General Education Program records
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9.8 Linear Feet (23 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)
In 1977 an advisory committee was formed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in order to re-examine the General Education Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. It was initially formed in a response "to a growing dissatisfaction with the ways in which challenges to the required structure of undergraduate education were met by faculty and administration in the late 1960s" ("Preliminary Report," January 31, 1977). Their main purpose was to explore which subjects all students should include in their undergraduate studies and "recommend a future for General Education at the University," (Report, 1977).
Between 1977-1989 the advisory committee reviewed various course, researched other institutions' programs, and re-designed the General Education Program that shaped the required courses for all undergraduate students at the university.
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3/12/00-6 Course descriptions and handbooks removed.
Biographical files Faculty resumes removed.
- Curriculum planning -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Headrick, Thomas E., 1933-
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Committees -- Curricula
- State University of New York at Buffalo. General Education Program -- Records and correspondence
- University Archives (Repository, Organization)
- Finding Aid for the General Education Program records
- Finding aid prepared by Jen Goul and Jessica Tanny.
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