General files and correspondence: Academics (A2-E-a) contents
The materials in this record sub-series--consisting mainly of correspondence, memoranda and reports--primarily involve recruitment, enrollment and retention. Some files, in adition, speak to curriculum development, grading policy and patterns and transfer credits. This office was often intensely engaged in issues involving the first year experience, and some files document the evolution of a first year common course, including Inquiry. A vital concern was the promotion of diversity on campus and the ability of the college to serve the needs of disadvantaged students. The vice-chancellor was also interested in the campus' racial climate, and one file, containing, memos and correspondence, documents the planning and execution of the state-wide symposium "Combatting Racism and Bigotry on the College Campus", 1992. Of special interest is the file on the "Early Start" program which seems to have been a predecessor to "Gateway." Also noteworthy is the large file on the "Post-secondary Enrollment Options Act," from the mid 1980s, which expanded college opportunities for high school students.