COPE Recommendations and Responses, 1974-1976
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Brief Description: Reports, news releases, and correspondence concerning the Committeee on Program Evaluation's recommendations that the Department of Advertising be merged with the Marketing program, that the Department of Radio-TV be abolished, that the Department of Journalism be made a School, and that the administrative structure of the College of Communications be dissolved; and responses thereto. Correspondents include faculty members from the University of Illinois and other institutions; department heads James W. Carey (Institute of Communications Research), Watson Dunn (Advertising), Jay Jensen (Journalism), Patrick Welch (Radio-TV); Dean of the College of Communications Theodore Peterson; Associate Vice-Chancellor Harold Hake; Vice-Chancellor Morton Weir, Chancellor Jack W. Peltason; and University of Illinois College of Communications alumni and other interested person, including Richard C. Christian (President, Marsteller, Inc.), Charles Flynn (Editor, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette), Robert Henley (President, Illinois Broadcasters Association), C.R. Kopp (President, Leo Burnett, Inc.), Charles Novitz (ABC News), Gene Shalit (NBC Today), Godfrey Sperling, Jr. (Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor), Jill Wine Vollner (Attorney), and Eddie N. Williams (President, Joint Center for Political Studies, Washington).
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Record Series Number: 13/1/8
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Media
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/13/1979
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Arrangement: chronologically and alphabetically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Media :

With the changing of the status of the School of Journalism and Communications in 1957 to the College of Journalism and Communication, the office of the Dean of the College was formed.1 In 1968, the college changed its name to the College of Communications.2 In 2008, the college changed its name to the College of Media.3

The dean is the chief executive office of the college, responsible to the President for its administration. He is the agent of the college faculty for the execution of the college education policy. Other duties of the dean include calling and presiding over faculty meeting; making appointments, reappointments, or promotions of the faculty; overseeing registration of the students and serving as the medium of communication for official business of the college with campus authorities, students, and the public.4

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, June 20, 1957, p. 435.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, January 17, 1968, p. 875.

3. Agenda Item no. 15, Meeting of March 26, 2008, Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Items, RS: 1/1/801

4. University of Illinois Statutes, 1972, p. 12-14.

Subject Index
Advertising Department
Communications Research
Journalism, School of
Program Evaluation
Radio Broadcasting
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]