University Committee on the history and tradition appointed by the University of Michigan President James J. Duderstadt in 1991 to facilitate the preservation, promotion, and evaluation of the history and tradition of the University of Michigan, a leading institution of higher learning and education. Some committee activities undertaken to promote aspects of the history of the university including Mark Program, Oral History Program, and presenting certificates of appreciation for their contribution to the celebration and units of the university’s history.
The committee also works with schools in universities, colleges, departments and units in advance of their history, as well as various relief activities related to maintaining historical artifacts, and providing advice and guidance the university administration and the university community in general on many issues related to history and tradition. Reappointed by President Lee Bollinger in 1998, the history and tradition of the committee continues its work under the guidance of President Mary Sue Coleman.
History and traditions require the Commission
University Advisory Committee to the President on issues related to the history and tradition of the University, seeks to facilitate the preservation, promotion, and evaluation of the history and tradition of the University of Michigan, a leading institution of higher learning and education.
The committee reports to the President of the University. It will record the activity annually and present a written summary of these activities to the President.
The committee will be composed of 6-10 members, including the director of the historical library is taken. Members shall be appointed by the President to the terms of one to three years. The President shall appoint the chair of the committee.
Responsibilities and activities
- Advise the President on issues that arise in reference to the history and traditions of the university may be relevant.
- To foster the appreciation of the contributions, including spiritual, and traditions of previous generations university community.
- To review, at the request of the president, main activities dealing with problems and / or tools relevant to the history of the university.
- Recognize efforts to promote aspects of history at the University.
- To identify historical and conservation projects and help monitor the application as it deems appropriate given the committee represented expertise and resources available to the committee.
To create, where appropriate, the historical importance of projects and establish sub-committees or task forces to monitor their implementation.
- To create, in anticipation of the Bicentennial celebrations of the university in 2017, projects with historical importance and to establish sub-committees or task forces to monitor their implementation.
- To encourage schools and colleges Universitys campus organizations to preserve and promote the history of their intellectual leadership through programs, publications and exhibitions.
- Responsibility and otherwise as determined by the President