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Fonds F0271 - Vice-President (Priorities and Planning) fonds.

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CA ACU ARC F0271

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Vice-President (Priorities and Planning) fonds.

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  • 1968-1991 (Creation)

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4.96 m of textual records

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The University of Calgary's vice-presidents are appointed by its Board of Governors, which has been granted this power by The Universities Act as well as the authority to assign duties to the vice-presidents on the recommendation of the President. The position of Vice-President (Priorities and Planning) was established in 1984 to strengthen the setting of University-wide priorities at the senior administrative level and to better integrate academic and financial planning. The VP(Priorities and Planning) was responsible for matters pertaining to academic and financial priorities and planning: the integration of academic, research and service policies with financial policies; the development of budgetary policy, annual and long range budgets, and information systems; setting of space and building priorities; and the integration of computer systems and the development of policies and strategies for computing. The Vice-President served as a member of The University Budget Committee and the Institutional Policy and Priorities Committee.

Responsibilities were transferred from other vice-presidents with the restructuring at the senior administrative level in 1984 when the position was created. Long-range academic planning passed from the Vice-President (Academic) to VP(Priorities and Planning) as did responsibility for Institutional Analysis and the Institutional Policy and Priorities Committee. Development of the operating budgets passed from the Vice-President (Finance) to VP(Priorities and Planning) as did integration of financial policy with academic and services policy, supervision of Administrative Systems, and development of budgetary policy. Development of capital budgets was transferred from Vice-President (Services) to VP(Priorities and Planning) as well as the allocation, alteration and distribution of space, and preparation of the capital budget. The development of budgetary policy was performed in consultation with Vice-President (Finance and Services).

The VP(Priorities and Planning) position was discontinued in 1989 and its functions transferred to the other vice-presidents. For example, long-range academic planning was returned to VP(Academic); development of budgets, integration of financial policy with academic and services policy, supervision of Administrative Systems, and development of budgetary policy was transferred to VP(Finance and Services) as was allocation, alteration and distribution of space. Finley Alexander Campbell served as VP(Priorities and Planning) from November 1984-1989.

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Fonds consists of reports and correspondence on micro and supercomputer planning and implentation (1985-1988); correspondence and reports on long term academic and space planning (1982-1987); correspondence and reports on Co-operative Education, the International Centre and Business School (1988-1991), faculty correspondence (1968-1971); budgets and faculty development plans (1980-1988); general correspondence and campus planning for the Olympics (1985-1988); correspondence, reports, studies, statistics and transcripts of meetings of the Dupre Commission on the Advanced Education Equity Study (1986-1988); day files (1985-1988); and a policy manual regarding finance and facilities administration (1970-1990).

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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English

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See also Olympic Coordinating committee fonds (UARC 92.018) and Olympic Planning Office fonds (UARC 92.012) for Olypmic records.

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