Curriculum II.   Records of Curriculum II Program, 1983-Ongoing

GACA Collection 187



Curriculum II.   Records of Curriculum II Program, 1983-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 187.  1 Records Center Carton and 1 Oversize Hollinger box.


ABSTRACT:

The Curriculum II collection contains information regarding the Curriculum II program at Gustavus Adolphus College.  This includes program evaluations, financial information, faculty meeting minutes, retreat information, administrative files, and advising information from 1983 to the present.  As of Spring 2013 the name was changed to 3 Crowns Curriculum.


HISTORICAL NOTE:

Curriculum II began during the 1984-1985 school year with the first students graduating in 1989.  The vision statement, found on the Gustavus Adolphus College website, describes Curriculum II as “focusing on the relationship between the individual and the community, the Curriculum II program examines the Western intellectual and cultural tradition, including the diversity within it.  Curriculum II is not an honors program, and criteria for selection emphasize the desire to identify a group which represents a normal sample of the Gustavus student body. The primary criterion for selection is the expressed interest by the student in pursuing the kind of integrated study represented by Curriculum II.  Throughout the four years, a series of social and intellectual experiences, including meetings, retreats, fine arts events, field trips and discussions, will encourage students to reflect upon the process in which they are participating, to apply their growing understanding of their cultural tradition to issues related to their major field of study and to the roles they will play as world citizens.  The total experience of Curriculum II should encourage students to identify or develop the values by which their decisions and actions are guided and to realize that these values are related to the social and cultural norms with which they live.”  Each incoming class is designated a team number.  This number corresponds to the students and teachers that will work together for the four years the student is in attendance.  For example, Team 10 begins with incoming freshman in the fall of 1994 and they stay together until graduation in 1998.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:

This collection is divided into five categories: evaluations, financial, faculty meetings, retreats, and miscellaneous.

  • Evaluations contains evaluations of the Curriculum II program, blank forms, and results.  It is arranged chronologically.
  • Financial consists of mostly budgets, but also includes some endowment information and other expenses, arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.
  • Administrative is comprised of administrative files, assessments, curriculum files, team files, director files, and Curriculum II faculty minutes.
  • Retreats holds information for the planning and execution of both first year and senior Curriculum II retreats.  This section is arranged chronologically.
  • Miscellaneous encompasses advising information, proposals, team information, annual reports, and more.  This section is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.


RESTRICTIONS:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:

Curriculum II.   Records of Curriculum II Program, 1983-Ongoing. GACA Collection 187.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


ACQUISITION:

Denis Crnkovic in the Department of Modern Languages transferred this collection during October 2009.


PROCESSED BY:

Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during January 2010.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College.  3 Crowns Curriculum.
Gustavus Adolphus College.  Curriculum II.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Students.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Curriculum.
Academic Achievement -- United States.
Student evaluation of curriculum.
Curriculum planning -- Minnesota.



GACA Collection 187

Box

Folder

Evaluations, 1986-2006

Evaluation Letters and Forms, 1986-2001

1

1

Evaluation Results, First Year and Sophomore, 1986-1994

1

2

Evaluations, 1986-1987

1

3

Evaluations, 1989-1990

1

4

Evaluations, 1990-1991

1

5

Evaluations, 1991-1992

1

6

Evaluations, 1992-1993

1

7

Evaluations, 1993-1994

1

8

Evaluations, 1994-1995

1

9

Evaluations, 1995-1996

1

10

Evaluations, 1997-1998

1

11

Evaluations, 1999-2000

1

12

Evaluations, 2000-2001

1

13

Evaluations, 2001-2002

1

14

Evaluations, 2002-2003

1

15

Evaluations, 2003-2004

1

16

Evaluations, 2004-2005

1

17

Evaluations, 2005-2006

1

18

Evaluations from Seniors, undated

1

19

Financial, 1984-2006

Budget, 1989-1994

1

35

Budget, 1994-1995

1

36

Budget, 1995-1996

1

37

Budget, 1996-1997

1

38

Budget, 1997-1998

1

39

Budget, 1998-1999

1

40

Budget, 2000-2001

2

1

Budget, 2001-2002

2

2

Budget, 2002-2003

2

3

Budget, 2003-2004

2

4

Budget, 2004-2005

2

5

Budget, 2005-2006

2

6

Lectures and Expenses, 1995-1997

2

8

NEH Endowment Information, 1984-1991

2

7

Administrative, 1983-2006

Administrative Files, 1993-1995

2

17

Administrative Files, 1996-1997

2

18

Assessment, 2000

1

33

Curriculum Implementation, Fall 1983

1

20

Director Ranae Peterston Files (includes memos, correspondence, and calendar), 1992-1995

2

16

Faculty Meetings, 1999-2000

1

27

Faculty Meetings, 2000-2001

1

28

Faculty Meetings, 2001-2002

1

29

Faculty Meetings, 2002-2003

1

30

Faculty Meetings, 2004-2006

1

31

Team 10, 1994-1998

2

11

Team 11, 1995-1999

2

12

Team 12, 1996-2000

2

13

Team 13, 1997-2001

2

14

Year-End/Annual Reports, 2000-2003

1

32

Retreats, 1990-2007

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Retreat, April 1990
First Year Retreat, March 1993

2

19

First Year Retreat, February 1997

1

22

Senior and First Year Retreat, February 1998

1

23

Senior Retreat, March 1998

1

24

Senior and First Year Retreat, February 1999

1

25

Senior and First Year Retreat, April 2007

1

26

The Mandarin Exercise, undated

1

21

Miscellaneous, 1983-2013

Advising Information, 1990-2008

2

9

Faculty Team Lists, 1990-2003

2

10

Intentional Learning and Service House Proposal, undated

1

34

Orientation Information, Mailing Lists, Class/Team Lists, 1994-1996

2

15

Program Information, 1983-90 and 2013

2

20