James W. Hulse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0128

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence, committee minutes, and press clippings primarily concerned with the proposed University of Nevada System code. In addition, there are records by other university groups protesting code changes, including the Faculty Senate, the Nevada Chapter of the National Society of Professors, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Dates

  • 1982-1983

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

In 1982, the University went through a series of crises. Due to the state's poor economy the University was asked to cut expenditures, and a controversial Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) was implemented. In October 1982, Chancellor Robert Bersi submitted to the faculty a proposed revised University of Nevada System code which included mandatory psychiatric examinations on demand, granted the Regents the power to make sudden and arbitrary changes in the code, shifted power in personnel matters to the chancellor and campus presidents, and reduced appeal rights in various personnel matters. Concerned with the tone of the code, the diminution of the faculty's role in the governance of the university, and academic freedom, James Hulse, history professor, contacted the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to reactivate the Nevada chapter. The chapter was reinstated in January 1983, and Hulse was elected president, serving through May 1983. During this time, he worked to amend the code which had been adopted by the Regents in February 1983, although several sections were not to go into effect until July.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In 1982, the University went through a series of crises. Due to the state's poor economy the University was asked to cut expenditures, and a controversial Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) was implemented. In October 1982, Chancellor Robert Bersi submitted to the faculty a proposed revised University of Nevada System code which included mandatory psychiatric examinations on demand, granted the Regents the power to make sudden and arbitrary changes in the code, shifted power in personnel matters to the chancellor and campus presidents, and reduced appeal rights in various personnel matters. Collection contains correspondence, committee minutes, and press clippings primarily concerned with the proposed University of Nevada System code. In addition, there are records by other university groups protesting code changes, including the Faculty Senate, the Nevada Chapter of the National Society of Professors, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from James W. Hulse; 1983.
Title
James W. Hulse Papers
Status
Completed
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

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