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Student Committee on Undergraduate Education Records

UPS 58

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Theresa R. Snyder and James Curtiss Ayers
Preparation date
September 1994
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1965-1994
Date [inclusive]
1965-1994
Extent
4.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The Records for the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) were transferred to the University Archives and Records Center on May 16, 1994.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Founded in 1965, at a time when students had little control over their own education, The Student Committee on Undergraduate Education is the oldest existing branch of student government at the University of Pennsylvania. SCUE is an autonomous and apolitical organization whose suggestions and proposals over the past three decades have initiated some of the most influential projects in Penn’s history. These include course and professor evaluations, coeducation of the College of Arts and Sciences, Freshman Seminar Programs, Fall Break, Pass/Fail grading, Individualized Majors, Community Living Programs, and the recent Undergraduate Advisory Boards in undergraduate departments.

SCUE takes as its purview any issue that affects undergraduate education or the intellectual atmosphere at Penn. The Committee works to enhance and expand the curriculum opportunities, advising, and the overall quality of the undergraduate academic experience. This is done by serving as advisors to the administration, and as advocates for the student voice. All efforts are predicated on the tenet that undergraduates must have a say in the academic programs of which they are most integrally a part.

In addition to addressing specific issues, SCUE sponsors Take a Professor to Lunch Week, the Course Major Fair, and Education Week. The Committee is also publisher of The Practical Scholar : A Student’s Guide to Academics at Penn, and Perspectives : Thoughts on a Liberal Education. In the past the Committee also published the Undergraduate Course Guide, or the “SCUE guide,” which is now handled by another student group. Currently some of the Committee’s projects include the development of interdisciplinary University Minors, an attempt to secure more reading days for undergraduates, a proposal for a rhetoric program entitles Speaking Across the University, the development of a common freshman course, and a comprehensive review of academic advising at Penn. Work on the 1995 White Paper on Undergraduate Education is under way.

SCUE’s membership consists of thirty-seven undergraduates from all four schools who are selected by a six-member Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is elected by a full Committee vote each January. The Committee accepts applications for membership from freshman and sophomores both in the fall and in the spring semesters.

(Excerpted from: What is SCUE? Written by the Committee)

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education reflect the full range of concerns of the group from the administration of the office to a variety of the Committee’s finished projects. There are files on academic integrity, course curriculum, issues of diversity, faculty advising, information on majors, the grading system, undergraduate life, and the various committees with which SCUE has worked to accomplish many of its objectives. Much of the material served as source material for the committee’s working “White Papers” including the run of clippings, 1965-1989, from the Daily Pennsylvania. Represented in these records is a complete and rich history of a relatively young, but important, student organization dedicated to improving the academic quality of life at the University of Pennsylvania.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
University of Pennsylvania. — General subdivision–Students.;
Subject(s)
Educational change–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Educational counseling–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Student evaluation of curriculum–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Student evaluation of teachers–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Student participation in administration–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.

Inventory

 

General File 

Box

Folder

Academic Integrity, 1982-1988 

1

1

Academic Integrity, 1988-1989 

1

2

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

3

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

4

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

5

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

6

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

7

Academic Integrity Various Schools 

1

8

Academic Penn 

1

9

Academic Planning and Budget Committee, 1986 

1

10

Admission Policies For Undergraduate Schools, 1967 

1

11

Admissions 

1

12

Admissions, Exit, Transfers, 1983-1985 

1

13

Advising 

1

14

Advising Material (general) 

1

15

Advising: Other Schools, 1980 

1

16

Advising: SEAS 

1

17

American Assoc. of Univ. Students Penn’s Problem, 1980-1983 

1

18

Application Materials (SCUE), 1984 

1

19

Brown University, 1990 

1

20

Budget, 1981-1983 

1

21

Budget, 1986-1988 

1

22

Budget Manual, 1979 

1

23

Calendar Committee: Fall Break, 1983-1984 

1

24

Charter Of The Student Committee On Undergraduate 

1

25

College Of Arts and Sciences Biennial Report, 1987 

1

26

College Curriculum, 1988-1990 

1

27

College House Programs, 1983-1984 

1

28

College Undergraduate Distribution, 1987-1988 

1

29

Columns Magazine: Survey of Undergraduates, 1982 

1

30

Committee On Undergraduate Education, 1988-1989 

1

31

Computer Articles, 1986 

1

32

Computer Work, 1985-1986 

1

33

Concept of Campus Center, 1990 

1

34

Congressional Research Service: Education, 1980-1991 

1

35

Constitution Student Committee On Undergraduate 

1

36

Contacts : Graduates With Individual Majors 

1

37

Correspondence: Extramural And Alumni, 1989 

1

38

Council Of Undergraduate Deans, 1986 

1

39

Course Guide Evaluations, 1983-1984 

2

1

Curriculum: Outside Voices, 1984 

2

2

Curriculum: SEAS, 1983-1984 

2

3

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1965 

2

4

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1983-1984 

2

5

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1985-1989 

2

6

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1985-1989 

2

7

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1985-1989 

2

8

Daily Pennsylvanian, 1988-1989 

2

9

Dean’s List 

2

10

Diversity, 1987 

2

11

Diversity Education, 1988-1989 

2

12

Diversity Planning Other Schools, 1988 

2

13

Diversity Requirement (CAS), 1988 

2

14

Diversity Subcommittee, 1988 

2

15

Divinity School 

2

16

Economics Survey, 1977-1979 

2

17

Economics Survey, 1982-1983 

2

18

Economics Survey, 1983 

2

19

Economics Survey, 1985-1987 

2

20

Faculty Advising 1988 

2

21

Faculty Advising : (CAS) 

2

22

Faculty Advising : SCUE Paper, 1988 

2

23

Faculty Advising: Spring, 1988 

2

24

Faculty Advising: Subcommittee Report, 1988 

2

25

Faculty Arts and Sciences Distributional Requirements, 1981 

2

26

Faculty Council On Undergraduate Education, 1983-1984 

2

27

Faculty Council On Undergraduate Education, 1983-1984 

2

28

Faculty Council On Undergraduate Education, 

2

29

Faculty In Residence, 1984-1986 

2

30

Faculty Resource Guide 

2

31

Faculty Student Interaction 

2

32

Finals Policy, 1983 

2

33

Financial Reports, 1979-1984 

2

34

Fraternities and Sororities Annual AFFair, 1982-1983 

2

35

General Requirement Courses, 1988-1989 

2

36

Governale, Kathleen T,. 1988-1989 

2

37

Graduation Requirements 

2

38

History of SCUE, 1974-1986 

2

39

Individualized Majors 

2

40

International Education, 1985-1988 

3

1

Interschool Minors 

3

2

Intramural Correspondence 

3

3

Ivar, Ivar, Ivar 

3

4

Maxine School Talk Show 900 Audio Cassette 

3

5

Minorities 

3

6

Minorities University of Pennsylvania Document 

3

7

Minority Presence, 1987 

3

8

Montgomery MD. Human Relations Training 

3

9

National Science Foundation, 1988 

3

10

Newspaper Clipping, 1981-1986 

3

11

New Student Week Educational Programs, 1987-1988 

3

12

New Student Week General Information 

3

13

New Student Week Diversity Day, 1989 

3

14

Nominations And Elections Committee 

3

15

NROTC, 1984 

3

16

Nursing, School of, 1986-1990 

3

17

OFF Campus Living Annual Report, 1983-1984 

3

18

OFFice Space 

3

19

Outside Publications, 1989 

3

20

Pass/Fail, 1969 

3

21

Pass/Fail Activity, 1982 

3

22

Pass/Fail History 

3

23

Penn College Houses, 1988 

3

24

Penn Town Meeting 3, 1994 

3

25

Perspectives, 1985 

3

26

Perspectives, 1989 

3

27

Perspectives II Correspondences, 1983-1988 

3

28

Perspectives II Drafts of Essays, 1989 

3

29

Perspectives II Final Drafts of Essays, 1989 

3

30

Perspectives Week 

3

31

Planning, 1980-1992 

3

32

Plus/Minus Grading, 1982 

3

33

Plus/Minus Grading, 1982 

3

34

Plus/Minus Sub-Committee 

3

35

Practical Scholar 

3

36

Practical Scholar Student’s Guide To Academics At 

3

37

Provost Smith Seminars, 1986 

3

38

Race Survey, 1987-1988 

3

39

Registrar Information, 1988 

3

40

Registration Course Timetables 

3

41

Residential Planning for the 21st Century 

3

42

Residential Planning, 1993 

3

43

Resource Guide 

3

44

Schools Other Than Penn 

3

45

SCUE Receipt, 1990-1992 

4

1

SCUE Report, 1966 

4

2

SCUE Report, 1971 

4

3

SCUE Week, 1987 

4

4

SCUE Working Paper Feedback 

4

5

Seal 

4

6

SEAS : English Fluency, 1980 

4

7

Seminar Information 

4

8

Strategies For Implementing Change: An Experimental 

4

9

Sub-Committee Worksheets 

4

10

Take A Professor To Lunch Week, 1986-1990 

4

11

Teaching Evaluation Forms 

4

12

Teaching Sub-Committee Report 

4

13

Technology: SEAS 

4

14

Typewriter 

4

15

Undergraduate Assembly, 1982 

4

16

Undergraduate Assembly, 1990 

4

17

Undergraduate Assemble Constitution, 1978-1981 

4

18

Undergraduate Deans, Council Of Spring, 1988 

4

19

Undergraduate Education, 1980 

4

20

Undergraduate Education, 1988 

4

21

Undergraduate Education Report, 1989 

4

22

University Council, 1981-1982 

4

23

University Council, 1982-1985 

4

24

University Council, 1988 

4

25

Vice Provost University Life, 1973 

4

26

Vice Provost University Life, 1973 

4

27

Vice Provost University Life, 1984 

4

28

West Philadelphia. Improvement Corps, 1989 

4

29

What is SCUE? 

4

30

White Paper College of Arts and Sciences, 1974-1993 

4

31

White Paper Excellence In Undergraduate Teaching, 1991 

4

32

White Paper International Study, 1992 

4

33

White Paper Liberal Arts, 1985 

4

34

White Paper Minors and Minor Programs, 1994 

4

35

White Paper Originals, 1982-1984 

4

36

White Paper Originals, 1985-1990 

4

37

White Paper Reactions, 1985 

4

38

White Paper Undergraduate Education, 1985 

4

39

White Paper Undergraduate Education, 1990 

4

40

Writing Requirements (CAS), 1981-1988 

4

41