Series 361 - Minutes and agenda of meetings of the ANU Faculty of Science

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Minutes and agenda of meetings of the ANU Faculty of Science


  • 1961 - 2003 (Creation)

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6.5m (15 type 4 boxes, 7 type 1 boxes and 1 type 2 box)

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(1960 -)

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The Faculty of Science, in the School of General Studies, was formed as part of the amalgamation of the Canberra University College with the Australian National University in September 1960. The Faculty of Science initially comprised of the Departments of Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and Zoology. In 1980, the School of General Studies was renamed the Faculties with the Faculty of Science comprising the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forestry, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Pure Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Zoology, and the National Nuclear Resonance Centre. From January 2006 seven ANU Colleges were formed with Faculties, Research Schools, and Centres grouped along discipline lines.

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These records contain minutes and agenda papers of the decision making body of the Faculty of Science. There are two committees represented in these minutes, the main committee and the standing committee. The meetings discussed such matters as the weighting of coursework, student appeals for special consideration, finances and staff issues.


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There are two runs of records, Standing Committee minutes and agenda and Faculty of Science minutes and agenda. Each of these is in chronological order. Note that there is some duplication in the different volumes of records for each year. Some volumes contain confidential minutes as well as ordinary minutes and some volumes contain more agenda papers than others from the same year. No volume completely duplicated another so all volumes have been kept.

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Prepared by Sarah Lethbridge on 02 July 2009. Updated January 2010.




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