University of Southern California Office of the Provost records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0384
Finding Aid Author
Michael Q. Hooks
Finding Aid Date
2012
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1923 – 2007 (Creation)
  • 1973 – 2007 (Creation)

Extents

  • 97.51 Linear Feet (Whole)
    91 boxes

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  • Administrative History

    The Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California (USC). As USC's second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Provost reports directly to the USC President. The Provost supervises all academic programs and support functions, faculty affairs, student academic affairs, and academic planning. The Provost is also a principal participant in collaborative decision-making on issues such as fundraising and endowment, the management of auxiliary services, and USC's health services.

    The Office of the Provost is accountable for the oversight, coordination, budget, and review of USC's academic units and initiatives. This includes the seventeen schools and two hospitals (as of 2012), educational policies, deans and faculty, research and grants, and strategic planning.

  • Separated Materials

    Books that accompanied the nominations for the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement were separated to be given to the USC Libraries.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Organization

    The collection is organized into the following series:

    Series 1: Academic Planning

    Series 2: Accredition Reports

    Series 3: Correspondence

    Series 4: Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

    Series 5: General Files

    Series 6: James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund

    Series 7: Presidential Inauguration Files

    Series 8: Staff Achievement Awards

    Series 9: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

  • Related Archival Materials

    See also the James Zumberge papers, Collection no. 0252, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California (http://www.usc.edu/libraries/finding_aids/records/finding_aid.php?fa=0252), and the University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Pepperdine University (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p271401coll15).

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], University of Southern California Office of the Provost records, Collection no. 0384, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Scope and Content

    These records document the activities of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost, the second highest administrative unit for the University, during the period from 1973 to 2007. The files include an academic planning document; accreditation reports, consisting of reports from the Ad Hoc Review Committees, academic departments, and schools; general correspondence and general files maintained by the Office; files pertaining to faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure; applications for the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund; files on the USC presidential inaugurations of James H. Zumberge and Stephen B. Sample; nominations for staff achievement awards; and files on the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Award presented initially by Pepperdine University (1974-1980) and now by USC (1981-present).

    The records include audiotapes, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, office files, photographs and negatives, reports, video tapes, and artifacts.

  • Abstract

    The records, audiotapes and video tapes, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts of the University of Southern California Office of the Provost. As the second ranking official and the chief academic officer, the Office of the Provost provides academic leadership to the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, materials document the administration of the international Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, which is considered the premier award for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind. The Tyler Prize is now administered by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.

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