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DePaul University Faculty Council records

Identifier: DPUA0010

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the records of the Faculty Council. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence and memos, revisions of university policy, documents from other university departments, faculty newsletters, and several versions of the Faculty Handbook. As these records were deposited from various retiring members of the Faculty Council, not all years contain the same level of documentation.


  • 1951-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1982-2016

Conditions Governing Access

Individuals wishing to access Confidential series records will apply directly to the sitting Faculty Council president for permission. Upon approval by Faculty Council’s Executive Committee, the Faculty Council President will notify the University Archivist and the Head of Special Collections and Archives via email when permission for access has been granted. The individual must make an appointment and present a picture ID to Archives staff before the records will be presented for research. Archives staff will reseal and relabel (if necessary) the records before re-shelving them in the closed stacks.

Biographical / Historical

In 1983, DePaul reviewed its governance structure and established councils to represent the four major constituencies of the University community. The Faculty Council was established as a replacement for the earlier University Senate (1963-1983). The faculty is vested with primary governance responsibility for academic and scholarly activities and faculty personnel matters within the University. In addition, the faculty has participatory or advisory responsibilities for many other University-wide issues. The authority of the University faculty to carry out its responsibilities is delegated to the Faculty Council. The Council reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost).


5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

0.97 Gigabytes

Language of Materials



Organized into three series: 1. Correspondence, Memos and Minutes; 2. Publications; 3. Confidential.

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

3/13/C; digital

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1993.05; 1998.18; 1999.23; 1999.24; 1999.46; 2014.107; 2014.118; 2016.051; 2017.058; 2017.090; transferred from faculty who served on Faculty Council, particularly Jeanne LaDuke, retired Professor of Mathematics.

Related Materials

DePaul University Senate records

Processing Information

LHD 1993; JM 1997; CB 1998; CH 1999; MC 1999; MW 2002; JMM 2002; CK 2004; L. Geiger 2017; P. Chavez 2017; P. Chavez 2018

Guide to DePaul University Faculty Council records
P. Chavez
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614