Office of the Provost Records

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Office of the Provost Records


  • 1927-2008 (Creation)


25 boxes

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The Office of the Provost Records contain materials from and collected by former provosts of Pacific Lutheran University, material created by the Provost Council, information regarding the search for a provost and about the university’s faculty, and the provosts’ correspondence with the American Lutheran Church. Included are meeting minutes and notes from the Provost Council and various other academic councils, correspondence from individual provosts, documents pertaining to faculty salary, credit hours, sabbaticals, and so on, and various other documents that belong to to departments headed by the Provost.

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The Provost collection is divided into twelve different series, starting with each individual provost. After six series of provosts, the series are as follows: faculty lists, Provost Council, provost search, Regency Professorship, Regency Advancement Award, and provost correspondence with the ALC.

Each series may be organized in its own way. Each individual provost series will generally be organized by subject and then chronologically, with the exception of Provost Pence, whose series is arranged alphabetically. The remaining series are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the faculty lists, which are arranged by subject.

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The Provost of Pacific Lutheran University heads both instruction and administration. This includes deans, professors, associate provosts, faculty committees, and various centers throughout the university. His or her authority falls under the university’s president, who is governed by the Board of Regents. The Provost, sometimes known as the Chief Academic Officer, delivers information on academic affairs and activities to the President and the Board of Regents.

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