Records of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science : An inventory of Record Group 6.5.1
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Collection Summary

Title:

Records of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science

Dates: 1991-
Origination: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: The records consist of publications, inter-office correspondence, minutes, and other materials generated by the administrative activities of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science, dating from 1990-2009.
Quantity: 2.8 Linear Feet of textual materials
Identifier: rg6.5.1

Administrative History

The Office of the Dean was established in 1989, with the hiring of the first Dean of General Education. In 1990, the title of this position was changed to Dean of Humanities and Social Science, reflecting the changing role and responsibility of the position. The persons who have been Deans or Acting Deans of the School are as follows:

  • Professor Maurice Craft, 1990-1992
  • Professor Hong Hsu (Acting Dean), 1992-1993
  • Professor Hsi-sheng Ch'i, 1993-1996
  • Professor Pang-Hsin Ting, 1996-2004
  • Professor William Shu Sam Tay (Acting Dean), 2004-2006
  • Professor Alvin Y So (Acting Dean), 2006-2007
  • Professor Erik Baark (Acting Dean), 2007-2009
  • Professor James Z Lee, 2009-2018
  • Professor Kellee S TSAI, 2018-

The Deans have overseen faculty recruitment, development of academic courses, and the implementation of academic policies in the Humanities and Social Science divisions of the School. The Language Center was also administered by the Dean of Humanities and Social Science until 1992.

Provenance Note

Records of the HSS School Board have been transferred to the University Senate (RG 5, Series 15).

Scope and Contents

The records consist of publications, inter-office correspondence, minutes, and other materials generated by the administrative activities of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science. The materials document the academic programs offered by the School, the research activities of faculty, and other matters relating to the development and administration of the School. More information about the records can be found in the series descriptions.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Except for pubications and other materials clearly intended for public circulation, these files are closed to public access.

Related Materials

Other materials relating to the School of Humanities and Social Science can be found in the records of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs (RG 6.1, Series 1) and the records of the HSS School Board (RG 5, Series 15).

Index Terms

Subjects:

  • Curriculum planning
  • Humanities
  • Research
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Office of the Dean of Humanities and Social Science

Series 1 - Administrative Files, 1990-1996

Organized into two sub-series, which reflect the original order of the records.

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, agendas and minutes of school administrative meetings, course descriptions, profiles of faculty, interview reports, appointment recommendations, and a variety of other materials relating to the administration of the School. These records primarily document the development of courses, staff recruitment, faculty research, and issues relating to academic planning. The materials also provide information on graduate fellowships and other awards, external academic activities such as conferences, and HKUST academic policies and procedures.

Subseries 1.1 - Records of Meetings, Inter-Departmental Correspondence, and other Administrative Records, 1992-1996

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.


Subseries 1.2 - Course Files and Annual Reports, 1990-1996

Arranged in accordance with an alphabetic filing code developed by the Office of the Dean.


Series 2 - Academic Program Brochures, 1991-

Arranged chronologically.

The records consist of postgraduate program brochures and status report published by the School which provide information about PG admissions requirements, graduate course offerings, MA and Ph.D. graduation requirements, and faculty research interests.

Series 3 - Posters, 2008-

The series consists of posters on MA programs, lectures series, seminars and book talks organized by the department.

Last updated on 15 December 2017