Detailed Collecting Criteria
- Recipient of major teaching award(s)
- Significant number of graduate students trained and placed in higher education institutions
- First to teach a subject on campus
- Established new curriculum, department, or program on campus
- Advanced the field of university education
Types of documentation: Syllabi, lecture notes, slides/transparencies, student advisee files.
Examples of formats: Letters, notebooks, transparencies, word processing files, PDFs, Powerpoint or Keynote presentations, emails.
Out of scope: Photocopies of articles, illegible notes.
- Established a new area of research
- Significant patents, inventions
- Produced major scholarly, literary, or artistic works
- Recipient of significant research grants
- Substantive unpublished research data that is not being maintained by a data archive
Types of documentation: Correspondence with granting agencies, colleagues, and editors; field notes, datasets containing results from non-repeatable experiments; manuscripts with substantive edits (i.e. not copy edits); software code written for a research project; significant grey literature produced by faculty member, including technical reports.
Examples of formats: Letters, emails, blogs, personal websites, word processing files, PDFs, notebooks, digital images, spreadsheets.
Out of scope: Copies of articles or books used for research, most annotated books and articles, article reprints, page proofs, datasets derived from repeatable experiments, research files not containing any of the above accepted forms of documentation.
- Appointment to a significant national or international organization
- Designation as “fellow” within relevant professional society
- Top honor within relevant professional society
- Presented at significant meetings, conferences, and symposia
- Served as editor for significant professional publication
Types of documentation: speeches, lectures, slides/transparencies, correspondence with meeting organizers about the faculty member’s contribution.
Examples of formats: Paper, transparencies, word processing files, PDFs, Powerpoint or Keynote presentations, emails.
Out of scope: Conference proceedings, records of professional organizations, cancelled checks and invoices, routine correspondence with meeting organizers, newspaper clippings, media clips, awards.
- Leadership position for purpose of conducting official university activity (Provost, Dean, Department Chair)
Types of documentation: Files managed while maintaining university appointment. The Archives will investigate overlap with university records holdings.
Examples of formats: Letters, emails, word processing files, PDFs.
Out of scope: Reference copies of official records already located in the University Archives.