|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection consists of the records of the Academic Review Committee of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences from the 1990s. It includes copies of the internal and external assessments as well as some departmental self-studies. The files include the Academic Review Committee's final report with recommendations for the department.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Academic Review Committee records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Academic Review Committee records were transferred from the Office of the President (Yaakov Sullivan) to the University Archives in June 2000.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Colletion was processed by Joanna Rios in November 2021.
History / Biographical Note
The Academic Review Committee (ARC) is charged with overseeing the periodic review of all departments, centers, and institutes in the Arts and Sciences. The principal functions of the review are to assess program quality and effectiveness, to foster planning and improvement, and to provide guidance for administrative decisions. The process provides an opportunity for critical self-review on a recurring basis and for reevaluating long-range planning assumptions and goals. By providing a means for reaching collective judgment on the strengths and weaknesses of a program, its comparative advantages, and its future opportunities and challenges, the review process contributes to achieving and maintaining the excellence of programs across the Arts and Sciences.