Fonds OVPRES - Office of the Vice-President (Research and External) fonds

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Office of the Vice-President (Research and External) fonds

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  • 0.57 m of textual records

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In 1997 the President determined the necessity of creating a new vice-presidential position. He realized that most of his time and energy would be devoted to academic renewal and financial planning, but that the important function of maintaining and enhancing the University's ties with its many external partners must be maintained. Therefore, Carleton needed a high-profile officer to represent the University to the outside world. The need for the Vice-President (Research and External) is strengthened by greater competition among universities for funds and support from new sources. This is coupled with the commencement of a new fund-raising campaign. The office was established on a three-year trial basis and was dissolved in 2000/2001. During that time the University discontinued its use of the titles Associate Vice-President (Research) and Assistant Vice-President (International). Three units from the portfolio of the former Associate Vice-President (Research) were transferred to the Vice-President (Research and External). They are Carleton International, Research Services, and the Office of Technology, Development and Commercialization. The created Office of Institutional Research was also to report there. In addition, the departments of University Communications (formerly Public Relations and Information Services) and Development and Alumni Services had the organizational status of units in the Resource Planning Committee of the Vice-President (Research and External), but retain direct access to the President for their activities. The establishment of this vice-presidency is a continuation of a direction taken some years ago when the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research was reorganized into two offices. The appointment of the Associate Vice-President (Research) created a senior university officer to develop contacts in government and industry for the research enterprise of the University. At the same time, the Director of Carleton International was made an Assistant Vice-President in order to raise the profile of Carleton's activities in the international field. This reorganization fit well with the president of the day who was able, in concert with these two officers, to spend considerable time at these activities. The Chief Officer was John ApSimon, Vice President (1997-2000).

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Records were transferred to the archives in 1999 and 2001.

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Fonds consists of minutes, reports and correspondence relating to a variety of internal and external bodies.

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