Semester Transition Team 1992 Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Semester Transition Team records
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 5 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Historical Note

In January 1988, Michigan State University Provost David Scott appointed the Semester Study Group to study the problem of converting from an academic quarter schedule to a semester schedule. The group released its Semester Study Group Report in January 1989, in which they recommended switching to the semester system. The Academic Council approved the conversion in 1989, but the Academic Senate voted against conversion at a meeting on June 6, 1989. Following a report by the Calendar Issues Clarification Committee which recommended conversion, the Council and the Senate both voted to approve conversion. On December 1, 1989, the Board of Trustees adopted the recommendation that MSU switch to a semester schedule effective fall 1992. The transition process was run by the Semester Transition Team 1992, or SETT92. SETT92 was led by Dr. Bruce Miller. Among other activities, SETT92 published The Green Book to aid faculty, staff, and students in making the adjustment to the semester schedule.

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Scope and Contents note

The Semester Transition Team 1992 collection consists of five folders. The first folder contains an Adviser Handbook issued by SETT92 in 1990. The second folder holds correspondence, from 1989, considering the decision to switch to the semester schedule. The third folder contains correspondence, from 1990, concerning the transition process itself. The fourth folder contains copies of the Semester Study Group Report from 1989. The fifth folder holds six issues of the Transition newsletter issued by SETT92. The newsletters run from December 1990 to May 1992.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Miller, Bruce L. -- Form subdivision--Correspondence.;

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Adviser Handbook 1990 

F.D. 1

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Correspondence 1989 

F.D. 2

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Correspondence 1990 

F.D. 3

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Reports 1989 

F.D. 4

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Transition Newsletters 1990-1992 

F.D. 5

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