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Brigham Young University. Division of Continuing Education

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1964-

Administrative History

The Division of Continuing Education (est. 1964) is an administrative division at Brigham Young University responsible for coordinating distance education offerings, extension services, and conference planning.

Formerly known as the Adult Education and Extension Services (est. 1921), the Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education was renamed and redesigned in 1964. The division was designed to provide educational programs and services offered to regular university students to adults who do not have opportunities for day time study. Services offered range from off-campus programs, lectures, correspondence study, and community services — both through the off-campus centers and extended programs in wide geographic areas — to formal on-campus classroom offerings, both credit and noncredit, extended and short-term in nature. Departments within the Division of Continuing Education include the Bachelor of General Studies, Religious Enrichment, EFY Programs, Conferences and Workshops, Evening Classes, Independent Study, and the Salt Lake Center. Deans of the division have included Harold Glen Clark (1964-1973), Stanley A. Peterson (1973-1978), William R. Siddoway (1978-1986), Richard C. Eddy (1986-2009), and Wayne J. Lott (2009- ).

Citation

Wright, N.E. Fam. and loc. hist. stud. 400R, c1981 (subdiv.) t.p. (Division of Continuing Education, Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young University organization history website, Sept. 28, 2011 (Division of Continuing Education; previously known as Adult Education and Extension Services, renamed in 1964; administered the Bachelor of General Studies Program, 1999- )

Department of Conferences and Workshops records, 1968-1999 (department and predecessor, Department of Special Courses and Workshops, part of Division)

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, Dec. 15, 2010 (Adult Education and Extension Services renamed Division of Continuing Education, 1964; Deans: Harold Glen Clark (1964-1973), Stanley A. Peterson (1973-1978), William R. Siddoway (1978-1986), Richard C. Eddy (1986-2009), and Wayne J. Lott (2009- ); programs for adults)

BYU Division of Continuing Education website, via WWW, May 2, 2011 (departments: Bachelor of General Studies, Religious Enrichment, EFY Programs, Conferences and Workships, Evening Classes, Independent Study, and the Salt Lake Center)

Found in 259 Collections and/or Records:

Academic resource planning documents, 2002-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains the resource request documents submitted by the academic units to the administration. Includes floppy disks with spreadsheets and other documentation, strategy and planning progress reports, expenditure sheets, reallocation/resource request forms, Information Technology request worksheets, internal correspondence between Acadenic Vice President Alan L. Wilkins with other faculty members of BYU, etc. Materials dated between 2002 to 2007.
Dates: 2002-2007

Added College of Education material, 1961-1968

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 559 Series 29 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Adminsitrative correspondence, memos, working materials, agreements, policy and procedures, reports, etc.
Dates: Other: 1961-1968

Added College of Education material II, 1946-1972

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 559 Series 29 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Adminsitrative files, including correspondence, reports, minutes, surveys, etc.
Dates: Other: 1946-1972

Adult Education and Extension Services director additional papers and faculty terminations, 1952-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1952 to 1970.
Dates: 1952-1970

Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1924-1964

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1924 to 1964.
Dates: 1924-1964

Adult Education and Extension Services director correspondence and memorandums, 1956-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1956 to 1970.
Dates: 1956-1970

Adult Education and Extension Services director records, 1924-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contain the papers of Dr. Harold Glen Clark, who served as director of the Extension Division and Adult Education and Extension Services, and as dean of the Division of Continuing Education, 1946-1971. There are 48 containers of material involving two series of records, each arranged alphabetically, and some additional material added after the register was completed, which is located in the last three containers. The papers of four predecessor directors or acting directors, Harrison R. Merrill,...
Dates: 1924-1970

Advisory Council minutes, 1983-1989

 Series — Box: 10, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes from the Advisory Council dated 1983 to 1989. Includes information on the division's programs and activities, faculty, relationship with other Church Educational System units, and with other divisions of the university.
Dates: 1983-1989

Alan L. Wilkins correspondence, 1991-2004

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1233 Series 1 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence created by Wilkins as Academic Vice President. The correspondence is with campus entities and colleagues. Dates range from 1991 to 2004.
Dates: 1991-2004

Audio Visual Center chairman additional community education reports and other material, 1960-1962

 Sub-Series — Box: J 6
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note Contains Audio Visual Communications final and monthly reports, and handbook. Dated from 1960 to 1962.
Dates: 1960-1962