Rutgers University. Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of the University.

Hide Profile

The Vice Provost and Dean of the University was a new position when Albert E. Meder assumed the title in July 1958. This position was one of several created in the anticipation that the next decade would bring an increase in the number of students attending Rutgers. The position evolved out of Meder's previous position of Dean of Administration and his status as a Vice Provost. According to a job description of the postion, the Vice Provost and Dean of the University was responsible for "developing and formulating educational plans and programs for the future development of the University." His primary duty was described as implementing the policy of forming the university departments into sections or faculties. This meant that he would be working to reduce a duplication in operation by departments for the same discipline at different colleges. For example, members of the English departments at the various colleges would be part of a larger universitywide "section." Many of his other job duties related to the operations of the sections and faculties. He was also expected to be aware of the activities of other universities and developments in the academic world, make recommendations regarding academic jurisdicional disputes. It was also expected that his office be a "clearinghouse for studies of the educational and research needs of Rutgers University and the State of New Jersey." The position of Vice Provost and Dean of the University ceased to exist after Meder's retirement in 1968. Although many of the papers in this collection predate Meder's tenure as Vice Provost and Dean of the University, the diversity of topics and people reflected in Meder's papers from that time display the many responsibilities and obligations of this position.

From the description of Records, 1917-1968. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 62197245

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey. corporateBody
associatedWith Bunting-Smith, Mary Ingraham, 1910-1998. person
associatedWith Clothier, Robert C. 1885-1970. person
associatedWith Corwin, Margaret Trumbull. person
associatedWith Demarest, William H. S. 1863-1956. person
associatedWith Douglass College. corporateBody
associatedWith Easton, Elmer C. person
associatedWith Esterly, George R. person
associatedWith Finley, M. I. 1912-1986. person
associatedWith Ford Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Gross, Mason Welch, 1911-1977. person
associatedWith Herge, Henry C. person
associatedWith Johnson, Albert S. person
associatedWith Johnston, James A. person
associatedWith McCormick, Richard Patrick, 1916-2006. person
associatedWith McMahon, Ernest E. 1910- person
associatedWith Meder, Albert E. person
associatedWith Metzger, Karl E. person
associatedWith Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, Thurlow C. 1890-1960. person
associatedWith New Jersey College for Women. corporateBody
associatedWith Owen, Henry G. person
associatedWith Richards, Marguerite Lentz, 1904- person
associatedWith Rutgers--Newark. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University--Camden. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. College of Nursing. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Academic Freedom. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Academic Standards. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Committee on Personnel Procedure. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Office of the Provost. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. School of Social Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. University Council on Teacher Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Schlatter, Richard, 1912-1987. person
associatedWith Stonsby, Ella. person
associatedWith Swink, John L. person
associatedWith Waksman, Selman A. 1888-1973. person
associatedWith Woodward, Herbert Preston, 1899-1968. person
associatedWith Zingg, Wherry. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Jersey
New Jersey--New Brunswick
Universities and colleges
Education, Higher
Higher education and state

Corporate Body

Active 1917

Active 1968

Related Descriptions


Ark ID: w6fn5rw2

SNAC ID: 6538427