School of Education (University of Michigan) records: 1904-2012 (Majority of material found within 1950-1998)
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School of Education Review 1982-1984 [series]

The School of Education Review series (4 linear feet) discusses in detail the lengthy and traumatic review of the School of Education which led to a Regental decision to significantly reduce the school's funding. Following a major shortfall in the 1981-82 state appropriation to the university, Provost Billy E. Frye announced a five-year plan to balance the budget by reductions of 10% spread across the campus and by selective major reductions from a few units targeted for downsizing and possible elimination. Units identified as candidates for major reduction and possible elimination were the School of Education, School of Art, and School of Natural Resources. A review committee was appointed in 1982 and began evaluating the School of Education's programs and its relevance to the university's mission. Public hearings were held in the fall of 1982 in which 86 individuals provided testimony regarding the School. The School supplied 10 volumes of detailed data and more than 200 exhibits. The review committee also interviewed faculty and staff both within and outside of the School as well as deans at four other schools of education. In March 1983 the review committee submitted its report containing 18 recommendations including a 40% cut in the School's budget over a five-year period which was endorsed by the Regents.

The Review series has been divided into three sub-series: Official Document; Supplemental Records; and Memos, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous. Official Documents include the records that were provided to the Regents, such as the formal charge to the review committee, material supplied to that committee by the School of Education, public testimony, the review committee report, and the School's extensive response to the report. The file is arranged chronologically. Supplemental Records are the working papers of the dean's office, created while preparing the various official documents and exhibits the School submitted. It also includes information regarding the School's attitudes and strategies as the review process continued. The Supplemental Records are arranged alphabetically by topic. Additional material relating to the review was received in 1998 and is located in Boxes 47 and 48. Audio tapes of the public hearings are located in Box 42.

Addition School of Education Review records were received in a later accession (in box 48). It consists of correspondence and communications among the faculty and Dean Stark and between Stark and the university administration, as well as letters of support from constituents of the school from around the country. It also contains transcripts of review hearing testimony, and summaries of review testimony.

 
Official Documents [subseries]
Box   12  
Review Committee Charge (includes School's Response to Charge, February 1983) April 1982
Box   12  
Material Supplied to Review Committee by SOE (2 folders)
 
Public Testimony October 26-November 3, 1982
Box   12  
Transcripts (4 folders)

(audio tapes in box 42)

Box   12  
Supporting Documents
 
Review Committee Report
Box   12  
Original Draft February 1983
Box   12  
Final Report February 25, 1983
 
SOE Response to Report
Box   12  
Response (includes index to exhibits)
 
Exhibits
Box   12  
No. 1-25
Box   13  
No. 26-37
Box   13  
No. 38-50
Box   13  
No. 51-66
Box   13  
No. 67 (3 folders)
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No. 68-75
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No. 76-77
Box   13  
No. 78
Box   13  
No. 79-87
Box   13  
No. 88-99
Box   14  
No. 100-109
Box   14  
No. 110-129
Box   14  
No. 130-138
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No. 139-153
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No. 154
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No. 155-162
 
Special Exhibits
Box   14  
"Big 10" Comparative Data
Box   14  
Education as a Professional School
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Review of Educational Units
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Public Hearing April 20, 1983
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Vice-President for Academic Affairs Recommendations to Regents September 1983
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Development Plan February 1984
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Presentation to Central Administration August 1984
 
Supplemental Records [subseries]
Box   14  
General
Box   14  
Alumni and Friends 1982
Box   15  
Budget Conferences 1979-1982
Box   15  
Budget Priorities Committee Report April 1983
Box   15  
Cross Campus Collaboration, 1979-82
Box   15  
Curriculum Analysis 1979
Box   15  
Education Facts (2 folders)
 
Exhibits
Box   15  
Supporting Data 1982-1983
Box   15  
General
Box   15  
Unused Documents
 
Faculty
Box   15  
Journals in Which Published 1973-1980
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Meeting re Review Report March 6, 1983
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Professional Association Memberships 1980
Box   15  
Workload 1981
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Workshop 1984
 
Hearings (review) 1982
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Analysis of
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Speakers
 
Liaison Committee
Box   15  
General 1982
Box   15  
Correspondence 1982-1983
Box   15  
Minutes 1982-1983
Box   15  
Masters Survey, Questions 43 and 48
Box   15  
Physical Education Review June 18, 1983
 
Programs
Box   15  
Goals and Objectives
Box   15  
Profiles of Specific Programs
Box   16  
Higher Education, Center for the Study of (faculty publications)
Box   16  
Education and Psychology, Combined Program 1982
Box   16  
Rackham Dissertation Reviews, Analysis of 1982
 
Reports
Box   16  
General 1982
Box   16  
Placement of Newly Certified Teachers 1980
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Teacher Employment Patterns 1977/78-1979/80
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GRE Report by Program at Ph.D. Level 1982
 
Task Forces
Box   16  
General
Box   16  
Membership
Box   16  
Curriculum (2 folders)
Box   16  
Implementation of Transition Plan
Box   16  
Institutional Policy
Box   16  
Research Center
Box   16  
Teacher Certification
 
Memos, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous [subseries]
Box   48  
"Bad News" File (includes memos to staff potentially affected by cuts) 1982
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Communications from Dean Stark 1982-1983
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Communications with University Administration 1982-1983
 
Canvass for Support
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1982-1983 (2 folders)
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Professional Organizations 1982
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Review Mailing (after review report) 1983
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Information Sent to Constituents 1982-1983
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Internal Communication 1982-1983
 
Letters of Support
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1982
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1982-1983 (2 folders)
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Center for the Study of Higher Education 1982
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Letters of Support Received Before Last Public Hearing 1983
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Letters of Support Classified by Central Thrust 1982
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Miscellaneous 1979-1983
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Newspaper Articles 1982-1983
Box   48  
Press Correspondence 1983
Box   48  
Review Hearings--Planning and Administration 1982
Box   48  
Review Testimony Summaries 1982
Box   48  
Strategy Development 1981-1983
Box   48  
Testimony 1982
Box   48  
University of Michigan Articles, Speeches and Publications 1977-1983