ERIC Number: ED541057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Reference Count: N/A
American Agricultural Colleges: A Study of Their Organization and Their Requirements for Admission and Graduation. Bulletin, 1918, No. 29
Jarvis, Chester D.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This pamphlet has been prepared for the special use of persons charged with the administration of agricultural colleges. Inasmuch as it shows in tabulated form the practice of the various colleges concerning the distribution of required subjects, committees on "courses of study" should find it useful in planning curricula. Principals of secondary schools, also, should find in this bulletin much information that may aid them in advising their students with regard to the curricula offered by the various colleges. The bulletin comprises three parts. Part I comprises general discussions and tabulations concerning the government and organization, and the agricultural curricula offered by each institution. Part II pertains to the requirements for admission, and Part III to the requirements for graduation. In the appendix will be found tabulated outlines showing the scope and credit value of the graduation requirements for the several institutions. Where the method for awarding credit differs from that adopted here as a basis for comparison, the adjusted credit value of the work is shown along with the institution's credit value. The tabulations presented are based upon individual statements concerning the several institutions. These statements were prepared from information contained in the latest college catalogues on file (usually those announcing courses for 1917-1918), from Government reports, and from information obtained by direct correspondence. The statements were sent to the respective institutions for verification. In all but four cases the statements were verified and returned. In the cases of the four colleges failing to return the statements they were assumed to be correct. In a few cases catalogues have been received after the completion of the manuscript, but since alterations in the individual statements at that time would have necessitated the remaking of the tables, no attempt has been made to alter the records in harmony with the later catalogues. In most cases, however, the statements were modified by the college officers to harmonize with forthcoming catalogues. The investigation embraces all of the land-grant colleges (act of 1862) offering courses in agriculture, except those for the colored race. In the latter the conditions are so different that there would be little gained from bringing them into comparison with the other colleges. As a class of public institutions, however, they offer a splendid opportunity for a similar study. Outline requirements for graduation in the several colleges are appended. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 4 figures and 12 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Agricultural Colleges, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Administration, College Curriculum, Required Courses, College Credits, Land Grant Universities, Federal Legislation, Extension Education, Technical Education, Educational History, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, School Catalogs, Program Descriptions
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862