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Academic Affairs, Academic Planning and Curriculum records

Identifier: UA0314

Scope and Contents

The Academic Affairs, Academic Planning and Curriculum Records include materials pertaining to course and curriculum development and academic planning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, not only for each individual college or support unit but also for divisions and for the university as a whole. These materials include correspondence, working documents, presentations of and responses to drafts of various academic plans, course and curriculum proposals, and library consultations to determine the sufficiency of the library’s collections for a proposed new course. Also included are documents pertaining to long-range planning for the University of North Carolina System.

The collection is divided into the following three series: Academic Plans; Curriculum Proposals and Academic Program Development; and Library Consultations for Course and Curriculum Proposals.

The three Academic Plans that are covered in this collection are the 1996-2001 plan, the 1998-2003 plan, and the 2000-2005 plan. Later Academic Plans can be found online at the Academic Affairs website:

The course and curriculum proposal files date from 1970 to 1995. Course and curriculum proposals post-1995 can be found in the Academic Affairs Faculty Governance Records. Requests to establish new degrees from 2002 to present are available through the Academic Affairs website: Library consultation files date from 1995 to 2016.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2016


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.


Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative Background

The functions of curriculum development and academic planning are overseen by Academic Affairs. Curriculum development is governed by policies and procedures from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. At UNC Charlotte, curriculum proposals are directly managed by faculty curriculum committees within Faculty Governance, but receive final approval from Academic Affairs. According to the Faculty Governance website, “The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for analyzing, facilitating, monitoring, and approving proposed changes and the implementation of those changes as approved by governing bodies. In addition, while the faculty curriculum committees are responsible for curriculum development and maintenance, many changes to curriculum have resource implications. The Office of Academic Affairs has oversight over the distribution of resources as well as a role in monitoring curriculum changes that impact overall enrollment and student outcomes at the institution as well as our relationships with partners (including transfer institutions).”


27.314 Linear Feet (66 boxes [64 letter document cases, 1 legal document case, 1 slim letter document case])

.061 Megabytes : One floppy disk

Language of Materials



Records from Academic Affairs and J. Murrey Atkins Library of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pertaining to academic planning and development. Includes course and curriculum propsals; academic plans for the university, its colleges, and various other units; and records of library consultations corresponding with the development of new courses.

Source of Acquisition

The files in the Library Consultations for Course and Curriculum Proposals were transferred to the archives from Atkins Library. All other files in the collection were transferred from Academic Affairs. The 1996-2001 Academic Plan files were transferred from the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Related Materials

For more information about Curriculum and Academic Planning, see

Previous versions of the Academic Planning webpage dating to July 2015 have been archived and are available at*/

Other University Archives collections with related material:

Academic Affairs Faculty Governance Records (UA0178)

Faculty Governance Records (UA0042)

Chancellor (Dean W. Colvard) Records (UA0026)

Chancellor (E. K. Fretwell) Records (UA0030)

Chancellor (James H. Woodward) Records (UA0174)  

Academic Affairs Vice Chancellor Subject Files (UA0001)

Charlotte College Records (UA0036)

See also collections from each College and department.

Processing Information

This collection was received as seven accessions, which were initially processed into several distinct collections. In 2019, these collections were merged into a single collection by Olivia Eanes, archives assistant. Folder numbers from initial processing were maintained, thus the numbering starts over at 1 at the beginning of each initially distinct collection. Physically, the files were maintained in the order in which they were received. For ease of discovery, they have been arranged into an inventory that does not always coincide with the physical order of the files.

There is no folder 24 in Box 48, no folder 39 in Box 49, no folders 122-126 or 133-134 in Box 54, no folders 11-12 or 20 in Box 65, and no folder 6 in Box 66.

A note on what became Boxes 41 and 42 read, “Early drafts, Academic Plan (1996-2001) drafted 1993-1994; folders 1-14 (folder 14 has finalized plan).”

Academic Affairs, Academic Planning and Curriculum records
Olivia Eanes
February 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections:; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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