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Teaching

The series documents a wide range of MacMillan's teaching activities relating to her roles as an educator and librarian. The series consists of teaching notes, assignments, project proposals, presentations, statements of projected learning outcomes, and a training video on researching for academic papers.

Scholarship

Series documents MacMillan's research and publications in the fields of information literacy and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The series also documents her research collaborations with colleagues, and her conference presentations. The files in this series generally contain journal articles, correspondence, research application and consent forms, surveys with responses, presentation notes, and conference programs.

Service

Series illustrates Margy MacMillan's service contributions to Mount Royal University, including her activities in support of academic processes in the Library, the Academic Development Centre, the Mount Royal Faculty Association, and other committees and programs throughout the university. The series mainly focuses on her activities that supported professional development, conference development, and peer collaboration. The series contains a variety of records including presentations, workshop handouts, and reports.

Productions files

Series documents Tom Besse's direction, production, and promotion of plays put on by Mount Royal College's Department of Fine and Performing Arts. The series is arranged by theatre production into files, which generally contains correspondence, programs, production notes, cast and crew lists, and news releases.

External Relations photographs

Series consists of photographs created or commissioned by the Department of External Relations for marketing and communications purposes (some were published in college publications including the academic calendar, MRC handbook, and MRC News. Photographs depict Mount Royal facilities, faculty, staff, students, and events

Minding the future speaker series

Series contains video recordings of guest lecturers invited to speak on their areas of expertise as part of a speaker series organized by the Mount Royal College Foundation. The lectures were designed to look towards the future and inspire change and innovation.

Negatives and slides

Series documents the construction of the Lincoln Park Campus, including the initial groundbreaking, laying of the foundation, installation of walls and flooring, and the addition of design elements. Also included are aerial photographs of Lincoln Park Campus, Old Sun College, and Churchill Park Campus (now Bow Valley College). Series also contains photographs of various board and committee members touring the campus during construction.

Prints

Series documents the weekly progress of the construction of the Lincoln Park campus. Additionally, series contains photographs depicting the finished main campus building and the ceremonies which followed its completion, including a visit from Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau during the Western Economic Opportunities Conference.

Board of Trustees meeting minutes

The name of the governing board for Mount Royal College changed to the Board of Trustees in 1966 as a result of the college turning from a private college into a public institution. In order to free up the name ‘Mount Royal’ for the new public college, the Board of Governors requested that the name of the private college and Board be changed to ‘George W. Kerby’. Once incorporated, the new public college became known as Mount Royal College and the governing board was known as the Board of Trustees. The Board operated under the name of the Board of Trustees until January of 1970 when the name reverted back to the Board of Governors.

Series documents meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees. Series contains minutes as well as reports, agendas, financial statements, correspondence, and proposals.

Committee and task force meeting minutes

Series documents the meetings of several committees and task forces that reported to the Board of Governors, particularly the Staff Committee, Finance Committee, and Executive Committee. The Staff Committee was responsible for hiring and negotiating contracts and compensation for faculty members. The Finance Committee was responsible for monitoring and maintaining the finances of the college and approving major expenditures. The Executive Committee had the authority to transact all of the business of the Board of Governors and college in-between meetings of the full Board of Governors. Series contains minutes, agendas, reports, and proposals.

Learning Resource Centre

Series documents the services, activities, and structure of the Learning Resource Centre under the directorship of Dyment. Series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, agendas, policies, newsletters, project proposals, and job postings and descriptions.

Academic Council and Board of Governors

Series consists of Board of Governor and Academic Council records that were provided to Dyment for review. Series contains agendas, minutes, correspondence, proposals, and agreements.

Faculty and Staff

Series contains records provided to Dyment for review and in response to staff and faculty work experiences. Series contains professional development opportunities and requests, job descriptions, position postings and new employee announcements, tenure recommendations, analysis of instructor workloads, contract negotiations, reports, employee evaluation criteria, and correspondence.

Division of Academic Affairs

Series contains records of the Division of Academic Affairs received by Dyment for review and some records received during Dyment's time as the Acting Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, agendas, policies, procedures, memos about budget planning, organizational charts, and updates from departments heads and deans.

College planning and development

Series contains records related to the planning and future development of Mount Royal College. Series contains correspondence, reports, educational development plans and research, policies, committee minutes and reports, and renovation and expansion updates.

Program development and maintenance

Series documents the process of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating new programs and courses at Mount Royal College. Series contains correspondence, letters of intent, program budget information, lists of practicum placements, reports, course evaluation guidelines, procedures, minutes, program change forms, and status reports.

Recruitment, admission, and convocation

Series documents enrollment trends and student recruitment efforts. Series contains correspondence, enrollment statistics from the Registrar's Office, a marketing plan, a convocation schedule, admission requirements, reports, and the results of a study on the student experience.

Natural history of New York : Palæontology

Series consists of books published by the Geological Survey of the State of New York on the topic of fossils from the phylim Mollusca that are found in New York state. The books contain descriptions and detailed illustrated plates of the fossils. The text and illustrations were created to be used by students and educators.

United States Geological Survey

Series consists of monographs and reports published by the United States Geological Survey on the topic of fossils concentrated mostly in North America. The books contain descriptions and have detailed illustrated plates of fossils.

Digital media

Series consists of CD and DVDs containing digital photographs, articles, and web page images created by Fast Forward Weekly's staff for the newspaper.

Student notebooks

Series contains Smith's student notebooks on the subjects of geology, geological maps, paleontology, chemical analysis, and x-ray determinations.

Field/travel/work notes

Series contains field notes from geological sites across Canada, the United Kingdom, and France; travel notes from attending geological and mineralogical conferences, workshops, seminars, and meetings across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, and Japan; work notes from developing the MinIdent software/database, testing geological samples and equipment, and consulting with colleagues in the United Kingdom, China, and Japan.

Awards and distinctions

Series contains awards that Leacock received for his service to Mount Royal College, his accomplishments as a composer and performer, and as a dedicated teacher.

Music and teaching

Series contains programs from musical events that Leacock performed or participated in as a teacher, a copy of his composition "Sea Horses", and newspaper and journal articles regarding his career and performances.

History project interview recordings

Series contains audio recordings of interviews conducted by Stephen Wilks and Robert MacDonald with former Mount Royal College students, faculty, staff, and administration as research for the Mount Royal History Project.

Photo albums

Series contains photo albums documenting the construction of the Lincoln Park Campus from the groundbreaking ceremony to the 82nd week of construction. The photo albums consist of photographs with descriptive captions and site map illustrations showing exactly where each photo was taken. Series also contains materials that were used in the creation of the photo albums such as contact sheets, site plan illustrations, and descriptive captions.

Blueprint for survival

Series consists of "Blueprint for survival" pamphlets which were intended for the civilian population containing and contained survival plans and other information to prepare for the possibility of nuclear attack. These pamphlets were published by various Canadian government departments and distributed by the Emergency Measures Organization.

The Diploma Nursing Program and nursing certificate programs

Series documents the development, promotion, and management of the two-year Diploma Nursing Program as well as the Post Basic Mental Health Certificate and Gerontology Certificate programs. Series is divided into five subseries: Program and curriculum development, Minutes, Reports, History, and Promotional materials and handbooks. Series contains correspondence, memoranda, brochures, pamphlets, curriculum design tables, student and faculty handbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes, reports, program proposals, surveys, and questionnaires.

Calgary Conjoint Nursing Program

Series illustrates the development and administration of the Calgary Conjoint Nursing Program, which was an educational partnership between Mount Royal College, the University of Calgary, and the Foothills Hospital School of Nursing. Series contains: correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agendas, committee reports, program development research, curriculum development documentation, budget calculations and financial statements, polices, procedures, handbooks and manuals, survey results, program brochures, newspaper clippings, and journal articles.

Series is arranged into five subseries: Councils and committees, Course outlines and syllabi, Program and curriculum development, Reports and publications, and Manuals, guidelines, and handbooks.

Athabasca University at Mount Royal College

Series documents the planning and delivery of a Bachelor of Nursing program offered in conjunction with Athabasca University. Series contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, agendas, surveys and survey results, curriculum submission forms, articles, marketing and promotional materials, course outlines and descriptions, and webpages.

Awards

Series documents the development and distribution of student nursing awards. Series contains correspondence, award criteria, lists of recipients, award ceremony programs, award descriptions, and trophies.

Alumni

Series documents the activities nursing alumni associations and the planning special events. Series contains photographs, correspondence, membership lists, financial records, event invitations and responses, and administrative records.

Outside organizations and governing bodies

Series documents communications between the Mount Royal College School of Nursing and outside nursing agencies, governing bodies, and other nursing schools. Series is divided into four subseries: Universities Coordinating Council, Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, Government of Alberta, and Alberta Vocational Centre. Series contains correspondence, newsletters, news releases, reports, position papers, proposals, course modules, and nursing standards/guidelines.

Institutional reports

Series contains reports prepared by the Department of Institutional Analysis & Planning and other college departments which were received by the School of Nursing. Series contains reports, surveys and questionnaires, institutional development plans, correspondence, memoranda, and enrollment data.

Administration

Series documents the administration and organization of the Department of Nursing. Series contains memoranda, correspondence, office assignments, equipment specifications and inventories, copyright documentation, policies, workload forms, campus plans, and reports.

Academic calendars

Series contains Mount Royal College and Mount Royal University academic calendars, including calendars for specific departments and special programs, as well as calendar supplements. Calendars contain program descriptions and requirements, registration procedures, information about faculty and campus resource centers, and general information about the college/university, campus, and residences.

Yearbooks

Series contains student yearbooks published by Mount Royal College and by individual departments and programs. Yearbooks contain photographs of students, faculty, clubs, sports teams, and campus events, student creative writing, reports from clubs and committees, addresses from college presidents and yearbook editors, and advertisements.

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