Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records
Scope and Contents
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.
- Brigham Young University. Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom (creator, Organization)
- Tanner, John S. (contributor, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
Conditions Governing 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.
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.
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.
2 cartons (0.2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
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.
Materials were donated by John S. Tanner in 2015.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; John S. Tanner; 2015.
University records (University Archives Collecting Policy, February 2010).
Processed; Erin Owens; November 2015.
- Register of Committee on Competence and Academic Freedom records
- Erin Owens
- 2015 November 19
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.