UMM Miscellaneous and Correspondence: Professional organizations (A1-K-q) contents
These materials are broadly reflective the chancellor's participation in various associations and professional groups. Because some files were misfiled when the larger record series was reorganized in 2012, some records have to do with accreditation, with granting institutions and with other sorts of public organizations. Most of the records consist of brochures, newsletters, correspondence, memorandum, agendas, minutes and reports. Groups and organizations include: Association of American Colleges, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Council on Education, American Association of Colleges and Universities, American Civil Liberties Union, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, Bryn Mawr Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, College Connections, Ford Foundation and the Program for Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Area Studies (PICAS), the Otto Bremer Foundation (within the file is a letter requestion support to hire an American Indian counselor for the Minority Resource Center), and the Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Committee. The sub-series contains a number of files pertaining to the Midwest Banking Institute, an annual summer event for the period from the 1970s to the 1990s. Other files include records from the Minnesota Academy of Science, the Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Association of Minnesota Colleges, the Southwest and West Central Consortium (a group consisting of UMM, Southwest State and the Wilmar and Worthington Community Colleges). A large number of folders document issues having to do with athletic conference membership and the need to align with schools sharing UMM's mission and philosophy. Finally, these records include materials having to do with accreditation and specifically with visits from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.