Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1969-2000 | University of Michigan-Dearborn Archives
The first donation of records from the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs record group is divided into three series: CHRONOLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE, TOPICAL FILES, PUBLICATIONS, REPORTS and AUDIO-VISUAL. These records cover faculty, staff, student, and administrative relations and concerns.
The CHRONOLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE series covers the period from 1970 to 1991. However, there is only one folder of correspondence for the period from 1970 through 1988. For the period from 1989 to 1990 there is slightly better documentation. 1991 is most thoroughly documented correspondence through correspondence.
The TOPICAL FILES series includes scattered records of the Academic Affairs Advisory Council (AAAC), a faculty committee which advises the provost. Dating from 1974 and 1991-1992, they include minutes for 1974.
Committees are arranged alphabetically by name of committee. The Campus Matriculants Program contains some material from the Non-Traditional Student Advisory Committee, but the researcher should also consult the committee material. There is some material for each of the schools and colleges, though most of these records are dean searches and reviews, which are restricted in accordance with applicable laws. These files also included minutes from Council of Deans, Senior Officers and Deans, Faculty Senate.
There are eighteen folders of material dealing with faculty sabbaticals.
The PUBLICATIONS series includes the Faculty Handbook for 1978 and 1981.
Correspondence is included for 1989-1996.
The most substantial addition to the Provost’s records was the donation of 29 record cartons in the fall of 2006. These records comprise Boxes 31-146. The entire addition consists of TOPICAL FILES, except for box 146, which is primarily CORRESPONDENCE, although it includes material from the Policy Council as well. Correspondence is included within the TOPICAL FILES. Some general university publications, and some publications emerging from other units, notably Engineering, were removed to the archives’ PUBLICATIONS collection for greater ease of use.