|Provost Records -- Scope and Content|
The materials in this record group were produced by the Office of the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs. They were transferred from Tod Hall to Archives & Special Collections. The materials reflect the role of the Provost's Office in dealing with such academic matters as strategic planning, departmental self-studies and manuals, and the Academic Senate. The user will find while using these documents that the preparation for accreditation process and the composition on institutional mission statements consumed a great deal of the Office's time and energy.
The collection is arranged by subject matter and type in chronological order with much of the original order maintained. Series I covers general correspondences from the late 1980s into the 1990s. Series II documents the crafting of mission statements during the 1990s. Series III contains the Daily Files kept by Drs. Gills through Scanlon. Series IV deals with the development of various degree programs during the late 1960s-early1970s. Series V details the various academic areas for which the Office of the Provost has been responsible, including the Academic Senate, Deans Council, STARS, and Public Service Institute. Series VI, Accreditation, is arranged by accrediting organizations (such as the NCATE, ECPD, ABET1 etc.) then chronologically. Much of Series VI dates from the 1970s and 1980s. Series VII is designated Subject Files, which hold a wide variety of materials and documents. 1