Office of the Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs And Provost Records, 1845 - 2017 May 17
- Includes the records of the Office of the Provost which oversees the academic mission of the University. Materials in this collection address all aspects of academic policy at the University: program planning and review, faculty policies and salary practices, grading policies, long-range planning, and budgeting.
- 92.29 cubic ft. and 51 captures
- English .
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Office of the Provost Records, 1845-2017. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Office of the Provost Records).
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Access to this collection is unrestricted with the exception of series 6 and 7; these two series are partially processed and may contain personally identifiable information. Please contact an archivist for more information.
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- Scope and Content:
Includes correspondence and reports of the Vice President for Academic Affairs relating to the establishment, accreditation, and review of academic departments and programs; the closing of the Milne School and phasing out of particular academic programs in the 1970s; administrative policies about probation, transfer students, enrollment and faculty salaries; long range planning documentation; documents on international programs; and campus construction and space planning documentation. Also included is a complete run of bulletins and course catalogs.
- Biographical / Historical:
The office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs was established in 1965 by President Evan R. Collins as a successor to the Office of the Dean, which had previously overseen academic programs. The Provost manages all aspects of the University's academic mission. This includes oversight of all of the undergraduate and graduate programs, enrollment, and advisement. The Provost is also responsible for overseeing the registration process for new academic programs as well as the periodic review, conducted by the State Education Department and by outside accrediting bodies, of existing programs. As of 2016, the office is referred to as the Office of the Provost, while the Provost's title remains Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
- Acquisition information:
Items in this collection were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives. Additional materials (particularly materials from Series 6: "Program Registration and Review Records" were accessioned from a records storage room overseen by the Office of the Provost in the Fall of 2016.2016
This collection is arranged into 8 series. Series 1 contains archived versions of the Provost's website. Series 2 through 6 contain materials designated by the State retention schedule for permanent retention: bulletins (Series 2), program registration letters from the State Education Department (Series 3), program accreditation letters from outside accrediting bodies (Series 4), articulation agreements (Series 5), and supporting materials documenting the program registration and review processes (series 6). Series 7 consists of curriculum development materials that document the approval of individual courses at the University. Finally, Series 8 contains administrative records from the Office of the Provost that document the day to day administrative functions of the Office.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2016 by Benjamin Covell.
- Education, Higher--Administration.
Universities and colleges--Accreditation.
Wages -- New York (State)
- State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Provost
State University of New York at Albany. Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs