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College Senate Records

Identifier: AR-0006

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises of 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 Organizational Records include by-laws, constitutions, rosters, and handbooks on past Faculty/College Senate activities.

General Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents (1966-2018) 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.

Committee Records (1968-2018) 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.

The Publications record group (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.

Born-digital records, including minutes and agendas, are archived periodically.


  • Creation: 1966 - 2019
  • Creation: 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 organization 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.


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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, photographs, and course and curriculum proposals.


The collection is arranged into five record groups: I. Organizational Records, 1973-1998 II. General Meeting Minutes and Supporting Documents, 1966-2010 III. Committee Records, 1968-2010 IV. Subject Files, 1967-2001 V. Publications, 1971-1981

Custodial History

College Senate records were transferred to the archives over an unknown period of time. Born-digital records of College Senate are archived periodically.


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 2021].

Processing Information

Initial inventory and preliminary processing by/date: Abby Rovner/2011 Processing and finding aid by/date: Katie Howell/April 2012 Final processing and finding aid by/date: Erin Allsop and Becky White/August 2021


College Senate Records
Abby Rover; Katie Howell; Erin Allsop; Becky White
April 2012; February 2020; August 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Piedmont Archives Repository

Central Piedmont Community College
Central Campus, Hagemeyer Library
Parr Center, Room 3250
Charlotte NC 28204