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Guide to the San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records
MSS-2009-03-05  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Project Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records
    Dates: 1967-1980
    Collection number: MSS-2009-03-05
    Creator: San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Division
    Collection Size: 14 boxes (16.46 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records (1967-1980) document the activities of the Dean of Academic Planning and the Academic Planning & Budget Division, which today is known as the Office of the Vice Provost. The records include correspondence, purchase orders, invoices, press releases and paper accounting records. Additional formats represented in the collection include university travel request forms, architectural layout plans, and student surveys. This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Accounting Records, 1970-1980; Series II. Press Releases & Publicity, 1967-1973; and Series III. Travel Requests, 1976-1978.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives 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 by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records, MSS-2009-03-05, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing History

    Collection processed and finding aid EAD encoded by Jane Gilvin. Reviewed by Danelle Moon and Erin Louthen.

    Project Information

    This finding aid was created as part of the Survey and Cataloging Project, a two-year San José State University Library grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project began in 2008. The Project Director is Danelle Moon. The Project Archivist is Erin Louthen.

    Organizational History

    In 1857 the San Francisco Board of Education established Minns' Evening Normal School for current and prospective teachers in the city. Named after its principal, Washington Minns, the institution was formally established as the first California State Normal School by the State Legislature in 1862. A decade later, the Legislature voted to move the Normal School to San José, and the school relocated to its new home on Washington Square prior to the fall term of 1872. After a fire destroyed the Normal School building in 1880, the Legislature authorized $200,000 to construct a new building on the same site. Completed in 1881, the building was commonly referred to as the Second State Normal School. After several names and curriculum changes, Minn's Normal school is now San José State University, offering more than 134 bachelor and master degrees with 110 concentrations, and is recognized as one of the top public universities granting such degrees in the West.
    The Academic Planning & Budget Division of San José State University is overseen by the Office of the Provost. The Dean of Academic Planning served as director of the department and today oversight of the department is under the Office of the Vice Provost. According to the division's mission statement, the Academic Planning & Budget Division is responsible for the planning and direction of programs of institutional research, analytical studies, marketing research, certain management information systems and program assessment and evaluation. The division is also responsible for managing the student evaluation of teaching effectiveness through the Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness Program (SOTE & SOLATE).

    Scope and Content

    The San José State University Dean of Academic Planning Records (1967-1980) document the activities of the Dean of Academic Planning and the Academic Planning & Budget Division. The records chronicle the tenure of Ted W. Benedict and Dr. Jack Foote, both of whom served as Dean of Academic Planning in the 1960s and 1970s. The records include correspondence, purchase orders, invoices, press releases and paper accounting records. Additional formats represented in the collection include university travel request forms, architectural layout plans, and student surveys.
    The Dean of Academic Planning, now known as the Vice Provost, reports to the Office of the Provost. The Vice Provost's duties include the planning and direction of institutional research, analytical studies, marketing research, certain management information systems, program assessment and evaluation, and the student evaluation of teaching effectiveness program.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series: Series I. Accounting Records, 1970-1980; Series II. Press Releases & Publicity, 1967-1973; and Series III. Travel Requests, 1976-1978.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San José State University. Dean of Academic Planning -- History
    San José State University. Dean of Academic Planning -- Correspondence
    San José State College -- History
    California State University, San José -- History
    San José State University -- History
    Deans (Education) -- California -- San José
    Education, Higher -- California -- San José