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ERIC Number: ED542083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1930
Pages: 593
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities. Bulletin, 1930, No. 9. Volume I. [Preface - Part VI]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
At the request of the Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, the Office of Education undertook a survey of the 69 land-grant colleges and universities, including 17 institutions for Negroes. For more than a half century, these institutions have grown in importance as vital factors in the agricultural, industrial, and educational progress of the Nation. However, in view of the great changes that have come in the economic and social life of our country, it became highly desirable to make a critical study of the achievements of these schools and to reappraise on a scientific basis their objectives and functions. The survey provides basic data and information which can be used by these institutions and by the States in making adjustments that are necessary to develop a more effective educational program, and to render increasing service to the social and economic life of the Nation. As a first step in the definition of the problems that concern the entire group of institutions and of the functional fields that would need to be covered by the surveys the director of the surveyor visited 38 of the land-grant institutions. At each of the institutions he met with group faculty councils, dean's of schools and colleges, and such other members of the staff as the president desired. The general problem of the survey was presented and an opportunity given for questions and suggestions. Appointments were then made with individual members of the staff, and at these individual conferences two questions were propounded: (1) What problems in the field of interest of the person being interviewed he would like to have the survey consider; and (2) Who in his field in the United States was best qualified to assist in the undertaking. Notes were made listing the problems suggested by individuals and the personnel recommended for prosecution of the work. The problems suggested were then classified and grouped in accordance with the fields of interest that indicated substantial unity of concern. Upon the basis of suggestions concerning the personnel to assist in the survey, frequency tables for each field were constructed. From these tables it was possible to reach conclusions concerning the specialists in each field who would command the largest degree of confidence of the workers in that field. This preliminary study served to define the problems that would need to be considered and to determine the personnel that should be called in to assist upon the survey. The attached document covers the initial sections of this bulletin, from the Preface to Part VI. The topics covered include: (1) Historical introduction; (2) Control and administrative organization; (3) Business management and finance; (4) Work of the registrar; (5) Alumni and former students; and (6) Student relations and workers. Individual sections contain tables, charts, and footnotes. [This survey of land-grant colleges and universities was done under the direction of Arthur J. Klein, Chief of the Office of Education's Division of Collegiate and Professional Education. Due to its size, this volume has been processed as two separate parts. The first part (ED542083) includes the preface through Part VI. The second part (ED542084) includes Part VII through the index. The introductory material (cover page, table of contents, and letter of transmittal) will be repeated in the second part. Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Morrill Act 1890; Smith Hughes Act; Smith Lever Act