Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 7/5/6
Iowa State University

Vice President for Student Affairs

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Carver Academy Records, 1995-2012


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University. Vice President for Student Affairs. Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

title:

Carver Academy Records

dates:

1995-2012

extent:

2.13 linear feet (1 document box)

collection number:

RS 7/5/6

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Carver Academy Records, RS 7/5/6, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

In November 1971, Robert Lott was appointed Assistant Dean of Students and charged with directing programs for minority students. Lott organized the Office of Minority Student Programs in 1973 and became the first full-time coordinator of Minority Programs. In 1978, the name was changed to the Office of Minority Student Affairs. The office exists to ensure educational opportunity for those students who are identified as minorities – African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. This office was discontinued in 2001, and the position was continued as an office within the Student Affairs Division under the Dean of Students. In 2004, the office was renamed Multicultural Student Affairs.

The Multicultural Student Affairs office offers a number of programs for incoming and current multicultural students at Iowa State. The Academic Program for Excellence (APEX) is a summer program designed to help incoming multicultural students prepare for college academics, the Carver Academy offers guidance and enrichment opportunities to its members, and the ISCORE (Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity) project allows students to participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences focusing on racial and ethnicity issues. The Multicultural Student Affairs Office also provides support to multicultural students through leadership and job opportunities, scholarships, academic support services, and cultural centers, such as the Black Cultural Center and the Multicultural Center.

Directors:

Robert Lott

(1971-1974)

Patrick Jimerson

(1975-1977)

Theodore Johnson

(Jan-Sept 1978, Acting)

George Jackson

(1978-1994)

Rafael Rodriguez

(1995-2001)

Leonard Perry

(2003-2006)

Santos Núñez Galicia

(2009-    )

 The Carver Academy

The Carver Academy was created as part of the George Washington Carver Scholarship Award program which annually grants 100 scholarships to incoming minority freshman attending Iowa State. These students register and participate in the Carver Academy which consists of one-credit seminars offered as University Studies 105/106, 205/206, 305/306, and 405/406.

 

Collection description

This collection (1995-2012) contains autobiographical narratives created by Iowa State University's George Washington Carver Academy Scholars who were enrolled in University Studies 205, 305, and 405 during the fall semester of 2010. The courses were taught by Dr. Patricia R. Leigh, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Professor in Charge of the Carver Academy.

The assigned project was for the students to reflect upon their experiences at Iowa State and to focus on their involvement in the Carver Academy, the university, and the Ames community. The reports were presented as textual, digital, photo, or video narratives. The original files are viewable using Microsoft Office software (Word and PowerPoint primarily) and when possible, print versions were created and included in the collection.

 

Related materials

  • Additional collections related to the Multicultural Student Affairs Office are classified under RS 7/5.
  • Files related to International, Ethnic, and Foreign Language Student Organizations are classified under RS 22/3.
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    Organization

    The collection is listed chronologically.

     

    Container list

    Box

    Folder

    Title

    Dates

    1

    1

    News clippings, brochure, and web pages

    1995-2011

    1

    2

    Carver Academy Seminars: Letter of introduction and assignment instructions

    2010

    1

    3

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives on CDs (2 CDs)

    2010

    1

    4-5

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives (fall semester)

    2010

    1

    6

    University Studies 305/405: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives (fall semester)

    2010

    1

    7

    University Studies 205/206: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives on CD (1 CD)

    2011

    1

    8

    University Studies 206: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives (spring semester)

    2011

    1

    9

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives (fall semester)

    2011

    1

    10

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives on CD (1 CD)

    2012

    1

    11

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narratives (fall semester)

    2012

    2

     

    University Studies 205: Carver Academy Seminar - Student narrative (fall semester)

    2012