Subject File, 1921-24, 1926-1985
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Brief Description: Subject File includes annual (1926-49) & biennial reports (1930-42); agendas & minutes of the Executive Committee (1945-47, 1964-70) & Policy Committee (1947-64); blue prints; photographs; minutes & memoranda; course, curricular reform, & sabbatical leave proposals; college studies relating to extension & extramural programs & the coordination of programs with high schools (1930-39); the Committee on the Five Year Program for the Preparation of Teachers (1941-43); elementary teacher preparation (1940-1959); graduate program reform; the Navy Pier branch (1940-49); academic freedom (1949-59); urban pressure for the expansion of higher education; Chicago Circle Campus; junior colleges; federal aid to education (1950-79); the Math Project (1955-63); college reorganization (1960-61); the education building (1960-64); college history project (1964-72); minority students & faculty; student & faculty strikes (1960-70); international programs (1963-78); equal opportunity & women's salaries (1976-79); economic cutbacks (1970-80); the budget crisis & University High School (1979-84); University High School (1934-85); the Council on Teacher Education (1941-80).  Correspondents include Deans Thomas E. Benner, Willard B. Spaulding, Bernard L. Dodds, Alonzo Grace, Rupert Evans, J. Myron Atkins, & Joe Burnett; Presidents Harvey W. Chase, Arthur C. Willard, George Stoddard, Lloyd Morey, David Dodds Henry; Provosts Edward F. Pothoff, Coleman Griffith & Lyle Lanier; Chancellors Jack Peltason & Edwin Goldwasswer.
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]
Record Series Number: 10/1/5
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Education
Volume: 21.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/70; 9/24/85
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Arrangement: Alphabetical
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Education :

The School of Education was organized April 27, 1905 "to provide for the professional training of teachers."1 It was a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences2 until June, 1918, when the College of Education was established.3 It offered education programs in teaching and school administration; athletic coaching; industrial education; and agriculture and home economics education.4 Today the College of Education offers undergraduate degree programs in four departments within the college. These programs are Vocational and Technical Education; Secondary Education; Special Education; and Elementary and Early Childhood Education.5 Graduate progams of the College include such fields as Administration; Higher and Continuing Education; and Education Policy Studies.6 In addition, the College, through the Council on Teacher Education, works with the other colleges at the Urbana-Champaign campus to offer courses in professional education to students planning teaching careers in their respective fields.7 In 1963, the College moved from Gregory Hall to its present offices in 140 Education Building.8

The Dean of the College of Education is the chief executive officer of the College.9 He is appointed biennially by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the Chancellor and President of the University.10 The Dean's Office functions as the administrative center of the College, coordinating and facilitating the work of the department chairmen within the College.11 As the need arises, the Dean's Office administers special programs, particularly federally funded ones (e.g., Project Upward Bound), when the programs do not readily fit into any already existing unit of the College.12 One associate dean and two assistant deans assist the Dean.13

1. Register, 1910-11, p. 61.

2. Register, 1917-18, p. 189.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 29th Report, June 1, 1918, p. 758.

4. Register, 1919-20, p. 66.

5. Undergraduate Programs, 1977-79, p. 223.

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid.

8. Ibid.

9. University of Illinois Statutes, May 17, 1972, p. 12.

10. Ibid.

11. Interview with Ms. Betty Richards, Assistant to the Dean of the College of Education, September 15, 1977.

12. Ibid.

13. Ibid.

Subject Index
Academic Freedom
Academic Programs
Chicago Circle Campus
Education, College of
Educational Research
Education Building
Elementary Education
Equal Opportunity
Extension Education
Faculty Salaries
Federal Aid to Education
Higher Education
High School Visitor
International Programs
Navy Pier
School Surveys
Teacher Education, Council of
University High School
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Languages of Materials
English [eng]