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Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Faculty Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid Box 25, bulk: 1959 - 2004

Identifier: RG03-01-02-032

Scope and Contents

The files contain some correspondence with the committee, but the majority of the files contain the minutes of the meetings and annual reports. The file folder marked "Records, 1968-1971" contains a proposal to add students to the Faculty Committee on Admissions so that students would have a say in who was accepted to the college; information on ways to recruit African-American students (i.e., waive the application fee, pay student travel expenses, rolling acceptance); the report to the president and faculty for 1969-1970 (give statistics on admissions, financial aid, changes in admissions policies; and a chart with the numbers of applications to the college from 1968-1971. The file folder marked "Records, 1974-1976" contains a description of the committee's duties. The file folder marked "Records, 1977-1986" contains a proposal for equal access admissions for males and females from the N.O.W. Committee on Male/Female Admissions Policy. It was recommended that Davidson get rid of a set ration for males/females and the proposal contains descriptions of what other colleges were doing at that time. This folder also contains information on the DAAP (Davidson Alumni Admissions Program); the committee's Five Year Plan (from 1979/80-1983/84); and an Admissions follow-up study of special consideration cases for classes entering in 1979, 1980 and 1983.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1959 - 2004


Biographical / Historical

The Faculty Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid was established to work with the president and within policies of the Trustees in the establishment of requirements for use of the director of Admissions in admitting appplicants to the college. Such requirements shall be annually reviewed by the Faculty. This committee discussed policies on admission and gave advice concerning formulation of such policies. This committee also supervised the screening of scholarship applicants and recommended to the President candidates for academic scholarships and grants-in-aid, acting in accordance with such rules as the Faculty may prescribe and as may be approved by the Edcation Committee of the Trustees.


26 folders (26 folders)