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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Office of Academic Affairs Related to Minorities and Women's Affairs

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2006


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Office of Academic Affairs.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Office of Academic Affairs Related to Minorities and Women's Affairs
Dates: 1969-1976
Abstract: Records on the status of women and minority faculty at the University of Florida, including African-American student enrollment and the recruitment of African-American faculty.
Extent: 2.5 Linear feet. 6 Boxes.
Identification: Series 6
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Irene Thompson, served as Academic Equity Officer and Special Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs from January through August 1973. Dorothy Nevill was Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, 1973-1976.


Scope and Content

Series 6 consists of records on the status of women and minority faculty at the University of Florida. The earlier records, 1969-1972, deal almost exclusively with African-American student enrollment and the recruitment of African-American faculty. These records were created from studies and work carried out by Assistant Dean Ernest St. Jacques. The remainder of the series is composed of files created by Irene Thompson, who served as Academic Equity Officer and Special Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs from January through August 1973, and Dorothy Nevill, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, 1973-1976.

Irene Thompson, a member of the English Department, reviewed salary inequities between men and women faculty and made recommendations for corrections, monitored possible gender discrimination in grant and scholarship funding by the University, assisted in searches for women candidates for faculty positions, sought improvements in career counseling of women students, and performed other tasks related to the status of women on campus. One of the major accomplishments of her term was a "counterparting" program that resulted in adjusted base salaries averaging 9% for fifty-eight women instructors. (See letter, Nevill to Betty Yu, January 15, 1974, in Miscellaneous Correspondence.) Dr. Thompson returned to the faculty and Dorothy Nevill assumed the title of Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in September, 1973, with duties similar to Dr. Thompson. In 1976, Dr. Nevill returned to her position in the faculty of the Department of Psychology.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Office of Academic Affairs Related to Minorities and Women's Affairs, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Black Faculty Recruitment (Survey) 1969-1970
1 Black Faculty Recruitment 1970-1971
1 Minority Affairs-Recruitment of Black Faculty 1970
1 Minority Affairs-Notebook #2-Athletic Association to Engineering, 1971
1 Minority Affairs-Notebook #3-Health Related Professions to Medicine, 1971
1 Minority Affairs-Notebook #4-Nursing to University College, 1971
1 Minority Affairs-Miscellaneous, 1969-1971
2 Minority Affairs-Notebook #1-Agriculture to Arts and Sciences, 1971
2 Minority Affairs-1st National Congress of Black Professionals
2 Minority Affairs, 1971
2 Minority Affairs, 1972
2 Selection Committee, Fellowship Competition, Disadvantaged-Minority Students
2 Upward Bound Financial Record
2 Upward Bound through Dec., 1971
2 Upward Bound Grant Proposal
3 Academic Advisement
3 Administrator Evaluation
3 Advisory Council for Cooperative Education
3 Architecture and Fine Arts
3 Association of Women Faculty
3 Blacks
3 Black Staff
3 Business Administration
3 College of Nursing
3 College of Physical Education, Health and Recreation
3 Committee on the Status of Women-University of Florida
3 Committee on the Status of Women
3 Cooperative College Registry
3 Correspondence
3 Correspondence to Dr. York
3 Counseling Advisory Committee
4 Council of Academic Deans-Ad Hoc Committee
4 Credit Union
4 Day Care Centers
4 Department Recruitment Responses
4 Division of Information Services
4 Duke University
4 EEO
4 Female Faculty--Compilation
4 Female Recruitment
4 Florida Blue Key
4 Florida Commission on Human Relations
4 Florida State Museum
4 Governor's Commission on the Status of Women
4 Health Center
4 IFAS
4 IFAS--Counterparting
4 Job Positions
4 Job Applicants
5 Journalism
5 Law School--Women's Studies
5 Library
5 Memorandum--Deans, directors and department chairmen
5 Memos-Dr. Sisler
5 Minority Affairs
5 Miscellaneous
5 Northern Illinois University
5 Office of Women's Affairs-Students-U of F
5 Physical Education
5 Positions Available
5 President's Staff Meeting
5 Rank Inequities
5 Recruitment
5 Recruitment by Departments
5 Recruitment (IFAS)
5 Recruitment of Blacks
5 Recruitment Responses
5 Southeastern Community College Leadership Program
5 Survey--Dr. Cole
5 Survey--St. Jacques
5 University College
6 University of Alabama
6 University of South Florida
6 University Relations
6 Women Alumni--U of F
6 Women Faculty Recruitment Committee
6 Women Faculty Resource Committee
6 Women-Prior to 1973
6 Women's Department on Campus
6 Yellen Correspondence
6 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1973-1975

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

African American college teachers -- Florida -- Selection and appointment.
Universities and colleges -- Florida -- Faculty.
Women college teachers -- Florida.



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