File MS-2-89, Box 1, File 17 - International development studies 1991-1994 (Coordinator 90-91 and 93-94)

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International development studies 1991-1994 (Coordinator 90-91 and 93-94)

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MS-2-89, Box 1, File 17

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  • 1989-1995 (Creation)
    Halifax (N.S.)

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1 booklet.

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File consists of documents relating to the joint International Development Studies and Projects program done by Dalhouse and St. Mary's University. Items include reports on the program; summaries of the committees and faculty meetings that organized the program, and discuss topics like space, class size, the curriculum, coordinating the program with between the two universities and other necessities for building a program; lists of IDS classes at St. Mary's during 1992-93, and at Dalhousie in 1990-91; a correspondence from the students of the IDS to the IDS review committee urging them to make changes based on the student's recommendations; summaries of meetings of the Internation Development Association, an organization made up of Dalhousie and Saint Mary's students, and their recommendations on all facets of the program, like the teachers, classes and practicum; the Dalhousie University Undergraduate Awards Policy outline; a faculty list for the IDS program in 1990; correspondences between Jerome H. Barkow, other IDS faculty and the Dalhousie administration about hiring more teaching assistants, getting another phone line; lists of book donation guidelines for the program needs during 1991; syllabus' for the different courses in the program, including a Honors Essay/Independent Research Project course; a letter of complaint of the problems with the IDS' bureaucracy, how it affects said individual student, and the letter the program sent in response; the IDS' criticism of President Clark's closing of the Centre for African Studies; applications for First Year Student Advisors and Teaching Assistants at Dalhousie; a letter from Marieka Arnold to Jerome Barkow about an exhange program called Youth Challenge International, based in Costa Rica; a letter from Tim Shaw, a Political Science professor at Dal, to Jerome Barkow on giving some critiques on Barkow's draft on self-studying opportunities for IDS students; letters to IDS faculty, like Barkow, from Dalhousiefaculty like the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean G. 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Taylor, about conducting unit reviews on the program ; enrollment trends for the IDS program from 1989-1993, based on Advanced Double Majors, Advanced Major, Combined Honours, Honours and Majors students; a brochure for the IDS program in 1993-93, including course descriptions and faculty lists; a letter to Gyllian Raby, a teacher at the Dal Theatre Department, from Jerome Barkow, thanking him for agreeing to help and grade an IDS student with his honors paper; a memo sent by Jerome Barkow asking for suggestions about purchasing films and other teaching materials with the program's $500 budget; Barkow review of a student's honor's application; a notice to the Dalhousie comittee in 1994, about the formation of a new advisory committee that would review the financing and organization of the Lester Pearson Institute for International Development and IDS, as well as who the next director of the two should be; a letter to Barkow from Tom Vinci, the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee for FASS, stating that the committee refuses to allow an IDS student from taking an elective from NSCAD that is not on the established list of electives from FASS or IDS; a memo to Graham Taylor from Barkow, listing all of IDS' positive qualities as a program, like how many students it has, its' low costs, its' multidisciplinary nature of drawing classes from other programs, and collaboration with SMU; a grades return form for Jerome Barkow's Honors Essay Practicum in 1993-94; minutes taken from an IDS faculty meeting discussing the draft IDS plan, with members also discussing what the program's mission statement should be like, how many students they should enroll for the year, how to staff the honors program and include more fieldwork courses, obtaining more funds for the program, and other issues; Donald Clairmont's comments on the success of the IDS's multidisciplinary initiative, its' need more support from Dalhousie University in terms of resources and structure of courses, and his recommendations for IDS to follow, like his built-up (having more required courses, at the junior and senior level, and get more department staff) and full-blown (having a graduate and practicum) models; an overview of the IDS program by Ian McAllister, Barkow's replacement as IDS coordinator from 1992-93, going over student performance, budgets, new seminars, Dalhousie having to take over much of SMU's responsibilities due to their disorganization during the year;ID informationprovided to the Unit Review Committee that goes over their budget, faculty profiles, enrollment figures from 1990-1993, the program's most recent academic plans, and the Advisory Search Committee's written justifications for selecting Jerome Barkow as IDS coordinator; the IDS' proposed guidelines for achieving a mix of Donald Clairmont's built up and full blown models for their curriculum; a letter to FASS dean Rowland J. Smith from Ian McAllister, talking about the three phases needed to review the IDS program, adjusting the program in its' calendar description, a review of the program by someone chosen by Smith, and implementation of the review's recommendations within the next year; a short paper describing how the MA Program in Development Studies hasn't been implemented due to Dalhousie's worsening financial situation and moratorium on new graduate programs, and how the program might get around that by latching onto another pre-existing graduate program; Jerome Barkow's 1992 report, calendar and discussing the issues like curriculum and staff overwork for the IDS program; a IDS request for additional personnel in 1995; a letter to Richard Apostle, a Sociology and Social Anthropology professor, from Jerome Barkow, offering a cross-appointment with his class and IDS for a three year term; a letter to David Black from Jerome Barkow asking if he would help a student out with their honors essay while they're serving abroad; the actual unit review of the IDS, finished in 1994, that goes over the curriculum, SMU's relationship with the program, administration of the program, and the relationship between IDS and the Pearson Institute; and a draft copy for the description of the IDS program.

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Signature in items include G. D. Taylor's, Jerome Barkow's, Tom Vinci's, Hubert E. Morgan's, Ian McAllister's, Katherine Fierlbeck's, Marian Binkley's, R. Boardman's, G. Hanlon's, and David Paul Lumsden's.

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November 6, 2008. Collection appraised January 8, 2009. Collection and file level descriptions created May, 2019.

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  • English

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