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College Senate Records

Identifier: AR-0006

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises minutes, correspondence, memorandums, course and curriculum proposals, publications, and reports that document the activities of the Faculty Senate, now known as the College Senate.

The Committee Records Series (1968-2002) contains minutes, memorandums, correspondence, materials for review at meetings, and recommendations to the Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees and College Cabinet. The bulk of the collection consists of the course and curriculum proposals that were submitted to the Curriculum Committee for review and approval. These files are organized alphabetically by program name or course abbreviation.

General Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents (1966-2002) include meeting minutes, memorandums, committee recommendations, and reports. The materials document the Faculty Senate’s activities related to topics such as academic policies; senate membership eligibility; student grading, especially the use of I and W grades; faculty grievance procedures; sexism on campus; tenure policy; fringe benefits; campus expansion; mediation; and faculty workload. Additional subjects, including the Fall Faculty Conference, are documented in the Subject Files Series (1967-1998, undated).

The Publications Series (1971-1979, 1989-1998) includes the Senate newsletter, which was started in 1971 and had two different names, and a handbook for incoming members of the Faculty Senate.


  • 1966 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

Administrative History

The Faculty Senate was formed in 1966 as a consultative body to serve the interests of the faculty of Central Piedmont Community College. The name of the senate was changed by a majority vote to the College Senate in April 2002 to better reflect the community of professional staff and faculty members who are officially represented by the organization.


5.84 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

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The College Senate Records document the activities of the Faculty Senate, now known as the College Senate. Records include meeting minutes, reports, memorandums, publications, and course and curriculum proposals.


The collection is arranged into six series: I. Organizational Records, 1973-1998 II. General Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents, 1966-2002 III. Memorandums and Correspondence, 1976, 1982-1983 IV. Committee Records, 1968-2002 V. Subject Files, 1967-1998, undated VI. Publications, 1971-1979, 1989-1998

Custodial History

College Senate records were transferred to the archives over an unknown period of time by unknown offices or individuals.


Future accruals are expected; frequency and volume are unknown.

Related Materials

The Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College Records, AR.0001.

College Cabinet Records, AR.0005.

College Senate minutes from 2006-2012, current committee membership lists, and a current constitution can be found on the College Senate website: [accessed April 10, 2012].

Separated Materials

Minutes from the President’s Cabinet meetings were separated and transferred to the College Cabinet Records (AR.0005).

Materials created by the College Council were separated for further processing.

The following titles were separated and added to the books collection: Faculty Handbook, Adjunct Faculty Handbook, Part-Time Faculty Handbook

Processing Information

Initial inventory and preliminary processing by/date: Abby Rovner/2011 Final processing and finding aid by/date: Katie Howell/April 2012
College Senate Records
In Progress
Katie Howell; Erin Allsop
April 2012; February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Piedmont Archives Repository

1241 Charlottetowne Avenue
Charlotte North Carolina 28235