University of Nevada, Reno, Division of Continuing Education Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0504

Scope and Contents

The Division of Continuing Education records, 1980–2003, are comprised of administrative records, an Academic Credit Policies and Procedures Manual, annual reports, Art of the Children's Book Festival marketing material; correspondence, course catalogs, and newsletters. Of particular interest is a 1988 questionnaire response by Grace M. Donehower, Associate Director Emeritus of Continuing Education, concerning correspondence study at the University. There is also a 1994 Independent Study by Correspondence Department program review and a scrapbook.

Dates

  • 1981-2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

The Division of Continuing Education functioned as the academic outreach arm of the University, providing university level, lifelong educational opportunities for Nevadans. It organized and provided student advising for the College of Arts and Science's Bachelor of General Studies degree program. It also had administrative responsibility for the Master of Judicial Studies, a specialized degree program for judges, which was organized jointly by the University, the National Judicial College, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

The Division of Continuing Education offered undergraduate and graduate academic credit courses throughout Nevada. Some live telecourses were offered for remote students via the Instructional Television For Students system. Televised distance education courses were offered in Washoe County high schools, enabling high school juniors and seniors to earn college credits at reduced tuition. The Division offered professional development programs, administered the University's Summer Session, and had an Independent Study Department to administer correspondence study. Various courses could be taken for academic credit, Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit, and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. The Program for Adult College Education (PACE) offered a way for undergraduate students to earn a degree by taking evening and weekend classes. Dr. Gay Neuberger became Director of Academic Credit Programs in the fall of 1991, serving in that capacity until her retirement. In 2000, the unit became the College of Extended Studies.

Extent

1.625 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Division of Continuing Education functioned as the academic outreach arm of the University, providing university level, lifelong educational opportunities for Nevadans. The collection is comprised of administrative records, an Academic Credit Policies and Procedures Manual, annual reports, Art of the Children's Book Festival marketing material; correspondence, course catalogs, and newsletters. Of particular interest is a 1988 questionnaire response by Grace M. Donehower, Associate Director Emeritus of Continuing Education, concerning correspondence study at the University. There is also a 1994 Independent Study by Correspondence Department program review and a scrapbook.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Administrative Records; 2) Faculty Resources; 3) Course Flyers, Marketing Material, Media Coverage; 4) Evening Studies and Degree Programs; 5) Independent Study by Correspondence Department; 6) Regional Programs Office

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the UNR Division of Continuing Education.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the University of Nevada, Reno University Archives:

AC 0497 University of Nevada. Office of Admissions and Records. Correspondence Study Department. Reports, 1948–1950.

AC 0500 University of Nevada. School of Education. Collection, 1932–1953.

AC 0501 University of Nevada. College of Arts and Science. Correspondence Study Department. Records, 1944.

AC 0502 University of Nevada. General University Extension. Records, 1954–1977.

AC 0503 University of Nevada, Reno. Extended Programs and Continuing Education. Records, 1980–1979.

AC 0506 University of Nevada, Reno. College of Extended Studies Records, 2000-2003.

AC 0507 University of Nevada, Reno. Extended Studies Records, 2003-

NUB 18/01 University of Nevada, Reno. Summer Session Annual Reports.

NUB 18/02/01 University of Nevada, Reno. Summer Session Records.

Title
Guide to the University of Nevada, Reno, Division of Continuing Education Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
December 17, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
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