A Guide to the CSI Faculty Council Records, 1976-1981

Archives & Special Collections
College of Staten Island Library, CUNY
2800 Victory Blvd., 1L-216
Staten Island, NY 10314

2005 The College of Staten Island, CUNY

Finding Aid by Catherine N. Carson


Overview of the Collection

Collection No. :CM-9
Title:Faculty Council Records
Creator:Faculty Council of the College of Staten Island
Extent:⅓ Linear Foot
Abstract:The Faculty Council records consists of meeting minutes and meeting materials. The Faculty Council was absorbed into the College Council under a new governance plan implemented in the spring of 1982.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Faculty Council Records, Archives and Special Collections, Department of the Library, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, New York.


The Faculty Council Records were donated by the College Council in 2005.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Catherine N. Carson.

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Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright Notice

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.

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Administrative History

Faculty participated in the governance of both Staten Island Community College (SICC) and Richmond College prior to their formal merger to form the College of Staten Island (CSI) on September 1, 1976. CSI followed the tradition of SICC in calling the governing body the "Faculty Council." Initially, the Faculty Council had two sections - a Community Division and a Richmond College Division. After the first academic year, these sections were merged to form one council, which held its first meeting on October 19, 1977.

There is no formal description of the function and duties of the Faculty Council. It appears that the council had responsibility for nominations and elections for faculty representation on committees, and had some say in curriculum decisions, appeals of tenure decisions and other issues.

A new governance plan was implemented during the spring of 1982. The Faculty Council was folded into the College Council as part of the transition to the new system of governance.

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Scope & Content Note

The Faculty Council Records consist of meeting minutes and materials. It appears that coverage is comprehensive.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms. Manuscipt collections are not included in the College of Staten Island's library catalog at this time.

College of Staten Island -- Archives
Universities and Colleges -- Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)

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Container Listing

The folders are arranged chronologically. During the first academic year, the Faculty Council was separated into two divisions and the material has been separated by division within the folders.
Box# Folder# Title
1 1 Meetings, September-December 1976
1 2 Meetings, January-May 1977
1 3 Meetings, October-December 1977
1 4 Meetings, March-June 1978
1 5 Meetings, October-December 1978
1 6 Meetings, February-May 1979
1 7 Meetings, September-November 1979
1 8 Meetings, January-May 1980
1 9 Meetings, October-November 1980
1 10 Meetings, January-May 1981
1 11 Meetings, October-December 1981

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