President's Reports, 1922-1930 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 2/6/801
Acquired: September 1963
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
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Description: Annual reports reflect President David Kinley's response to educational controversies of the period. In 1924 he stated policies on limitation of enrollment, maintenance of standards, complexity of curriculum (multiplication of departments) & University-sponsored research. In 1925 he responded to "agitation concerning the failure of society to reach educational ideals" in sections on Educational Aims of Universities, promotion of scholarship & problems of academically dropped students. In 1926, he covered Aims of a University Education, What is a University?, Fashions in Education, Practical Education, Investigations & Propaganda, Military Training and Student Life. In 1927, he gave the conservative attitude on many current studies of educational matters: Educational Inquiry Commission, Over-Specialization, Teaching, Pessimism in Education, Criticisms of the General Course & Public and Endowed Universities. In 1930, he attempted "to put in more definite form...the aims & ideals that have controlled me in...plans & policies" in a "decade of unrest following a great war."