions, field study reports, and descriptions of special programs.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is organized in a four-tiered (hierarchical) numerical filing system created by the Social Ecology Program administrative staff. The first tier contains a series heading with inclusive second tier numbers. The second tier contains a three-digit number representing more specific subject filing within the series. In the third and fourth tiers, numbers are usually added that represent more specific subject filing within the hierarchy.Example:Tier 1 (Series) Program in Social Ecology (155)Tier 2 155 Program in Social EcologyTier 3 155-28 UndergraduateTier 4 155-28-2 Mental health

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of California, Irvine. Program in Social Ecology -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Reports -- California -- Orange County -- Irvine -- 20th century.