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Committee on Courses of Study records

 Collection 0010-UA

The Committee on Courses of Study, consisting of university faculty and administrators, was charged with formulating policies and regulations on such matters as course offerings, military instruction, academic standards, grading systems, and academic regulations. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, and proposed academic regulations generated by the committee and its various subcommittees.


  • 1919-1935 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Committee on Courses of Study records consist of minutes, correspondence, and proposed academic regulations dating from 1919 to 1935. The minutes document the attendance of members and topics discussed at the meetings. Possible areas of concern for the committee are expressed in the correspondence by members and non members. The logistics of scheduling meetings are also discussed in the correspondence. Draft and final versions of proposed academic regulations are also included.

Administrative History

The Committee on Courses of Study was established to formulate university-wide policies and regulations on such matters as course offerings, military instruction, and academic standards. Members were appointed from both the faculty and administration. Meetings were held at the suggestion of a member of the committee or upon advice from the president of the university. Actions of the committee were reported to and considered by the President and the University Senate. The committee existed as early as 1917; the date of its final discontinuation is unknown. In January 1929, the Committee on Courses of Study changed its name to the Committee on Instruction. In April 1930, the name was changed, again, to the Committee on Educational Standards and Academic Regulations. No apparent modification of duties accompanied the name changes.


This collection is organized as one series:

Series 1
Administrative Files

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The source of these records is unknown.

Related Material

Materials related to this collection may be found under the heading "Academic Regulations and General Information" in the University Publications collection of the Archives and Manuscripts Department. They include booklets published yearly by the university for students about academic regulations and other important information. Other materials related to the Committee on Courses of Study may be found in the records of the University Senate, Series I, also in University Archives.

Processing Information

Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips over pieces of acid-free paper. The records were organized in chronological order and placed in acid-free folders in an acid-free box.

Guide to the Committee on Courses of Study records
Guide revised by Jennifer Evans.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742