Guide to the School of Social Ecology Publications, University of California, Irvine

Processed by Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
Special Collections and Archives
The UCI Libraries
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Descriptive Summary

Title: School of Social Ecology publications, University of California, Irvine
Date: 1972-1996
Collection Number: PS-061
Creator: University of California, Irvine. School of Social Ecology
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Languages: The collection is in English.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: The collection contains publications of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Social Ecology and its predecessor, the Program in Social Ecology. The bulk of the materials were published by the Program in Social Ecology and include brochures, fliers, event programs, handbooks, newsletters, papers, proposals, reports, course descriptions, guidelines, and catalogs.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

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

School of Social Ecology Publications, University of California, Irvine. PS-061. 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 periodically, 1972-1996.

Accruals

Accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Cyndi Shein in 2008.

Historical Background

The Program in Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) was founded in 1970. The program was the first of its kind in the University of California (UC) system. This multidisciplinary program was first conceived of by UCI psychology professor Arnold Binder. From its inception the program aimed to provide direct interaction between the intellectual life of the university and the recurring problems in the physical and social world. It emphasized field study as an integral aspect of the educational experience. The program became the School of Social Ecology in 1992.
The School of Social Ecology at UCI has four departments: Criminology, Law and Society; Environmental Health, Science and Policy; Psychology and Social Behavior; and Planning, Policy, and Design. The school is an interdisciplinary academic unit whose scholarly research and instruction is informed by and contributes to knowledge in the social, behavioral, legal, environmental, and health sciences. Social ecology undergraduate students benefit from multidisciplinary instruction in the classroom and are also given opportunities to engage in field-based learning. Graduate students work closely with faculty in the classroom and on significant research projects.
Through the School of Social Ecology a number of community-university and industry-university partnerships have been 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 have participated in the school's field learning experience.A number of endowed chairs have been created within the School of Social Ecology, including 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).

Biography/Organization History

Chronology

1970 Program in Social Ecology is established. Arnold Binder becomes first director.
1970-1971 B.A. in Social Ecology is first offered at UCI.
1973-1974 M.A. in Social Ecology is first offered at UCI.
1974 Gilbert L. Geis becomes acting director.
1975 Arthur S. Boughey becomes interim director
1976 Ellen Greenberger becomes director.
1976-1977 Ph.D. in Social Ecology is first offered at UCI.
1981 Joseph F. Di Mento becomes director.
1982 October Construction begins on Social Ecology I building.
1984 Social Ecology minor is established.
1984 November Social Ecology I building opens.
1985 Carol Whalen becomes interim director.
  Global Peace and Conflict Studies Program is established by the Program in Social Ecology in cooperation with faculty from several disciplines.
1986 Salvatore R. Maddi becomes director.
1988 Daniel Stokols becomes director.
1992 Program in Social Ecology becomes the School of Social Ecology.
1993 Daniel S. Stokols becomes first dean.
1996 Social Ecology becomes the second largest UCI undergraduate major. Social Ecology II building is constructed.
1998 Arnold Binder becomes interim dean.
1999 C. Ronald Huff becomes dean.

Bibliography

McCullough, Samuel Clyde. Instant University: The History of the University of California, Irvine 1957-1993. Irvine, California: University of California, Irvine, 1996.
University of California. School of Social Ecology. "About Social Ecology." Regents of the University of California, 2001-2008. http://socialecology.uci.edu/about (accessed September 22, 2008).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains publications of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Social Ecology and its predecessor, the Program in Social Ecology. The bulk of the materials were published by the Program in Social Ecology and include brochures, fliers, event programs, handbooks, newsletters, papers, proposals, reports, course descriptions, guidelines, and catalogs.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material. Within folders materials are generally arranged in reverse chronological order.

Separation Note

Many School of Social Ecology publications are shelved separately from the collection and cataloged in the UCI Libraries' online catalog ANTPAC. 

Related Collections

Related materials can be found in the following collection: University of California, Irvine, Program in Social Ecology Records. AS-017. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. A guide to this collection is available through the Online Archive of California athttp://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt3d5nd1tg.

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 -- Archives.
University of California, Irvine. School of Social Ecology -- Archives.

Contributors

University of California, Irvine. Program in Social Ecology.


Collection Contents

Box : 1

Announcements and group mailings 1978-1996

Box : 1

Brochures 1973-1988, undated

Box : 1

Course catalogues 1974-1986

Box : 1

Course descriptions 1980-1988

Box : 1

Course and program requirements, guidelines, and procedures 1975-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Bulk of material concerns field study programs.
Box : 1

Evaluation forms 1974, 1986

Box : 1

Event programs, schedules, invitations, and registration forms 1974-1996

 

Fliers and handouts

Box : 1

Academic programs 1975-1992, undated

Box : 1

Events 1973-1995, undated

 

Handbooks and manuals

Box : 1

Policies and Procedures 1977-1985

Box : 1

Student handbooks 1977-1983

 

Newsletters

Arrangement

Titles are arranged in chronological order by dates of publication.
Box : 1

Social Ecology Xtra 1973-1980

Box : 1

Social Ecology Byline 1981-1984

Box : 1

Social Ecology News 1985 October

 

Papers

Box : 1

Making Kids Healthier: A Formative Evaluation of the Orange County Boys' Club Health Project, by Ross F. Conner and David G. Altman 1980

Box : 1

A New Context for Psychology: Social Ecology, by Arnold Binder 1972

Box : 1

Part-Time Employment of In-School Youth: A Preliminary Assessment of Costs and Benefits, by Ellen Greenberger and Laurence D. Steinberg 1979

Box : 1

Synthesizing the Social Ecology Curriculum, by Ralph Catalano 1973

Box : 1

Teaching Ethnic Psychology to Undergraduates: Course Development, Delivery, and Evaluation, by Dan Romero, Leslie B. Minor, and Christine C. Iijima Hall 1983

 

Proposals

Box : 1

Interdisciplinary Training and Research Program on the Fate and Effects of Toxic Waste Chemicals in the Environment circa 1989

Box : 1

Long Range Plan and School Proposal 1989

 

Reports

Box : 1

Advanced Degree Recipients 1981-1982, 1986-1987

Box : 1

Faculty Research Interests and Representative Publications 1977-1987

 

Greater Irvine Health Promotion Center

Box : 1

Greater Irvine Health Promotion Center Report 1989-1991

Box : 1

Technical Report 1: Worksite Health Promotion 1990

Box : 1

Technical Report 2: School Health Promotion 1990

Box : 1

Social Ecology Building: Detailed Project Program, University of California, Irvine 1980