The records of the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs span from 1950 to 1990. However, the bulk of the material is dated since 1960 and covers the administrations of Vice-Presidents Mack Davis, Christopher Bramlett, Donald Goodman, and Robert Alfonso.
The records include minutes and related materials of the Academic Council, President's Council, Faculty Senate, Curriculum Committee, and General Education Committee; lists of student's qualifying for the dean's list; and correspondence, program requirements, course outlines and curricula proposal for many of the academic departments and colleges reporting to the vice-president.
In general, the records concern the teaching mission of the university and its faculty. Subjects covered include: the development and revision of curricula; academic requirements; faculty evaluation and tenure; Faculty Senate; and academic freedom.
The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, General Office Files, Series 2, President's Council Minutes, Series 3, Academic Council Minutes, and Series 4, Curriculum Committee Minutes.
Method of Acquisition
The records of the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs were transferred to the University Archives by Patsy Pickle on August 28, 1985. The files were opened for research in March 1986. Additional records transferred to the archives will be added to the appropriate series.
Norma Myers, Tira Neal, and Ned Irwin completed processing the collection in March 1998.