Brigham Young University. Academic Vice President
- Existence: 1966-
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 35 Collections and/or Records:
Brigham Young University vice-presidential articles, speech resources, and personal files, 1953-2000
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.
Collection of correspondence between the Academic Vice President and university colleges and departments. Dates range from 1968 to 2004.
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.
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.
Collection of Academic Vice President meeting minutes. These include agendas and action lists for each meeting, spreadsheets concerning enrollment statistics (including how many women enrolled at BYU for each year), nominees for forum speakers for each year, resumes for future faculty members, documentation on BYU's preparation for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and reports for various educational departments on campus. Dated 1980 to 2005.
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.