7.1. cubic feet 18 boxes.
Collection contains records of the Academic Dean's Office created during the tenure of Robert G. Pitman dating from 1974 to 1978. The collection largely consists of annual reports, correspondence, faculty personnel records, meeting minutes, committee files, grant files, faculty senate materials, and subject files. The records concern continuing accreditation, evolution of the competence-based learning (CBL) curriculum (now known as Alverno's ability-based curriculum), creation of the Weekend College program, student issues, general policy issues, grant proposals and related activities, consortia memberships and other association 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 she was succeeded by Sr. J. Dolores Brunner (formerly Sr. M. Providencia) and Sr. Bernarda Handrup. Robert G. Pitman became Alverno's fourth Academic Dean and the first lay person to hold that title in 1974. Robert Pitman was Academic Dean during a time of great change at Alverno. During his tenure the Center for Instructional Communication (CIC) was established and the Business and Management Department was created in 1976; Weekend College was instituted and the Professional Communication Department was created in 1977. Also in 1977, no longer running in parallel with the older credit-based curriculum, the competence-based learning (CBL) curriculum (now known as Alverno's ability-based curriculum) became the sole curriculum offered at Alverno.
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