Collection Number: 40041

Collection Title: Office of the Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1980-1994

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 8500 items)
Abstract The position of Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services began in 1985 with the appointment of Marianne K. Smythe as Acting Assistant Provost (the title was not officially conferred until November 1988). The position's responsibilities included overseeing a number of University units that previously had reported directly to the Provost, as well as representing the Provost on several University committees and task forces. Carol Reuss succeeded Smythe in 1987 and served until 1994. During that time, the duties of the position remained roughly the same, though the units supervised changed somewhat. Correspondence and other files of Smythe and Reuss relating to the operations of the following units of the University: the Ackland Art Museum, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Division of Continuing Education, the Highway Safety Research Center, the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Morehead Planetarium, the National Paideia Center, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the Summer School. Also significant are files relating to Reuss's service on the University's Minority Task Force, which was concerned with undergraduate recruitment.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of the Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Office of the Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40041, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The position of Assistant/Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services began in 1985 with the appointment of Marianne K. Smythe as Acting Assistant Provost. The responsibilities of the position included oversight of several Academic Affairs units that had previously reported directly to the Provost. Initially these included the Division of Extension and Continuing Education (later renamed Division of Continuing Education), the North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Ackland Art Museum, the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (which became part of the Department of City and Regional Planning in 1988), the Morehead Planetarium, the Highway Safety Research Center, and the Media and Instructional Support Center (disbanded in 1986). In addition to supervising these units, the Assistant Provost acted as the Provost's representative on several uuniversity committees and task forces, including the Minority Task Force, which was concerned with undergraduate recruitment.

Carol Reuss succeeded Smythe as Assistant Provost on 1 July 1987. In November 1988, the title of her position was changed to Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services to reflect Chancellor Paul Hardin's redefinition of the Office of Provost. Also around this time, administrative responsibility for the new National Center for the Paideia Program was assigned to the position. Effective 1 September 1990, however, the Paideia Program was moved to the School of Education. In December 1990, the Institute for Research in Social Science and the Highway Safety Research Center began reporting to the Associate Provost and Dean of Research. (Still later the Highway Safety Research Center moved to the Division of Health Affairs.)

Carol Reuss continued as Associate Provost for Educational and Support Services until 1 July 1994, when she was succeeded by Marilyn V. Yarbrough. At that time, the Associate Provost had oversight of the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium, Division of Continuing Education, Summer School, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. She also has responsibilities involving space allocation, quality improvement strategies, the reaccreditation process, and new public service initiatives.

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Records include correspondence and other files of Smythe and Reuss relating to the operations of the following units of the University: the Ackland Art Museum, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Division of Continuing Education, the Highway Safety Research Center, the Institute for Research in Social Science, the Morehead Planetarium, the National Paideia Center, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and the Summer School. Also significant are files relating to Reuss's service on the University's Minority Task Force, which was concerned with undergraduate recruitment.

The records currently in the University Archives deal primarily with the activities of Smythe and Reuss through 1992 and do not reflect more recent changes in the Associate Provost's responsibilities.

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Box 1:1

General Correspondence, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

General Correspondence, 1993-1994 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

From RT 20171219.1.

Administrative/Advisory Boards, Study of, 1989; 1991 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Bridges: Academic Leadership Program for Women, 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Brogden Middle School/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Partnership, 1989-1991; 1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Budget Crisis, 1990-1991 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Center for the Study of the American South, 1990-1993 (includes Ad hoc Committee to Establish; see also Southern Studies Working Group, below) #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Cable Channel Access, 1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Campus Security Committee: (see also Security, Ad hoc Committee on, below) #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Campus Security Committee: General, 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Campus Security Committee: Unit Security Reports, 1992 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Minority Task Force: General, 1987-1989 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Minority Task Force: Advertising Campaign, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Minority Task Force: Consent Decree Memoranda, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Committees: Minority Task Force: Reports and Statistics, 1986-1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:1

Box 1:2

Committees: Performing Arts and Special Activities Fund Committee, 1980-1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

Committees: Performing Arts Center: General, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

Committees: Performing Arts Center: Architect's Preliminary Report, August, 1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

Committees: Security, Ad hoc Committee on, 1988-1989 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

(see also Campus Security Committee, above)

Committees: Southern Studies Working Group, 1989-1992 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

(see also Center for the Study of the American South, above)

Committees: University Communication Council, 1988 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

Library: Manuscripts Department, 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

(see also Center for the Study of the American South, above)

North Carolina High School Athletic Association, 1977; 1985-1989 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

Planning, 1990-1991 #40041, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1:2

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Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: General, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Advisory Committee, 1986-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Annual Reports, 1986-1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Budget and Finance, 1986-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Development, 1990-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Director, Appointments, Evaluations, etc., 1986; 1991-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1986-1993 (see also Development) #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Planning, 1990-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Renovation, 1986-1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Ackland Art Museum: Space, 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

(see also Ackland Art Museum: Planning, above)

#40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Continuing Education, Division of: General, 1984-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

(previously Division of Extension and Continuing Education; name changed in 1991)

Continuing Education, Division of: Administrative Board, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Continuing Education, Division of: Annual Reports, 1983-1987; 1989-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

Continuing Education, Division of: Budget and Finance, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:1

(includes discussion of user fees; see also Personnel and Staffing Issues, below)

Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: General, 1984-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

(The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education)

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: Building Conference Centers Committee, 1985-1988 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: Conferences and Institutes: General, 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: Conferences and Institutes: Carolina Publishing Institute, 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: Construction, 1988-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Education Center: Equipment and Furnishings, 1987-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

(including Technology)

Continuing Education, Division of: Groundbreaking and Dedication, 1988-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Health Affairs Continuing Education Center Operations Committee, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1987-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Policy Board, 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Responses to Planning Questionnaire, 1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Use Policy, 1989-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

(includes Policy on Alcoholic Beverages)

Continuing Education, Division of: Working Group I, 1985-1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Working Group II, 1986-1987 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Studies: General, 1983-1986; 1988-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

(Previously Evening College; name changed in 1991)

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Studies: Evening College Review Committee: General, 1988-1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Continuing Studies: Evening College Review Committee: Final Report, March, 1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Developmental Disabilities Training Institute: General, 1985, 1988-1989; 1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Developmental Disabilities Training Institute: Budget and Finance, 1986; 1988; 1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

Continuing Education, Division of: Director, Appointments, Evaluations, and Related Material, 1985-1986; 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:2

(Includes 1989 Search Committee)

Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Extension and Continuing Education Committee: General, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Extension and Continuing Education Committee: Final Report, April, 1988 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Independent Studies, Department of, 1985-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(Previously the Department of Independent Study; name changed in 1991)

Continuing Education, Division of: Internal Audit and Follow-Up Review, 1984-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Off-Campus Degree Programs, 1989-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1986-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(See also Continuing Education Center: Personnel and Staffing Issues)

Continuing Education, Division of: Planning, 1988; 1990-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Provost's Committee on Continuing Education: General, 1984-1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(The Ferrell Committee)

Continuing Education, Division of: Provost's Committee on Continuing Education: Sadler Report/Faculty Questionnaire Responses, 1985 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Provost's Committee on Continuing Education: Final Report, 1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Continuing Education, Division of: Teleclasses, 1984-1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(Offered via MCNC Communications System)

Highway Safety Research Center, 1988-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Institute for Research in Social Science: General, 1982-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(Contains information about Computer Assisted Panel Survey)

Institute for Research in Social Science: Director Review, 1986-1987 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Institute for Research in Social Science: Review Committee: General, 1987-1988 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(See related correspondence in Director Review file)

Institute for Research in Social Science: Review Committee: Final Report, 1987 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: General, 1986-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Astronauts' Visit, 1987-1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Budget and Finance, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Director, Appointments, Evaluations, and Related Material, 1986-1988; 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Facility Use Policies, 1987-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

(See also General)

Morehead Planetarium: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1986-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Planning, 1990-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Morehead Planetarium: Visitor Center, 1985-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:3

Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: General, 1986-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Administrative Board, 1985-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Annual Reports, 1986-1989; 1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Director, Appointments, Evaluations, and Related Material, 1986-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Foundation, 1986-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Horticultural Therapy Program, 1986-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Mason Portraits, 1989-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Natural Heritage Program, 1986-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Paul Green Cabin, 1989-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1985-1990; 1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Planning: General, 1990-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

North Carolina Botanical Garden: Planning: Master Plan, 1988-1990; 1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:4

Box 2:5

Paideia Program, National Center for the: General, 1988-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Paideia Program, National Center for the: Advisory Board, 1987-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Paideia Program, National Center for the: Annual Report, 1989 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Paideia Program, National Center for the: Grant Proposals, 1989-1990 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: General, 1987-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Administrative Board, 1988-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Annual Report, 1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Budget and Finance, 1990-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

(see also Tuition and Fees)

Summer School: Dean, 1986-1987; 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

(Title change from Director, 1988)

Summer School: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1990-1992 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Planning, 1990-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Summer School Study Abroad, 1986-1989; 1992-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Summer Session Study Committee, 1986 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Summer School: Tuition and Fees, 1988-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Teaching and Learning, Center for: General, 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Teaching and Learning, Center for: Budget and Finance, 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Teaching and Learning, Center for: Director, Appointments, Evaluations, and Related Material, 1989-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Teaching and Learning, Center for: English as a Second Language (ESL): Instruction, 1991-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

(Includes information regarding international teaching assistants)

Teaching and Learning, Center for: Personnel and Staffing Issues, 1988; 1990-1993 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

Teaching and Learning, Center for: Planning, 1990-1991 #40041, Series: "2. Units Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Provost." Box 2:5

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