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Brigham Young University. Department of Independent Study Programs

 Organization

Administrative History

The Department of Independent Study Programs (1979- ) is a department at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Independent Study Programs was established in 1979. It was previously known as Home Study. Independent Study is under the supervision of a director who reports directly to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education. The directors of the department are as follows: Orson B. Roper (1981-1982), Richard C. Eddy (1982-1985), Ralph A. Rowley (1985-1994), R. Dwight Laws (1994-2009), and Justin K. Johansen (2009- ).

Through its Independent Study program, BYU offers more than 300 college-level credit courses, providing practical and convenient solutions for students with scheduling problems and for working students, armed forces personnel, and others who cannot take all their classes in residence.

Citation

Wright, N.E. Fam. and loc. hist. stud. 400R, c1981 (a.e.) t.p. (Department of Independent Study Programs, Division of Continuing Education, Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young University Web site, Mar. 27, 2009 (Brigham Young University Independent Study; BYU Independent Study)

Brigham Young University organizational history project website, viewed Aug. 25, 2011 (Independent Study; established, 1979; previously Home Study; director reports to the dean of the Division of Continuing Education; directors: Orson B. Roper (1981-1982), Richard C. Eddy (1982-1985), Ralph A. Rowley (1985-1994), R. Dwight Laws (1994-2009), and Justin K. Johansen (2009- ); more than 300 college-level credit courses offered for students, working students, armed forces personnel, and others who cannot take all their classes in residence)

Found in 120 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Audio Visual Center chairman community education correspondence, 1949-1966

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1949 to 1966.
Dates: 1949-1966

Audio Visual Center chairman community education films and filmstrips, 1959-1966

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including resource material, proposals, correspondence and memos, scripts, and other records. Dated from 1959 to 1966.
Dates: 1959-1966

Audio Visual Center chairman community education financial and other reports, 1954-1964

 Sub-Series — Box: J 4, Folder: 4-10
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other reports. Dated from 1954 to 1964.
Dates: 1954-1964

Audio Visual Center chairman community education meeting minutes, 1959-1964

 Sub-Series — Box: J 1, Folder: 1-11
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Materials contain meeting minutes from Community Education. Dated from 1959 to 1964.
Dates: 1959-1964

Audio Visual Center chairman community education newsletters, 1961-1964

 Sub-Series — Box: J 4, Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 547 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains Audio Visual newsletter and brochures. Dated from 1961 to 1964.
Dates: 1961-1964