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Boston College Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties' Office records

 Collection
Collection BC-1999-065: Boston College Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties' Office records

Dates

  • 1937 - 2007

Scope and Contents

The records of the academic vice president (also known as the senior vice president and dean of faculties and the provost) document the administration of all University academic and institutional activities. Records include academic calendars, accreditation reports, admissions files, annual reports, budgets, committee files, correspondence, departmental records, faculty records, memos, minutes, speeches and addresses, and subject files, including biographical information on particular academic vice presidents. These records also include files kept by assistants to the academic vice presidents. Materials date from 1937-2007.

Records are arranged in six series. Administrative files contain records filed by topic, organization, and/or office. Budget materials include financial information related to institutional, salary and operation costs, programs and departments, and grant funding. Committees, councils, and boards records include materials from institutional committees, councils, and boards such as the Board of Trustees, the University Academic Senate and all its underlying committees, and other committees and councils involved with Boston College. Correspondence files contain general correspondence between the academic vice president's office and other offices or individuals as well as personal correspondence with the academic vice presidents. Departmental records contain correspondence, memos, clippings, and reports pertaining to the colleges and schools at Boston College. Faculty files contain correspondence, memos, and reports concerning full-time and part-time faculty, sabbaticals and leaves, faculty status, faculty elections, and employee records for full-time, part-time, and full-time equivalent faculty.

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with small amounts of Chinese, French, German, Irish, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Restrictions on access

Administrative files, committee records, correspondence, and departmental records prior to 1968 are open except files containing personally identifiable information, financial records, or student records. All budget files, faculty files, and records dating after 1968 are closed. Access with permission of office.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note: William Van Etten Casey, SJ

William Van Etten Casey, SJ, (1914-1990) served as academic vice president of Boston College from 1958-1960. He attended Boston College as a student for a year and then entered the Jesuit order. He was ordained as a priest in 1944. He began teaching theology at Boston College in 1946 and became chair of the department before being appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1956. After leaving Boston College in 1960, Casey taught theology at Holy Cross College for many years.

Sources

“Fr. McCarthy, S.J., New A&S Dean Interviewed,” The Heights, Volume XXXXII, Number 2, September 23, 1960.

“William Casey, 76, Theology Professor And Jesuit Educator,” New York Times, June 16, 1990. Accessed July 23, 2013.

Donovan, Charles F., S.J., David R. Dunigan, S.J., and Paul A. FitzGerald, S.J. History of Boston College: From the Beginnings to 1990. Chestnut Hill, MA: The University Press of Boston College, 1990.

Biographical note: Charles F. Donovan, SJ

Charles F. Donovan, SJ, (1912-1998) served as academic vice president of Boston College from 1961-1968 and as senior vice president and dean of faculties from 1968-1978. He graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in 1933. He then received a master’s in English at Fordham University (1939), a licentiate in sacred theology at Weston College (1944), and a doctorate in philosophy of education from Yale University (1948). In 1948, Donovan joined the Boston College faculty as a professor of education philosophy and chair of the Education Department; he was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Education and served as its dean for thirteen years.

In addition to his role as Boston College’s academic vice president, Donovan also served on the University’s Board of Trustees (1960-1972) and Board of Directors (1968-1972). After his term as senior vice president and dean of faculties ended, Donovan took on the role of the University’s official historian and published the authoritative History of Boston College: From the Beginnings to 1990.

Sources

Boston College, Office of Public Affairs. “Charles F. Donovan, SJ, Boston College's 'Institutional Memory,' Dies at 86,” July 17, 1998. Accessed July 23, 2013.

Sullivan, Mark. “Half-century at BC as Teacher, Administrator, Historian Fr. Donovan Remembered As 'Devoted Son ' Of Alma Mater,” Boston College Chronicle, vol.7, no.4, 1998. Accessed July 23, 2013.

Biographical note: Joseph A. Panuska, SJ

Joseph A. Panuska, SJ, (1927- ) served as Boston College’s academic vice president and dean of faculties from 1978-1982. He studied at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Loyola College, Baltimore, before joining the Society of Jesus in 1948. He then received a licentiate in philosophy and a doctorate in biology at St. Louis University, Missouri. He was ordained a priest in 1960, at Woodstock College, Maryland. Panuska was a biologist and specialized in low temperature biology research. He taught at Emory University’s School of Medicine, Cambridge University, and Georgetown University before coming to Boston College in 1978. After his term as Boston College’s academic vice president, Panuska moved to the University of Scranton, where he served as president for sixteen years.

Sources

Donovan, Charles F., S.J., David R. Dunigan, S.J., and Paul A. FitzGerald, S.J. History of Boston College: From the Beginnings to 1990. Chestnut Hill, MA: The University Press of Boston College, 1990.

Ligouri, Susan. “Panuska Appointed as New Academic VP,” The Heights, Volume LIX, Number 1, September 4, 1978.

University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library, University Archives. “Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J., biographical sketch.” Accessed July 23, 2013. http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/univarchives/panuska/index.shtml

Biographical note: Joseph R. Fahey, SJ

Joseph R. Fahey, SJ, (1937-2002) served as Boston College’s academic vice president and dean of faculties from 1982-1987. He earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Boston College in 1960, followed by an master's in philosophy in 1961. He studied for his licentiate in philosophy at Weston College, graduating in 1961, and followed that with a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1967). Fahey was ordained a priest in 1968. He then taught at Holy Cross College, serving as Dean of Academics there from 1971-1981. Prior to returning to Boston College as academic vice president, Fahey served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1972-1979 and again from 1981-1982. Fahey was known as a mathematical genius and won tens of thousands of dollars playing blackjack, which he donated to his Jesuit order. On the last day of every semester at Boston College, Fahey taught a card counting class which proved very popular with students. While at the University, Fahey was involved with the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (1983-1986). After leaving Boston College, Fahey served as president of Boston College High School.

Sources

Boston College, Office of Public Affairs. “Services planned for Rev. Joseph R. Fahey, SJ.” Accessed July 23, 2013.

Biographical note: William B. Neenan, SJ

William B. Neenan, SJ, (1929- ) served as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College from 1987-1998. He received a bachelor’s degree and a licentiate in sacred theology at St. Louis University, Missouri, before completing a doctorate in economics at Michigan University in 1966. He was appointed Boston College’s first Thomas I. Gasson Professor in 1979. In 1980, Neenan became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a position he held until 1987 when he became academic vice president of Boston College. In 1998, took up the role of vice president and special assistant to the president of Boston College.

Sources

Catalogus Provinciae Novae Angliae Societatis Jesu, 1989. Boston: Provincial Offices, 1989.

Boston College, Father Neenan’s Office. “Curriculum Vitae.” Accessed July 23, 2013. http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/neenan/neenancv.html

Boston College, Father Neenan’s Office. “William B. Neenan, SJ.” Accessed July 23, 2013. http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/neenan.html

Biographical note: David R. Burgess

David R. Burgess (1947- ) served as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College from 1998-1999. Burgess attended the California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, where he received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in biology in 1969 and 1971, respectively. Burgess completed a doctorate in zoology at the University of California, Davis (1974), and then taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Miami, and the University of Pittsburgh. Burgess is a member of the Cherokee nation and has served as president of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Since 1999, Burgess has been a professor of biology at Boston College.

Sources

Ancestry.com. "David R. Burgess." U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2. Provo, UT, USA. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Accessed July 23, 2013.

SACNAS Biography Project. “Dr. David R. Burgess – Biologist.” Accessed July 23, 2013.

Biographical note: John J. Neuhauser

John J. Neuhauser (1943- ) served as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College from 1999-2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics at Manhattan College (1964), and a master’s (1965) and a doctorate (1968) in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Neuhauser was chair of the Computer Science Department at Boston College from 1971 until 1977, when he became dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, a position he held until 1999. After his term as academic vice president, Neuhauser remained a professor at Boston College until 2007, when he became president of St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

Sources

Ancestry.com. “John J. Neuhauser.” U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Accessed September 9, 2013.

Biographical note: Cutberto Garza

Cutberto Garza (1947- ) served as academic vice president, provost, and dean of faculties of Boston College from 2005-2013. Garza received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Baylor University (1969), a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1973), and a doctorate in nutrition and food science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976). Prior to his tenure at Boston College, Garza served as vice provost of Cornell University and as Cornell’s director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences. In addition to his university posts, Garza also served on advisory groups for the National Academies of Science, the World Health Organization, and the World Food Program. In 2008, Garza was awarded the American Society for Nutrition’s Conrad A. Elvehjem Award for Public Service in Nutrition, and in 2013, he was named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition, its highest award.

Sources

Ancestry.com. “Cutberto Garza.” Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Accessed September 9, 2013.

Boston College, Office of Public Affairs. “Boston College Names New Academic Vice President: Noted Physician and Scientist, Former Cornell University Vice-Provost Cutberto Garza.” Accessed July 23, 2013.

Dunn, Jack. “Provost Garza to Step Down,” Boston College Chronicle, May 8, 2013. Accessed July 23, 2013. http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/publications/chronicle/FeaturesNewsTopstories/2013/top-stories/garza050913.html

Biographical note: David Quigley

David Quigley (1966- ) began his term as provost and dean of faculties on June 1, 2014, succeeding interim provost Joseph Quinn. Quigley received a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Amherst College (1988), and a master’s (1995) and a doctorate (1997) in history from New York University. Before entering his doctoral program, Quigley worked as a social studies teacher in Brooklyn, NY. He arrived at Boston College in 1998 as an assistant professor of history, later assuming the roles of associate dean for first-year students, interim dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the founding director of the Institute for the Liberal Arts. In 2009, Quigley became the dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. As a professor and dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Quigley was involved in the development of the undergraduate core curriculum as well as the conceptualization of Stokes Hall. Quigley is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including a Distinguished Teaching Award from Boston College in 2007.

Sources

Boston College, Office of Public Affairs. “Quigley Named BC Provost, Dean of Faculties,” March 11, 2014. Accessed May 19, 2014.

Administrative History

The Office of Academic Vice President was created in 1958 by Boston College President Michael P. Walsh, SJ. The incumbent is responsible for the administration of all academic programs of the University and is charged with the academic leadership of the faculty.

The first appointment to the post was William V. E. Casey, SJ, also the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Casey held this post until 1961, when Charles F. Donovan, SJ, then dean of the School of Education, took over. In 1968, Donovan's title became senior vice president and dean of faculties. When Joseph A. Panuska, SJ, replaced Donovan in 1978, the title reverted to academic vice president and dean of faculties. The title changed again in 2007, when it became provost and dean of faculties.

During the tenure of Charles F. Donovan, SJ, Thomas C. Lelon acted as assistant to the dean of faculties and Bruce W. Stender was the assistant to the senior vice president. Their files are also included in this collection.

Extent

214.5 Linear Feet (196 containers)

Abstract

The records of the Office of the Academic Vice President (also known as the Senior Vice President and Dean of Faculties and the Provost) document the administration of University academic and institutional activities from 1937-2007. Records include academic calendars, accreditation reports, admissions files, annual reports, budgets, committee files, correspondence, departmental records, faculty records, memos, minutes, speeches and addresses, and subject files, including biographical information on particular academic vice presidents.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in six series: I. Administrative files; II. Budgets; III. Committees, councils, and boards; IV. Correspondence; V. Departmental records; VI. Faculty. Subseries are embedded within the alphabetical listing of each series. Within each subseries, general files are filed at the beginning of the series, followed by the remaining files in alphabetical arrangement.

Provenance

These records were transferred from the Office of the Academic Vice President between 1987 and 2013.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Boston College Associate Academic Vice President's Office Records, BC.1999.113, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Acronymns and alternative names

Acronyms

AAUP: American Association of University Professors

AHANA: Afro American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American student program

AJCU: Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

CAES: Certificate of Advanced Educational Specialization

CSTEEP: Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy

EPC: Educational Policy Committee

FACHEX: Faculty Children Exchange Program

GSSW: Graduate School of Social Work

HEGIS: Higher Education General Information Survey

IPEDS: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

IREPM: Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry

NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

PSAP: Professional School Administrator Program

RRPA: Research, Reports, Persistence, and Attrition

SWRI: Social Welfare Research Institute

UAC: University Academic Council

UAPC: University Academic Policy Committee

UAS: University Academic Senate

UGBC: Undergraduate Government Boston College

UNCLE: University Council on Liberal Education

UPC: University Planning Council



Alternative names

Academic Affairs Committee: Academic Advisory Committee, Academic Advisement Committee

Academic Council: University Council

Academic Computing Strategy Planning Committee: Committee for Strategic Planning for Communications and Computing

Action for Boston Community Development: Special Committee on Educational Planning

Committee on Student Academic Affairs: Committee on Student Rights

Judicial Code Committee: Action Committee on Pan-University Judicial Code

College of Business Administration: School of Management, Carroll School of Management

In-Town College: Evening College, Woods College of Advancing Studies

Acronymns and alternative names

Academic Affairs Committee
Academic Advisory Committee, Academic Advisement Committee
Academic Council
University Council

Processing Information

Order reflects order received. These records also include files kept by assistants to the academic vice presidents. Some materials including budget forms, blank documents and duplicates, readily available publications, faculty promotion and tenure proceedings, graduate assistant and teaching fellow employment records, purchase orders and invoices, and faculty moving, recruitment, and travel expenses were deaccessioned according to the University Documents Retention schedule.

  • Duplicates, budget change requests, invoices, and blank forms.
  • Invoices, newspapers/ clippings, duplicates, requisition forms, blank applications and forms, checks, travel expenses, duplicate commencement programs, staff and non-faculty reviews, records and salaries, faculty action hire forms (yellow slips), budget change requests, faculty promotions material, equipment purchase orders and expenditures, receipts, adding machine tapes, purchase orders, supplemental pay requisition, publications found elsewhere, and faculty recruitment and moving expenses.
  • Invoices, newspapers/ clippings, duplicates, illegible carbon copies, requisition forms, blank applications and forms, checks, travel expenses, commencement programs, records and salaries, teaching fellow and graduate assistant hire forms and employment records, evaluations (faculty and staff), budget change requests, faculty promotions material, equipment purchase orders and expenditures, receipts, adding machine tapes, purchase orders, supplemental pay requisitions, publications found elsewhere, and faculty recruitment and moving expenses.
  • Invoices, computer manuals, course catalogs, newspapers/ clippings, duplicates, illegible carbon copies, requisition forms, blank applications and forms, checks, travel expenses, commencement programs, staff and non-faculty reviews, records and salaries, faculty action and hire forms (yellow slips), teaching fellow and graduate assistant hire forms and employment records, evaluations (faculty and staff), budget change requests, faculty promotions material, human resources procedures, equipment purchase orders and expenditures, receipts, adding machine tapes, purchase orders, tenure review, supplemental pay requisition, publications found elsewhere, and faculty recruitment and moving expenses.
Title
Boston College Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties' Office Records
Subtitle
1937-2007
Status
Completed
Author
Xaviera Flores and Jessica Meyer
Date
January 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

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