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Dean’s administrative and curriculum files

Identifier: GV018-01

Collection Description

Dean's files, administrative files, curriculum files and class modules.


  • 1972 - 1995


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Administrative History

College IV opened in 1973 and was renamed in 1978 to Kirkhoff College following a generous gift from Russell H. Kirkhof. It was the fourth "cluster" college promoting experimental education by offering a self-directed, self-paced curriculum of modules, units of study or blocks of material that broke courses into conceptual chunks. Booklets instructed students on how to master those chunks, and then tested them when they were ready to earn the half-credit each module carried. Faculty was available for tutorials, coaching and consulting when needed. It had the most extensive mathematics curriculum of any of the cluster colleges. College IV was discontinued during a reorganization in 1983.


6.0 Linear feet (9 boxes)


Arranged in 3 series: 1) Dean's files, 2) Administrative files, 3) Curriculum files.

Classification Code

Formerly 104
College IV Dean's administrative and curriculum files

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States