Roy E. Sandstrom Papers, 1993-2004

Collection Overview

Title: Roy E. Sandstrom Papers, 1993-2004

Record Series: 12/06/02/07

Record Group:

12/06/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Sandstrom, Roy E.

Date: 1993-2004

Extent: 3 boxes (1.04 linear feet)

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Scope and Content

Roy E. Sandstrom taught history and humanities at UNI from 1969 through 2004. He donated this collection of material to the University Archives when he retired in 2004. This collection is strong in the areas of student assessment and General Education, especially during the time of transition from General Education to the Liberal Arts Core.


Box 1

Folder 1: Vita; Nielsen Service Award nomination

  • Includes Roy Sandstrom's academia resume (books, articles, teaching experience, achievements). Nomination for the Ross A. Nielsen Professional Service Award for 2003. Letters of support for Roy Sandstrom by Professors Charles W. Holcombe, John W. Johnson, and Jay T. Lees.

Folder 2: AAC-AACSB Peat Marwick Grant to Internationalize the Curriculum, 1993, by Geoff Mills and Roy Sandstrom.

  • Includes a report stating the results and accomplishments enabled by the grant. Hosted on-campus faculty development seminars and attended off-campus faculty development seminars.

Folder 3: William Lang Humanities syllabus

Folder 4: Humanities; teaching large classes

  • Includes tests from Roy Sandstrom's Humanities II classes, student assessment criteria, basic resources for large classroom teaching, seminar notes on teaching large classes, and articles concerning technology (World Wide Web) and teaching.

Folder 5: Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency

  • Includes CAAP Technical handbook, CAAP Planning and Forms packet, 1997-1998, CAAP User Norms packet, Fall 1997. CAAP user's guide, Assessment workbook, Assessment articles, reports; "A Model for the National Assessment of Higher Thinking," by Richard W. Paul and Gerald Nosich, "Identifying the Essential Skills in Critical Thinking at the Post secondary Level: To Guide Instruction and Assessment," by Joe M. Steele. Includes CAAP Summary report, Assessment workbooks, CAAP reporting and research services packet, ACT stats, and ACT Course Placement service packet.

Folder 6: CAAP Assessment of Skills

  • Includes: Academic Assessment packets, "Institutional Summary for University Of Northern Iowa-experimental findings or test results, teaching tips report by Joyce Lunde, requirement of the procedures for completion of teacher education program UNI packet, Types of student outcomes, Pre-Professional Skills Test-institutional summary of UNI student scores, Sept 1, 1999-August 2000, surveys, evaluations of the tests by students, CAAP-2001-2002 Test Administration Manual.

Box 2

Folder 1: General Education

  • Includes: UNI General Education program review schedule, January 16, 1998. Student evaluations of professors. Article from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Introduction assessment system surveys, letters, and E-mails. General education requirements for UNI, 2001. Report: General Education Regional Accreditation Standards and Expectations, September 1998. Strengthening Undergraduate Education at UNI: 4th Annual university-wide conference for faculty, students, staff, and administration packet. Report on the social science category of general education from members of the social science review committee, October 20, 1994.

Folder 2: General Education Committee

  • Includes: member roster, 2000-2001. Meeting minutes, August 2000-January 2001. General Education course proposals. Course and category reviews. E-mails and letters. Program analysis and recommendation. General education program requirements. Questionnaires. Report of the sub-committee on category review, April 2001.

Folder 3: Assessment Of General Education, 1 of 2

  • Includes: surveys and questionnaires. Conference programs. General education and student learning assessments. Assessment method packets. Report: The College Student Report 2002-student assessment of college experience. Report: New Frontiers in Liberal Education by Carol Schneider, February 2002. Report: Linking Assessment Evidence to Improvements in General Education by Karen Schilling. Report: Greater Expectations National Panel; January 2002. Student Outcomes Assessment Policy University of Northern Iowa, April 1991. Report: General Education Program Review and Student Outcomes Assessment. Report: What is Good Assessment in Higher Education by Roger Sell. Presentation print-out: "Reviewing Approaches to and Procedures for Assessment of General Education" by Jim Nichols and Karen Nichols. Report: Observations: CAAP and Academic Profile tools by Roy Sandstrom. Article: "From General Education to Liberal Arts Core--What's in a Name? by Aaron Podolefsky.

Box 3

Folder 1: Liberal Arts Core Committee

  • Includes: Statement of overall purpose for Liberal Arts Core Committee (draft), December 25, 2001. Liberal Arts Core review policy. Meeting Minutes. Course and category proposals and reviews. College general education and liberal arts core programs. Category reports. Report: "University of Northern Iowa First Year Experience Program: UNI Learning Communities, June 28, 2001. Report: Promoting Active Learning in the Classroom. Report: "Learning Objectives/Outcomes: The New General Education Program.

Folder 2: Liberal Arts Core Assessment

  • Includes: UNI assessment plan for the liberal arts core, November 2, 2002. Student outcomes assessment papers. Assessment criteria. University of South Carolina Institutional Planning and Assessment Criteria. Report: Quality Assurance in Multi-Sectioned Courses. Progress reports on the General Education Program and Assessment, University of Northern Iowa, May 6, 2003, June 20, 2003, October 1, 2003. Report: Assessment of the UNI Liberal Arts Core Using Standard and Other Instruments, by Cliff Chancey.

Processing Information

Material processed and finding aid created by Public History intern Will Dodd, September 2004. Modified: September 22, 2004 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear feet updated August 28, 2017.