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Colorado Commission on Higher Education records

 Collection — Container: C001 Box 8 (unprocessed)
Identifier: C001

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to the establishment and activities of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) between 1965 and 2000. Including this collection are minutes from the CCHE's meetings, legislation and statues related to the CCHE, plans and reports published by the CCHE, statistics and information on programs and enrollment in Colorado higher education, and financial documents and recommendations.


  • 1965 - 2000
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archives and Special Collections at or 970-351-2854 for further information.

Historical Note

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) was established in 1965 by an Act of the Colorado General Assembly. (1965 Session Laws p. 1045, and CRS 23-1.)
The original statue called for 9 members appointed by the Governor for a four-year term and confirmed by the Senate. Officers, employees or board members of various instituions of higher education are ineligible for commission membership.
There is an advisory committee officially established by the Statue which includes four legislators, and faculty representatives of the instituions. The UNC faculty annually elects a member to this group.
Prior to the 1985 legislative session a committee worked on changes in the higher education hierarchy and creating a report with their recommendations. Resulting from that study, and much legislative activity, a major change in CCHE legislation was passed as House Bill 1187 in the 1985 session, considerably changing the authority of the Commission.


4.63 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials



Materials related to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education between 1965 and 2000, including meeting minutes, reports, financial documents, and statistics on higher education in Colorado.

Collection Arrangment

This collection is arranged into sixteen series:
Series 1: Minutes of the Commission
Series 2: Statutes, regulations, bylaws, and related materials
Series 3: Commission published plans and annual reports
Series 4: Degree programs and degrees conferred
Series 5: Enrollment
Series 6: Colorado 1202 Commission materials
Series 7: Continuing educational materials -- Outreach
Series 8: Guidelines
Series 9: Statewide review of programs for the preparation of educational personnel
Series 10: Finances and budgets
Series 11: Faculty Advisory Council
Series 12: Libraries
Series 13: UNC statements and presentations before the Commission
Series 14: Reports
Series 15: State supported research
Series 16: Statewide Extended Campus

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Mary Linscome and Shirley Soenksen.

Minimally Processed
Mary Linscome and Shirley Soenksen. Updated by Melissa Gurney Schultz
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Revision Statements

  • 1985-11: Initially inventory with some description created by emm.
  • 1986-09: Revisions made to the inventory and its descriptions by ss.
  • 1995: Inventory with series created for all Colorado collections, including C001, by Mary Linscome and Shirley Soenksen
  • 1998-1124: Revisions made to the inventory and its descriptions.
  • 2011-03-22: Finding aid created from original inventory by Shirley Soenksen.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639