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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: On Campus - General, 1986-93

Series II: On Campus - Academic Units, 1986-93

Series III: Off Campus - General, 1986-93

Series IV: Restricted Material

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Provost's Office Records: Neal Lane, 1986-93



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lane, Neal
Title Rice University Provost's Office Records: Neal Lane
Dates: 1986-93
Abstract: These records reflect the daily business of the Provost's ffice under physicist Dr. Neal Lane’s leadership (1986-93). They reveal the daily business of the Provost's Office, which has the overall responsibility for the institution's educational and research programs.
ID Rice UA Provost Lane
Extent 19 cu. ft. (22 boxes)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Neal Lane served as Provost of Rice University from 1986-1993. He joined the Rice Physics Department in 1966 and was made full professor in 1972. He was made chairman of the department in 1977. While chair, Lane spent 1979-80 serving as director of the division of physics at the NSF. He left Rice in 1984 to become Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He then returned to Rice to take on the job pf Provost.

In 1993, Lane was nominated by President Clinton as Director of the NSF and in 1998, he was nominated by President Clinton to be his new presidential science and technology advisor.

Dr. Lane, assistant to the president of the United States for science and technology, director of the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, and former director of the national Science Foundation, rejoined the faculty at Rice University in Spring 2001.

Lane, a specialist in atomic physics, earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, including his Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma in the early 1960’s.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 22 boxes of Provost’s Office records dating from physicist Dr. Neal Lane’s tenure (1986-93). They reveal the daily business of the Provost's Office, which has the overall responsibility for the institution's educational and research programs. The Provost's Office is home to many interdepartmental initiatives and institutes, which fosters collaboration and innovative partnerships among faculty across disciplinary lines. These files share a similar file structure as that of the President's Office records.

The On Campus files (Series I and II) contain correspondence and documents pertaining to the academic and non-academic departments of the university such as the library, continuing studies, graduate office as well as correspondence relating to computing and ICSA. Also included are files relating to the Space Facilities Planning Board, Office of Sponsored Research, as well as faculty teaching evaluations and files from various campus organizations. Off Campus files (Series III) relate to university relationships with non-Rice groups and organizations.

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Arrangement

The provost office records for Neal Lane (1986-1993) are divided into three series:
Series I: On Campus - General (Boxes 1-7A, 8-13; 10.25 cu. ft.)
Series II: On Campus - Academic Departments (Boxes 14-17; 3.00 cu. ft.)
Series III: Off Campus - General (Box 18; .75 cu. ft.)
Series IV: Restricted Material (Boxes 19-22; 5.00 cu. ft.)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Permission to access these records must be obtained from the Provost’s Office. Form to request permission may be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Permission to use the records in four designated restricted boxes (19-22) must be obtained from the President’s office. Form to request permission may be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish these records must be obtained from the Provost’s Office. Instructions requesting permission may be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lane, Neal
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Provost's Office.
Rice University - Office of Sponsored Research.
Rice University - Space Facilities Planning Board.

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Related Material

Information folder for Neal Lane, WRC

Records for Provost Dr. W.E. Gordon (1980-1985) and for Provost Dr. David Auston who followed Dr. Lane as Provost.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Provost Office Records, Neal Lane, 1986-1993, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Records were received from the Provost's Office in 6/1990, 7/1992, and in 1996. Most files were intermingled records from various Provosts between 1970 and 1993. Additional records were received received August 1994 and included four boxes which may only be opened with permission of the President. Some few records were included with boxes sent Aug. 25, 1989 for Provost Vandiver.

Note to researcher:

Folders labeled "VP Hayes, Ed" contain correspondence on many subjects not reflected by the name of the folder.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: On Campus - General, 1986-93

These files contain correspondence and documents pertaining to the academic and non-academic departments of the university such as the library, continuing studies, graduate office as well as correspondence relating to computing and ICSA. Also included are files relating to the Space Facilities Planning Board, Office of Sponsored Research, as well as faculty teaching evaluations and files from various campus organizations.
box folder
1 1 Academic Advising, 1986-90
2 Academic Deans, 1987
3 Administrative Computing, 1987, 1990 - Oct. 1991
4 Administrative Computing, Nov. - Dec. 1991
5 Administrative Computing, 1992-93
6 Admissions Office, 1987-1992
7 Affirmative Action, 1986-1987, 1990-92
8 Air-conditioning, 1986
9 Alumni Association, 1986-90
10 Apple Consortium, 1986
11 Budget, 1987-88
12 Campus Business Office, 1986-88
13 Class/Conference rooms, 1986
14 Coherent Minors Program, 1986-89
box folder
2 1 (NEH proposal on) Coherent Minor, 1988-92
2 College courses, 1989, 1995
3 Computer Science – Anthony Gorry, 1992
4 (Rice) Computing – Administration/PRIME, 1986
5 (Rice) Computing – Chemistry Department, 1986-87
6 (Rice) Computing – Directors, 1991
7 (Rice) Computing – HARC Supercomputer, 1986-87
8 (Rice) Computing – NSF-HAN proposal, 1986
9 (Rice) Computing – Physics, 1986
10 Continuing Studies, 1986-87
11 Continuing Studies, 1988-89
box folder
3 1 Continuing Studies, 1990/91
2 Continuing Studies, 1991/92
3 Continuing Studies, 1992/93
4 (New) Curriculum, 1987-91
5 Dean of Engineering Search Committee, 1986-88
6 Dean of Engineering Search Active Folder, 1986-88, 1992
box folder
4 1 Distribution courses, 1987-89, 1991
2 Economic Summit, 1989-90
3 English for foreign graduate students, 1986-90
4 (VP for) External Affairs – Dove, 1986-88
5 (VP for) Financial Affairs – Glanville, 1986-87
6 Foundation Courses, 1987-89
7 Foundation Courses, 1990-91
8 Foundation Courses – Humanities, 1988-92
9 Foundation Courses – Natural Sciences (NCSI), 1988-92
10 Foundation Courses – Social Sciences, 1988-89
11 Foundation reporting on undergraduate curriculum, 1989-90
12 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Stout), Feb. - July 1986
box folder
5 1 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Stout), Aug. - Dec. 1986
2 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Stout), Jan. - May 1987
3 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Stout), June - Dec. 1987
4 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Glass), 1988-89
5 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Glass), 1990-91
6 (Office of) Graduate Programs (Glass), 1992-93
7 (Office of) Graduate Programs – Foreign Student Affairs, 1986-87
8 (Office of) Graduate Programs – Graduate Students, 1986-87
9 (Office of) Graduate Programs – Stipend/Tuition Budget, 1986-87
10 Huxley Symposium/NEH proposal, 1986-87
11 Institute for Computer Services and Applications (ICSA), 1986
12 ICSA, 1987-88, 1991
box folder
6 1 ICSA - Allocations, Administrative, 1986-87
2 ICSA – Allocations, Education, 1986-87
3 ICSA – Allocations, Research, 1986-87
4 ICSA – Computer Science Vax Bills, 1987-88
5 ICSA – External Affairs, 1986-87
6 ICSA – Networking, 1986-87
7 ICSA – Priscilla Huston/Farrell Gerbode Pending, 1987
8 ICSA – Revenues, 1986-87
9 ICSA – Revenues, AS 9000, 1986-87
10 Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, 1986-90
11 (Fondren) Librarian Search Committee, 1989-90
12 (Fondren) Library – Carrington, 1986
13 (Fondren) Library – Carrington, 1987
box folder
7 1 (Fondren) Library – Carrington, 1988
2 (Fondren) Library – Carrington, 1989-90
3 (Fondren) Library – Patent Depository, 1986
4 (Fondren) Library – Personnel, 1987-90, 1992
5 (Fondren) Library – Ph.D. Programs, 1988, n.d.
6 (Fondren) Library – Renovation, 1986-1988
7 (Fondren) Library – Shapiro, 1991-92
8 Military Science/ROTC, 1986-87
9 (Office of) Networking and Computing, 1987, 1991-92
10 OWLNET, 1986
11 OWLNET, 1987-89
12 OWLNET, 1990-92
box folder
7A 1 Patent and Technology development, 1989
2 Permission to Publish, 1988
3 Pre-medical Scholars Program, 1986-89
4 Promotions, 1986-87
5 Publications Revolving Fund, 1987-89
6 Registrar, 1986-91
7 Rice-Baylor Cooperative, 1986, 1988-90
8 Rice Center for Education, 1993
9 Rice Design Alliance, 1987-92
10 Rice Engineering Design & Development Institute (REDDI), 1986-88
11 Rice Institute for Policy Analysis (RIPA), 1986-90, 1992
box folder
8 1 Rice Quantum Institute, 1986-87
2 Rice Quantum Institute, 1988-93
3 Rice University Press, 1986-91, 1993
4 Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), 1987, 1989-90, 1992
5 Safety, 1991
6 Scientia, 1986-92
7 Sesquinet, 1986-88
8 Space Facilities Planning Board (SFPB) - Brown School of Engineering Space Study Use, 1987
9 SFPB - C.I.S.I. Building Reponses, 1992
10 SFPB - Correspondence, 1986-87
11 SFPB - Correspondence, 1988
box folder
9 1 SFPB - Correspondence, 1989
2 SFPB - Correspondence, 1990
3 SFPB - Correspondence, 1991-92
4 SFPB - Correspondence, 1993
5 SFPB - Fall Fix 1900 Space Scenarios, 1990
6 SFPB - Gelco Space (Modular Buildings), 1988
7 SFPB - Herman Brown, 1987
8 SFPB - Humanities & Social Studies, 1993
9 SFPB - Intermediate-Range Space Planning, 1992
10 SFPB - (Fondren) Library Committee Report, 1989
11 SFPB - (Fondren) Library Expansion Study, 1990
12 SFPB - Long-Range Space Planning, 1991-93
box folder
10 1 SFPB - Machine Room Meeting, 1986
2 SFPB - Master Plan for Growth – Cesar Pelli & Assoc., 1983
3 SFPB - Meetings, 1988
4 SFPB - Meetings, Feb. & June 1989
5 SFPB - Meetings, Aug. 1989
6 SFPB - Meetings, Nov. & Dec. 1989
7 SFPB - Meetings, Jan. 1990
8 SFPB - Meetings, Feb. & March 1990
9 SFPB - Meetings, Sept. & Oct. 1990
10 SFPB - Meetings, Nov. 1990
11 SFPB - Meetings, Dec. 1990
12 SFPB - Meetings, Jan. & Feb. 1991
13 SFPB - Meetings, March, April & June 1991
14 SFPB - Meetings, Sept. & Nov. 1991
15 SFPB - Meetings, Jan. & March 1992
16 SFPB - Meetings, Aug. & Nov. 1992
17 SFPB - Meetings, April & Sept. 1993
box folder
11 1 SFPB - Music Building, 1988
2 SFPB - Music Building – Currie Analysis, 1989
3 SFPB - Physics Space Planning, 1988-89, 1991
4 SFPB - Projects, 1993
5 SFPB - Space Survey, An Analysis of Vacant Space, 1989
6 SFPB - Space Utilization Information, 1987
7 SFPB - Space Utilization Survey, 1991
8 SFPB - Statistics Move, 1988
9 Summer School, 1986-91
10 (Office of) Sponsored Research (formerly Advanced Studies & Research), Jan. 1986-May 1986
11 (Office of) Sponsored Research, June 1986 - Dec. 1986
box folder
12 1 (Office of) Sponsored Research, 1987-89
2 (Office of) Sponsored Research, 1990-92
3 (Office of) Sponsored Research, Personnel, 1986-87, 1989
4 Teaching Evaluations, Fall 1986
5 Teaching Evaluations, Spring 1986
6 Teaching Evaluations, Fall 1987
7 Teaching Evaluations, Spring 1987
8 Teaching Evaluations – Correspondence, 1986-88
9 Teaching Evaluations – Highs & Lows, 1985-90
10 Teaching Evaluations – Personnel, 1986-88
11 VP Hayes, Ed – Associate Provost, 1987-90
12 VP Hayes, Ed – Correspondence, 1986-88
box folder
13 1 VP Hayes, Ed – Correspondence, 1989-92
2 VP Hayes, Ed – Discussions, 1991-92
3 VP Hayes, Ed – Information Systems, 1986-87, 1989, 1991, 1993
4 VP Hayes, Ed – Office of Sponsored Research, 1986-89
5 VP Hayes, Ed – Personal, 1986-87, 1990, 1991
6 VP Hayes, Ed – Search Committee, Associate Provost, 1986-87, 1989, 1991

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Series II: On Campus - Academic Units, 1986-93

These files contain correspondence and documents that passed between the provost and the university academic departments and their deans.
box folder
14 1 Anthropology, 1987-91
2 Architecture, 1986, 1988, 1992
3 Architecture, Dean of - O. Jack Mitchell, 1986-89, 1992
4 Architecture, Dean of - Paul Kennon, 1989-90
5 Architecture, Dean of - Alan Balfour, 1989-90
6 Architecture, Dean of - Alan Balfour, 1991
7 Art & Art History, 1987, 1989-91
8 Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 1986, 1988-89, 1991
9 Biochemistry and Biology – Life Sciences Visiting Committee, 1986
10 Biology, 1986
11 Biomedical Engineering, 1987-89
12 Chemical Engineering, 1986, 1991
13 Chemistry, 1987-90, 1992
14 Civil Engineering, 1987, 1990
15 Civil Engineering – Chair Search, 1988
16 Computer Science, 1986-89, 1991
17 Computer Science – Chair Search, 1989
18 Ecology and Evolutional Biology, 1989, 1991
19 Economics, 1986-88, 1991
20 Education, 1987-91
box folder
15 1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1986-89, 1991
2 Engineering - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Self-Study Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs, Volume I, May 15, 1987
3 ABET, Volume II, Electrical Engineering, May 1987
4 ABET, Volume II, Materials & Science Engineering, May 1987
5 ABET, Volume II, Mechanical Engineering, May 1987
6 ABET, Volume II, Chemical Engineering, May 1987
7 ABET, Volume II, Civil Engineering, May 1987
8 ABET Report, 1987
9 ABET Report, 1988
10 Engineering – Budget, 1986
11 Engineering, Dean of – J. D. Hellums, 1986
12 Engineering, Dean of – J. D. Hellums, 1987
13 Engineering, Dean of – J. D. Hellums, 1988
box folder
16 1 English, 1987-88, 1990-93
2 Environmental Science and Engineering, 1988, 1991-92
3 French and Italian, 1986-88, 1990-91
4 Geology and Geophysics, 1986-89, 1991
5 German and Slavic Studies, 1991
6 History, 1986, 1990-92
7 Human Performance and Health Sciences, 1986-87, 1989-91
8 Humanities, 1990-91
9 Humanities, Dean of – Allen Matusow, 1986
10 Humanities, Dean of – Allen Matusow, 1987
11 (Jesse H.) Jones School of Administration – Center on the Management of Information Technology, 1986
12 (Jesse H.) Jones School of Administration – Council of Overseers, 1986-87, 1991
13 (Jesse H.) Jones School of Administration, Dean of – Doug Tuggle/B. Bailar, 1986-87
14 Linguistics and Semiotics, 1987, 1989-90
15 Mathematics, 1988, 1991
16 Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 1986-87, 1991
box folder
17 1 Natural Sciences, Dean of – G. K. Walters, 1986
2 Natural Sciences, Dean of – G. K. Walters. 1987
3 Naval Science/R.O.T.C., 1987-88-91
4 Physics, 1987-92
5 Physics – Graduate Student Letters, 1987-88, 1991-92
6 Political Science, 1990-91
7 Psychology, 1987, 1991
8 Religious Studies, 1991-92
9 Shepherd School of Music, 1986, 1988, 1991
10 Social Sciences, Dean of – Joseph Cooper, 1986-87
11 Social Sciences, Dean of – Joseph Cooper, 1988
12 Sociology, 1991
13 Space Physics and Astronomy, 1986, 1989-90
14 Spanish/Portuguese/Classics, 1986-88, 1990-91
15 Statistics, 1986-90

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Series III: Off Campus - General, 1986-93

These records contain correspondence and documents which passed between the provost and off campus groups and institutions. Foundation grant proposals, as well as correspondence with other universities, are found here.
box folder
18 1 Brown Foundation – Proposal for Center of Education, 1988
2 Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), 1987, 1989-90
3 FIPSE – Project Director’s meeting, 1989
4 FIPSE – Proposal and Progress Reports, 1989-92
5 Foundations and Organizations – General, 1986-92
6 General Mills Foundation Grant for New Curriculum, 1988-89
7 (William and Flora) Hewlett Foundation, 1989-90
8 Howard Hugh Medical Institute, 1988-90
9 International Correspondence, 1987-89, 1992
10 Keck Foundation, 1989
11 Mellon Grant Foundation Grant for Coherent Minor, 1987-88
12 Pew Trust Proposal, 1988-89
13 Sears Roebuck Foundation Proposal, 1988-89
14 Texas Medical Center, 1986-89, 1992
15 Universities, 1989-92

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Series IV: Restricted Material

Confidential / legal personnel files in sealed boxes labeled only with individual’s names. These can only be used with the permission of the President.
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19
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20
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21
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22

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