Fonds F-52 - Office of Analytical Studies fonds

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Office of Analytical Studies fonds

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  • 1965 - 2001 (Creation)
    Institutional Research and Planning

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2.5 m of textual records

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(1974 - )

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Institutional Research and Planning compiles, analyzes, and reports on information regarding Simon Fraser University, such as enrollment and attrition, faculty salaries, course grades, instructional activities, facilities, and other matters. The office also analyzes phenomena of interest to university administration, faculty, and students, such as employment demand and various economic circumstances. The office also produces a yearly Fact Book, containing information on various aspects of SFU activities.

Until 1974, statistics and other data were collected by the Academic Planner, the Bursar, and the Registrar. In that year the position of Academic Planner was eliminated and the incumbent, John Chase, was named the first Director of Institutional Studies. In 1975, the name of the office was changed from Institutional Studies to Analytical Studies. In 1981, the Director's position was renamed Executive Assistant to the President/Director (Analytical Studies). By 1984, the name of the position was changed back to Director of Analytical Studies, and the position was then filled by Dr. Walter Wattamaniuk. In 2007 the name of the office was changed to Institutional Research and Planning.

From 1974 to 1984, the office reported directly to the President. By 1986, the office began reporting to the Vice-President, Academic.

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Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Analytical Studies office. Fonds includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, statistical studies, publications, and other materials.

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The fonds includes records containing personal information. Access to these files is restricted in accordance with the provisions of British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RSBC 1996 c. 165). Files marked "pending review" must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review some files may be restricted in accordance with the FOI/POP Act. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

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Consult the inventory to the Academic Planning fonds (F 49) and the Vice-President, Finance and Administration (F 28). The latter contains the records of the Office of the Bursar.

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All accessions have been processed as of June 2003.

Further accruals are expected.

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Finding aid prepared by Caitlin Webser, Frances Fournier, Ian Forsyth, Enid Britt, Sarah Cooper (January 1998); revised by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (June 2003)

Updated by Enid Britt (August 2006). Finding aid updated by Enid Britt (September 2007). Finding aid updated by Enid Britt (July 2008).

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