North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost, Professorship Records 1959-1993

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of the Provost
Size
1 linear foot (2 archival boxes)
Location

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Call number
UA 005.061

This collection contains correspondence, reports and other material about named professorships and teaching awards at North Carolina State University, 1959 - 1993.

The practice of establishing various kinds of distinctive academic chairs or professorships to attract and encourage excellent faculty has been a part of North Carolina State University since at least 1946. The University's oldest endowed professorship, the William Neal Reynolds Professorship in Agriculture, supports William Neal Reynolds Professors by providing salary supplements and discretionary operating support. NCSU has named professorships that are endowed at levels that provide, from their income, support for salary supplements and discretionary operating resources. Other professorships carrying distinctive titles may or may not be associated with continuing appropriations that provide salary and support. In mid-1986, with the advice of the Faculty Senate, the chancellor established the concept of "professors of distinction" as the broad descriptor of all kinds of distinctively-titled professorships, "including distinguished visiting scholars," and provided procedures for according such distinctions upon individuals. Those procedures provide that faculty committees, comprised in the majority by individuals holding such formal distinctions, be consulted in the process of searching for or naming particular individuals in such positions and that the final review and decision on such distinctions rested with the chancellor upon the advice of the provost, the vice chancellor for research, and the dean of the graduate school.

Biographical/historical note

The practice of establishing various kinds of distinctive academic chairs or professorships to attract and encourage excellent faculty has been a part of North Carolina State University since at least 1946. The University's oldest endowed professorship, the William Neal Reynolds Professorship in Agriculture, supports William Neal Reynolds Professors by providing salary supplements and discretionary operating support. NCSU has named professorships that are endowed at levels that provide, from their income, support for salary supplements and discretionary operating resources. Other professorships carrying distinctive titles may or may not be associated with continuing appropriations that provide salary and support. In mid 1986, with the advice of the Faculty Senate, the chancellor established the concept of "professors of distinction" as the broad descriptor of all kinds of distinctively-titled professorships, "including distinguished visiting scholars," and provided procedures for according such distinctions upon individuals. Those procedures provide that faculty committees, comprised in the majority by individuals holding such formal distinctions, be consulted in the process of searching for or naming particular individuals in such positions and that the final review and decision on such distinctions rested with the chancellor upon the advice of the provost, the vice chancellor for research, and the dean of the graduate school.

Scope/content

This collection contains correspondence and reports other material about named professorships and teaching awards at North Carolina State University, 1959 - 1993.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and dates.

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, Professorship Records, UA 005.061, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Office of the Provost.

Processing information

Processed by Carmen Spradlin, June 2009. Encoded by Carmen Spradlin, June 2009.

Outstanding Teacher Awards April 1993-November 1993
Box 1, Folder 1
Outstanding Teacher Awards April 1993
Box 1, Folder 2
Outstanding Teacher Awards February 1993-March 1993
Box 1, Folder 3
Outstanding Teacher Awards June 1987-November 1992
Box 1, Folder 4
Outstanding Teacher Awards September 1992-November 1992
Box 1, Folder 5
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1988- 1989
Box 1, Folder 6
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1987-1988
Box 1, Folder 7
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1986-1987
Box 1, Folder 8
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1985-1986
Box 1, Folder 9
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1984-1985
Box 1, Folder 10
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1983-1984
Box 1, Folder 11
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1982-1983
Box 2, Folder 1
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1981-1982
Box 2, Folder 2
Alumni Distinguished Professorship 1975-1979
Box 2, Folder 3
Five Professorships 1966-1976
Box 2, Folder 4
University Professorships 1965-1967
Box 2, Folder 5
Miscellaneous 1973-1980
Box 2, Folder 6
Miscellaneous 1967-1972
Box 2, Folder 7
Miscellaneous 1966-1967
Box 2, Folder 8
Miscellaneous 1965-1966
Box 2, Folder 9
Miscellaneous 1965
Box 2, Folder 10
Miscellaneous 1959 -1964
Box 2, Folder 11

Access to the collection

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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Provost, Professorship Records, UA 005.061, 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.