Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan University. Provost's Office

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Organizational records,
Creator: Central Michigan University. Provost's Office
Inclusive dates: 1994, 2009
Extent: 1 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection documents several initiatives of the Office in agendas, meeting minutes, related materials, some reports, new releases, emails, and correspondence.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#71773

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan University. Provost's Office collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan University. Provost's Office collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological and then alphabetical by topic.


History

Organizational History:

The Provost’s Office did not exist at Central Michigan University (CMU) until President Boyd appointed Charles Ping to the position in 1969. Before that the deans of the academic departments reported directly to the president. Currently (in 2009), the Provost’s Office is in charge of the Academic Division at CMU. Seven academic departments and ten academic units report to the Provost. The Provost’s Office is in charge of academic initiatives such as the automated degree audit, general education program, implementation of prerequisites, international education, 2010, and Beyond 2010 strategic initiatives. Faculty awards, various information resources, and reports of strategic plans and initiatives also emanate from the Provost’s Office. Julia E. Wallace is the first permanent female Provost at CMU (2007-present). (This information is from CMU yearbooks and the CMU Provost’s Office webpage, viewed in March 2009.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection documents several initiatives of the Provost’s Office when Richard Davenport was the Provost, under President Leonard Plachta in the 1990s and under President Mike Rao in 2001. The strategic initiatives include Academic Reorganization of CMU, 1994-1997, and the development and implementation of Core Values under the Steering Committee in 2001. The Strategic Planning Committee, 2001, is also documented. The collection consists of committee agendas, meeting minutes, attachments and related materials, some reports, news releases, emails, and correspondence. The 2009 website for the office was printed off and added to the collection. Also included is a list of provosts. The collection is in excellent physical condition. Materials are filed in chronological and then alphabetical order. This is the first collection from the Provost’s office to be transferred to the Clarke documenting the history of the department.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University. Provost's Office.
    • Central Michigan University--History.
    • Central Michigan University--Administration.
    • Plachta, Leonard.
    • Davenport, Richard,--1930-
    • Rao, Michael S.,--1967-
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan Community University. Provost's Office collection [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Academic Reorganization, Correspondence, Drafts, 1994-1995
    Box   1 F   2
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, Composition Materials, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, 1995-1996
    Box   1 F   3
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, College of Business Administration Reports, 1996
    Box   1 F   4
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, Correspondence, Emails, Statistics (4 folders), 1995-1996
    Box   2 F   1
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, Correspondence, Emails, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, Surveys (4 folders), 1995-1996
    Box   2 F   2
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, Final Recommendations Report, 1996
    Box   2 F   3
    Academic Reorganization Task Force, Correspondence, College Votes Summary, 1996-1997
    Box   2 F   4
    Summary Report for the Joint National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education and State of Michigan Board of Education, Continuing Accreditation Review Visit, April 12-16, 1997
    Box   2 F   5
    Steering Committee, Core Values, Agendas, Meeting Minutes, Survey (2 folders), 2001
    Box   2 F   6
    University Committee for Strategic Planning, Final Report and Related Materials, 2001
    Box   2 F   7
    Website of the Provost's Office (paper copies), and List of Provosts, 2001