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Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records

Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records

Dates: 1984-1999

Contains memorandums, policy drafts, clippings, articles, and other materials assembled by the committee during the development of its policy. Also contains correspondence and other materials from John Tanner, who served as head of Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom. Materials date from between 1984 to 1999.

  • Extent: 2 cartons (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom. -- Tanner, John S.
  • Call Number: UA 5742
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Restricted. Closed for 50 years (until 2049) after the creation of the records and thereafter open to the public after consultation with the University Archivist and in accordance with the General Restriction Statement of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in two series: 1. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom report and other material, 1984-1999. 2. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom collection on academic freedom, 1984-1999.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5742; Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5742, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials were donated by John S. Tanner in 2015.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John S. Tanner; 2015.
Subject Terms
Education; Colleges and Universities; Brigham Young University. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom; Tanner, John S.; Brigham Young University. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom--Archives
Genre / Form
Notes; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Newspapers; Articles
Processing Information
Processed; Erin Owens; November 2015.
Appraisal Information
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy, February 2010).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS5742
Finding Aid Title
Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records
Finding Aid Author
Erin Owens
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-11 12:35:24 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom was concerned for the definition and upholding of academic freedom at Brigham Young University.

John S. Tanner was head of the Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom for a while. Through this committee statements were made on what academic freedom means to Brigham Young University. The committee also collected information on Brigham Young University's mission and how they are treating academic freedom as a religious institution for both students and staff. The committee would also work greatly on creating policies for hiring and being a professor at Brigham Young University.

Biographical History

John S. Tanner (1950- ) is an English professor and university administrator in Utah.

John Sears Tanner was born in 1950 and raised in Southern California. He studied English at Brigham Young University (BYU), and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980. He taught at Florida State University and BYU. He later served in the BYU administration, and was Academic Vice President between 2004 and 2011. In 2011 he was called to serve as a mission president in São Paulo, Brazil for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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