Johns Hopkins University Advisory Board of the School of Engineering records
Other Boards and Committees were appointed by the Advisory Board, or were appointed by others to assist the Board. The Advisory Board appointed a Board of Engineering Studies to act on all matters pertaining to undergraduate instruction in engineering, and this board, in turn, appointed a Probation Committee to decide when students should be placed on probation; this Committee later changed its name to the Committee on Academic Standing, and, later, to the Committee on the BES Degree. The President appointed a Curriculum Committee to assist the Board of Engineering Studies, and an Executive Committee to expedite the procedures of the Board of Engineering Studies. The Dean of Engineering appointed a Scholarship Committee to decide scholarship awards for students. The records of each of these Committees will be found in separate record groups, immediately following this one.
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As an advisory committee, the Board made recommendations to the Trustees concerning all aspects of the Engineering School, such as deciding on the exact name of the engineering degree. In 1926, the Board decided to confer the Bachelor of Engineering en masse to all persons who held the "Proficiency in Applied Electricity" certificate, granted in the early days of engineering instruction. The Board recommended faculty appointments and promotions. It recommended candidates for government and corporate scholarships to the Scholarship Committee. It modified curricula in departments and proposed new departments and recommended appropriations for publishing lectures. The Board authorized all degrees granted by the School of Engineering, determined requirements for graduate students, admitted students to candidacy for Doctor of Engineering, Ph.D. or M.S.E., conducted oral examinations for candidates for the Doctor of Engineering, and recommended candidates to the Board of Trustees and the President. In 1965, the Advisory Board transferred responsibility for preliminary oral exams to the Graduate Board. The last meeting of the Advisory Board took place on June 7, 1966, and the Board was officially dissolved on June 30, 1966, with the abolition of the School of Engineering.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the records derive from the original Accession 79.136. Materials from Accession 2012-13.UA.006 are noted with an Accrual note at the individual file level.
- Degrees, Academic
- Engineering--Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
- Engineering--Study and teaching (Graduate)
- Engineering--Study and teaching (Higher)
- Johns Hopkins University. School of Engineering
- Universities and colleges--Administration
- Universities and colleges--Faculty--Selection and appointment
- administrative records
- minutes (administrative records)
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