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College of Education records

Identifier: UA0127

Scope and Contents

The College of Education Records contains annual reports, faculty minutes, accreditation studies and reports, correspondence, policies and handbooks, five-year plans, and material related to topics such as curriculum development, faculty and student exchange programs, educational outreach, partnerships with other institutions, day care, and education associations.

The collections is divided into thirteen series. See the Processing Information note for more information.

The series are as follows: Annual Reports; Policies, Manuals, and Handbooks; Accreditation; Strategic Planning and Budgets; Academic Programs and Curriculum Development; Committees and Councils; Grants and Research; Personnel Matters; Student and Alumni Matters; Educational Outreach; Outside Schools and Organizations; UNC Charlotte Offices; Alphabetical Subject Files.

The Annual Reports series contains annual reports from the College of Education and its predecessors from 1974-1975 to 1999-2000, with the exception of 1976-1977, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, and 1997-1998. Also included are an annual report from the Organized Service and Assistance to Public Schools (1995) and a supplement (1995). College of Education annual reports are arranged chronologically.

The Policies, Manuals, and Handbooks series consists of policy manuals from the College of Education and Allied Professions, UNC Charlotte policy statements, student appeals procedures, student teaching handbooks (1988, 2007), a teaching fellows handbook (1988), and various other manuals. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The Accreditation series includes institutional reports, self-studies, guidelines and professional standards, membership files, and other materials relating to numerous accrediting bodies. Several files relate to special education. Files pertaining to each of the various bodies have been grouped into the following five subseries: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE); Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (SDPI); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

The Strategic Planning and Budgets series contains five-year plans, an academic plan (1994), and files relating to the college’s mission statement and operations.

The Academic Programs and Curriculum Development series consists of material related to specific programs, certifications, or courses, including course proposals, curriculum changes, program review and self-study, and degree creation. Files are arranged alphabetically by program or course.

The Committees and Councils series includes general committee lists and files on specific groups such as the Faculty Council, Faculty Course and Curriculum Committee, Faculty Executive Committee, Faculty Grants Committee, Graduate Council, North Carolina Business Committee for Education, and Regional Issues Planning Committee, among others. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The Grants and Research series contains material related to faculty research, CID grants, institutional research, and other specific research projects such as the Garinger High School Drop-out Prevention research project. Also included is a file on guidelines for master’s research theses. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The Personnel Matters series contains a subseries of faculty minutes (1971-1992) along with other files related to various faculty and staff issues such as visiting scholars, position descriptions, professional development, and tenure criteria. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The Student and Alumni Matters series includes files on minority recruitment, student exchange, scholarships, freshman and post-graduate surveys, computer labs, and other student-related topics. For Hong Ik University’s exchange program, see the Outside Schools and Organizations series. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The files in the Educational Outreach series were received together as a separate accession and thus kept as a series when this collection was processed. The series consists of two annual report files and a faculty school service directory.

The Outside Schools and Organizations series is made up of materials relating to various other universities, consortiums, associations, foundations, local schools, businesses, and other organizations such as the Scottish Rite Clinic and the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC). Files are arranged alphabetically.

The UNC Charlotte Offices series consists of files pertaining to departments, centers, of offices at UNC Charlotte outside of the College of Education. These include but are not limited to Academic Affairs, Engineering, Graduate School, International Studies, Mathematics and Science Education Center, Media Services, Nursing, Registrar’s Office, and Office of Research. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The final series, Alphabetical Subject Files, includes the dean’s remaining subject files that did not fit easily into the other series. Examples of topics covered are adult education, commencement, curriculum library, day care, distance learning, honorary degrees, meetings, national examinations, Greek organizations, and surveys. Files are arranged alphabetically.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2007


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research.


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Administrative History

Prior to 1970, UNC Charlotte’s Education program consisted of a single department. When the university created colleges for the 1968-1969 academic year, the Department of Education was placed in the College of Arts and Sciences. The following year, the university’s structure changed to a divisional one, and the Division of Education was created to replace the department. By 1971, the structure changed back to colleges, and the Education program became part of the new College of Human Development and Learning. By 1985, the college had become the College of Education and Allied Professions, and by 1995 it was the College of Education. In 2016, the college was named Cato College of Education. For a more in-depth history of the college, see the work by Jeff Passe and Barbara Edwards linked below.


John Chase (1971[?]-1978)

Clarence (Butch) Smith (Interim, 1978-1979)

Bill Heller (1979-1992)

Bob Mundt (Interim, 1992-1993)

Jack Nagle (1993-1999)

Mary Lynne Calhoun (Interim, 1999-2000; Dean, 2000-2013)

Ellen McIntyre (2013-2020)

Teresa Petty (Interim, 2020-2021)

Malcolm Butler (2022-

Information taken from university catalogs, from the Cato College of Education website, and from “A Brief, Celebratory History of the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte” by Jeff Passe and Barbara Edwards (


16.262 Linear Feet (37 boxes [1 record carton, 35 letter document cases, 1 slim letter document case])

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Related Materials

Previous versions of the College of Education website dating back to 2015 have been archived and are available at:*/

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Processing Information

Originally, this collection was received as twelve accessions, each of which was processed as a separate collection. In May/June 2018, these collections were merged into the single College of Education Records. The majority of accessions were alphabetical subject files from the Dean’s Office. These were divided into series when the merged collection was organized. Physically, however, the files were maintained in their original order, with one accession beginning where another ended. The Educational Outreach series corresponds to one of the accessions. Its files were kept together as a series in the new organization of the collection. Another accession contained accreditation reports and other reports. These were assigned to the series in which they best fit.

In 2018, approximately four inches of invoices and files related to tenure, external professional activities, and conflict of interest were discarded per retention schedule (5.1, 10.40, and 10.12). Due to this disposition, there are no folders 129 and 130 in Box 30, no folders 17-25 in Box 36, and no folders 38-42 in Box 37.

College of Education records
Olivia Eanes
June 2018
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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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