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ERIC Number: ED540855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Pages: 187
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Report of a Survey of the University of Nevada. Bulletin, 1917, No. 19
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
On July 8, 1916, the Commissioner of Education was requested by the governor of Nevada to undertake the direction of a survey of the University of Nevada and to report the findings to the educational survey commission created by the 1915 legislature of the State. During the months of August and September, 1916, the committee prepared elaborate inquiries, which were sent to the registrar and the financial officers of the institution. Members of the Bureau of Education also collected for the committee's use statistical material bearing on the population and industries of the State, on the development of its system of secondary and higher education, and on general educational conditions in the far West. The committee spent the period from September 18 to October 1 at the university, in the personal examination of its organization, resources, standards, and policies. It held conferences with the president, deans, financial and recording officers, heads of departments, and the leaders of student organizations. It inspected the buildings and equipment and reviewed the records of financial and educational operations. It also held conferences with various citizens of the State not connected with the university. Topics covered in this report include: (1) The University of Nevada and public sentiment; (2) Government control of the University of Nevada; (3) Higher education in Nevada and the factors which condition it; (4) The University of Nevada and the public service; (5) Standards and the distribution of the student body at the University of Nevada; (6) Educational administration of the university; (7) Training and experience of the faculty; (8) Work and remuneration of the teaching staff; (9) Costs; (10) Organization and needs of separate divisions of the university; and (11) Conclusion and general summary of recommendations. Appendixes present: (1) Questions asked the board of regents by the committee at the conference of September 29; (2) Inquiry by the Nevada State Journal concerning university's finances, and the boards rejoinder; (3) Comparative tables; (4) Special students; (5) Salaries, courses, and teaching force; (6) Analysis of costs; (7) Physical education; (8) Additional student distribution, from map. A bibliography and index are included. (Contains 25 maps, 30 tables, and 13 figures; individual chapters contain footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Nevada