Papers of the Academic Board

Scope and Content

Papers relating to meetings of the Academic Board, 1920-1993; papers of the Regulations and Special Cases Committee of the Board, 1975-1991; papers of standing committees of the Board, 1931-1939; papers of ad hoc committees of the Board, 1903-1989; papers of the School of Education, 1930-1984; papers of University Faculties, 1903-1990, papers of the Advisory Board of Law, 1932-1935, and papers of the Joint Advisory Committee for Examinations, 1922-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Academic Board was constituted by the Supplemental Charter of 1920 following the report of the Haldane Commission, 1916-1918. The Board replaced the Senate. Its primary function is to advise the University Council on academic matters relating to the University. It regulates all university examinations and has power to confer academic titles of the University. It also has the power to authorise the admission of degrees; to confer and grant diplomas and licences; to award fellowships, studentships, scholarships, and prizes; and to appoint external examiners and approve internal examiners. The Board can recommend to the University Council on the establishment or closure of University departments, and it can also propose statutes and make academic ordinances. It can also delegate some of its functions to University faculties.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following groups: Academic Board meetings; Regulations and Special Cases Committee of the Board; standing committees of the Board; ad hoc committees of the Board; School of Education; University Faculties; Advisory Board of Law; and the Joint Advisory Committee for Examinations.

Access Information

Most files of the Regulations and Special Cases Committee are closed for 75 years - see the appropriate level descriptions.

Note

The Academic Board was constituted by the Supplemental Charter of 1920 following the report of the Haldane Commission, 1916-1918. The Board replaced the Senate. Its primary function is to advise the University Council on academic matters relating to the University. It regulates all university examinations and has power to confer academic titles of the University. It also has the power to authorise the admission of degrees; to confer and grant diplomas and licences; to award fellowships, studentships, scholarships, and prizes; and to appoint external examiners and approve internal examiners. The Board can recommend to the University Council on the establishment or closure of University departments, and it can also propose statutes and make academic ordinances. It can also delegate some of its functions to University faculties.

The group includes papers acquired by the Academic Board from the Faculty of Law which was established before the Academic Board.

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