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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), Wayne J. Lott (2009-2014), Lee J. Glines (2014-2023), and Richard M. Houseman (2023- ).

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)

Brigham Young University organizational history website, via WWW, June 22, 2023 (deans included Wayne J. Lott (2009-2014), Lee J. Glines (2014-2023), and Richard M. Houseman (2023- ))

Found in 269 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Continuing Education collection of histories, 1921-1973

 Sub-Series — Box A 4: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197231215739]
Identifier: UA 547 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains copies of histories of the Division of Continuing Education. Includes A Historical Study of Adult Education Programs of BYU, 1921-1966, by Keith L. Smith; Authorization for Adult Education and Extension Services by the Policy Making Groups of BYU, by George S. Haslam; and The History of Continuing Education at BYU, 1875-1973, by Richard Henstrom.

Dates: 1921-1973

Division of Continuing Education collection on Harman Lecture

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1053
Scope and Contents

Contains audiocassettes and transcriptions of the Harman Lecture. Materials dated 1984 to 1996.

Dates: 1984-1996

Division of Continuing Education communique records, 1986-1989

 Sub-Series — Box Addendum 42: Series 20 [Barcode: 31197233264354], Folder: 11-12
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 14 Sub-Series 3

Division of Continuing Education correspondence, 1975-1990

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 817 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence relating to activities and workshops sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education. Materials dated 1975 to 1990.

Dates: 1975-1990

Division of Continuing Education correspondence, 1969-1988

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Materials contain correspondences with individuals, Salt Lake Center, various unspecified chairman, and the Dean's Office. Dated from 1969 to 1988.

Dates: 1969-1988

Division of Continuing Education correspondence and other material, 1965-1973

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Materials contain administrative files, including correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial information, and other records. Dated from 1965 to 1973.

Dates: 1965-1973

Division of Continuing Education course catalogs, 1921-1996

 Series — Box 10: Series 4; Series 5 [Barcode: 31197225546131], Folder: 1-3
Identifier: UA 1088 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of excerpts from the university course catalogs from 1921 to 1996. Entries include information on the division's programs and services, as well as staff and faculty listings.

Dates: 1921-1996

Division of Continuing Education dean correspondence, 1973-1980

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 20 Sub-Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Materials contain Dean's Office correspondence. Dated from 1973 to 1980.

Dates: 1973-1980

Division of Continuing Education dean meeting minutes, 1961-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1016 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains minutes from meetings held between Henstrom and various deans of the Division. Materials date from between 1961 and 1994.

Dates: 1961-1989

Division of Continuing Education dean records, 1963-1973

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 547 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Materials contain administrative files, meeting minutes, reports, correspondences, and other records when Stanly A. Peterson was the dean of the Division of Continuing Education. Dated from 1963 to 1973.

Dates: 1963-1973