Professional Development Leave Files, 1987-1997 - RESTRICTED

Collection Overview

Title: Professional Development Leave Files, 1987-1997 - RESTRICTED

Record Series: 11/01/01 [Box 13-15]

Record Group:

11/01/01 Office of the Dean Collection

Creator: Professional Development Leave Program

Date: 1987-1997

Extent: 3.75 linear feet

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

David Walker, Associate Dean of the Graduate College, brought these files to SC&UA in August 2005.

Sensitive Materials Statement: Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa. 

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Scope and Content

The Professional Development Leave program, later called the Professional Development Assignment program, allows UNI faculty to be relieved from teaching responsibilities for one or two semesters while they conduct research projects. These files contain the applications, with certain related correspondence, of those faculty who were awarded Professional Development Leaves.  These applications spell out in detail what the faculty member intended to do with his or her leave.  Unsuccessful applications are not present. The files are arranged by academic year, from 1987-1988 through 1996-1997.  Within each academic year, the files are arranged alphabetically by applicant.

Processing Information

Collection processed and inventory prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, August 2005. Updated by Gerald Peterson, June 18, 2013 and Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear feet updated August 28, 2017.