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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: On Campus - General (Boxes 1-10)

Series II: On Campus - Academic

Series III: Off Campus

Series IV: Chronological and Travel files

Series VI: Computer diskettes (Box 24)

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Provost's Office records (Gordon, Lane, Kinsey, Auston, Minter, Levy), 1980-2004 UA 220



creator Auston, David
creator Gordon, William E., 1918-
creator Kinsey, James
creator Lane, Neal F.
creator Levy, Eugene H. (Eugene Howard), 1944-
creator Rice University.
Title: Rice University Provost's Office records (Gordon, Lane, Kinsey, Auston, Minter, Levy), 1980-2004
Dates: 1980s-2004
Abstract These records document the daily business of the Office of the Provost, Rice University. This material was transferred from the Office of the Provost in 2011, and contains records from circa 1980-2008, spanning the tenures of many Provosts, including Gordon (1980-1985), Lane (1986-1993), Kinsey (1993-1994), Auston (1994-1999), Minter (1999), and Levy (2000-2010).
Identification: UA 220
Quantity: 24.0 linear ft. (24 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. William E. Gordon’s appointment as provost and vice president of Rice University began July 1, 1980. He retired July 1, 1985, although he continued to serve as provost until the next provost, Dr. Neal Lane, reported to work in spring 1986.

Dr. 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 of Provost.

Dr. James Kinsey, Dean of Rice University's Wiess School of Natural Sciences, was named interim provost by university president Malcolm Gillis in July 1993 and served until 1994. The provost position had been vacated by Neal Lane when he left Rice to become director of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. David Auston was named provost by university president Malcolm Gillis in August 1994. He was Columbia's dean of engineering and applied science and the Morris and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. He was member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He earned his undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

English Professor David Minter was appointed by President Malcolm Gillis to serve as interim provost in Spring 1999. Then current provost David Auston left Rice on July 1, 1999 to take the presidency of Case Western University.

Dr. Eugene Levy was provost for Rice University from 2000-2010. After retiring as Provost, Levy returned to Rice to teach in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and serve as a senior fellow for science policy and education at the Baker Institute for Public Policy.

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Scope and Contents note

These records document the daily business of the Office of the Provost, Rice University. This material was transferred from the Office of the Provost in 2011, and contains records from circa 1980-2008, spanning the tenures of many Provosts, including Gordon (1980-1985), Lane (1986-1993), Kinsey (1993-1994), Auston (1994-1999), Minter (1999), and Levy (2000-2010). The files include on-campus and off-campus subject files relating to curriculum and program development, faculty hiring, meeting with the university president, and more. One topic of particular interest in this group is the Coherent Minor / Enhancement effort, under the presidency of George Rupp.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this material requires written permission from the Rice University Office of the Provost.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Minter, David
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University.
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Administration
Genres
compact discs
letters (correspondence)
notes
reports

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Rice University Provost's Office records (Gordon, Lane, Kinsey, Auston, Minter, Levy), 1980-2004, UA 220, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This material was transferred from the Provost's Office in 2011, early in the tenure of Provost George McLendon.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: On Campus - General (Boxes 1-10)

Subseries A: Committees
Box Folder
1 1 Committee on Admissions, 1980-1990
2-3 Ad Hoc Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 1996-1997
4-6 Maguire Admissions Study, 1996
7 Committee on Affirmative Action, 1989-1996
8-9 Athletics Committee, 1988-1997
10 Athletics Review Committee, 1992
11 Buildings and Grounds Committee (Board of Governors), 1991-1997
12 Committee on Campus Safety, 1994-1995
13 Committee on Community Affairs, 1992-1993
14 Committee on Computers, 1986-1996
Box Folder
2 1 Committee on Computers, 1986-1989
2-3 Computer Planning Board, 1987-1988
4 Committee on External Affairs, 1992
5 Committee on Fringe Benefits, 1988-1990
6 Commission on Goals & Objecttives, including for residential college systerm, 1975
7 Ad Hoc Faculty Advisory Committee on Retirement, 1998
8-9 Committee on the Library, 1986-1997
10 Committee on Public Lectures, 1986-1990
11 Committee on Religious Activities, 1987
12 Committee on Scholarships and Awards, 1991-1997
13-16 Space Planning Committee, 1995-1997
17 Committee on Student Health, 1987
18 University Standing Committees, 1993-1996
19 Visiting Committees, 1996
Subseries B: Dean's Council
Box Folder
2 20 Dean's Council, 1985-1986
21 Dean's Council, 1988-1989
22 Dean's Council, 1989-1990
Box Folder
3 1-2 Dean's Council, 1990-1991
3-4 Dean's Council, 1991-1992
5-7 Dean's Council, 1992-1993
8 Dean's Council, 1993-1994
Box Folder
4 1-3 Dean's Council, 1994-1995
4 Dean's Council, 1995-1996
5 Dean's Council, 1996-1997
6 Dean's Council, 1999-2000
8 Education Council, 1990
Subseries C: Faculty Council
Box Folder
4 9 Faculty Council, 1987-1991
10 Faculty Council and Bylaws I, 1987-1994
11 Faculty Council and Bylaws II, 1992-1993
12 Faculty Council, 1992-1995
13 Faculty Council, 1996-1997
14 Faculty Council minutes, 1986-1998
15 Graduate Council, 1989-1995
16 University Council, 1971
Box Folder
5 1 University Council agendas, 1994-1996
2 University Council, 1994-1997
Subseries D: Subject files
Box Folder
5 3 AAU IP Task Force
4 AAU meeting 2003
5 AAU meeting 2004
6 College System, 1997
7 Deans' Circulation file, 1993-1994
8 Endowment
9 Enhancement / Coherent minor: distribution requirements, core curriculum, 1987
10 Enhancement / Coherent minor: budget, 1985-87
11 Enhancement / Coherent minor: 1986-87
12 Enhancement / Coherent minor: University Fund Council, 1992-1996
13 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Meritorious Service Award, 1991-1994
14 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Architecture
15 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Social Sciences, 1985-1987
16 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Chemistry, 1986
17 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Hackerman position, 1987
18 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Mathematics, 1985
19 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Alumni Affairs, 1980
20 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Jones School of Business, 1985
21 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Center for Study of Institutions and Values (CSIV), 1987
22 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Fondren Library 1985
22 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Texas SSC Proposal, 1987
23 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Five Year Plan, 1985
24 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Report, 1979
25 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Foreign Language, 1988
26 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Music, 1985-1989
27 Enhancement / Coherent minor: AAC meeting 1985
28 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Faculty positions, 1987-1989
29 Enhancement / Coherent minor: Task Groups, 1986-1988
Box Folder
6 1 Facilities development
2 Library planning, 1994
3 Fondren Library expansion, 1990-1995
4 Ford Foundation Honors Research Program, 1988-1989
5 Ford Foundation Honors Research Program, 1990-93
6 General Announcements, 1985-1989
6 General Announcements, revisions, 1996-1997
8 Government regulations, 1994
9 Institutional research, 1997-1998
10 Jones School of Business review correspondence, 1996
11 Jones School of Business review final report, 1996
12 Jones School of Business review logistics, 1996
13 Jones School of Business Council of Overseers, 1996-1997
14 Marshals Committee, 1987-1992
15-16 Piper awards, 1973-1996
17 Posse, 1996-1997
18 Rice University Press Review Board, 1987
19 Professors in the practice, 1995
Box Folder
7 1 Report on the Class of 1998
2 Research Council, 1990-1993
3 Vendors
Subseries E: Agendas for meetings with President
Box Folder
7 4 Provost Neal Lane annotated agendas for meetings with Pres. Malcolm Gillis
5 Provost David Auston agendas for meetings with Pres. Malcolm Gillis

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Series II: On Campus - Academic

Subseries A: Annual reports
Box Folder
7 6 Architecture, 2002
7 Biochemistry and Cell Biology 2001
8 Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2002 - 2003
9 Center for Education, 2002
10 Center for Nanoscale Science and Tech, 2002
11 Center for Neuroscience, 2001
12 Center for the Study of the Environment and Society, 2002
13 Chemistry, 2002
14 CITI, 2002
15 Department of Earth Science, 2001
16 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2001
17 Department of Mathematics, 2002
18 Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, 2001
19 Jones Graduate School of Business, 2002
20 Office of the Associate Provost 2002
21 Office of International Students and Scholars, 2002
22 Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies, 2002
23 Physics and Astronomy, 2001
24 Rice Quantum Institute Annual Report, 2001
25 Rice Space Institute, 2001
26 Rice Art Gallery, 2001
27 School of Engineering, 2001-2002
28 School of Engineering, 2002
29 School of Humanities, 2002
Box Folder
8 1 School of Natural Sciences, 2001
2 School of Social Sciences, 2002
3 Shepherd School, 2002
Subseries B: Departments, Schools and Centers
Box Folder
8 4 Anthropology, 1993-1996
5 Architecture
6 Architecture, Visiting Critics, 1993-1994
7 Architecture, Cullinan Chair matters, 1993-1994
8 Architecture five year accreditation report, 1988-1989
9 Architecture, 1992-1997
10 Architecture, Rice Design Alliance, 1993
11 Art - Sewall Gallery and curators
12 Art - Sewall Gallery, 1993-1997
13 Art and Art History, 1993-1996
14 Baker Institute of Public Policy, 1994
15 Biomedical engineering, 1992-1996
16 Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 1992-1996
Box Folder
9 1 Biosciences and Engineering
2 Center for Cultural Studies, 1986 - 1988
3 Center for Education
4 Chemical Engineering, 1993-1996
5 Chemistry (1 of 3), 1992-1998
6 Chemistry (2 of 3), 1991 - 1993
7 Chemistry (3 of 3), 1991
8 Chemistry Visiting Committee, 1993
9 CITI, 1986 - 1989
10 Civil Engineering
11 Cognitive Science
12 Computational & Applied Mathematics
13 Computer Science
14 Curriculum Inventory (1 of 2)
15 Curriculum Inventory (2 of 2)
16 Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum, 1990-1992
Box Folder
10 1 Education, 1992-1995
2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1992-1996
3 Earth Science building reconstruction, Rice Texas Medical Center initiative, Computational Finance Systems
4 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5 Economics
6 Engineering, 1985 - 1989
7 Engineering, 2002
8 Engineering Advisory Committee (1 of 2)
9 Engineering Advisory Committee (2 of 2)
10 English, 1992-1996
11 Environmental Studies
12 Environmental Science and Engineering, 1993-1996
Box Folder
11 1 Environmental Science and Engineering, internships and projects
2 Committee on Examinations, 1985-1995
3 French Studies, 1993-1995
4 Graduate Studies, 1994-1996
5 Hispanic and Classical Studies, 1993-1994
6 History, 1993-1997
7 Human Performance & Health Sciences, 1993-1995
8-9 Geology and Geophysics, 1990-1997
10 German and Slavic Studies, 1993-1994
11 Graduate Studies site visit, 1995
12 Humanities, 1994-1995
13 Humanities Project, 1998
14 Humanities dean search, 2000
15 Humanities, 2002
16 Institutional Research, 2002
17 Institutional Research Computer, 2001
Box Folder
12 1-5 International University at Bremen (IUB)
6 Institutes and Centers, 1998
7-16 Jones Graduate School of Business, 1979-1999
Box Folder
13 2 Kinesiology, 1997-2000
3 Language questionnaire and test for freshmen, 1999
4 Leadership Rice, 2001-2004
5-7 Nanotechnology Commitee, 1991-1994
8-9 Natural Sciences
9 Shepherd School of Music
10 Social Sciences, 1986-1987
Subseries C: Faculty personnel, tenure and salary issues
Box Folder
13 11 Academic climate survey, 2004
12 Temporary faculty issue, 1987
13 Research Administration Audit, 2001
14 Minority Faculty at the COFHE Institutions report, 2004
15 Faculty appeals, 1999-2001
16 Faculty issues, 1995-1998
17-18 Faculty issues by individual
Box Folder
14 1-4 Faculty issues by individual
5 Faculty allocations
6 Promotion and tenure, 1989
7 Salary supplements, 1988-1990
8 Salary Equity Committee, 1994-1995
9 Salary data, 1989-1990
10 Salary study, Engineering, 1985-1987
Subseries D: New class requests
Box Folder
14 11 New class requests, 1993-1994
12 New class requests, 1995-1996
Subseries E: Committees, reports, policies
Box Folder
14 13 Scholarly Interest Report, 1994-1995
14 Department Chair Policies, 1999-2000
15 Committee on Academic Affairs, 1995
16 Search Committees
17 Teaching Award, 1994-1997
18 Undergraduate Curriculum, 1993
19 Committee on Undergraduate Affairs, 1994-1997
20-21 Committee on Undergraduate Teaching, 1989-1997
Subseries F: Invitations / social correspondence
Box Folder
14 22 Memos and correspondence, 1995
23 Correspondence with VP for Student Affairs, Ronald Stebbings, 1987-1991
Box Folder
15 1 Social memos and correspondence, 2003-2004

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Series III: Off Campus

Box Box
15 2 Associated Universities Inc., 2002-2003
3 Houston Arboretum / Houston Wilderness 2003
4 International Space Station
5 Planetary Protection Advisory Committee, 2002
6 Planetary Protection Advisory Committee, 2003
7 The Rice School
8 SACS 2004
9 D.C. trip, 2004
10 State Department meeting, 2003
11 Senior Science Fellow Program at U.S. State Dept., 2003-2004
12 Snowmass Institute: Strategic Leadership, 1996
Box Folder
16 1 Space Telescope Institute Council

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Series IV: Chronological and Travel files

Box Folder
16 2 Chron file: 1991, July-September 1991-1994
3 Chron file: 1991, October-December 1994-1995
4 Chron file: 1992, January-June
5 Chron file: 1993, January-July
6 Chron file: 1993, August-December 1996
7 Chron file: 1994, January-September
8 Chron file: 1994, June-September trip reduction
9 Travel file: 1994, September AAU trip
10 Chron file: 1994, October-December
11 Travel file: 1995, January-March
12 Chron file: 1995, February
Box Folder
17 1 Chron file: 1995, March
2 Travel file: 1995, April-June
3 Chron file: 1995, April-June
4 Travel file: 1995, June-July
5 Chron file: 1995, July-August
6 Travel file: 1995, September-October
7 Chron file: 1995, September-October
8 Travel file: 1995, November-December
9 Chron file: 1995, November-December
10 Travel file: 1996, January-February
11 Chron file: 1996, January
12 Chron file: 1996, February
13 Chron file: 1996, March
Box Folder
18 1 Travel file: 1996, March
2 Travel file: 1996, April
3 Chron file: 1996, April
4 Travel file: 1996, May
5 Chron file: 1996, May
6 Travel file: 1996, June
7 Chron file: 1996, June
8 Travel file: 1996, July
9 Chron file: 1996, July
10 Chron file: 1996, August
Box Folder
19 1 Travel file: 1996, September
2 Chron file: 1996, September
3 Travel file: 1996, October
4 Chron file: 1996, October
5 Chron file: 1996, November
6 Travel file: 1996, December
7 Chron file: 1996, December
8 Travel file: 1997, January
9 Chron file: 1997, January
10 Travel file: 1997, February
11 Chron file: 1997, February
12 Travel file: 1997, March
Box Folder
20 1 Chron file: 1997, March
2 Travel file: 1997, April
3-4 Chron file: 1997, April
5 Chron file: 1997, May
6 Travel file: 1997, June
7 Chron file: 1997, June
8 Travel file: 1997, July
9 Chron file: 1997, July
10 Chron file: 1997, August
11 Chron file: 1997, September
Box Folder
21 1-2 Chron file: 1997, October
3 Travel file: 1997, November
4 Chron file: 1997, November
5-6 Chron file: 1997, December
7 Chron file: 1998, January
8 Chron file: 1998, February
9 Chron file: 1998, March
10 Chron file index by name, monthly, 1999
Box Folder
22 1 Chron file index 1996-1999
2 Chron file 1999: January
3 Chron file 1999: February
4 Chron file 1999: March
5 Chron file 1999: April
6 Chron file 1999: May
7 Chron file 1999: June
8 Chron file 1999: July
9 Chron file 1999: August
10 Chron file 1999: September
11 Chron file 1999: October
Box Folder
23 12 Chron file 1999: November
Box Folder
22 13 Chron file 1999: December
14 Chron file 2000 January
15 Chron file 2000 February
Box Folder
23 1 Chron file 2000 March
2 Chron file 2000 April
3 Chron file 2000 May
4 Chron file 2000 June
5 Chron file 2000 July
6 Chron file 2000 August
7 Chron file 2000 September
8 Chron file 2000 October
9 Chron file 2000 November
10 Chron file 2000 December
11 Chron file 2001 Janaury-March
12 Chron file 2001 April-June
13 Chron file 2001 July-September
14 Chron file 2001 October
15 Chron file 2001: December

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Series VI: Computer diskettes (Box 24)

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