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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)WFD/6
TitleAcademic Board
Extent2 boxes
DescriptionThis series contains the minutes of the Academic Board, the Board of Principal Teachers and the Educational Board, 1903-1954; minutes of the Computing Committee, 1984-1989; and papers relating to the Working Party on Expansion of Student Numbers, 1964-1973.
Admin HistoryThe Academic Board was formed by Statute in the Royal Charter granted 19 Jul 1933 and was composed of the Principal and members of the teaching staff. The predecessor bodies of the Academic Board were the Educational Board and the Board of Principal Teachers.

In 1898 the Council set up the Education Committee to consult with the Mistress over the appointment of non-residential staff. However, it did not have any representative from the teaching staff itself. In Jul 1899 a parallel committee was formed comprising the Mistress and the resident staff, called the Educational Board, to advise the Council on 'educational matters'. In 1913 the Educational Board became the Board of Principal Teachers, by resolution of the Council, with the Principal acting as Chairman. The formation of this Board gave recognition to Heads of Department and other senior staff who had been meeting regularly since 1909. As a result, members of staff not on the Board of Principal Teachers held separate residential staff meetings. In 1922 Council took the decision to dissolve the Education Committee with the intention of seeking the advice of the Board of Principal Teachers on all academic matters. The acknowledgment and official recognition of senior academic staff was then formalised through the creation of the Academic Board in 1933.
ArrangementThis series has been arranged by function and divided into 3 sub-series: minutes; Computing Committee minutes; and Working Party on Expansion of Student Numbers.
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/60Queen Mary College (QMC); 1887-1989
DS/UK/665University of London; King's College London; 1829-1985; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/666University of London; King's College London; 1985-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/64University of London; 1836-; Higher Education Institution
DS/UK/30Westfield College; 1882-1989; Higher Education Institution