UR.04.03 College of Media and Communication. Dean's Office records, 1995-2009.
UR.04.03 College of Media and Communication. Dean's Office records, 1995-2009.
Title: College of Media and Communication. Dean’s Office records
Creator: University of the Arts. College of Media and Communication. Office of the Dean.
Collection Dates [bulk]: 2002-2006
Collect Dates [inclusive]: 1995-2009
Extent: 7.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
Location: Row 4, Column 1, Shelves 2-4
College of Media and Communication. Dean’s Office records, 1995-2009. The University of the Arts, University Libraries and Archives.
Biographical and Historical Notes
The College of Media and Communication (CMAC) was formed in 1996 as a response to the vast number of technologies emerging in the late 20th century. With a strong focus on interdisciplinarism, the mission of CMAC was to be the “crossroads where students interested in visual arts, writing and narrative, new media, new technology, and interactivity learn the skills required to integrate traditional and new media” (cf. 2010-2011 Course Catalog). The College initially offered a BFA in Writing for Media and Performance (later modified to Writing for Film and Television) in the Fall of 1996. The BFA program in Multimedia was offered one year later, and in 1999, a BS in Communication was introduced. In addition to these three core majors, a number of minors were gradually added to the roster, including Advertising, Game Design, Screenwriting, and several others. In September 2011 CMAC merged with the College of Art and Design (CAD) to form the College of Art, Media, and Design (CAMD). For the first five years of the College’s existence University Provost Virginia Red served as its acting dean, assisted by academic program coordinator Laura Zarrow. Professor Neil Kleinman was appointed dean in September 2001. The longest running dean of the College, Kleinman held the position until July 2009. Chris Garvin, director of Multimedia, served as interim dean until the position filled by Christopher Sharrock in July 2011. A few months later Sharrock was named Dean of the newly created College of Art, Media, and Design (CAMD).
Collection Scope and Contents Note
The collection is primarily composed of the records created or compiled by Neil Kleinman, who held the position of CMAC dean from September 2001 until July 2009. Also included are records pertaining to Virginia Red, University provost and acting dean (1996-2001). A majority of the records arrived at the Archives in well-organized binders or boxes, and thus original order has been kept intact. Guided by the original organization of the records, the collection has been arranged into 5 series: I. Chronological Files, 1995-2006, II. Committees and Boards, 2002-2009, III. Outreach and Marketing, IV. Budget, 2004, V. CMAC Projects and Events, 2003-2007.
Series I., Chronological Files, 1995-2006, spans the administrations of both Virginia Red and Neil Kleinman. Contained are many documents pertaining to the formation of CMAC. Also included are records on curriculum, the MM in Jazz, advertising/PR/communications, promotional and informational literature, multimedia component, Committee on Instruction, budget, recruitment and personnel, pedagogy.
Series II., Committees and Boards, 2002-2009, contains records kept by Dean Neil Kleinman for the various University-wide committees, boards, and other associations that he was actively involved in. Included are meeting agendas, minutes, notes, and correspondence pertaining to the University Committee on Instruction, the Council of Deans, the Board of Trustees, Academic Advisory Group, Curriculum Committee Council, and others.
Series III., Outreach and Marketing, 2002-2006, includes records created in the planning for CMAC outreach and marketing efforts, particularly high school festivals, portfolio days, and community college luncheons.
Series IV., Budget, 2004, is comprised of a single folder pertaining to the CMAC budget for the 2004 fiscal year.
Series V., CMAC Projects and Events, 2003-2007, includes correspondence, proposals, and reports regarding such projects as Web TV, web portal, and Multimedia Game Week.
Arranged into 5 series
I. Chronological Files, 1995-2006
II. Committees and Boards, 2002-2009
III. Outreach and Marketing, 2002-2006
IV. Budget, 2004
V. CMAC Projects and events, 2003-2007
University of the Arts. University Archives, 2015.
The University of the Arts University Libraries & Archives
320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parts of the collection remain restricted. Please consult Processing Archivist.
Possession of a digital reproduction of University of the Arts Libraries and Archives materials does not constitute permission to publish or exhibit. The University of the Arts holds literary rights only for material created by University staff for official institutional purposes or else legally transferred to the University by the copyright owner. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and related purposes.
University of the Arts
Records acquired in August 2015 through Rachelle Lee Smith. Discovered in basement storage in the Terra Building.
Collection processed and finding aid created in 2015 by Phoebe Kowalewski and Damien McCaffery. With the exception of those in Series I, a majority of the records in this collection were originally housed in labelled binders, and rehoused in acid-neutral folders and boxes. Binders pertaining to CMAC personnel (evaluations, etc.) were handed over to the Human Resources Department. Original order has been closely maintained.
Collection is not digitized.
Controlled Access HeadingsCorporate Name(s)
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.).
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.). College of Media and Communication.
- Kleinman, Neil.
- Red, Virginia Stroh.
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)----College of Media and Communication.
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)---Administration.
- University and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Administration.
Box 1/Series I. Chronological files, 1995-97/1999-Aug. 2000
1.3 1997 MM in Jazz in 1995, CMAC Development
1.6 FY 2001 - 2002? Undated files
1.7 2001 - General
1.8 Jan - May 2001, CMAC Appeals
1.9 June - July 2001, Admissions [empty]
1.10 Aug - Oct 2001, Multimedia Curriculum
1.11 Nov 2001, BSFU
1.12 Dec 2001, Faculty Directory
1.13 2002 - General, Orientation F’02, Copies
1.14 Jan - Feb 2002, CMAC Career Options
1.15 March - May 2002, WMF Implementation
1.16 June 2002
1.17 July 2002
1.18 Aug - Dec 2002, Information Sheet
1.19 2002 - General, Signage
1.20 Jan - Feb - March 2003, Webradio
1.21 April - July 2003
1.22 Aug 2003
Box 2/Series I. Chronological files, 2000-2006
2.1 Global Creative Economy 2006
2.2 CMAC 2006
2.3 COI Forms
2.4 06 +06 CMAC Administrative position(s?)
2.5 FID4 Budget Information (CMAC) 05, Finance 2005
2.6 ‘06 Network Neutrality
2.7 Neil Kleinman, Fall 2005, Open House Materials
2.8 Neil Kleinman, Fall 2005, Open House Materials (fl. 2)
2.10 Spring ‘04 Open House
2.11 Prospective Students, Fall 2004, Open House
2.12 Multimedia Open House, Fall 2004
2.13 Positions, ‘04 ‘05 [note attached; “Letter + attach to JE, 12/1/05, Comp. chart, ENT/Business, COMM/DOC, O coord to CCOC, Web Dev to Tech Mgr, Emails”]
2.14 Room # Signs + CD
2.15 Open House, April 2003 [loose papers re: CMAC faculty appointments and other personnel issues; 18 pp., some stapled]
2.16 Open House (stats) Fall ‘02 [loose paper; magazine subscription solicitations, hand-notated and-stamped with date of receipt]
2.17 Open House/Recommendations Memo [loose papers re: personnel recruiting, financial results, CIRP survey, faculty evaluations]
2.18 Rasters F ‘02
2.19 January 2002
2.20 February/March 2002
2.21 April 2002
2.22 May 2002
2.23 June 2002
2.24 July 2002
2.25 August 2002
2.26 September 2002
2.27 October 2002
2.28 November-December 2002
2.29 General 2002 [clipped sheaf of pages; “Monthly Cash-in-Hand Report”, with hand-notations]
2.30 The U in 2001, Sherry L. Mitchell [loose papers; clipped report, “The University of the Arts Focus Group Report, June 2000”; clipped report, “The University of the Arts Student Evaluation of Course and Faculty”; stapled report, “The University of the Arts Student Evaluation of Course and Faculty” for Chris Garvin]
Box 3/Series II. Committees, 2002-2009
3.1 Neil Kleinman, COI, 2002/2003 (1 of 2)
3.2 Neil Kleinman, COI, 2002/2003 (2 of 2), COI misc
3.3 Neil Kleinman, COI, 2003
3.4 CMAC Dean, Neil Kleinman, COI, CPA Proposals, 2003
3.5 Neil Kleinman, UCOI, University Committee on Instruction, Academic Year 2003/2004, Fall 2004 (1 of 4) 3.6 Neil Kleinman, UCOI, 2003/2004 (2 of 4)
3.7 Neil Kleinman, UCOI, 2003/2004 (3 of 4)
3.8 Neil Kleinman, UCOI, 2003/2004 (4 of 4)
3.9 COI Documentation, CMAC Minors for UArts-Wide Participation, Dean’s Copy, February 2004
3.10 COI. Minors, conversations, history, stc. 2003, Sp. 2004
3.11 CMAC’s Dean’s Office COI Transcripts, Spring & Fall 2005
3.12 Neil Kleinman, COI, AY 0506 (1 of 3)
3.13 Neil Kleinman, COI, AY 0506 (2 of 3)
3.14 Neil Kleinman, COI, AY 0506 (3 of 3)
3.15 COI, Doc.s + Forms, AY 0506, CMAC, Dean’s Office
3.16 COI, AY0506, CMAC, Dean’s Office (1 of 2)
3.17 COI, AY0506, CMAC, Dean’s Office (2 of 2)
3.18 COI, AY0708, AY 0809, CMAC, Dean’s Office, Current (1 of 2)
3.19 COI, AY0708, AY 0809, CMAC, Dean’s Office, Current (2 of 2)
Box 4/Series II. Committees and Boards
4.1 Neil Kleinman, Board of Trustees Orientation, 2003-2004
4.2 Neil Kleinman, Trustees Academic Affairs Committee, CMAC Copy (through April 2009)
4.3 Neil Kleinman, MAC Briefing Book Retreat, CMAC, March 2007
4.4 Neil Kleinman, UArts Cabinet & Deans Retreat, January 6-7 2008, Cape May, NJ
4.5 Neil Kleinman, President’s Poconos Retreat, August 17 + 18, 2008
4.6 Neil Kleinman, President’s Council, CMC Dean’s Office [illegible]
4.7 Neil Kleinman, COD - Council of Deans (as of 07/2007) [1 of 2]
4.8 Neil Kleinman, COD - Council of Deans (as of 07/2007) [2 of 2]
4.9 Neil Kleinman, AAG - Academic Advisory Group [1 of 2]
4.10 Neil Kleinman, AAG - Academic Advisory Group [2 of 2]
4.11 Neil Kleinman, Strategic Planning Meeting, 10/18/06
4.12 Neil Kleinman, Space Planning, AY 0304 thru -- [1 of 2]
4.13 Neil Kleinman, Intellectual Property [Committee], ‘06-’07, (10/18/06)
4.14 CCC 2000-2003 4.15 CMAC, CCC 2003, Copy, April 2004
Box 5/Series II. Committees and Boards
5.1 CMAC, Proposals for Minors, Fiscal Year 2003-2004, N. Kleinman, Dean
5.2 CMAC, CCC, 2004-2005 [1 of 2]
5.3 CMAC, CCC, 2004-2005 [2 of 2]
5.4 Curriculum Committee Proposal, Spring 2005
Box 6/Series III. Outreach/Marketing
6.1 CMAC Planning, Marketing + Outreach, 2002-2003
6.2 CMAC, Outreach Activities, Sept 02-Feb 03
6.3 CMAC, Outreach Activities, Sept 02-Feb 2003, Neil Kleinman 3/2003
6.4 Past Event Publications, 2003-2004
6.5 Marketing, Carnegie Communications, Strategic Marketing Services, Carton Donofrio, Stratus, N. Kleinman, CMAC Dean, 215-717-6024 [1 of 2] 2004
6.6 Marketing, Carnegie Communications, Strategic Marketing Services, Carton Donofrio, Stratus, N. Kleinman, CMAC Dean, 215-717-6024 [2 of 2] 2004
6.7 CMAC, Dean’s Office, 2004 High School Media Festival
6.8 High School Media Festivals, FA04-SP05 6.9 Outreach Strategies + Activities, ‘04-’05
6.10 Luncheon 1/21/2005
6.11 Comm. College Luncheon 2005
6.12 High School Media Day FA’05 Sp’06
6.13 Portfolio Day (mailing) 2006
6.14 Outreach Transition Sum ‘06
6.15 Transfer Fairs
Box. 6/Series IV. Budget
6.16 Budget 04
Box 7/Series V. College Projects & Events
7.1 Neil Kleinman, Dean, Kiosk/Media Wall, 2006-2007
7.2 CMAC Web TV Project, New Century Television, Inc, November 2003
7.3 CMAC Dean’s Office, CMAC Web Portal, Flat, Inc. [bulk: 2003] [1 of 2]
7.4 CMAC Dean’s Office, CMAC Web Portal, Flat, Inc. [bulk: 2003] [2 of 2]
7.5 CMAC Dean’s Office, Multimedia - Game Week (2005)
7.6 CMAC Dean’s Office, CMAC Web RFP, Review FA07