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ERIC Number: ED542135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1931
Pages: 302
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Public Higher Education in Oregon. Bulletin, 1931, No. 8
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
On November 3, 1929, C. L. Starr, president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, requested that a survey be made of State institutions of higher learning, including normal schools. The five institutions involved were the University of Oregon, the Oregon State College, and the normal schools at Monmouth, Ashland, and La Grande. The purpose of this survey was threefold: (1) to secure more effective expenditure of the public funds devoted to higher education; (2) to prevent undesirable duplication of higher education offerings; and (3) to create an agency of control with responsibility and authority to conclude and to prevent in the future the institutional rivalries and bickerings that have wearied the State and excited its distrust. On January 10, 1930, Dr. Arthur Klein, Chief of the Division of Collegiate and Professional Education in the United States Office of Education, met with the State board of higher education at Portland, Oregon, and a tentative memorandum of agreement was prepared describing the conditions under which the Office of Education would conduct the work, the scope of the survey, and the terms of cooperation between the board and the Federal office in the selection of the survey staff. This survey staff included Arthur J. Klein, F. J. Kelly, and George A. Works. Following this meeting, the director of the survey spent approximately two weeks visiting the State's higher institutions and conferring with the board and State officials. This period was spent collecting printed and mimeographed material already available and in arranging for the assembly of further information by means of an extensive system of questionnaires. Their findings are presented in this bulletin in 11 chapters, as follows: (1) Introduction; (2) Fundamental coordination; (3) Coordination of teacher preparation; (4) Coordination of non-campus and extension instruction; (5) Supplementary coordination; (6) Articulation of accounts and business management; (7) Coordination of capital investment; (8) The libraries; (9) Faculty standards; (10) The students; and (11) Findings and recommendations. (Individual sections contain tables, figures, and footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Oregon