William States Lee College of Engineering records
Scope and Contents
The William States Lee College of Engineering Records consists of faculty minutes, annual reports, accreditation questionnaires, consultant reports (1969-1972), and materials pertaining to academic planning, new degree programs, scholarships, advisory bodies, space concerns, and new building construction. Other topics covered include alumni, the computer science program, College of Engineering history, and dedication of the William States Lee College name. Also included are scrapbooks from the Auxiliary of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina dating from 1953 to 2003.
Annual Reports include information on enrollments, budget, graduate study plans and employment prospects of graduates, recruitment of women and minority groups, faculty activities (including publications and research), and materials on teaching loads, course schedules, and curriculum.
The collection is divided into the following eight series: Faculty; Annual Reports; Accreditation and Academic Planning; Scholarships (Inactive); Advisory Bodies; Dean’s Alphabetical Subject Files; Planning and Construction—EPIC Building; Auxiliary of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina.
- 1965 - 2012
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What is now the William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte began as course offerings in engineering at the Charlotte College Center in 1946. When Charlotte College became the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1965, Engineering became its own department and was elevated into a division by the 1969/1970 academic year. In 1973, the division became a college encompassing the following four departments: Engineering Analysis and Design; Engineering Science, Mathematics and Materials; Urban and Environmental Engineering; and Engineering Technology.
The first Master’s program was begun in 1979, and in 1981 the College started the process of restructuring into Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering departments. The rest of the 1980s brought several beginnings including the Computer Science Department (1984), an inter-institutional Ph.D. program (1986), and degree-specific Master’s programs (1987). In 1993, Ph.D. programs were begun in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and the following year the College was dedicated as the William States Lee College of Engineering. During 1997-1998, the motorsports program began, and the School of Information Technology was created, leading to Computer Science’s move out of Engineering in 2000.
For a detailed timeline and a more comprehensive narrative, see the College’s website: https://engr.uncc.edu/about-us/college/history
17.864 Linear Feet (28 boxes [22 letter document cases; 2 slim letter document cases; 4 oversize flat boxes])
Language of Materials
This collection consists of nine accessions that were originally processed as separate collections. In spring 2018, the accessions were merged into this single collection by Olivia Eanes, archives assistant, and each was made to be a series. The Dean’s Subject Files consists of two accessions, each of which was an alphabetical grouping of files, one dating from 1965 to 2003 and the other from 1966 to 2005. Physically, the files remain in the two original groups, but in the inventory, the files have been consolidated into a single alphabetical listing.
Folder numbers from original processing were maintained during the merge, so there is more than one folder with a given number in this collection.
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- William States Lee College of Engineering records
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- May 2018
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