Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University – having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 – and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early years the faculty met weekly, but more recently, monthly meetings have been the norm. As the faculty grew, so has the number of faculty who actively participate in governance.

This report contains the written minutes for 2,090 meetings during the past 140 years and has resulted in a lengthy record of 16,049 pages (minutes plus addenda). The scope of the faculty’s attention has varied widely over the years, reflecting changing customs and interests. This compilation is a rich snapshot of Cornell University’s history and hopefully will be utilized as a resource by university historians. This resource is useful also as background in the ongoing process of governance.

All of the minutes for the academic years from 1868 to 2010 are contained on the DVD from Internet-First University Press as Portable Document Files (PDFs).

The Minutes are available for browsing but there is also tools for full-text searching. The document "Faculty Governance Minutes Intro" describes how to use these tools.

More recent minutes can be found on the University Faculty Senate website: http://theuniversityfaculty.cornell.edu/meetings/sen_main.html

Minutes are restricted to the Cornell community for four years from their publication.

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  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 2010- (partial) 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 2010)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 2008-2010 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 2010)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 2002-2004 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 2004)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1927-1932 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1932)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1986-1988 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1988)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1868-1872 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1872)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1912-1917 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1917)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1981-1984 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1984)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1957-1964 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1964)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1992-1994 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1994)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1976-1979 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1979)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1998-2000 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 2000)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1937-1942 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1942)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1891-1896 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1896)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1972-1974 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1974)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1996-1998 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1998)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1988-1990 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1990)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1896-1904 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1904)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 1872-1883 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 1883)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...
  • Cornell University Faculty Minutes: 2006-2008 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Internet-First University Press, 2008)
    Faculty governance has a long and distinguished history at Cornell University having been initiated when the first faculty was assembled in 1868 and has remained active continuously to the present (2011). During the early ...

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