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Academic Advising Records

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: UA-04-E02


This collection has information related to the Academic Advising Department. The collection has documents related to the institutional reviews and workshops that noted a need for such a department. Also included is information about how the department operated and handbooks created for advisors. While the department still exists today there are no records in this collection after 1996.


  • 1975 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

About the Office of Academic Advising

The need for an Academic Advising office was first noticed in 1970 when the entire university faculty and staff worked on committees to draft a long range plan. This plan noticed the need for a central office to advise incoming students in the summer however no action was taken on this recommendation. The idea did not go away and in 1975 during a workshop the need for an academic advising office was once again brought up. One faculty member was given a reduced teaching load and advised undecided first year students beginning in September of 1976. In the fall of 1977 the academic dean appointed an ad hoc committee on advising. This committee recommended that a central academic advising office be created; this office would be opened the following year. The office would continue to expand to serve more students from all majors and colleges. The department was especially popular among transfer students and re-entry adult learners. Today transfer students are assigned an advisor in their major. The department also provided services to high school students taking courses through the State of Minnesota High School Options Program.


0.35 Cubic Feet ((1 box) )

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Guide to the Academic Advising Records
Needs Review
Veronika Paprocka
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the St. Catherine University Archives Repository

St. Catherine University
Archives and Special Collections
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul MN 55105 U.S.A.