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Boston College Associate Academic Vice President's Office records

Collection BC-1999-113: Boston College Associate Academic Vice President's Office records


  • Creation: 1974 - 2005

Scope and Contents

The records of the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President document the office's involvement in committee activities of the Council of Deans, University Academic Council, University Academic Planning Committee, and University Planning Council from 1974-2005. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence and reports summarizing meeting minutes and task force activities. The collection also includes agendas, handouts, member lists, notes, procedures, and materials from the University Academic Council pertaining to a “Goals for the Nineties” report, a self-study published in the mid-1980s.


Restrictions on access

Collection is 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: Robert Newton

Robert Newton served as associate academic vice president from 1990-2000. He completed his undergraduate studies in classical languages and history at the University of Scranton (1957), before earning a Licentiate in philosophy from Fordham University (then Loyola College) (1961); a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from Woodstock College (1967); and a master’s in sacred theology from Yale University. In 1971, Newton was awarded his doctorate in education in management and organizational theory from Harvard University.

Newton came to Boston College in 1980 to take on the role of assistant to the academic vice president and dean of faculties, and was promoted to associate dean of faculties in 1981. He held that position until 1990, when he became associate academic vice president. In 2000 he became special assistant to the president.

During his time at Boston College, Newton spearheaded the University’s successful bid to earn NCAA certification and served as co-chair of the University Academic Planning Council. Newton is a co-chair of the University’s prominent C21: The Church in the 21st Century initiative and of the Assessment Report Development Committee.


Dunn, Jack. “Newton is Appointed as Special Assistant to the President,” The Boston College Chronicle, January 18, 2001. Accessed February 20, 2014.


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The records of the Office of the Associate Academic Vice President document the office's involvement in committee activities between 1974-2005. Materials include agendas, committee reports, correspondence, handouts, meeting minutes and summaries, member lists, memos, notes, operations and procedures, reports, self-studies, and task force updates.


Materials are arranged into five series: I. Administrative files; II. Council of Deans; III. University Academic Council; IV. University Academic Planning Committee; and V. University Planning Council. University Academic Council files are arranged chronologically.


These records were transferred from the Office of the Academic Vice President, 1999.

Related Materials

Boston College Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties' Office Records, BC.1999.065, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Boston College Associate Academic Vice President's Office Records
Xaviera Flores and Jessica Meyer
May 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States