University records have a life span and eventually become inactive in their offices of origin. At that time, it is in the best interest of the University to determine and carry out the most appropriate disposition of these records. Records are either identified as archival records and transferred to the University Archives, or as disposable records and destroyed. Such records are delineated by a record series in the Records Retention, Disposition, and Destruction Schedules.
Retention schedules help provide uniform, effective, and systematic control of record keeping and destruction. Schedules ensure that valuable records are preserved and that records of a temporary nature are properly disposed of when no longer needed. University records housed in their originating and receiving offices are University property and may not be disposed unless they fall under a record series that has been approved by the Records Management Advisory Committee.
Records Management Advisory Committee approved retention schedules: