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West Chester University Graduate Council Collection

Identifier: 071
This series is divided into four series: Correspondence, Departmental Materials, Graduate Council Meetings, and Reports and Surveys. Series 1 Correspondence features memorandums and letters between members of the Graduate Council, the Dean of Graduate Studies, and higher education administrators in Pennsylvania. This includes correspondence about graduate courses, graduate degree requirements, newly proposed graduate programs, and policies.

Series 2 Departmental Materials includes documents related to graduate admissions and assistantships, Office of Graduate Studies bulletins, course information and syllabi, proposals for new graduate programs, graduate study manuals, and organizational charts for other schools that are a part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Series 3 Graduate Council Meetings contains committee notes for sub-committees within the Graduate Council that focus on academic standards, curriculum, research, and facilities and development. This series also includes meeting agendas and minutes for the Graduate Council between 1965-1972.

Series 4 Reports and Surveys features reports on graduate studies at the university and a 1973 graduate school survey and a survey on the validity of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).


  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1977
  • 1965 - 1977

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Boxes (1 document box)

0.42 Linear Feet


The West Chester University (WCU) Graduate Council Collection contains materials related to the Graduate Council, a group of university faculty, staff, and administrators that help guide the Office of Graduate Studies, now the Graduate School, at the university. It features correspondence, course materials and syllabi, meeting agendas and minutes, and reports and surveys. Materials range in date from 1965-1977.

Biographical / Historical

The Graduate Council was a group comprised of university faculty, staff, and administrators that taught and served as graduate program coorinators for the Office of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Council corresponded and met regularly to discuss, recommend, and vote on newly proposed classes and programs, activities, policies and procedures, and other aspects that regard graduate education and research. They communicated about and researched issues and opportunities within the Office of Graduate Studies for current and future graduate students.

The council is now known as the Graduate School Council, which shares a similar mission, and the office has been renamed to the Graduate School at West Chester University. The Graduate School Council is a part of the Shared Governance Council, along with the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee (CAPC), the Council of Chairs, and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF).


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic. Within each series, folders are organized alphabetically and materials within are arranged chronologically.
West Chester University Graduate Council Collection
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository