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SCATE (Student Course and Teacher Evaluation)

 Record Group
Identifier: A04.28

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Scope and Content

The collection contains handbooks published by the Student Course and Teacher Evaluation (SCATE) committee. These contain evaluation results for specific courses and instructors for each semesters. The majority of the handbooks are from 1968-1980. Also included in the files are clippings from handbooks arranged alphabetically by faculty member. A 1927 precursor to the handbook, The Curriculum Interpreted is also included.


  • Creation: 1927, 1968-1980
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968 - 1980


Access Restrictions

Some material restricted.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Student Course and Teacher Evaluation (SCATE) committee was formed in the spring of 1967 by the President of the Student Council, Douglas P. Biklen. It was originally formed as part of the National Student Association's Project SCATE program. Evaluations were distributed and tabulated by the committee under the direction of Peter Partnow, '68. The results were then published in the SCATE handbook to provide students a uniform guide for selecting courses and instructors. The student group disbanded around 1982 because of lack of interest.


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Arranged chronologically.

Guide to the SCATE (Student Course and Teacher Evaluation) Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
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