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Williams College Faculty Meeting Minutes and Agendas

 Record Group
Identifier: AC-17

Scope and Contents

Williams College Faculty Meetings and Agendas represent the meetings of the faculty governing body of Williams College. Faculty meetings are led by the Faculty Steering Committee and the College President. The meetings and agendas detail policy changes, procedural changes, and voting on curricular, academic, and calendar questions. The minutes and agendas may include presentations, listings of faculty, memorial minutes, and reports from faculty committees. These records were collected in analog format until 2012. The analog versions are digitized. Since 2012, the copy of record is considered born-digital.


  • Other: 1821 - 9999

Conditions Governing Access

Faculty meeting minutes and records are open accessible to all current students, full-time faculty, and staff, as well as emeritus faculty.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be made for full-time members of the faculty and emeritus faculty. All other requests for access and/or reproductions are handled through the Faculty Steering Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Faculty meetings are generally held one Wednesday a month during the academic year. In addition to the faculty, representatives of several administrative offices attend these meetings, as do student representatives of the College Council, The Williams Record, and student members of those committees having business at the meetings. The formal power to convene faculty meetings is vested in the President and the Faculty Steering Committee, who jointly set the agenda for meetings, including regular reports from committees.The President normally presides over the meeting and is assisted by the Dean of the Faculty, who presides in the President's absence, and by the Secretary. Materials relating to the agenda are sent to the faculty prior to each meeting, and summaries of actions taken are sent subsequently. At each meeting there is a question period during which members of the faculty are invited to address to the officers of administration and chairs of standing committees questions and comments about matters pertaining to their respective spheres of responsibility.


15.25 Linear Feet (6 flat boxes, 17 manuscript boxes, 3 half manuscript boxes)

449.2 Gigabytes (PDFs)

Language of Materials



Faculty Meeting Minutes and Agendas are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

L2, F7a and Digital Storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Faculty Meeting Minutes and Agendas are transferred to the records manager by the President's office, in accordance to their records retention schedule.

Williams College Faculty Meeting Minutes and Agendas
Drmacich, Jessika
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267