North Central Association files

Collection Overview

Title: North Central Association files

Record Series: 25/02

Record Group:

25 - University Small Collections

Creator: UNI; North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; O’Dowd, Donald D.; Commission on Colleges and Universities

Date: 1936-2001

Extent: 8 boxes (2.30 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

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.

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Arrangement

Please note that this collection is artificial and was created by SC&UA staff combining multiple small collections.

Scope and Content

The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) files contains reports, self-studies, surveys, and more, related to the NCA’s work with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in terms of accreditation and review. The materials date from 1936 to 2001. The files are a mix of external review from examiners sent by the NCA to visit and report on UNI and internal self-studies and profiles UNI made in preparation for these official visits. Some of the reviews focused on the university’s overall operations, mission, and objectives, while others were more targeted, such as inspecting the graduate program.

 

 

Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1: NCA examiner reports, 1954-1956; 1964

Folder 2: A Profile for the University of Northern Iowa, 1970

Folder 3: A Profile for the University of Northern Iowa, 1970

Folder 4: A Profile for the University of Northern Iowa, 1970

Folder 5: Basic Institutional Data for the University of Northern Iowa, 1971

Folder 6: Basic Institutional Data for the University of Northern Iowa, 1971

Folder 7: Basic Institutional Data for the University of Northern Iowa, 1971

Folder 8: NCA examiner report, 1971

Folder 9: NCA visit / examiner report, 1981

Box 2

Folder 1: UNI Self-Study report, volumes 1 and 2, 1981

Folder 2: UNI Self-Study report, volumes 1 and 2, 1981

Box 3

Folder 1: UNI Self-Study report, volumes 1 and 2, 1981

Folder 2: UNI response to NCA findings, 1991

Folder 3: UNI Self-Study report, 1991

Folder 4: UNI Self-Study report, 1991

Box 4

Folder 1: UNI Self-Study report, 1991

Folder 2: UNI Self-Study report, 2000

Box 5

Folder 1: UNI Self-Study report, 2000

Folder 2: UNI Self-Study report, 2000

Folder 3: NCA Steering Committee / accreditation handbook, 1999-2001

Folder 4: NCA Steering Committee files, c. 2000-2001

Box 6

Folder 1: NCA Steering Committee files, 1999

Folder 2: UNI Self-Study draft report, 2000

Folder 3: UNI Self-Study draft report, 2000

Folder 4: UNI Self-Study draft report, 2000

Folder 5: NCA consulting visit report, November 24, 1975

Processing Information

Finding aid created and added online by Library Associate Dave Hoing, March 2017. Updated October 2017 and February 2018 (dh). Linear Feet updated August 7, 2017. Finding aids consolidated and collections rehoused by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, February 2022.