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Brigham Young University. Academic Vice President

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1966-

Administrative History

The Office of Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University (1966- ) is responsible for administering university faculty, undergraduate studies, and research and graduate studies.

The position of Academic Vice president was established around 1966, though its functions had been established earlier. When Earl C. Crockett was appointed vice president in charge of finance and business administration in 1957, he was also given responsibility for the academic program at the university (except religion). Aside from his service as acting university president in 1964, Crockett operated in this position until his retirement in 1968. The office of Academic Vice President is responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies and research at the university, and has previously also included responsibilities for international studies, academic support, and computing. Between 1981 and 1989 the position was known as Provost and Academic Vice President, but in 1989 the position was split to allow the appointment of an independent provost. Academic Vice Presidents have included Crockett (1966-1968), Robert K. Thomas (1968-1980), Jae R. Ballif (1980-1989), Stan L. Albrecht (1989-1992), Todd A. Britsch (1992-1996), Alan L. Wilkins (1996-2004), John S. Tanner (2004-2011), Brent W. Webb (2011-2019), and C. Shane Reese (2019- ).

Citation

Daily universe, Oct. 16, 1957: p. 1 (Earl C. Crockett, vice president in charge of finance and business administration; academic program at BYU, except religion, headed by Pres. Crockett)

Brigham Young University, 1975: p. 1 (Earl C. Crockett served as academic vice-president since he came to BYU in 1957) p. 201-2 (Crockett retired in Feb. 1968; replaced by Robert K. Thomas, former assistant academic vice-president)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1964: p. 421 (Earl C. Crockett appears as Vice-President; no Academic Vice-President entry)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1966: p. 463 (Academic Vice-President, Earl C. Crockett)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1968: p. 516 (Robert K. Thomas, Assistant Vice-President)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1970: p. 526 (Robert K. Thomas, Academic Vice-President)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1981: p. 287 (Jae R. Ballif, Provost and Academic Vice-President)

Brigham Young University faculty files (UA 909), 1900-2000 (Jae R. Ballif, Academic Vice-President and Provost; Academic Vice President; appointed 1980)

Church news, July 1, 1989 (Stan L. Albrecht appointed Academic Vice President and Associate Provost; Bruce C. Hafen appointed as Provost)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1992: p. 298 (associate and assistant vice-presidents under Albrecht included areas of undergraduate and international studies, research and graduate studies, faculty, academic support and continuing education, and computing)

Deseret news, June 15, 1992 (Albrecht resigned as academic vice president to return to teaching)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1993: p. 339 (Todd A. Britsch, Academic Vice President and Associate Provost)

Wikipedia, Jan. 13, 2012 (Britsch served as Academic Vice President from 1992 to 1998)

BYU magazine, Mar. 1996 (Alan L. Wilkins appointed as new academic vice president)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1996: p. 423 (Alan L. Wilkins, Academic Vice President; associates and assistants covered areas of faculty, research and graduate studies, undergraduate and international studies, academic support and continuing education, and computing)

Brigham Young University catalog, 1997: p. 426 (associates and assistants covered areas of international, distance, and continuing education, faculty, research and graduate studies, undergraduate studies, and computing)

BYU Faculty Center, via WWW, Jan. 13, 2012 (Alan L. Wilkins, Academic Vice President, 1996-2004)

Wheatley Institution, via WWW, Jan. 13, 2012 (John S. Tanner; Academic Vice-President, appointed June 1, 2004)

Brigham Young University news release, Jan. 13, 2011 (Brent W. Webb appointed as academic vice president)

Brigham Young University catalog, 2011 (Academic Vice President; associates cover areas of faculty, research and graduate studies, and undergraduate studies)

Brigham Young University website, via WWW, Dec. 21, 2020: Office of the Academic Vice President (C. Shane Reese; appointed June 3, 2019)

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Academic resource planning documents, 2002-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains the resource request documents submitted by the academic units to the administration. Includes floppy disks with spreadsheets and other documentation, strategy and planning progress reports, expenditure sheets, reallocation/resource request forms, Information Technology request worksheets, internal correspondence between Acadenic Vice President Alan L. Wilkins with other faculty members of BYU, etc. Materials dated between 2002 to 2007.
Dates: 2002-2007

Brigham Young University vice-presidential articles, speech resources, and personal files, 1953-2000

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains Academic Vice President articles, speech resources, and personal files. Includes minutes/agendas for Academic Vice Presidential meetings; a collection of articles about BYU in such publications like "Time," "The Christian Science Monitor," and "America's 100 Best Colleges;" copies of speeches from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and BYU faculty; and documentation for both Alan Wilkins's and L. Robert Webb's Religion 121 Course. Materials dated 1953-2000.
Dates: 1953-2000

Brigham Young University vice-presidential committee records, 1968-2004

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains statements, minutes, and other materials concerning various university committees including the Freshman Bulletin Committee, Faculty Committee on Continuing Education, Fine Arts & Communications Dean's Search Committee (1993), Faculty Committee on Distance Learning, International Affairs Committee, Kennedy Center Review Committee, and Commencement Awards Committee, 1968-2004.
Dates: 1968-2004

Brigham Young University vice-presidential correspondence, 1968-2004

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence documenting the activities of Brigham Young University's Academic Vice Presidents. Topics included in this series are indices of the correspondence recorded by Stan Albrecht, William Evenson, J.R. Kerl, L. Robert Webb, and Todd Britsch; correspondence concerning BYU's educational departments; correspondence on University events including University Forums, Education Week, and visits from foreign ambassadors; and correspondence on other BYU Educational programs including...
Dates: 1968-2004

Brigham Young University vice-presidential correspondence with colleges and departments, 1968-2004

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Collection of correspondence between the Academic Vice President and university colleges and departments. Dates range from 1968 to 2004.
Dates: 1968-2004

Brigham Young University vice-presidential department records, 1968-2004

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains department records including Department of Mathematics, International, Resource planning strategy and the Department of Communications strategic plan records. Materials in these subseries range from reviews and budgeting for BYU's math department, records relating to BYU's dealings with international programs through collaborations with various universities outside of the US and international outreach through their entertainment programs, copies of the Strategy and Planning Progress...
Dates: 1968-2004

Brigham Young University vice-presidential financial records, 1968-2004

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 7
Scope and Contents This series includes budgetary plans outlining BYU's retirement policy (including medical care after retirement), case studies, budgets for programs alongside BYU faculty and staff, charges for mail/copy services, requisition forms, receipts for items purchased including computer supplies/software and general office supplies, phone bills, and travel documentation for Academic Vice Presidents who were sent abroad. Materials dated 1968-2004.
Dates: 1968-2004

Brigham Young University vice-presidential historical data records, 1975-1993

 Series — Carton: 184, Folder: 13-19
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains records of historical data relating to the Academic Vice President, covering topics including adjunct facutly, calendaring, coursework, enrollment, facutly, graduate programs, scholarships, and budgets, 1975-1993.
Dates: 1975-1993

Brigham Young University vice-presidential meeting minutes, 1985-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 679 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes from the Academic Vice-President and Graduate Council meetings. Covers topics including rank advancement, graduate studies, university lectures, university research, and journal article reviews, 1985-1989.
Dates: 1985-1989

Brigham Young University vice-presidential meeting minutes, 1980-2005

 Series
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains indices, and meeting minutes for the Deans' Council (1989-2001), the University Administrative Council (1992-1999), the Faculty Advisory Council (1989-2001), Academic Vice President (1980-2005), and Stan L. Albrecht (1989-1990). Topics enclosed in these boxes include spreadsheets on various BYU statistics including how many women enrolled in classes per year, forum speaker proposals, resumes and documentation of future faculty members as well as future deans, blueprints on the Harold...
Dates: 1980-2005