This collection is no longer planned for ingest into ACDC as part of the Bicentennial Project.
In January 2019, roughly half-way through the Bicentennial Project, we assessed what we had done so far and what more we could do within our timeline. On account of this assessment, we removed 7 collections/portions of collections from our list of those we planned to complete by the end of the project (August 2020). This collection is one of those removed. We chose to remove this collection and prioritize others instead for several reasons:
- The content in this collection is valuable, but ultimately other collections were chosen as higher priorities because they align more with our original bicentennial priority criteria or because they represented aspects of College history that were otherwise not yet represented in ACDC. Information about the curriculum of Amherst College is already represented in ACDC via several collections:
- the Amherst College Catalogs (in ACDC prior to the Bicentennial Project)
- Admission Office, Annual Reports to Secondary Schools (ingested into ACDC in Year 1 of the Bicentennial Project)
- Amherst College Early History Collection | especially items with Curricula as a subject. (ingested into ACDC in Year 1 of the Bicentennial Project)
- Dean of Faculty Records. Public Meeting Minutes (to be ingested into ACDC in Year 2 of the Bicentennial Project)
- This collection needs further evaluation and assessment by Archives & Special Collections to determine if it needs to be reprocessed and/or updates made to the finding aid.
Collection Overview page completed before removing this portion of a collection from the Bicentennial Project:
The Curriculum Reports Collection contains copies of various reports made by the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) and other committees regarding Amherst’s curriculum. Also included are a few books and a magazine article related to the curriculum and related issues and controversies. This collection is subject to a 50 year embargo from the date of creation, so we plan to only digitize materials which can be made public at the time of the bicentennial.
This collection is scheduled for digitization and description in Year Three (2020) of our Bicentennial project.
For more information
- You can check out the collection’s finding aid online.
- You can also view our technical documentation for this project.