Educational Television File, 1960-1974
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Brief Description: Educational Television File contains materials of three Educational Television Divisions. Central Illinois Instructional Television Association files (1962-67) contain annual meeting reports, Board of Directors Constitution and By-Laws, curriculum committee, Elementary and Secondary Education Acts, finance reports, correspondence, gifted telecasts, membership, Professional Services Committee, and CIITA publications & newsletters. Midwest Program for Airborne Television Instruction files (1960-74) contain Board of Directors minutes, meeting bulletins, correspondence, quarterly reports, budgets, financial reports, Executive Committee reports, Instructional Division Board reports, proposed legislation pending with FCC, brochures & pamphlets, course outlines & reprint articled, and a report on the Bedford City Schools. National Association of Education Broadcasters--National Project for the Improvement of Televised Instruction files (1965-67) contain interim and annual reports, Ford Foundation proposals, and report on role of radio and television in instructional program. National Association of Educational Broadcasters files (1966-71) contain correspondence, proposed legislation before FCC, "Report on Professional Interests", NAEB Conventions materials, Professional Interest Section notes, brochures, newsletters, Board of Directors minutes, and "Studies in Growth of Instructional Technology."
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 5/7/15
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Instructional Resources
Volume: 4.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/11/84
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0507015.pdf
Arrangement: By division
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of Instructional Resources :

As recommended by the Executive Vice President and Provost and approved by the Board of Trustees on June 17, 1964, the Office of Instructional Resources was created to replace1 the Office of Instructional Research begun in 19612 and Office of Instructional Television begun in 1959.3 The new office was to enlarge the scope of its predecessors by coordinating assistance to faculty in the newer techniques and media, and by researching the relationship of academic achievement with the characteristics of the students, instructional program, and extracurricular environment as contrasted with increasing student enrollments, static funds and restricted faculty growth.4 Divisions evolved in the Office for accomplishing the goals. First was the division of Testing and Research in 1964-655 which expanded to the divisions of Measurement and Research, Instructional Materials, Television and Programmed Instruction in 1965-66.6 Programmed Instruction was dropped in 1966-677 and replaced with Course Development in 1967-688 which makes up the current organization.9 In 2004, the Office of Instructional Resources became the Center for Teaching Excellence.10 In 2014, the Center for Teaching Excellence became the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.11

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, June 17, 1964, p. 1245.

2. Ibid., 51st Report, June 21, 1961, p. 540.

3. Ibid., 50th Report, February 19, 1959, p. 295.

4. Ibid., 52nd Report, June 17, 1964, p. 1244-1245.

5. Staff Directory, 1964 - 1965, p. xxxiii.

6. Ibid., 1965 - 1966, p. xxxiii.

7. Ibid., 1966 - 1967, p. 35

8. Ibid., 1967 - 1968, p. 16.

9. Ibid., 1976 - 1977, p. 23; Instructional Materials is now called Instructional Media.

10. Supplement to the Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Academic Personnel 2004-2005, p. 226.

11. Supplement to the Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Academic Personnel, 2014-2015, p. 22.

Subject Index
Educational Television
Instructional Resources
Midwest Program for Airborne Television Instruction
National Association of Educational Broadcasters
Television
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]