Collection Number: 40040

Collection Title: Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4800 items)
Abstract The position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research existed from January 1988 through June 1990. Its primary responsibilities were to support and enhance the University's research mission by developing new research initiatives and funding sources; providing technical assistance to faculty; and serving as liaison on research matters with funding agencies and other outside organizations. Patricia L. Poteat was the only person to hold the position. The Vice Chancellor for Research's duties were transferred to the Associate Provost and Dean of Research in July 1990. However, Poteat continued to manage the initiatives she had started. Beginning in January 1989, she also served as Special Assistant to the Provost. She was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in July 1990 and continued in that position until 30 June 1994. Correspondence and other files of Patricia L. Poteat as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, then as Special Assistant to the Provost, and finally as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In all three positions, her responsibilities were essentially the same, chiefly relating to newly developing areas of research in which the University was becoming involved. Of particular interest are files on the care and use of animals in research, which reflect the University's efforts to deal with criticism from animal rights advocates. There are also substantial files on initiatives ion biotechnology and cognitive science and on the University's involvement in the proposed Southern Observatory for Astrophyical Research (a 4-meter telescope in Chile). Items dated prior to 1988 are background materials relating to these areas.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40040, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The records contained in this group are those of Patricia L. Poteat, who became Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on 1 July 1990. Before that time, Dr. Poteat had been Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, a position she filled beginning on 25 January 1988. Effective 1 January 1989, she was appointed Special Assistant to the Provost. However, she continued to act as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research until mid-1990. Her dual roles were the result of an administrative restructuring that took place in November 1988. At that time, J. Dennis O'Connor, who had been Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research since 1987 and acting Provost since July 1988, was appointed Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The position of Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research was eliminated. The Office of the Provost was given broader responsibilities, including the oversight of research activities. A position titled Associate Provost and Dean of Research was created but was not filled until July 1990. In the interim, Dr. Poteat essentially did two jobs. In July 1990, Dr. Poteat became Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Provost; she served in that position until 30 June 1994. As Vice Chancellor, she continued her oversight of research initiatives begun in her previous positions.

As Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Poteat's primary responsibility was to enhance and support the research mission of the University by developing new research initiatives and funding sources; providing technical assistance to faculty; and acting as liaison and spokesperson on research matters with outside institutions and funding agencies. Among Dr. Poteat's major activities were directing the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, assisting the establishment of the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research, organizing the university-wide Cognitive Science Working Group, and coordinating university efforts to fund and build the Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research, a 4-meter telescope in Chile.

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Correspondence and other files of Patricia L. Poteat as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, then as Special Assistant to the Provost, and finally as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In all three positions, her responsibilities were essentially the same, chiefly relating to newly developing areas of research in which the University was becoming involved. Most of the materials, however, pertain to projects initiated as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. Her files on the issue of animal care and use of animals in research, as well as the telescope project, are quite extensive. (N.B. Other files on the issue of animal care will be found in the records of the following offices: the Provost, Chancellors Fordham and Hardin, and the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.)

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Box 1

General Correspondence, 1988-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

African and Afro-American Studies, Center for, Proposal, 1986 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

American Academy of Religion, 1991-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1988 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

(see also Biotechnology, below)

Animal Care: General, 1986-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: Ad Hoc Animal Policy Committee, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: Animal Laboratory and Care Facility/Research Security Committee, 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: Complaint Letters, 1988-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: North Carolina Association/Foundation for Biomedical Research, 1985-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: Research, Press Clippings, and Brochures, 1986-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Animal Care: World Animal Week, 1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Biotechnology: General, 1984-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Biotechnology: Agricultural Biotechnology Conferences, 1986-1988 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 1

Box 2

Budget: Budget Cuts Impact Statement, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Budget: Budget for Research, 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Budget: Change Budget (1991-1993) Requests, Academic Affairs Centers and Schools, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Carolina Scholars Program, 1991-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees, 1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Chancellor's Retreat, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Cognitive Science: General, 1988-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

(includes Cognitive Science Working Group)

Cognitive Science: Advisory Panel, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Cognitive Science: Research, Conferences, and Grant Proposals, 1987-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Cognitive Science: Cognitive Science Retreat, 1988 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Deans Meeting, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Developmental Disabilities Education Services, 1991-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Educational Leadership, University Committee on: General, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Educational Leadership, University Committee on: Minutes and Agendas, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Educational Leadership, University Committee on: Doctoral Degree Proposal, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Environmental Resource Program, 1992-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

EPA Non-Faculty Governance, Ad Hoc Committee on: General, 1989-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

EPA Non-Faculty Governance, Ad Hoc Committee on: EPA Non-Faculty Handbook, 1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

EPA Non-Faculty Governance, Ad Hoc Committee on: Final Report and Chancellor's Response, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

EPA Non-Faculty Governance, Ad Hoc Committee on: Small Group Discussions, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Faculty Workload, State Audit, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Final Report, 1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Housing Assistance Study, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Inclusive Fees, Ad Hoc Committee on, 1990-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Industrial Liaison Programs, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Information and Library Science School, Columbia Conservation Education Project, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Institutional Effectiveness Group: General, 1989-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Institutional Effectiveness Group: Institutional Assessment Plan and Report, 1990-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 2

Box 3

International Programs and Education, Chancellor's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on: General, 1989-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

International Programs and Education, Chancellor's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on: Final Report, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

International Programs and Education, Chancellor's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on: General Administration Surveys, 1990-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

International Studies, 1990-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Latin American Studies, Institute of: General, 1991-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Latin American Studies, Institute of: Budget Requests, 1991-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Latin American Studies, Institute of: Mellon Grant, 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Law School: General, 1990-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Law School: LL.M. Program, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Materials Science, 1987-1991; 1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Medieval Studies, 1988-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

National Humanities Center, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Near Eastern Studies Group, 1988-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Purchases and Stores, Director's Search Committee, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Research Laboratories of Anthropology, 1986-1987; 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Review Contracts and Grants Process, Ad Hoc Committee to: General, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Review Contracts and Grants Process, Ad Hoc Committee to: Report, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies, Program in: General, 1988-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies, Program in: Annual Report, 1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Social Theory and Cross-Cultural Studies, Program in: Program Review, 1989-1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc., 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: General, 1987-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: University of Colorado, 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Columbia University, 1989-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Corning Glass Works, 1988-1989; 1991-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Development Fundraising, 1988-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 3

Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Gemini-8M Telescopes, 1991-1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Project Planning Documents, 1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: SOAR Agreement, 1990-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Technical: General, 1988-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Technical: Consultation Site Visit Reports, 1990-1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research (SOAR) Telescope: Technical: Technical Description of SOAR Telescope, Report, 1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Sports Medicine Program/Clinical Center for Health Promotion, Proposals, 1988-1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Student Retention, 1990 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Total Quality Management, 1993 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Undergraduate Instruction and Research, 1989 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

University Libraries Task Force: General, 1990-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

University Libraries Task Force: Final Report, 1991 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

Women's Studies Program, 1988-1992 #40040, Series: "Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1984-1993." Box 4

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