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Xavier University Academic Technology Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: XUA-25

Scope and Content

This collection includes the minutes and related papers of the Academic Technology Committee and predecessor committees for the years 1965 to 2010. The collection is not complete, as minutes are missing for a number of years.

Dates

  • 1965-2010

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Restricted access. Please contact the Xavier University Archives staff.

History of Xavier University Academic Technology Committee

From about 1965 to 1988 there was a committee simply called the Computer Committee. During the summer of 1988, this committee was disbanded and replaced by the Academic Computing Committee. Sometime between 1993 and 1997 its name was changed to the Academic Computing and Information Technology Committee (ACITC). In November, 2000, the name was changed again to the Academic Technology Committee (ATC). In August, 2013, the Academic Technology Committee (along with the University Technology Committee) were both eliminated and replaced by just one committee called the Xavier Technology Committee (XTC).

The charge of this Committee, as stated in "Committee Descriptions, 2010-11" was the following: "On matters involving technology for instruction and academic research, the Academic Technology Committee: 1. Advises the Academic Vice President/Provost and the Vice President for Information Resources; 2. Receives proposals from the faculty and the college deans; 3. Studies, recommends and prioritizes initiatives, and 4. Serves as a clearinghouse for information."(See Committee Descriptions, 2010-11)

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection includes meeting minutes and related papers of the Academic Technology Committee and its predecessor committees.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Existence and Location of Copies

Committee minutes from 2005 to 2012 are also found electronically on the Xavier University Archives permanent storage drive.

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed into its current arrangement and description as part of a major University Archives reprocessing project in 2012-2013. This reprocessing project was largely an effort to disband a record group system, developed in the late 1970s, used to arrange university records. The record group scheme had been established by the first University Archivist, Lee Bennish, SJ, and chiefly organized materials by originating office and organizational structure. After Bennish’s tenure, oversight of the archives changed several times and resulted in a lack of adherence to the record group scheme for new acquisitions. The 2012-2013 processing project also sought to incorporate records for which little acquisition or contextual information existed. The project staff primarily reorganized records into subject-based collections. Occasionally subjects coincided with offices of origin (e.g. Subject= Presidents, Office= Office of the President, Collection= Xavier University President’s Office). This subject-based arrangement makes it difficult to identify or describe the collections by office of origin but administrative project records do indicate transfers and connections between original record groups and 2012-2013 collections. During the project, records were rehoused in archival folders and boxes, and new finding aids were created using the OhioLINK Finding Aid Creation Tool.

As of 2017, University Archives no longer employs the 2012-2013 system of arranging collections by subject.
Title
Xavier University Academic Technology Committee records
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Thomas Kennealy, S.J.
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

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