A Guide to the Associate Provost Patricia Hyer Papers, 1937-2013 Hyer, Patricia, Associate Provost Papers RG5/1/10A

Associate Provost Patricia Hyer Papers, 1937-2013

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Collection Number RG5/1/10A


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG5/1/10A
Title
Associate Provost Patricia Hyer Papers, 1937-2013
Physical Characteristics
2.2 cu. ft. 3 boxes
Creator
Hyer, Patricia
Language
English
Abstract
The Associate Provost Patricia Hyer Papers contains materials from her tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering subjects such as diversity, women's issues, the AdvanceVT program, and strategic planning at the university. The collection also includes some biographical information. Materials date from 1937 to 2013.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Associate Provost Patricia Hyers Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Associate Provost Patricia Hyers Papers, RG 5/1/10A, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Associate Provost Patricia Hyers Papers were transferred to Special Collections in 2011. Additional materials were donated in 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Associate Provost Patricia Hyers Papers was completed in January 2012. The 2015 accession was processed, arranged, and described in April 2015.


Biographical Note

Patricia Hyer served two decades as Associate Provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Hyer served under six Provosts at Virginia Tech, including E. Fred Carlisle, Peggy S. Meszaros, and Mark G. McNamee. Before taking this position, Hyer earned her bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan, two master's degrees at the University of Michigan, and finally earned a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from Virginia Tech. She also worked in administrative roles at Old Dominion University, University of Maryland, and at Virginia Tech.

Some of her accomplishments as Associate Provost include establishing the Women's Center at Virginia Tech and setting up wide-ranging and effective diversity policies for the University. She has also been influential as a member of the Virginia Network, a statewide organization for women in higher education in Virginia, serving as state coordinator for three years and then on its board of directors for fifteen years.

Hyer has received numerous awards for her service, including Woman of the Year, Leader of the Year, and Woman of the Decade. Hyer retired in 2010.

Scope and Content

The Associate Provost Patricia Hyer Papers contains materials from her tenure as Associate Provost at Virginia Tech, covering subjects such as diversity, women's issues, the AdvanceVT program, and strategic planning at the university. The collection also includes some biographical information. Materials date from 1937 to 2013.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into five series. Within each series, materials are in chronological order.

Series I: Biographical Materials and Photographs, 2004, 2011, n.d., includes a biographical and CV of Patricia Hyer. There are also photographs of the Women's Center staff and a calendar cover from 2004.

Series II: Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech, 1972-2009, contains primarily printed materials. The series includes Institutional research reports, information on graduation and non-returning student rates, historical information on the university, and materials from a Board of Visitors 2008 Strategic Planning Retreat. This series also includes information on the 1994 College of Education restructuring.

Series III: History of Women and Women's Issues, 1937-2010, consists of historical research, newspaper articles, speeches/presentations and reports. There are interviews with early women students and faculty, results from surveys about equality, general information on women in academia, materials on the foundation and history of the Women's Center on campus, and progress reports.

Series IV: AdvanceVT, 2002-2010, consists primarily of AdvanceVT annual reports from 2004-2009, along with the original NSF proposal. Additional materials donated in 2015 include materials from 2004 AdvanceVT Advisory Committee meeting, flyers and other ephemera from AdvanceVT events, and an incomplete set of AdvanceVT newsletters from 2004-2010.

Series V: Diversity Issues, 1990-2013, contains reports and research on diversity, multicultural affairs, affirmative action issues, and strategic planning for diversity. There are also reports on undergraduate African-American enrollment, results from a 1999 campus climate survey, and documents from "Growing and Sustaining a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: 2010-2013 VT Diversity Strategic Plan."

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Hyer, Patricia
  • Subjects:

  • Diversity in higher education
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Women in higher education
  • Women--History

Contents List

Series I: Biographical Materials and Photographs, 2004, 2011, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Brief Biography, 2011
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Curriculum Vitae, 2011
  • Box-folder 3-11
    Photographs, 2004, n.d.
Series II: Strategic Planning at Virginia Tech, 1972-2008
  • Box-folder 1-10
    Reports Removed to Catalogue,1972-2004
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Report on Graduation Rates, 1991
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Institutional Research Reports, 1991-2000
    Testing Significance of Tenure and Promotion, 1991
    Testing Significance of Tenure and Promotion as Related to Gender, 1995
    University Faculty and Staff 1986 to 1996, 1996
    Instructional Faculty Demographics, 1997
    A Statistical Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Math Emporium, 1999
    Instructional Faculty Demographics, 1999
    Trends in Student Retention and Graduation Rates, 2000
  • Box-folder 1-5
    VT Academic Administration Fact Book Fall 1992, 1993
  • Box-folder 1-6
    A Decade of Admissions Data, 1994
  • Box-folder 1-7
    Preliminary Plan for Restructuring of the College of Education, 1994
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Non-Returning Student Analysis, 1996
  • Box-folder 2-1 to 2-2 (2 folders)
    Leadership Meeting on Faculty Worklife Issues, 2005
  • Box-folder 1-9
    BOV Strategic Planning Retreat, 2008
  • Box-folder 2-3 to 2-4 (2 folders)
    VT Climate Survey Results, 2009
Series III: History of Women and Women's Issues, 1962-2010
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Presentations/Articles on Women/Women's History at VT, 1937-1994
  • Box-folder 2-6
    Presentations/Articles on Women/Women's History at VT, 1995-2006
  • Box-folder 2-7
    Presentations/Articles on Women/Women's History at VT, 2010-2011, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Harper's "Education of Women at VPI," 1962

    Please note: Two additional speeches by Laura Jane Harper are available online.

  • Box-folder 1-12
    Lancaster Interview: How Times Have Changed, 1964
  • Box-folder 1-13
    Fabric of Women in Administration, 1981
  • Box-folder 1-14
    Perceptions of Sex Equality, 1983
  • Box-folder 1-15
    Status of Women at VPI&SU: 5-yr Progress Report, 1983
  • Box-folder 1-16
    Child Care Studies, 1983-1984, 1990
  • Box-folder 2-8
    Female Faculty at VT study, 1986-1988
  • Box-folder 1-17
    Women Faculty at VT: Analysis by Disc and Rank Institutional Research, 1988
  • Box-folder 1-18
    Chronology and Summary of Studies on Women at Virginia Tech, 1981-1882 to 1990-1991,
  • Box-folder 1-19
    Organization of Women Faculty, 1993-2001
  • Box-folder 1-20
    Women's Center Original Proposal, 1993
  • Box-folder 1-21
    History of Women Students at VT, 1995
  • Box-folder 1-23
    Family Friendly Policies Task Force, 1996-1997
  • Box-folder 2-9
    Women's History at VT multimedia, 2000s
    • "Women's Center Celebrating Sixteen Sweet Years Tribute to Pat Hyer" (2 copies, CD)
    • "Whammos, Whizbangs, & Whetstones: Women at Virginia Tech" powerpoint presentation by Clara Cox (CD)
    • Flash drive with "Creating the Future for Women at Virginia Tech" (2004) and "The Legacy: Women at Virginia Tech" powerpoint presentations
  • Box-folder 2-10
    Resolution on the University's Policy Against Discrimination, 2003
  • Box-folder 1-22
    "Women at Virginia Tech" Presentation by Clara Cox, 2005
  • Box-folder 2-11
    "Cool Women of Virginia Tech" calendar, 2006
  • Box-folder 1-24
    "Women at VT: Milestones on the Journey" Talk by Patricia Hyer, 2010
  • Box-folder 1-25
    Women's Center 16th Anniversary Tribute to Patricia Hyer,2010
  • Box-folder 2-12
    General information on women in academia
  • Box-folder 2-13
    General information on women at VT
  • Box-folder 1-26
    "Legacies of Resistance and Survival: The First Black Women Students at Virginia Tech," VHS
Series IV: Advance VT, 2002-2009
  • Box-folder 1-27
    Advance VT Original NSF Proposal, 2002
  • Box-folder 3-1 to 3-2 (2 folders)
    AdvanceVT Advisory Committee Meeting, January 22, 2004
  • Box-folder 1-28
    Advance VT Materials, 2004-2009
  • Box-folder 3-4
    AdvanceVT Newsletters (incomplete run), 2004-2010
  • Box-folder 3-3
    AdvanceVT Reports, Presentations, and Flyers, 2004-2009, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-29
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2004
  • Box-folder 1-30
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2005
  • Box-folder 1-31
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2006
  • Box-folder 1-32
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2007
  • Box-folder 1-33
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2008
  • Box-folder 1-34
    Advance VT Annual Report, 2009
Series V: Diversity Issues, 1990-2005
  • Box-folder 1-35
    Miscellaneous Diversity Documents, 1990-2005
  • Box-folder 1-36
    Robinson Dissertation Regarding Tenure for African American Faculty at VT, 1996
  • Box-folder 1-37
    Torgerson Address on Diversity, 1997
  • Box-folder 1-38
    University-Wide Diversity Related Initiatives, 1997-1998
  • Box-folder 3-5
    "Women and Minorities at Virginia Tech," 1998
  • Box-folder 3-6
    The Campus Climate for Diversity: Faculty Perceptions, 1999
  • Box-folder 1-39
    Multi-Cultural Academic Opportunities Program, 1999
  • Box-folder 1-40
    Diversity Report to SCHEV, 2000
  • Box-folder 1-41
    Report of the Provost's Task Force on Undergraduate Enrollment of African American Students, 2000
  • Box-folder 3-7
    BOV Denial of Shelli Fowler Appointment Materials, 2002
  • Box-folder 1-42
    Black Alumni Reunion, 2003
  • Box-folder 1-43
    Forum on Narrow Tailoring, 2003
  • Box-folder 1-44
    Narrow Tailoring / OCR Complaint, 2003-2004
  • Box-folder 3-8 to 3-10 (3 folders)
    "Growing and Sustaining a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: 2010-2013 VT Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Box-folder 1-45
    Commitment to Affirmative Action