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UMass Amherst. Academic Affairs

UMass Amherst. Academic Affairs, 1864-2007.

(160.75 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 006

Responsibility for academic affairs at Massachusetts Agricultural College initially fell to the college President, however in 1906, the Board of Trustees created the office of Dean of the College to oversee issues relating to student attendance, scholarship standing, the enforcement of faculty rules, and general student discipline. In 1953, the office of Provost was created to provide leadership in all areas of academic activity, and in 1970, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost became the chief academic officer of the campus, responsible for advising the Chancellor on the whole of the University’s academic program.

The bulk of the record group consists of the files of individual Deans of the College, Provosts, and Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, as well as the University Year for Action (1971-1976). Also included are the records of the interim and special appointees that report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the special programs, committees, institutes, and centers that were initiated by or developed from those offices.

Historical Note

Academic affairs at Massachusetts Agricultural College was initially the responsibility of the college President, however in 1906, the Board of Trustees created the office of Dean of the College, which was responsible for student attendance, scholarship standing, enforcement of faculty rules, and discipline. In 1953, the office of Provost was created to provide leadership in all areas of academic activity, and in 1970, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost became the chief academic officer of the campus, responsible for advising the Chancellor on the whole of the University’s academic program.

Scope and Contents

This record group includes the collected records of many of the University offices and programs primarily concerned with academic affairs. Initially academic affairs was the responsibility of early presidents. In 1906, the Board of Trustees created the office of Dean of the College. As Dean of the entire college, the Dean was responsible for student attendance, scholarship standing, enforcement of faculty rules, and discipline. In 1953 the office of Provost was created to provide leadership in all areas of academic activity. In 1970 the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost became the chief academic officer of the campus responsible for advising the Chancellor regarding the whole of the University’s academic program.

The bulk of the records consist of the files of individual Deans of the College, Provosts and Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs, as well as the University Year for Action (1971-1976). Also included are the records of interim and special appointees that report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Provost, and the special programs, committees, institutes, and centers that were initiated by or developed from those offices.

00. Publications (except as noted below)
1. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost 1893-2007
Arranged individually by date.

1. Assistant to the Provost 1974-1975
2. Dean’s Council/Provost’s Administrative Council/Academic Deans Meetings 1955-1977
2.5. Campus Management Council 1984-1989
3. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 1988
1. Center for Teaching 1989-2007
4. Associate Provost for Special Programs 1968-1982
4. University Year for Action (UYA) 1971-1976
5. Global Program 1973-1977
6. Rhetoric Program 1972-1982
6.5. Bilingual Collegiate Program (BCP) 1974-2007
7. Legal Studies 1965-1981
8. Center for Outreach Programs 1972-1981
9. International Programs; including Peace Corps 1967-2007
2. Foreign Students Advisor/Office 1955-2007
10. International Area Studies 1971-2007
11. Honors Program 1956-2007
12. Committee for the Collegiate Education of Black and other Minority Students (CCEBMS) 1967-2007
2. Spanish CCEBS 1972-1973
13. Upward Bound 1966-1993
13.5. Future Scholars of America (FSA) 1993-2007
14. The Environmental Institute (TEI) 1970-2007
1. Center for Community Renewal 1976-1978
2. University Center for Economic Development 1977-2007
3. National Park Service Cooperative Research Unit 1975-1981
4. Environmental Behavior Research Center 1977-1981
5. Cooperative Marine Education Research (CMER) 1989
6. Archaeological Services 1992
15. Communication Skills Center 1973-2007
5. Associate Vice Chancellor for Computing and Information 1975-2007
1. Office of Information Technologies (OIT) 1988-2007
6. Interim Vice Provost for University Outreach 1997-2007
No records in archives.

7. Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center (UAASC) 1997-2007
10. Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education 1972-2007
11. Director of Academic Budget (no records in Archives)
12. Learning Resources Center 1994-2007
13. Associate Provost for Women and Minority Groups 1968-1981
14. Associate Provost for Professional Schools 1971-1976
15. Campus Planning
1. Early Campus Planning 1864-1933
2. Alumni Advisory Committee on Campus Development 1945-1946
3. Campus Planning Council 1934-1965
4. Planning Office 1965-2007
5. Energy Conservation Committee 1974
16. Schedule Office 1867-2007
17. Summer School, Short Courses 1907-1977
18. Center for Instructional Resources and Improvement (CIRI) 1964-1978
19. Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities 1981-2007
20. Learning Disabilities Coordinator’s Office (LDCO) 1986-2007
21. Teaching Development Program 1987-2007
22. Academic Instructional Media Services (AIMS) 1998-2007
Formerly the Audio-Visual Department

Subjects

  • College students--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Office of Academic Affairs
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Office of Information Technology
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Office of International Programs
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