Collection contains records of the Academic Dean's Office created during the tenure of Bernarda Handrup dating from 1970 to 1974. The collection largely consists of annual reports, correspondence, faculty personnel records, meeting minutes, committee files, grant files, faculty institute files, and subject files. The records concern continuing accreditation, curriculum changes and proposed changes including competence-based learning (CBL) (now known as Alverno's ability-based curriculum), student issues, general policy issues, grant proposals and related activities, consortia memberships, staffing and other administrative issues.
The Office of the Academic Dean was created in 1948. The first Academic Dean was Sr. Jutta Hollenbeck and her successor was Sr. J. Dolores Brunner. Sr. Bernarda Handrup became Alverno's third Academic Dean in 1970. Sr. Bernarda Handrup was Academic Dean during a time of momentous change at Alverno. During her tenure the Research Center on Women (RCW), the Babysitting Service (now Alverno Childcare) and the Career Services Office (now Career Development) opened in 1970; the Off-Campus Experiential Learning (OCEL) internship program was begun in 1971; and the Assessment Center opened with the institution of Alverno's ability-based curriculum (Formerly known as competence-based learning or CBL) in 1973.
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