Skip to main content

Academic Centers / Extensions

 Sub-Group — Multiple Containers

Abstract

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1929-82; Box 1 [6A-A-1B] Files: 1. Class Enrollment Lists 1962-67 2. Reports Summarized 1929-50 3. Figures 1929-50 4. Dayton Statistics 1954-60 5. Extension 1952-53 6. Statistics 1950-56 7. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1956-57 8. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1957-58 9. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1958-59 10. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1959-60 11. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1960-61 12. Academic Centers, Fall 1961 13. Statistics (Academic Centers) 1961-62 14. Statistics, Fall 1961 15. Spring, 1962 16. Title I 17. President Shriver 18. Earl V. Thesken

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1932-73; Box 2 [6A-A-1C] Files: 1. Academic Centers - Announcements 1961-68 2. Off-Campus Centers - 1946-47 3. Off-Campus Centers 1947-48 4. Extension Fees 1951-56 5. Extension Travel Expenses and Allowances 1953-54 6. Budget 1956 7. Budget 1959-60 8. Budget 1961-62 9. Budget 1964-65 10. Budget 1972-73 11. Salary Formula 1932-49 12. Faculty Salaries 1953-56 13. Extension Salaries 1952-54 14. Academic Center Payrolls 1955-56 15. Academic Center Payrolls 1956-57 16. Extension Salary Report 1957-58 17. Academic Center Payrolls 1958-59 18. Academic Center Payrolls 1959-60 19. Academic Center Payrolls 1960-61 20. Academic Center Payrolls 1961-62 21. Academic Center Payrolls 1962-63 22. Academic Center Staff 1961-62 23. Appointments for First Semester 1960 24. Staff - Academic Centers - First Semester 1962-63 25. Approvals - Academic Center - Spring 1963 26. Approval of Staff Assignments Academic Centers 1962-63 27. Testing Program - Academic Centers

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1941-65; Box 3 [6A-A-2A] Files: 1. Communications (Policy and Planning) 1954-61 2. Defense Training Programs 1941-45 3. Misc. Academic Center Courses (Material) 4. Correspondence 1951-52 (Spring) 5. Correspondence 1954-55 6. Planning and Purposes (1948, 1954, 1963) 7. Correspondence 1945-47 8. Correspondence, Fall 1955-56 9. Extension Program 1956-57 10. Correspondence, Fall 1957-58 11. Extension Courses 1959 (Part I) 12. Extension Courses 1959 (Part II) 13. Letters Received 1959-60 14. Letters Sent Out 1959-60 15. Letters Received 1960-61 16. Extension 1956-60 17. Correspondence and Office Memos 1960-61 (Part I) 18. Correspondence and Office Memos 1960-61 (Part II) 19. Letters Sent Out 1960-61 20. Letters Received 1961-62 21. Letters Sent Out 1961-62 22. Correspondence 1961-62 23. Academic Centers 1962-63 (Part I) 24. Academic Centers 1962-63 (Part II) 25. Letters Received 1962-63 26. Academic Centers, Spring 1962-63 27. Letters Sent Out 1962-63 28. NCATE (Misc. Letters) 29. Letters Received 1963-64 30. Letters Sent Out 1963-64 31. Academic Center 1963-64 32. Academic Centers 1964-65 33. Extension Courses 1952-54 34. Off Campus (General Information) 1952-65

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1960-68; Box 4 [6A-A-3A] Files: 1. Dayton Memo of Understanding on Academic Activities (1964?) 2. Branch Campus Dayton Campaign (Wright State) (1963-64) 3. Branch Campus -Dayton Questionnaire 4. Wright State University Advisory Board ((November 1965) 5. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1960-62) 6. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1961-62) 7. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1965-66) 8. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1965-66) II 9. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1966) 10. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1966-67) 11. Dayton / Wright State Campus (1966-67) II 12. Second Dayton Campus Building (1964) 13. Phase III Planning 14. Phase III Blueprints 15. Phase III - Dayton Campus 16. Miami / Ohio State Dayton Campus Booklets (1964) 17. Dayton Campus Booklets (1965-66) 18. Dayton Campus Financial Arrangements ((1965-66) 19. Wright State Transition 20. Dayton News Dayton Campus Series (1966) 21. Appointment Letters for Wright State Campus (1966) 22. Wright State Budget (1966-67) 23. Dayton Campus Miami University/The Ohio State University. The Master Plan for the Dayton Campus of the Miami University /The Ohio State University Prepared for the State of Ohio Department of Public Works; Alfred C. Gienow, Director, Carl E. Bentz, State Architect and Lorenz Williams, Architects and Engineers, Associate Architects, by Arnall T. Connell Assoc., Urban Planners and Designers

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1961-66; Box 5 [6A-A-3B] Files: 1. Buildings 2. Dayton Center Facility Correspondence 3. Dayton Campus - September 1961-August 1962 4. Director - Dayton Campus 1962-63 5. Dayton Campus 1963-64 6. Dayton Campus 1964-65 7. Dayton Camput 1964-65 (Part II) 8. Dayton Campus 1965-66 9. Miami University in Dayton Enlargments 10. Dayton Campus - Fund Campaign (1962) 11. Dayton Land Purchase (1962) 12. Library 1961 13. Dayton Branch - M.U. + O.S.U. Planning 1962-63 (Part I) 14. Dayton Branch - M.U. + O.S.U. Planning 1962-63 (Part II) 15. Planning for Dayton 1963-65 16. Dayton Campus "Progress in 1962" Spare Copies 17. Dayton Center Staff Applications 1962-66 18. Announcement Academic Centers 1963-64 19. Students - Dayton Campus (10/20/64)

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1965-67; Box 6 [6A-A-4A] Files: 1. Academic Centers 1965-66 2. B 3. A 4. C 5. D 6. E 7. F 8. G 9. I 10. H 11. J 12. K 13. L 14. Lebanon Correctional Institution 15. M 16. N 17. O 18. P 19. R 20. S 21. T 22. Television 23. U 24. V 25. W 26. Y-Z

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Correspondence, Requisitions, Budget; 1957-70; Box 7 [6A-A-2C] Files: 1. Requisitions- Carbon copies- 1957 2. Requisition copies- 1958-59 3. Requisitions- 1959 (Part I) 4. Requisitions- 1959 (Part II) 5. Requisitions- 1960 6. Requisitions- 1961 7. Requisitions- 1962 8. Requisitions- 1963 9. Requisitions- 1964 10. Requisitions- 1965 11. Requisitions- 1966 12. Requisitions- 1967 13. Requisitions- 1968-69 14. Requisitions- 1970

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1968-72; Box 7 [6A-A-4B] Files: 1. Advertising 1970-71 2. Winter 1971 Advertising 3. Academic Centers - Advertising 4. Continuing Education and Public Service 1970 5. Continuing Education Materials 6. Equipment Instructions 7. Academic Centers Equipment Storage Locations 1968 8. National University Extension Association (Part I) 9. National University Extension Association (Part II) 10. National University Extension Association (Part III) 11. AVEC and NUEA Materials 12. North Central Association Correspondence 13. Correspondence on North Central Association - Hamilton and Middletown 14. Ohio Council of Higher Education Reports 15. Computer System for Registration 1972 16. Ohio Higher Education Meeting 1/22/70

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; General Materials and Correspondence; 1970-72; Box 8 [6A-A-4C] Files: 1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. E 6. F 7. G 8. H 9. I 10. J 11. K 12. L 13. M 14. N 15. O 16. P 17. Q 18. R 19. S 20. T 21. U 22. V 23. W 24. X-Y 25. Z 26. George Barron 27. Tom Beard 28. C. Eugene Bennett 29. Ken Bogard 30. George Bowers 31. David G. Brown 32. Robert Etheridge 33. Charles Foster 34. Ken Glass 35. Lloyd Goggin 36. Bill Hanger 37. Karl Limper 38. Bill Moeckel 39. Bernard F. Phelps 40. Phillip R. Shriver 41. Mike Smithson 42. James Sturgeon 43. Robert Wolverton

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Enrollments; 1963-70; Box 9 [6A-A-3C] Files: 1. Class List - Academic Centers - Fall 1964 2. Class Enrollments - Academic Center - 1963-64 3. Class Enrollments - Academic Centers - 1963-64 (Part II) 4. Class Enrollments - Academic Centers - Fall 1964 (Part II) 5. Class Enrollments - Academic Centers - 1964-65 6. Academic Centers - Enrollments - 3rd Trimester 1965-66 7. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 1st Trimester 1965-66 8. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 1st Trimester 1965-66 (Part II) 9. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 2nd Trimester 1965-66 10. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 2nd Trimester 1965-66 (Part II) 11. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 1st Trimester 1965-66 (Part III) 12. Enrollments - Academic Centers - 2nd Trimester 1965-66 (Part II) 13. Letter from Kenneth Bogard to Robert Lehnert - 6/6/66 14. Class Enrollment - Academic Centers - 1966-67 (Part I) 15. Class Enrollment - Academic Centers - 1966-67 (Part II) 16. Estimate Enrollments (1966-69) 17. Class Enrollments - Academic Centers - Winter Term 1968 18. Surveys, Enrollments - 1969-70

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Statistical and Publications; 1952-71; Box 10 [6A-A-2B]

Content 1. Conferences 1952 2. Conferences 1953 3. Conferences 1954 4. Conferences 1955 5. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1956-57 6. Conferences 1956 7. Conferences 1957 8. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1959-60 9. Conferences 1958 10 Conferences 1959 11. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1960-61 12. Conferences 1960 13. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1961-62 14. Conferences 1961 15. Conferences 1962 16. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1962-63 17. Financial Report 1963-64 18. Conferences and Conventions 1960-63 19. Conferences 1963 20. Conferences 1964 21. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1963-64 22. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1964-65 23. Conferences 1965 24. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1965-66 25. Enrollment Statistics Academic Centers 1966-67 26. Conferences 1966 27. Conferences 1967 28. Annual Reports 1966-67 29. Statistical Reports 1967-68 30. Annual Report For: Conferences and Conventions 1967 31. Conferences 1968 32. Conferences and Conventions 1968 33. Statistical Reports - 1968-69 34. Summer 1969 35. Conferences and Conventions 1969 36. A.C. 1969-70 37. Summer 1970 38. Statistical Reports - 1969-70 39. Conferences and Conventions 1970 40. Summer 1971 41. Annual Report, Middletown Campus July 1970 - June 1971 42. Proceedings of a Conference on Community Development, Decision Making, and the Role of the University

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Statistical and Publications; 1956-69; Box 11 [6A-A-1A]

Content 1. Academic Centers 1956-57, University Study Program for Superior High School Students, 1958-61 2. Summer Sessions Bulletins 1960 3. Extension Bulletins 1960-61 4. Summer Sessions Bulletins 1961 5. Academic Center Bulletins 1961-62 6. Summer Sessions 1962 7. Academic Center Bulletins 1962-63 8. Summer Bulletins 1963 9. First and Second Semester 1963-64 10. Summer Bulletin 1964 11. ACAD Centers Bulletins 1964-65 12. A.C. Bulletins 1965-66 13. Summer Bulletins 1965 14. Summer Term 1966 15. A.C. Fall, Winter, and Spring Schedule 1966-67 16. Summer 1967 17. A.C. Fall, Winter, and Spring Schedule 1967-68 18. Summer 1968 19. A.C. Fall, Winter, and Spring Schedule 1968-69 20. Summer 1969

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Statistical and Publications; 1971-77; Box 12 [6A-A-5A]

Contrast 1. Academic Centers 1970-71 2. Statistical Reports 1970-71 3. Summer 1971 4. Statistical Reports - 1971-72 5. A.C. 1971-72 6. Summer 1972 7. Statistical Reports 1972-73 8. Bulletins, Schedules, etc. 1972-73 9. 1st and 2nd Summer Terms 1973 10. Summer Session Statistical Report 1973 11. Schedules and Bulletins 1973-74 12. Statistical Reports 1973-74 13. Summer Session Publications 1974 14. Schedules and Bulletins 1974-75 15. Summer Schedules and Publications 1975 16. Schedules and Bulletins 1975-76 17. Summer Schedules and Publications 1976 18. Schedules and Bulletins 1976-77 19. Miami University Official Publication, Catalog 1975-76 20. Miami University Official Publication, Catalog 1976-77

Academic and Administrative Offices; Academic Centers/Extension; Statistical and Publications; 1977-84; Box 13 [6A-A-5B]

Content 1. Summer Schedules and Bulletin 1977 2. Schedules and Bulletins 1977-78 3. Summer Session Schedules and Bulletins 1978 4. Schedules and Bulletins 1978-79 5. Summer Session Schedules and Bulletins 1979 6. Schedules and Bulletins 1979-80 7. Summer Publications 1980 8. Publications 1980-81 9. Summer Publications 1981 10. Miami University Official Publication, Catalog 1980-81 11. Miami University Official Publication, Catalog 1981-82 12. Publications 1981-82 13. Summer Session Publications 1982 14. Publications 1982-83 15. Continuing Education 1982-83 16. Summer Session 1983 17. Academic Publications 1983-84

Dates

  • 1902 - 2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

Biographical / Historical

In Miami University, 1809-2009: Bicentennial Perspectives the authors noted that the history of Miami University offering extension courses dates as far back as 1914 with courses being offered by the Teachers College (the forerunner of the College of Education, Health and Society). A minimum enrollment of 15 students was required, and the program gradually grew so that by the 1930-31 academic year there were fifteen centers in southwestern Ohio serving nearly 800 students.

With the exponential growth of college enrollments in the post-World War II period, the Ohio legislature provided special appropriations for state universities to establish off-campus centers. Miami's announcement of the new program in the fall of 1946 stated that the goal was "to provide the first year of a college education for those war veterans and high school graduates who were unsuccessful in securing admission to college and universities because of the unusual number of young people seeking a college education at the present time."

By the fall of 1947 Miami had established the first two centers in Hamilton and Middletown, offering "a complete first-year program of accredited college courses." The following year there were 500 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses in ten centers.

Seeking to consolidate outreach efforts, the University Senate passed a resolution in July 1954 to formalize the extension programs and consolidate them into four or five centers. The Hamilton and Middletown centers were joined by operations in Dayton and Norwood, Piqua was added in the fall of 1956, and Miami President John D. Millett appointed Earl Thesken to oversee their operations.

Using classrooms and laboratories in local high schools, courses were scheduled at 4 pm and 7 pm on weekdays, and as programs and enrollments grew Saturday courses were added.

In its 1960 Academic Centers publication, Miami reported that "[in] southwestern Ohio no student lives more than an hour's drive from one of the Miami University Academic Centers. In fact, the large majority are within fifteen miles of one." Serving an increasing number of students, the academic offerings also expanded, so that by the fall of 1963 the Academic Centers booklet noted that up to three years of college courses were now available to students through the Centers.

Local school administrators were recruited to supervise the operations on site. Robert Erbaugh coordinated Dayton classes at Nettie Lee Roth High School on Hoover Avenue, while Robert Winter served in the same capacity at the Piqua High School on College Street. At Norwood High School on Sherman Avenue, Albert Gesselbracht and Charlotte Kehm served as supervisors. The Center in Hamilton was at Garfield High School on Fair Avenue, led by Ray Taylor, while Herman Lawrence supervised operations at Middletown High School on Girard Avenue.

Extent

14 Boxes

Language of Materials

English