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Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection, 1938-ongoing (Bulk: 1938-1984)
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Historical Note

Amherst College is currently one of the few American colleges to have an open curriculum, without distribution requirements. However, this curriculum was only put in place beginning in the 1960s. Before that, Amherst had a traditional curriculum, with various requirements for graduation. The reports in this collection map the evolution of Amherst's curriculum from the 1930s to the present and also highlight some of the issues and controversies involved in its development.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst's curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies.

The collection is organized chronologically.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Amherst College Curriculum Reports Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Accession #: 90-014

Processing Information
Processed:1988 Apr
By:Daria D'Arienzo, Head of Archives and Special Collections
Ann Hopkins, Assistant in Archives and Special Collections


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Report of the Curriculum Committee. Otto Glazer, Chair. [Became the 1939 Curriculum]
1938 Nov

Box 1: folder 1
Report of the Faculty Committee on Long Range Policy. Gail Kennedy, Chair. [Became the 1947 ("New") Curriculum]. "Education at Amherst: The New Program." Edited by Gail Kennedy. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955)
1945, 1955

Box 1: folder 2
Report of the Curriculum Review Committee. Theodore Koester, Chair
1959 Mar

Box 1: folder 3
Report of the Curriculum Review Committee with Departmental Reactions. Theodore Koester, Chair
1959 Mar

Box 1: folder 4
Report of the Curriculum Review Committee with Departmental Reactions. Theodore Koester, Chair (2nd copy)
1959 Mar

Box 1: folder 4a
Committee on Educational Policy Report Recommending Interdisciplinary Teaching and Faculty Colloquia. Reginald F. French, Chair
1962

Box 1: folder 5
Report of the Committee on Education Policy. Joseph Epstein, Chair. [Became the 1966 Curriculum]
1964 Apr

Box 1: folder 6
Report of the Committee on Education Policy. Joseph Epstein, Chair. [Became the 1966 Curriculum]. (2nd copy)
1964 Apr

Box 2: folder 6a
Committee on Educational Policy Report on Curriculum to the Long Range Planning Committee. Norman Birnbaum, Chair
1971 Feb

Box 2: folder 7
Report of the President's Advisory Committee on Long Range Planning. George E. Peterson, Chair
1971 May

Box 2: folder 8
Committee on Educational Policy "Interim" Report. John E. Ratte, Chair
1971 Dec

Box 2: folder 9
Committee on Educational Policy Report to the College for the Academic Year 1974-1975. Donald White, Chair
1975 May

Box 2: folder 10
Report of the Select Committee on the Curriculum. William M. Hexter, Chair
1977 Feb

Box 2: folder 10a
"Education at Amherst Reconsidered: The Liberal Studies Program"
1978

Box 2: folder 11
"General Education at Amherst: Essays on the Introduction to Liberal Studies Program"
1978-1982

Box 2: folder 12
"Asking for More: A Reaffirmation of Commitment." Report of the Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1982. Mary Catherine Bateson, Chair
1982 May

Box 2: folder 13
Committee on Educational Policy Covering letter
1984 Mar 16

Box 2: folder 14
Report from the Working Group on Interdisciplinary Study. Ronald Tiersky, Convener
1984 Mar 14

Box 2: folder 15
Report of the Committee on Distribution Requirements. Ralph Beals, Convener
1984 Mar 1

Box 2: folder 16
"A Frame for Studies at Amherst." Report of the General Education Study Group. William Pritchard, Convener
1984 Mar 12

Box 2: folder 17
"An Amherst Education: The President's Report to the Trustees." Peter Pouncey
1987 Apr

Box 2: folder 18
"The Short Course: An Examination of Amherst's Curriculum." Tom Gerety
2000 May

Box 2: folder 19

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Curricula.


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