Office of the Vice-President Academic and Dean: Kenneth McLaughlin, 1989-1995
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- Forms (Documents)
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- ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY:
Kenneth McLaughlin was appointed Academic Dean and Vice-President of the University of St. Jerome's College from 1989 to 1995. At that time the Academic Dean was appointed to a four-year term with the possibility of reappointment for a further two-year term. During Prof. McLaughlin's term of office St. Jerome's celebrated its 125th Anniversary and the St. Jerome's Centre for Catholic Experience celebrated its 10th anniversary of operation. This was a period of financial uncertainty for the College due to new Ontario government legislation under the Social Contract which affected funding levels and an overall significant drop in university applications. There were physical and administrative changes at the College including ongoing computerization; library re-structuring; and especially a re-structuring of Student Services, Academic Services, and Administrative Services which led to the creation and hiring of a Director of Student Services and an assistant to the Registrar. A five-year long- range planning program was initiated at St. Jerome's and the Dean was appointed to the University of Waterloo's Liaison and Planning Committee as the representative for St. Jerome's. There was an increase in established scholarships and bursaries as well as the establishment in 1994 of the John J. Wintermeyer Chair which allowed a prominent scholar to explore topics of importance to the Church in the contemporary world.
Other issues that arose and were addressed during this period were how to deal with students with AIDS or HIV, promotion of gender awareness, student emergency funding, the review and revision of St. Jerome's Mission Statement, and extensive revisions to the College Handbook.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
This series comprises the general administrative records of the Academic Dean's Office at the University of St. Jerome's College during Kenneth McLaughlin's term as Academic Dean and Vice-President. The records include correspondence, financial information, agendas and minutes of meetings, reports, and other documents and forms.
The records are arranged alphabetically by subject in files as follows:
Administrative and Committee Appointments; Admissions;
College Council: Dean's Reports;
Dean of Arts and Social Science Committee (National);
Dean's Search Committee;
Development Affairs Renewal Committee;
Distinguished Teacher Award;
Fourth Decade Planning;
Gender Awareness and Strategies Committee;
General Research Grants;
Honorary Degree Committee;
Institute for Studies in Learning Disabilities;
Liaison: University of Waterloo;
Liaison: High Schools;
Long Range Planning;
McLeans Magazine Survey;
Merit Pay Review;
Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP);
Parking Advisory Committee;
Registrar's Search Committee;
Religious Studies Department;
Royal Society of Canada (The);
Sawatsky (Rod) Comparative Income Per Faculty Analysis;
Scholarships and Bursaries;
Secondary School Student Survey;
Secretarial Job Descriptions;
Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies (SMF);
Signing Agreement: University of Waterloo and Church Colleges;
Social Contract Act;
Student Information Systems;
Teaching Evaluation Committee;
Undergraduate Affairs Group;
University Committee on Student Appeals;
University General Group;
University of Waterloo Policies and Procedures.
- Accruals: No further accruals are expected.
The 3 computer diskettes are with the "Handbook" file.
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- St. Jerome's University
- St.Jerome’s College records
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- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 43.4694629930038 Longitude: -80.5461678844833
- Physical Description
- 40 cm. of textual records; 3 computer diskettes
- Copyright Statement
- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
- Recommended Citation
- SJU Archives
- Location of Original
- 2-2-4-C25; 2-2-4-C26
- By permission of the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Dean.
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St. Jerome's University is located in Waterloo, Ontario, and is situated in the University of Waterloo. It was founded as St. Jerome's College in 1865 by the Congregation of the Resurrection. In 1959, it was granted university status and changed its name to the University of St. Jerome's College. It has been federated with the University of Waterloo since 1960. In 1998, the name was officially changed to St. Jerome's University.