North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost General Records 1948-2012

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of the Provost
Size
296.45 linear feet
Call number
UA 005.001
Access to materials

Portions of this collection have restricted access; the remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

The general records of the North Carolina State University Office of the Provost include general correspondence, publications, and reports relating to the administration of North Carolina State University and issues in higher education. Materials range in date from 1948 to 2012.

In 1955, the position of Dean of Faculty was first established at North Carolina State College (University). In 1967, the title changed to Provost, and in 1971, to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Biographical/historical note

In 1955 the position of Dean of Faculty was first established at North Carolina State College (later University). In 1967 the title changed to Provost, and in 1971 to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

In 1953, Consolidated University of North Carolina President Gordon Gray hired the management firm of Cresap, McCormick and Paget to study the administration of the three branches of the Consolidated University. The firm recommended numerous changes to reorganize the administration of North Carolina State College. One of the recommendations was to create the office of the Dean of the Faculty, which would release the Chancellor of some administrative duties and provide more efficient coordination of academic matters. John W. Shirley, who had been Dean of the School of General Studies since 1948, became the first Dean of the Faculty in November, 1955.

Dean Shirley relieved the Chancellor of routine academic matters and worked with the school's faculty to improve the curriculum. He also worked with the Faculty Senate and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) representatives to formulate uniform tenure, promotion and appointment policies.

Dean of Faculty John W. Shirley resigned in 1962, and North Carolina State University President John T. Caldwell recruited Harry C. Kelly from the National Science Foundation to serve as the new dean. In 1967, the title of Dean of Faculty was changed to Provost, and in 1971, the title changed to Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Today the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer under the Chancellor of the University. The Provost is responsible for the review and approval of all academic programs and policies, as well as the appointment, compensation and promotion of the faculty and professional Exempt from Personnel Act (EPA) personnel in the academic divisions of the University.

1955-1962
John W. Shirley
1962-1967
Harry C. Kelly
1967-1971
Harry C. Kelly, Provost
1971-1974
Harry C. Kelly, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
1974-1990
Nash N. Winstead
1990-1993
Franklin D. Hart
1993-1998
Phillip J. Stiles
1999
Charles G. Moreland
1999-2000
Kermit L. Hall
2001
Charles G. Moreland
2001-2003
Stuart L. Cooper
2003
Robert A. Barnhardt
2003-2005
James L. Oblinger
2005-2009
Larry A. Nielsen
2009-
Warwick A. Arden (Interim 2009-2010)

Scope/content

The general records of the North Carolina State University Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs include general correspondence, publications, and reports relating to the administration of North Carolina State University and issues in higher education. Materials range in date from 1948 to 2012.

Physical description

294 cartons, 4 boxes, 1 half box, 1 flat folder

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing; original materials are arranged in alphabetical order by topic, additions to the collection are arranged in the order received.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost General Records, UA 005.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Processing information

Processed by: Sarah Carr and staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Hermann J. Trojanowski and Todd Kosmerick; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 June, August; 2010 September; Todd Kosmerick, 2014 June.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost General Records, UA 005.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.