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5 Division of Academic Affairs: Vice President for Academic Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs, 05

Records of Vice President for Academic Affairs

I. Overview

Title: Records of Vice President for Academic Affairs

Date: 1957-2000

Location: 05/15-19

Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Language: English


II. Historical note

The first Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barry College was Sr. Trinita Flood, named to this position in 1972. Before that time the Academic Dean (1940-1970) and the Dean of Faculty (1970-1972) were responsible for all academic matters. When Sr. Trinita became President in 1974, Dr. M. Daniel Henry was named VPAA, and in 1979 Sr. Marilyn Morman became acting VPAA. In 1981, when Sr. Jeanne O'Laughlin was inaugurated as President of Barry College, Dr. J. Patrick Lee became the VPAA, and held the position until his death in 2006.

Special events and visits of prominent guests sometimes became the occasions for university assemblies honoring friends and benefactors. Honorary degrees were frequently awarded. The Vice President for Academic Affairs chaired these meetings. At the convocation in February, 1985, it was celebrated the dedication of the School of Business and honorary degrees were conferred on Henry Kissinger and Victor Posner; at the convocation in May, 1986, T. Boone Pickens received an honorary degree; in November, 1986, Robert H. McCabe was likewise honored; and in February, 1987, Mrs. William Wilson received an honorary degree. Two convocations were held in 1995: Cardinal Jaime Ortega received an honorary degree in May, and Father Timothy Radcliffe in October.


III. The Collection

 This collection includes assorted materials of Barry faculty from 1957 to 1992, such as lists of faculty, teaching loads, contract and salary studies, promotion data, statistics, and reports. It also includes annuals reports from the various schools, library, academic services, and from the office of the VPAA. There are records of the Academic Assemblies (1972-2004) and Academic Affairs (1994-1997). There are records from the Academic Council (1971-1979) and records from the Research Committee (1983-1990). This records also include programs for academic convocations from 1983 to 1995, when honorary degrees were awarded with some biographical information about the recipients.


IV. Container list

Box     Title

05/15   Annual Reports 1975-81 (2 folders)

            Administrative Reports 9/81-12/81

            Academic Services Reports 1975-1981

            Professional Development Committee Report 1980-81

            Reports (Nursery School; Computer Progress) 1980-81

            Committee Appointments

05/16   Faculty Contract Studies (2 folders)

            Faculty Contract Planning 1975-1980

            Faculty            Council Minutes 1967-1972

            Faculty Senate Reports 1974-1981

            Faculty Salaries 1970-1980

            Faculty Salary scale/Survey 1965-1975

            Five Year Salary Study 1977-1982

            Faculty Rank and Promotion Data 1974-1980

            Faculty Statistics Miscellaneous 1960s-1972

05/17   Faculty Lists 1957-92 (8 folders)

            Faculty Load 1958-1983 (3 folders)

            Barry  Faculty 1949-1990

05/18   VPAA Annual Report 1994-95

            VPAA Annual Report 1996-97

            Calendar of Events 1973-1985

            Activity Calendars 1986-91 (2 folders)

            Academic Calendars 1997-2000

            VPAA Five-Year Planning 1985-90

            Dean’s Office Self-Study Report 1961

05/19   Academic Assemblies 1982-2004 (4 folders)

            Records of Research Committee 1983-1987

            Dean’s Council 1971-1979

            Academic Convocations (8 folders)  


V. Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transfer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1995

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Processed by: Sister Arnold Benedetto, O.P., revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2011

Preferred Citation: Records of Vice President for Academic Affairs, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida

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