UMM Miscellaneous and Correspondence: Independent studies and inquiry (A1-K-n) contents

UMM Archives


These materials consist primarily of correspondence, memoranda, and reports. Files included in this record sub-series primarily have to do with Inquiry, a common course for first-year students during the late 1980s and the first half of the 1990s. A few files, however, have to do with a couple of inter-disciplinary courses from the same period: one examining the nature of racism within American society and the other having to do with human sexuality. Other folders, apparently out of place, document faculty summer grants-in-aid from the graduate school and personnel issues within the Dean's office. The bulk of the Inquiry materials touch upon planning and organization, the discussion of course materials, and philosophical issues about the purpose and intent of the course. As the Inquiry program, especially in its later years, was surrounded with controversy, these materials speak to the conflict within faculty ranks over this program.