Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Other form(s) of name

  • Office of the Assistant Vice-President, Academic (1972 - 1975)

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Description area

Dates of existence

1972 -

History

The Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic (AVPA) has its origins in the appointment of Ian Mugridge as Assistant Vice-President, Academic in 1972. At that time, the Office of the Vice-President, Academic (VPA) was itself a relatively new unit, having been established only two years before in 1970 (see fonds F-200 for the administrative history of the VPA's Office). The appointment of an Assistant enabled the VPA to delegate a number of responsibilities to the new position: administrative supervision of certain academic support departments (Library, Registrar, Academic Advice Centre), space allocation planning, and some involvement in academic planning. Mugridge left the university in 1975; his successors took the title of Associate Vice-President, Academic. By 1986 the AVPA's Office had established its own record-keeping system and maintained its own files separate from those of the VPA.

Over the years, the division of responsibilities between the VPA and the AVPA has evolved considerably. Academic planning and budget planning generally remained with the VPA until 2001, when a reorganization of the portfolio delegated the primary responsibility for these activities to the AVPA. Space planning and allocation were early delegated to the AVPA in 1972 and have remained with this position since that time

From 1975 to 2001, the primary focus of the AVPA's mandate was the management of employment relations with the university's academic staff. This began with the appointment of Dan Birch as AVPA in 1975. The AVPA took the lead role in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) in 1979; throughout the 1980s and 1990s the AVPA was the university's chief negotiator with the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA); and in 1996 the AVPA assumed direct responsibility for the Academic Relations Office (for a history of this office, see fonds F-203). The focus on academic employment relations continued until 2001, when the incumbent AVPA (Judith Osborne) became Associate Vice-President, Policy, Equity and Legal. This new position moved out of the VPA's portfolio, reported directly to the President, and took with it most policy-related and negotiating responsibilities. With this reorganization, the focus of the AVPA's mandate shifted to academic planning and budgeting processes, institutional analysis, space allocation, and coordination of major and minor capital projects and IT projects.

The AVPA's involvement in university IT systems planning has varied over the years. Support for academic and research computing requirements was originally a function of the VPA's Office, but was transferred to the newly established Vice-President, Research / Information Systems in 1985. It returned to the VPA's portfolio in 1990, with the AVPA (Ross Saunders) having lead responsibility, though this shifted back to the VPA in 1994; in 2001 all IT responsibilities were consolidated under the Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting directly to the VPA.

Since its establishment in 1972, the position of AVP Academic has always reported directly to the VPA. The AVPA has had administrative responsibility for a number of different reporting units within the university at various times, include the Academic Advice Centre, the Audio Visual Centre and its successors (Instructional Media Centre, Learning and Instructional Development Centre), the Registrar's Office, the University Library, and the University Archives. See the table attached to this fonds description for a complete list of the units that have belonged to the VPA's portfolio, their distribution between the VPA and the AVPA, and the years of the reporting relationship.

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Academic Planning Services (1990 - 2004)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2002 - 2004

Description of relationship

Academic Planning Services reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Institutional Research and Planning (1974 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2002 -

Description of relationship

Office of Analytical Studies reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Academic Relations Office (1988 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1996 - 2001

Description of relationship

Academic Relations Office reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Creative Services Group (1967–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1994 - 2001

Description of relationship

Learning and Instructional Development Centre reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Student Services (1964 -)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1994 - 1998

Description of relationship

Student Services reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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University Computing Services (1991 - )

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - 1994

Description of relationship

Academic Computing Services reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Network Services (1991 - )

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - 1993

Description of relationship

Computing Operations and Technical Support Services reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Reprographics (1981 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - 1993

Description of relationship

Reprographics reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Animal Care Facility ([ca 1974] - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1990 - 1994

Description of relationship

Animal Care Facility reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Archives and Records Management Department (1968 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1990 - 1996

Description of relationship

Archives and Records Management Department reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Academic Advice Centre (1971 - 1992)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 - 1991

Description of relationship

Academic Advice Centre reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Financial Aid and Awards ([ca 1970] - 1993)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 - 1992

Description of relationship

Financial Aid and Awards reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Registrar's Office (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 - 1996

Description of relationship

Registrar reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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University Library (1965 - )

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 1985

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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University Library (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1979 - 1981

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Registrar's Office (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1979 - 1981

Description of relationship

Registrar reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Cooperative Education (1978 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1979 - 1996

Description of relationship

Cooperative Education reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

Related entity

Animal Care Facility ([ca 1974] - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1977 - 1985

Description of relationship

Animal Care Facility reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

Related entity

Creative Services Group (1967–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1973 - 1984

Description of relationship

Learning and Instructional Development Centre reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

Related entity

Registrar's Office (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 - 1975

Description of relationship

Registrar reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost (1970 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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University Library (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 - 1975

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Computer Assisted Instruction Centre (1972 - 1975)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972

Description of relationship

Computer Assisted Instruction Centre reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

Related entity

Academic Advice Centre (1971 - 1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 - 1984

Description of relationship

Academic Advice Centre reports to Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Birch, Daniel R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 June 1979 - 31 August 1980

Description of relationship

Daniel R. Birch officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Mugridge, Ian

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 May 1972 - 15 September 1975

Description of relationship

Ian Mugridge officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Assistant to the Vice-President, Academic

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Birch, Daniel R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1975 - 30 April 1978

Description of relationship

Daniel R. Birch officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Reilly, Norman R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1978 - 31 August 1979

Description of relationship

Norman R. Reilly officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Saunders, Ross (9 January 1938 - 28 July 2005)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1985 - 31 August 1992

Description of relationship

Ross Saunders officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Krane, Bill

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 2002 -

Description of relationship

Bill Krane officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Webster, John M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1980 - 31 August 1985

Description of relationship

John M. Webster officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Brown, Robert C.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 May 1978 - 20 August 1978

Description of relationship

Robert C. Brown officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President, Academic

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Osborne, Judith

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1992 - 31 August 2001

Description of relationship

Judith Osborne officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Associate Vice-President

Related entity

Krane, Bill

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 2001 - 31 August 2002

Description of relationship

Bill Krane officer of Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic: Acting Associate Vice-President, Academic

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