Joyce A. Baugh Collection, 1984-2017 (Scattered), and undated
Using These Materials
- Joyce A. Baugh Collection is open for research.
- Baugh, Joyce A.
- The collection documents Dr. Baugh’s time as a professor at CMU, the Affirmative Action Council, materials from Ken Hechler, Secretary of State, after his (and former Republican Congressman George Wortley’s) visit to CMU through the Congress to Campus program, Eyes on the Prize course materials, Task Force folder includes some extremely hateful and inappropriate terminology in letters and songs that students and faculty received at CMU which demonstrate the racism/prejudices theyfaced in the early 1990s.
- .5 cubic foot (in 1 box, 1 Oversized folder)
- Collection processed and finding aid created by N. Brabaw, M. Matyn, 2018
- Scope and Content:
The collection, 1984-2017 (scattered), and undated, . 5 cubic feet in 1 box, 1 Ov. Folder) consists of materials documenting biographical information about Dr. Baugh’s time as a professor at CMU, email correspondence regarding the materials she donated, meetings minutes and information pertaining to the Affirmative Action Council, and a newspaper clipping and associated letters and songs from Ken Hechler, Secretary of State, after his (and former Republican Congressman George Wortley’s) visit to CMU through the Congress to Campus program. The collection also includes early notes and a class syllabus for the Eyes on the Prize course, and meeting minutes, meetings notes, and three days of transcripts from the public hearings held on campus and the report done after they were concluded. The Task Force folder includes some extremely hateful and inappropriate terminology in letters and songs that students and faculty received at CMU which demonstrate the racism/prejudices they were facing even in the early 1990s.
- Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Joyce A. Baugh was hired at CMU in 1998 as an instructor of Political science and retired as a professor of Political Science in 2017 with emerita status. She earned a B.A. from Clemson University in Political Science in 1981, and both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Kent State University in 1983 and 1989, respectively. In her time at CMU Dr. Baugh served as a chairperson for the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (1995-2001); taught courses in constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, judicial process, and the Civil Rights Movement; played a primary role in establishing CMU’s affiliation with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC); served as the faculty advisor for the Omega Beta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society); acted as a primary advisor for Social Studies majors pursing degrees in secondary education with a concentration in Political Science and students interested in attending law school; received the 2009 Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavior Sciences; and was one of four public members to serve on the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Selection Committees for the Pickering Fellowship. The Pickering Fellowship is one of the U.S. Department of State’s premier recruiting programs, designed to increase diversity in the Department’s Foreign Service to better reflect and serve the needs of the American people. The committee is comprised of U.S. Foreign Service Officers, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officers, and higher education and think tank professionals.
Dr. Baugh specialized in civil rights and liberties, judicial policies, and public law and courts which fueled her involvement with CMU’s old Affirmative Action Council (early 1990s) in which she served on from 1990-1992. She was also involved with the Faculty Association’s Task Force on Racism, Sexism and Homophobia. Beginning in 2000, Dr. Baugh’s department, with Dr. Baugh as coordinator in 2000, 2002 and 2004, participated in the Congress to Campus program which brought various members of the United States government to CMU to speak with students. Dr. Baugh also helped develop and teach the first Eyes on the Prize course that was later developed into “The Civil Rights Movement” class.
Along with teaching, Dr. Baugh has produced numerous publications (all listed in the biographical information folder). She has also refereed countless presentations, organized and served on panels, and has written many scholarly reviews. Dr. Baugh’s work in combating academic racism and promoting civil rights has propelled CMU forward and has assisted in laying the foundations for a more inclusive and safe learning environment for all students at CMU today and in the future. (This information is from the collection).
CMU Affirmative Action Council: The Affirmative Action Council was responsible for encouraging maximum participation of the University community in formulating concerns in the area of affirmative action. The council was to become familiar with affirmative action principles and guidelines, advised the President of CMU on community concerns and of any changes in policy or procedures or the need for a committee, and received and reviewed reports. The council consisted of a representative from the every level at CMU, including the student government, maintenance and food service, and public broadcasting. Although the President of the University had the ultimate responsibility of achieving affirmation action goals, the implementation of it depending on the individuals involved in making employment decisions and addressing student needs. The council also focused on the inclusion of minority faculty at CMU and bridging the gap between incoming and existing minority faculty.
CMU Faculty Association’s Task Force on Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia: The Faculty Association’s Task for on Racism worked with the Affirmative Action Council in ways to combat racism/prejudices towards minority (race, gender, or sexual orientation) staff and students at CMU. Along with the public hearings mentioned in the above biographical section, the task force addressed written abuses and shed light on inappropriate actions of the University in response to racism, sexism or homophobia. This task force worked to bring light to the prejudices and institutional racism happening on campus and pushed the University to adjust their policies and actually enforce a safe university environment.
Congress to Campus Program: Congress to Campus is a national program that has brought, and continues to bring, former Members of Congress to college campuses to increase civil literacy and participation for over the past thirty-five years. A bipartisan pair of former Congress Members can be sent to any college, university or community college for a two day visit. During the visit they hold classes, community forums, meet with students and faculty and make local press and media appearances. The goal of this program is to engage students and inspire them to be more active in everything from voting to a public service.
- Acquisition Information:
- Acc# 76021
The collection is organized by size and alphabetically.
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Multicultural education--United States.
Minorities--Education (Higher)--United States.
Discrimination in higher education--Michigan.
Anti-racism--Study and teaching (Higher education)--United States.
Central Michigan University. Affirmative Action Council on Racism, Sexism and Homophobia.
Central Michigan University--Faculty.
Central Michigan University--History.
Congress to Campus.
Baugh, Joyce A.
Hechler, Ken, 1914-2016.
Wortley, George C.(George Cornelius), 1926-
- Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
Using These Materials
Joyce A. Baugh Collection is open for research.
- USE & PERMISSIONS:
Copyright is unknown.
- PREFERRED CITATION:
Joyce A. Baugh Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University