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President's Office (Nipissing University) fonds Series
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Academic affairs

Series documents the involvement of the President's Office in academic affairs. Series contains three subseries: Presidents' Joint Committee on Program Articulation; program development; and student survey reports.

Government relations

Series documents Nipissing University's reporting to and interaction with Ontario government bodies responsible for education, primarily the Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUA) as well as the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Colleges and Education, and special committees, commissions, and panels including: the Committee on University Education in Northeastern Ontario (also known as the Parrott Committee); the Committee on the Future Development of the Universities of Ontario; the Advisory Panel on Future Directions for Post Secondary Education; and the Commission on Post-Secondary Education in Ontario.

Series contains one subseries consisting of annual reports submitted to the Ontario Council on University Affairs.

Special projects

Series relates to special projects and committee work involving the President or President's Office staff. Series is arranged into two subseries: Nipissing Early History Committee and North Bay Quality of Life Committee.

University charter application

Series documents preparations for Nipissing University College's application for a university charter and degree-granting powers, which were carried out by the President's Office (under Presidents Anthony Blackbourn and Dave Marshall) and the Board of Governors' Charter Advisory Committee. Series documents: the preparation of a university charter submission; negotiations with the Ontario Council on University Affairs (OCUA); the campaign to build support for the charter bid among municipal councils, universities, businesses, and other organizations locally and across Ontario; the hosting of an OCUA fact-finding visit to Nipissing University College in November 1990; and the planning of celebrations following the granting of a university charter.