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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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Series III.: Academic Programs
Grouping 3.: Francis R. Geigle
Box 24
Folder 25: Manual for Submitting Academic Program Changes, 1960
Folder 26: Proposal for Program in Nursing Education, 1958
Folder 27: Proposal for Communications Media Department, 1965
Folder 28: Proposal to Modify the Administrative Designation of the Department of Education, 1966
Folder 29: Proposal to Modify the Administrative Structure of the Earth Sciences  Department, 1966-1967
Folder 30: Proposal for a Department of Military Science, 1968
Folder 31: Proposal to Establish the Geology and Geography Departments, 1968-1969
Folder 32: Academic Program Proposals, Correspondence, 1961-1967
Folder 33: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Physical Therapy, 1962
Box 25
Folder 1: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Music, 1964
Folder 2: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Economics, 1964
Folder 3: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Medical Technology, 1964
Folder 4: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Fine Arts, 1966
Folder 5: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Clinical Dietetics, 1972
Folder 6: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Proposed Graduate Program, 1951
Folder 7: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Graduate School Curricular Requests, 1958-1965
Box 26
Folder 1: Bachelor Degree Program Proposals: Graduate School Curricular Requests, 1966-1969
Folder 2: Reports of Units of Instruction Added or Deleted, 1962-1970
Folder 3: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Philosophy, 1964
Folder 4: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Library Science, 1961-1962
Folder 5: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Public Affairs, 1971
Folder 6-7: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Journalism, 1962-1970
Folder 8: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Business Education, 1964-1965
Folder 9: Masters Degree Program Proposals: College Student Personnel, 1971
Folder 10: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Community Mental Health, 1967-1968
Folder 11: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Computer Science, 1973
Box 27
Folder 1: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Adult-Continuing Education, 1972
Folder 2: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Early Childhood Education, 1969
Folder 3: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Nursing, 1966
Folder 4: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Safety Education, 1963
Folder 5: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Textiles and Clothing, 1967
Folder 6: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Outdoor Teacher Education, 1962
Folder 7: Masters Degree Program Proposals: Special Education, 1966
Folder 8: Proposal to begin a Doctoral Program, 1961
Folder 9: Doctoral Program Proposals: Adult-Continuing Education, 1972
Box 28
Folder 1: Doctoral Program Proposals: Art Education, 1968
Folder 2: Doctoral Program Proposals: Education, 1961-1965
Box 29
Folder 1: Doctoral Program Proposals: Industry and Technology, 1969
Folder 2-3: Doctoral Program Proposals: Biological Sciences, 1967-1973
Folder 4: Doctoral Program Proposals: Business, 1965-1966
Folder 5: Doctoral Program Proposals: Chemistry, 1965-1966
Folder 6: Doctoral Program Proposals: Economics, 1967-1968
Folder 7: Doctoral Program Proposals: Educational Psychology, 1970
Folder 8: Doctoral Program Proposals: English, 1960-1965
Folder 9: Doctoral Program Proposals: Geology, 1969-1970
Folder 10: Doctoral Program Proposals: Physics, 1969
Folder 11: Doctoral Program Proposals: History, 1961-1965
Folder 12: Doctoral Program Proposals: Mathematical Sciences, 1971
Folder 13-14: Doctoral Program Proposals: Political Science, 1965-1968
Folder 15-16: Doctoral Program Proposals: Psychology, 1965-1968
Folder 17: Doctoral Program Proposals: Speech, 1965, 1970
Folder 18: Special Program Proposals: Center for Governmental Studies, 1969
Folder 19: Special Program Proposals: Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Training, 1962
Folder 20: Special Program Proposals: Institutional Administration Program, 1966
Folder 21: Special Program Proposals: Suburban Press Research and Service Center, 1968
Folder 22: Special Program Proposals: Cooperative Engineering Program with University of Illinois, 1969
Folder 23: Special Program Proposals: Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center, 1968-1969
Box 30
Folder 1-12: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Business College, 1961-1962-1974-1975
Box 31
Folder 1-4: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Business College, 1975-1976-1982-1983
Folder 5: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Continuing Education College, 1978-1979
Folder 6-10: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Education College, 1958-1959, 1967-1968
Folder 11-12: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Fine & Applied Arts College, 1958-1959, 1968-1969
Folder 13-18: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Liberal Arts & Sciences College, 1959-1960, 1964-1965
Box 32
Folder 1-22: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Liberal Arts & Sciences College, 1965-1966, 1975-1976
Box 33
Folder 1-5: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Liberal Arts & Sciences College, 1976-1977, 1979-1980
Box 34
Folder 1: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Academic Vice President/Provost, 1958-1959, 1965-1966
Folder 2: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Graduate School, 1955-1956, 1966-1967
Folder 3: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Extension Service and Adult & Continuing Education, 1960-1961, 1966-1967
Folder 4: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Summer Session, 1960-1963
Box 35
Folder 1-2: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Summer Session, 1964-1970
Folder 3: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Grants Office, 1966-1967
Folder 4: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Publications Editor, 1964-1965
Folder 5: Annual Reports of the Colleges and Departments: Regional Services Division, 1960-1961
Box 36a-c
Folder 1-21: Academic Plans (all), 1974-1988
Box 37A
Folder 1: Transition Plan for Program Accessibility, 1978
Folder 2: College Reorganization: Committee Hearing Minutes, 1972
Folder 3: College Reorganization: Committee Reports, 1972
Folder 4: College Reorganization: General Correspondence, 1971-1973
Folder 5: Response to Technical Questions, Baccalaureate Program, 1979
Folder 6: Faculty and Student Profiles by Department, 1969-1974
Folder 7: Response to Technical Questions, Appropriated Budget, Fiscal Year 1981, 1979
Folder 8: Response to Technical Questions, Capital Budget, Fiscal Year 1981, 1979
Folder 9: Catch-up Funding Requests, 1976
Folder 10: Industry and Technology Status Report, 1974
Folder 11-12: New and Expanded Program Requests (N.E.P.R.s), 1982, Fiscal Year 1984
Box 37B
Folder 13: New and Expanded Program Requests, 1983, FY85
Folder 14-17: Program Improvement and Expansion Requests (P.I.E.s), Fiscal Year 1987, Fiscal Year 1988
Box 38
Folder 1-2: University Scope and Mission Statements, 1972, 1982
Folder 3: Program Reviews:  1972-1982:  Liberal Arts & Sciences College, 1971-1972, 1979
Folder 4: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Anthropology, 1971, 1979, 1982
Folder 5: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Biological Sciences, 1971, 1978, 1979
Folder 6: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Black Studies Program, 1971
Folder 7: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Center for Biochemical & Biophysical Studies, 1979
Folder 8: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Center for Governmental Studies, 1970, 1979
Folder 9: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Center for Latino Studies, 1982
Folder 10: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Center for Minority Studies, 1981-1982
Folder 11: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Chemistry, 1971, 1979
Folder 12: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Computer Sciences, 1979
Folder 13: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Economics, 1971-1972, 1982
Folder 14: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: English, 1971
Folder 15: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Environmental Studies, 1979
Folder 16: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Foreign Languages, 1971-1972, 1980
Folder 17: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Geography, 1971-1972, 1979, 1982
Folder 18: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: General Studies, 1979
Folder 19: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Geology, 1971-1972, 1979
Folder 20: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: History, 1971-1972, 1979-1980, 1982
Folder 21: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Journalism, 1971-1972
Folder 22: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Mathematics, 1971-1972, 1979
Folder 23: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Philosophy, 1971-1972, 1981
Folder 24: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Physics, 1972, 1979
Folder 25: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Political Science, 1971-1972, 1982
Folder 26: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Psychology, 1971-1972, 1982
Folder 27: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Regional History Center, 1982
Folder 28: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Sociology, 1971, 1979, 1982
Folder 29: Program Reviews:  1972-1982: Speech, 1971-1972
Folder 30: Program Reviews:  Fine & Applied Arts College, 1971
Folder 31: Program Reviews:  Visual & Performing Arts College, 1975
Folder 32: Program Reviews:  Visual & Performing Arts College, 1975:  Art, 1971-1972, 1979
Folder 33: Program Reviews:  Visual & Performing Arts College, 1975:  Music, 1972
Folder 34: Program Reviews:  Visual & Performing Arts College, 1975:  Theatre Arts, 1971-1972, 1979
Folder 35: Program Reviews: Professional Studies College: Home Economics, 1972
Folder 36: Program Reviews: Professional Studies College: Industry & Technology, 1972
Folder 37: Program Reviews: Professional Studies College: Library Science, 1971-1972
Folder 38: Program Reviews: Professional Studies College: Nursing, 1976, 1980
Folder 39: Program Reviews: Business College, 1971, 1980
Folder 40: Program Reviews: Business College:  Accountancy, 1971-1972, 1980
Folder 41: Program Reviews: Business College:  Business Education, 1971-1972, 1980
Folder 42: Program Reviews: Business College: Finance, 1971-1972
Folder 43: Program Reviews: Business College:  International Business, 1971
Folder 44: Program Reviews: Business College: Management, 1971, 1980
Folder 45: Program Reviews: Business College: Marketing, 1971-1972
Box 39A
Folder 1: Program Reviews: College of Education: Education College, Program Review, 1972
Folder 2: Program Reviews: College of Education: Education College Mission and Scope, 1972
Folder 3: Program Reviews: College of Education: Education Admin. and Services, 1971, 1972
Folder 4: Program Reviews: College of Education: Elementary Education, 1976
Folder 5: Program Reviews: College of Education: Laboratory School, 1971
Folder 6: Program Reviews: College of Education: Outdoor Education Program, 1971
Folder 7: Program Reviews: College of Education: Physical Education, Men, 1971, 1976
Folder 8: Program Reviews: College of Education: Physical Education, Women, 1971, 1976
Folder 9: Program Reviews: College of Education: Secondary Education, 1971, 1976
Folder 10: Program Reviews: College of Education: Special Education, 1971, 1976
Folder 11: Program Reviews: College of Education: Student Teaching, 1971
Folder 12-13: Program Reviews: College of Education: Education College Program Review, 1976
Folder 14: Program Reviews: Graduate School Program Review, 1973-1974
Folder 15: Program Reviews: Honors Program Review, 1980
Folder 16: Program Reviews: Communications Disorders, 1980
Folder 17: Program Reviews: Learning Center, 1974
Folder 18: Program Reviews: Engineering College, Program Requests, N.E.P.R., Fiscal Year 1986
Folder 19: Program Reviews: Southeast Asian Studies Center, 1980
Folder 20: Program Reviews: Management Information Systems, 1980
Folder 21: Program Reviews: Interdisciplinary Degree Program Review, 1980
Folder 22: Program Reviews: Mathematics Department Review, 1979
Folder 23-27: Program Reviews: Physical Therapy Program Review, 1979-1982
Folder 28: Program Reviews: Vocational, Technical Education Review, 1983
Folder 29: Program Reviews: Computer Science Degree Proposals, 1973-1977
Folder 30: Program Reviews: Biology Doctoral Degree Proposal, 1978
Box 39B
Folder 1: Program Reviews: 1981-1982 College of Education: Adult Continuing Education
Folder 2: Program Reviews: College of Education: Counselor Education
Folder 3: Program Reviews: College of Education: Curriculum and Supervision
Folder 4: Program Reviews: College of Education: Early Childhood Education
Folder 5: Program Reviews: College of Education: Educational Administration
Folder 6: Program Reviews: College of Education: Elementary Education
Folder 7: Program Reviews: College of Education: Foundation of Education
Box 39C
Folder 1: Program Reviews: College of Education: Instructional Technology
Folder 2: Program Reviews: College of Education: Outdoor Teacher Education
Folder 3: Program Reviews: College of Education: Reading
Folder 4: Program Reviews: College of Education: School Business Management
Folder 5: Program Reviews: College of Education: Secondary Education
Folder 6-7: Program Reviews: College of Education: Physical Education
Folder 8: Program Reviews: Dean's Assessment, 1981-1982

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