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Collection Overview

Title: Vice President and Provost, 1939+

Predominant Dates:1939-2005

ID: RHC/UA/16/

Extent: 138.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the office of the Vice President and Provost fall into four series and document the evolution of the office from 1941 forward.

The first series, Administrative Papers, includes correspondence of the various officeholders and the records of the Council of Academic Deans (1959-1969).  The most comprehensive files are those for Romeo M. Zulauf (1941-1957), J.R. Hainds (1957-1963), Francis R. Geigle (1963-1970), and John E. La Tourette (1979-1986).

Series two consists of the office's Financial Records (1952-1967) including internal budgets (1952-1967) and research grant proposals (1960-1969).  Budget documents subsequent to the 1960's for the Academic Affairs Division are found in UA5, Office of Budget and Planning.

The third series, Academic Programs, provides excellent documentation on the growth of Northern from a small teachers college to a multi-purpose university (1951-2001).  Types of records include departmental program proposals, curriculum changes, annual reports of the colleges and departments, planning documents, and an extensive file of departmental program reviews.

Selected personnel documents concerning Northern's faculty (1924-1980) comprise the fourth series.  The bulk of the material consists of faculty manuals, staffing plans, reports of academic staff, and recommendations for salaries, promotion, and tenure.

In June 1996 two departmental name changes were made. The Department of Theatre Arts became the School of Theatre Arts and the Department of Human and Family Resources was renamed the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences.

Collection Historical Note

As Northern grew over the years there was a continuing need to modernize the administrative structure of the institution.  Until 1941 all the academic and non-academic units directly reported to the president.  In September of 1941, with the approval of the Teachers College Boards, President Adams installed Romeo M. Zulauf as Northern's first Dean of the Faculty with direct responsibility for the activities of department heads.  Since that time the office has undergone several changes in function and title:  Dean of Instruction, 1953-1959; Vice  President in Charge of Instruction, 1959-1961; and Academic Vice President, 1961-1963.

In 1963 the position of Academic Vice President was abolished and its duties merged with the Executive Vice President's, creating the position of Executive Vice President and Provost.  Francis R. Geigle held this position from 1963-1969.  Late in 1968 President Rhoten Smith decided to separate the two positions and, in September, 1969, Geigle became Executive Vice President while Richard C. Bowers became Vice President and Provost.  Both men continued in these positions until they retired in the summer of 1974,  Bowers in July and Geigle in August.  James E. Heald succeeded Bowers as Acting Provost for one year beginning in July, 1974.  Heald then returned to his position as Dean of the College of Education and was succeeded by Emory G. Evans who served as Acting Provost from July, 1975 until William R. Monat became Provost in 1976.  With the resignation of President Nelson in February, 1978,  Monat was appointed Acting President.  In July, Monat's  appointment as President became permanent and he appointed Wendell V. Harris Acting Provost in September, 1978.  Harris had been Associate Provost since September, 1969.  In June, 1979 Harris retired and President Monat appointed John E. La Tourette as Provost.  La Tourette served in this position until 1984 when Northern's Board of Regents appointed him Acting President:  Monat had left NIU to become Chancellor of the Board system.  La Tourette served in a dual capacity until the Board hired Clyde Wingfield as President in July 1985, and then he returned to full time duty as Provost.  When President Wingfield resigned in the spring of 1986, the Board named La Tourette President.

Dean James Norris (L.A.S.) served as Acting Provost (1986-1987) until President La Tourette named Kendall Baker, Dean of the Graduate School at Bowling Green State University, Provost in 1987.  La Tourette had also come to NIU from the Graduate Dean's position at BGSU eight years earlier.  Baker resigned in 1992 and longtime History Professor J. Carroll Moody took the position as Acting Provost:  President John La Tourette made that appoint-ment permanent in the spring of 1994.  Moody retired in 1999 and was succeeded by interim Executive Vice President and Provost Lynne M. Waldeland.  J. Ivan Legg was named Executive Vice President and Provost during the spring of 2001.  Following Legg’s retirement in April 2006, Raymond W. Alden was chosen for the position, beginning his duties on July 1, 2006.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the records.

Use Restrictions: Literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired the records of the office of the Vice President and Provost in regular installments beginning in the mid-1960's.


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Addendum 7
Subject Files 8: Program Reviews
Box 268
Folder 1: Department of Communication, 2002-2003
Folder 2: Department of Leadership, Educational, Psychology, and Foundations, 2003-2004
Folder 3: Educational Administrative, 2003-2004
Folder 4: Educational Psychology, 2003-2004
Folder 5: Foundations of Education, 2003-2004
Folder 6: Instructional Technology, 2003-2004
Folder 7: Mathematical Sciences, 2003-2004
Folder 8: School Business Management, 2003-2004
Folder 9: B.A./B.S., M.A., and Ph.D in Political Science, 2004-2005
Folder 10: B.A./B.S., M.A., and Ph.D in Psychology, 2004-2005
Folder 11: B.S. in Early Childhood Studies and M.S. Ed. In Early Childhood Education, 2004-2005
Folder 12: B.S. Ed. and M.S. Ed in Elementary Education, 2004-2005
Folder 13: B.S. Ed. And M.S. Ed in Special Education, 2004-2005
Folder 14: Center for Governmental Studies, 2004-2005
Folder 15: Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, 2004-2005
Folder 16: Department of Teaching and Learning, 2004-2005
Folder 17: M.S. Ed. And Ed. D in Curriculum and Instruction, 2004-2005
Folder 18: M.S. Ed. In Literacy Education, 2004-2005
Folder 19: Masters of Public Administration, 2004-2005
Folder 20: Psychological Services Center, 2004-2005
Folder 21: Public Opinion Laboratory, 2004-2005
Folder 22-23: Masters of Public Administration Self Study, 2005
Folder 24: Department of Industrial Engineering, Accreditation Materials, June 2006
Folder 25-28: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Accreditation Interim Report, Appendix A-F, June 2006
Folder 29-33: M.A. Communications Disorders Council on Rehabilitation Education, Self Study Document, Standards A-D,F,G and Appendix A, 1999
Folder 34: M.A. Communications Disorders, Council on Rehabilitation Education, Self Study Document, Student/Supervisor Fieldwork Manual, 2004
Folder 35-37: M.A. Communications Disorders Council on Rehabilitation Education, Self Study Document, Appendix C-N, 1999
Box 269
Folder 1-3: M.A. Communications Disorders Council on Rehabilitation Education, Self Study Document, Appendix O-W, 1999
Folder 4-5: Program Report to National Association of School Psychologists, 2006
Folder 6-7: College of Business Accreditation, Maintenance Review, 2008
Folder 8: College of Business Accounting, Accreditation Maintenance Review Report, 2008
Folder 9-10: College of Business Accounting, Accreditation Maintenance Review Report, Including Appendices, 2008
Folder 11-16: Physical Therapy Program, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, Self Study Accreditation Report, 2003
Folder 17-18: School of Music, Self Study for Accreditation, 2002
Box 270
Folder 6-Jan: School of Music, Self Study for Accreditation, 2002
Folder 7: College of Business, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. International Business Review, 2008
Folder 8: Illinois State Board of Education/National Council for Joint Continuing Accreditation, Visit, 2001
Folder 10-Sep: Higher Learning Commission, Self Study, 1994-2003
Folder 12-Nov: Self Study, Report on Educational Programs in Athletic Training, 2004
Folder 13-15: Accreditation, School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences Child Development Lab, 2005
Folder 16-18: Accreditation, Dietetics Education, 2002
Folder 19: Task Force on Improving the Undergrad Experience Feedback, 1996-1997
Box 271
Folder 2-Jan: Illinois Board of Higher Education, Master Plan, 1964-1999
Folder 3: Academic Planning Council, Follow-up from 1998-1999, Special Committee to Review Graduate Program, no date
Folder 4: Academic Planning Council, Follow-Up Requests, 1996-1997 Program Review, no date
Folder 5: Communicative Disorders Booklet, 1993
Folder 6: Communicative Disorders Clinical Doctorate, 1980-1992
Folder 7: Communicative Disorders Professional Doctorate in Audiology, 1989-1994
Folder 8: Communicative Disorders Professional Doctorate in Audiology, 1995-1996
Folder 9: Communicative Disorders, Questionnaire and Responses on Doctoral Program, 1991-1992
Folder 10: Academic Affairs Accomplishments, FY 1991
Subject Files 9: Administrative Files
Box 272
Folder 1: Law College Start Up, 1979-1980
Folder 2: Curriculum and Instruction Situation, 1992-1993
Folder 3: Engineering and Engineering Technology, 1992
Folder 4: Campus Counseling Services, 1995
Folder 5: Administrative Achievements, 1989-1992
Folder 7-Jun: February 14, 2008, Correspondence, 2008
Box 273
Folder 4-Jan: February 14, 2008, Correspondence, 2008
Folder 5: President's Cole Hall, Task Force, 2008
Folder 6: Academic Space, Task Force, 2008
Folder 7: February 14 Scholarship Fund, 2008
Box 274
Folder 1: Task Force on Improving the Undergrad Experience, Coordinating Committee, 1996
Folder 3-Feb: Task Force on Improving the Undergrad Experience, Coordinating Committee Handouts, 1996
Folder 4: Task Force on Improving the Undergrad Experience, General, 1996
Folder 5: Task Force on Improving the Undergraduate Experience, Report Update, January 1998
Folder 6: Task Force on Improving the Undergraduate Experience, Letters, 1996
Folder 7: Exit Interview, Work Groups, 1997
Folder 8: Parent Association, Work Group, 1997
Folder 9: Report of 2004 Withdrawing/Non Returning Students, Survey, 2004
Folder 10: Vision Statement, Faculty Senate, 1992
Folder 11: Vision Committee, 1991
Folder 12: Vision Statement, 1991

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