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Boston College. University Academic Planning Council



  • Existence: 1973 - 1975

Administrative history

The essential mandates of the University Academic Planning Council included the "reaffirmation of the religious tradition and commitment of Boston College, calling especially for a strong and influential Theology Department, an assertive and effective chaplaincy, and a continuation of the Jesuit presence at existing levels; a continuing commitment to quality undergraduate liberal education, with a renewed emphasis on effective teaching; and a continuing commitment to University status, evidenced by support for professional education, quality graduate programs, and emphasis on scholarship and research.”

President Monan appointed the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC). He became titular chair of the council, and Dean of Faculties Father Donovan became the director of the routine operations of the council and the chair of its meetings. The council consisted of twenty-six members: four administrators; twelve faculty members; and ten students.

UAPC wrote up and published its report. In it, it was recommended that a successor planning committee assist in following up on the recommendations made and in university planning in the future. To fulfill this recommendation, Father Monan instituted the University Planning Council.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President's Office records

Abstract The Michael P. Walsh, SJ, President’s Office Records document Walsh’s tenure as twenty-second president of Boston College, 1958-1968. This collection consists largely of administrative records and contains committee, departmental, and faculty files as well as admission records, building plans, correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the University's centennial celebrations in 1963. Subject files contain biographical information in addition to other topics of interest to...
Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Series I. Admissions is closed in its entirety due to privacy restrictions, and is stored off-site. A small amount of material in other series is also closed due to privacy restrictions.

Dates: 1933 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1968