UR.05.03 Faculty Council records, 1978-1987.

UR.05.03 Faculty Council records, 1978-1987.

Summary Information

Title: Faculty Council records, 1978-1987.
Number: UR.05.03
Creator: University of the Arts. Faculty Council.

Collection Dates [bulk]: 1982-1985
Collect Dates [inclusive]: 1978-1987
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Row 1, Column 3, Shelf 6
Language: English

Meeting minutes, by-laws, correspondence, and other records created between 1978 and 1987 by the Faculty Council of the University of the Arts (and its predecessor institutions, the Philadelphia College of Art and the Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts).


Preferred Citation
Faculty Council records, 1978-1987. The University of the Arts, University Libraries and Archives.

Biographical and Historical Notes

According to section of the Governace Manual of the Faculty Handbook (2007), the Faculty Council is a “constituency-based group, [that] addresses in an advisory capacity issues of faculty welfare for the full- and part-time faculty, including such matters as policies related to salaries, benefits, and sabbaticals, faculty development, and general personnel policies and inter-University communication, as they affect the faculty. The Faculty Council establishes its own organizational structure and selects its own leadership. The Faculty Council establishes its own meeting schedules and agendas, with the proviso that the Council will, each semester, hold at least one meeting open to all University faculty”. At the time of the collection’s creation in the early 1980s, the Council was composed of twelve faculty members, “elected without reference to rank”, including its two officers, the President and Vice President. (cf. Faculty Handbook, 1987). Members served a term of three years, and elections were administered by the Dean’s Office. Later, the number of members would be adjusted to 15, and headed by a Chair (cf. University Organization and Governance Manual, 2003).

Collection Scope and Contents Note

This collection is primarily comprised of the meeting minutes, correspondence, and by-laws created by the Faculty Council of the University of the Arts (and its predecessors, the Philadelphia College of Art and the Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts) between 1978 and 1987. Topics of interest include the 1983 presidential search, the PCA renovation project, the proposed relocation of PCA to 46th and Market Sts., and the PCPA merger. Provenance was unknown at the time of processing. However, it appears that a majority of the records were created or kept by Bill Russell, former president of the Council and assistant professor in art education. Membership has included Edna Andrade, Steve Jaffe, Nancy Davenport, Noel Mayo, Larry Day, and Richard Reinhardt. The collection has not been arranged into series, and records have been organized in roughly chronological order. Publications such as guides and handbooks have been cataloged separately.









Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of the Arts. University Archives, 2015.

The University of the Arts University Libraries & Archives
320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

Access Restrictions 

Some restrictions may apply. Please consult with Processing Archivist.

Use Restrictions

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

Acquisition Note

Provenance lost prior to processing, however it appears that many records were created by Bill Russell.

Processing Note

Collection processed and finding aid created in 2015 by Phoebe Kowalewski. Arrangement maintains the state that records were found in.

Finding aid revised 1/2016 by Phoebe Kowalewski.

Digitization Note 

Collection is not digitized.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.). Faculty Council
  • Philadelphia College of Art. Faculty Council
  • Philadelphia Colleges of Art. Faculty Council
Personal Name(s)
  • Russell, William B. (Artist)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Faculty
  • Philadelphia College of Art--Faculty
  • Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts--Faculty
  • Universities and Colleges--Pennsylvania--Administration

Collection Inventory

Box 1.

1.1. Faculty Council, 1978-1983

1.2. FC Long Range Plan, 1979

1.3. Membership history, 1980-84

1.4. Nominating ballots, 1982-83

1.5. Scheduling questionnaires, 1982

1.6. Calendar, 1982

1.7. Correspondence, 1981

1.8. Corres. 82-82

1.9. FC Correspondence, handwritten originals, 1982

1.10. Fac. Council memos IN, 1983

1.11. Faculty Council memos OUT, 1982-83

1.12. 82-83 Fac Council Bill Russell

1.13. Board of Trustees 82-83

1.14. Cabinet 82-83

1.15. Faculty Council agenda, [1982-83]

1.16. Fac. Council agenda, [1983]

1.17. Mtg agendas & minutes, 1982-83

1.18. Fac. Council minutes 82-83

1.19. Fac. Council newsletter, [1982-83]

1.20. Faculty Council newsletters, 1982-83

1.21. Faculty Council 1982 Faculty guide forms

1.22. Faculty guide

1.23. President search ‘83

1.24. Faculty council PCA renovation project, 1982-83

1.25. Fac. Council ballot/elections 1983-87

1.26. Positions listing Personel [sic]

1.27. Faculty council budget, 1982-83

1.28. Faculty council Wednesday schedule 1982

1.29. Faculty council student - faculty gallery 1982

1.30. Faculty council Provident Mutual

1.31. Provident Mutual

1.32. Faculty Council elections, 1983

1.33. FC meetings memos, 1982-83

1.34. FC misc 1982-83

1.35. Faculty Council, Benefits Committee, 1983-84


Box 2

2.1 Faculty Council/faculty status for librarians

2.2. 1983-84 faculty

2.3. FC Committees 1983-84

2.4. Faculty Council by-laws 1985

2.5. Faculty Council 1981-82

2.6. Faculty Council mtg agendas, 1983-1984

2.7. Faculty Council minutes 83-84

2.8. Faculty Council minutes 1984

2.9. FC minutes 1984-85

2.10. Faculty Council mtg agendas, 1984-85

2.11. Faculty Council minutes 85-86

2.12. Faculty Council DEpt. Comparative study, 1985

2.13. FC Membership ca. 1985-1987

2.14. Faculty Council mtg agendas 1986-87

2.15. Faculty Council minutes 86-87

2.16. Faculty Council Tenure committee, 1975

2.17. FC Tenure group, 1980-82

2.18. Tenure responses, 1981

2.19. Final Document [Tenure Committee 1983]

2.20. Tenure Policy 1983-84

2.21. Faculty Council Part-time faculty salaries and status, 1982-83

2.22. Part-time faculty, 84

2.23. Faculty Council Part-time faculty Steering Committee, 1984-85

2.24. Faculty Council, Academic affairs, 1983

2.25. Salary Study 1983

2.26. Faculty Council retrenchment Policy 1983

2.27. Fac. Handbook

2.28. Faculty Council revisions to Faculty Handbook, 1984

2.29. Solmssen’s Inauguration, 1984

2.30. Faculty Council PCA data 1984-87

2.31. Faculty Council (Merger w/PCPA) 1984

2.32. Faculty Council By-laws 1985

2.33. Faculty Council, Joanne Ryan VP 1985

2.34. Student services welfare Committee, 1985-86

2.35. Faculty Council/Faculty Welfare Committee, 1985-86

2.36. Faculty Council - Committee on Academic Affairs, 1986

2.37. Faculty Council Provost search committee, 1986

2.38. Ad-hoc committee on art education, 1987

2.39. Sabbaticals, 1985-87

2.40. Correspondence, 1983-84

2.41. Memos in, 1983-84

2.42. Correspondence 1985-86

2.43. Correspondence with President Solmssen 1983-87

2.44. Correspondence 1984-86

2.45. Faculty Council Newsletter, 1983-84