Name and location of repository
Level of description
Office of the Provost records
- 1936-2009 (Creation)
100.00 Linear Feet
Name of creator
The office of the provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University began on July 1, 1980, and was established by university President Duane Acker. The provost became the chief academic officer of Kansas State University with all of the college deans and affiliated academic departments (such as the library, graduate school, and Division of Continuing Education) reporting to the provost. The office of the provost and senior vice president works with the president’s office to help manage university priorities, program budget, and faculty policies. The provost serves as a representative for the president of the university in their absence and is the university’s representative to Council of Chief Academic Officers (COCAO). Since being established there have been four provosts at Kansas State University Owen Koeppe (1980-1987), James Coffman (1987-2004), Duane Nellis (2004-2009), and April Mason (2009-present).
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
This collection is made up of documents created by the office of the provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. Documents in the collection consist of a wide range of material from the office administrative files, class documents, department and dean files, program reviews, role and aspirations, strategic planning, university events, COCAO, president's staff, Board of Regents, Dean's Council, grievances, university awards, and vice provost papers. Some records document the interactions with other univiersities in the state of Kansas and universities nationally. The bulk of the materials are from the 1980s to 2010 with most of the other documents dating back to the 1970s.
System of arrangement
The collection is arranged into four series. 1) Administrative Files, 2) Deans and Departments, 3) Program Reviews, 4) Accounting and Budget. Most of these series are further arranged alphabetically.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
Restricted material is contained within this collection in the form of faculty, staff, and student grievances. Other restricted material may be contained as well in the form of personal information. University archivist review required before access will be granted.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
It received accession number U2012.51. Records were donated from the Office of the Provost.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Office of the Provost
Acqusition Method: Records Transfer
Acqusition Date: 20121108
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Acquired through regular transfer of records as defined by the records retention schedule.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Office of the Provost records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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Description control element
Rules or conventions
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Finding Aid Author: James W. Smith
Processing Info: Project archivist James Smith processed and described materials in 2013.
Publication Date: 2013-12-02