Academic Affairs. Dean, College of Education (University Of Maine) Records
Scope and Contents
The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by the University of Maine College of Educations, but there are also photographs from the Team Teaching and Comprehensive Career Education projects and photographs and a recording from Scholars Day Orientation.
The record series Administrative Records includes College reports submitted to the University of Maine chancellor and administration, budget information, lists of faculty, various miscellaneous information regarding the administration of the College, dean correspondence, and faculty meeting minutes.
The record series Subject Records mostly contains fliers and brochures regarding College of Education programs and course, and information on a range of subjects related to College projects and operations.
The record series Event Records mostly contains fliers and brochures regarding College of Education events, summer programs, and workshops. There are also photographic slides and a cassette recording of Scholars Day Orientation (1979).
The records series Team Teaching Project Records includes photographs, reports, reference material, financial information, and correspondence with the Ford Foundation and participating schools regarding the Project which sought to make more efficient use of teachers and to better adapt instruction to the individual pupil.
The record series Comprehensive Career Education Project includes copies of subcontracts with schools and The Ohio State University, budget information, correspondence, project proposals and reports, photographs, and supporting material regarding the Project whose aims were to demonstrate methods and techniques for installing a comprehensive career education project in Maine, procedures for initiating career education on the university/college campus, and procedures for initiating a Maine State Plan for Career Education.
- Creation: 1906-1989
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1965-1979
- University of Maine. College of Education (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive information will be redacted before release.
Conditions Governing Use
Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.
Biographical / Historical
The first courses to prepare pupils for education (department of education) at the University of Maine were established at the May 1, 1906 Board of Trustees meeting.
The School of Education was established in 1930 with the first meeting of the faculty of the School held on September 23, 1930 with Dr. Olin Silas Lutes as the first dean, a position he would hold until 1944. The School provided professional aspects of instruction, guidance, and leadership for students who planned a career in education. In 1958, College status was granted by the University of Maine Board of Trustees and so the School of Education became the College of Education. In 1961, Shibles Hall was named in honor of Dean Mark Shibles. The College has gone through a number of reorganizations and in 1997 was renamed the College of Education and Human Development.
The following have also served as deans of the College: Glenn Kendall (1946-1947), Mark R. Shibles (1947-1971), Robert E. Grinder (1972-1974), James J. Muro (1974-1977), Robert A. Cobb (1978-2007), Anne Pooler (2009-2012), William D. Nichols (2012-2016), Timothy Reagan (2016-2019), Mary Gresham (interim dean, 2019-2021), and Penny Bishop (2021-present).
There are a number of records regarding the five-year Team Teaching Project at UMaine which was supported in the first three years by a grant from the Ford Foundation submitted in 1961. Team Teaching sought to make more efficient use of teachers and to better adapt instruction to the individual pupil. Through the grant UMaine planned to establish team teaching for elementary and secondary schools of Maine, develop opportunities for student teaching experience in team teaching situations, develop a working relationship with public schools in Orono, implement closed circuit television for purposes observing teaching, provide and make use of such electronic devices and machines as may be used efficiently in teaching, create a fifth-year program of education for some of its students, and study and recast the basic program of preparation for its potential teachers.
Another area of focus in this record group is the Comprehensive Career Education Project (1975-1978), which was supported by two grants from the U.S. Office of Education under the direction of Dr. Charles (Chas) W. Ryan, Professor of Education and Director of the Research Coordinating Unit. The major objectives of the Project were to: demonstrate methods and techniques for installing a comprehensive career education project in Maine, procedures for initiating career education on the university/college campus, and procedures for initiating a Maine State Plan for Career Education. The University of Maine partnered with Bangor and South Portland public schools on the project and The Ohio State University. There are records for proposals submitted to the Ford Foundation for a Project for The Improvement of Rural Education in Maine and a U.S. Office of Education supported project for Counselors of Rural Schools.
1 box (Half size box)
Language of Materials
The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. Administrative Records, 2. Subject Records, 3. Event Records, 4. Team Teaching Project Records, and 5. Comprehensive Career Education Project Records. Physically the boxes are arranged by subject. Some file names and dates were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material was rehoused into archival quality storage.
Box numbers have changed:
- Old Box #264 (New Box #1)
- Old Box #275 (New Box #2)
- Old Box #275a (New Box #3)
- Old Box #280 (New Box #4)
- Old Box #618 (New Box #5)
- Old Box #619 (New Box #6)
- Old Box #626 (New Box #7)
The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate copies of fliers and reports. Financial statements and travel claims related to the Comprehensive Career Education Project were destroyed because the archivist felt these materials were not appropriate for permanent retention in Fogler Library’s Special Collections.
Accruals from the College of Education and Human Development are anticipated.
The contents of Box 2 folders 49a-f were originally in one folder, but the processing archivist felt for ease of discovery the contents should be subdivided by subject into separate folders.
Processed by Matthew Revitt, July 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. Material still needs to be rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.
Genre / Form
- Circulars (Fliers)
- Slides (photographs)
- University Of Maine. College Of Education Records
- Matthew Revitt
- July 15, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.