Fonds 03 - Office of the Provost Fonds

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Office of the Provost Fonds

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7.58 m of textual records

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Office of Provost was originally established as Dean who served as Registrar. In 1971, the position title became "Dean of the College." Then, in 1978, the position was revised to "Dean of Academic Affairs," and soon after that - in 1979 - the position became that of a Vice President.

The Vice President, Academic, position was the senior academic leader of the University, appointed by the Board of Governors of the University, upon the recommendation of the President. The Vice President was responsible to the President for all academic affairs of the University, including representing the academic interests of the University on the President's Cabinet and Administrative Council and, when called upon by the President, to the Board of Governors; preparing and presenting proposals and reports to the President, President's Cabinet, and the Board of Governors; monitoring the quality of academic programs; chairing the Undergraduate Academic Council, the Deans' Council, the Academic Policy Development Committee, and faculty business meetings, and representing the University at the AUCC Vice President's committee and the CCCU's Chief Academic Officer's meetings. Over time, the Vice President became responsible for the recruitment, supervision, and professional development of educational leaders and faculty.

In January of 2007, the position of Provost was established to be responsible to the president and the governing board, and oversee all educational affairs and activities, including research, academic and athletic personnel. The Provost positions grew to serve as a member of both the University Finance Board and President’s Senior Leadership Team and is the chief educational program officer for the University. Increased responsibilities included oversight of strategies, planning, development, implementation and assessment of all educational policies and programs, including review of faculty appointments, tenure & promotion, student life personnel, academic research, and financial matters relating to Faculties, Schools, Student Life departments, Athletics, and regional campuses. The Provost is Chair of the Dean’s Council.

In 2008, as directive of the Provost, TWU Senate was established to develop and monitor policies, procedures, and quality standards pertaining to the academic enterprise with an overall aim of promoting educational vitality. The Senate reports to the Provost from whom the Senate receives its mandate, delegated accountability and responsibility.

In 2016, the position of Vice Provost Teaching and Learning was created to assist in the implementation of the new undergraduate core requirement.

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The fonds consists of records that document the activities and functions of the Provost's (formerly Vice President’s) Office, including correspondence, minutes, reports, financial and personnel records. Series within the fonds include the following:
Correspondence (01)
Minutes (02)
Financial Records (03)
Faculty Retreats (04)
Academic Development (05)
Personnel Records (06)
Reports (07)
Addresses/Speeches (08)
Syllabi (09)
Policy Manuals (10)

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May contain confidential information. Please contact Archivist for additional information.

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  • Davis and Page also served as Deans/Directors of Graduate Studies. There may therefore be some overlap between Fonds 03 and 12
  • See also Fonds 14 - Dean of Academic Administration

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PROVENANCE: Trinity Western University. Office of the Vice President, Academic - later Office of the Provost

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Note that David Twiest is recorded as "Immediate Acquisition Source" for many records that were created outside his years of service as Chairman of Faculty (1977-1978). In some cases, this is due to the fact that Twiest was endeavouring to establish a university archives, and so acquired records of significance from a number of his colleagues; in other cases this is due to the fact that Twiest served on many academic committees, even after his term in this particular office was completed.

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Actual physical extent of textual records inside boxes is 6.42 m

Fonds also includes:

  • Seaton's Irish Studies posters

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April 13, 2002<br/>October 25, 2012<br/>Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:13:18 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:28:30 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:26:12 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:55:07 AM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:18:10 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:13:03 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:09:07 PM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, July 29, 2011 10:45:07 AM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:59:53 PM by sylvias<br/>Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:30:52 PM by Keharn.Yawnghwe<br/>Wednesday, March 12, 2008 7:26:20 PM by sylvias<br/>Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:27:35 AM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:42:41 AM by SylviaS<br/>Friday, December 09, 2005 5:16:01 PM by SylviaS<br/>Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:22:47 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, July 29, 2004 12:28:08 PM by SylviaS<br/>Thursday, October 03, 2002 11:18:54 AM by SylviaS<br/>05/03/2002 09:56:26 AM by SylviaS<br/>04/13/2002 10:32:29 AM by SylviaS

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  • Box: Bay 8-10