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Committee on Education Objectives and Methods Records

Committee on Education Objectives and Methods Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Committee on Education Objectives and Methods Records
Identification: MF024
Date: 1954-1955
Size/Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Committee on Education Objectives and Methods.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains reports and records from the Committee on Education Objectives and Methods.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Institute of Technology Committee on Educational Objectives and Methods was formed in 1950 by President Blake Van Leer. Charged with examining the objectives, procedures, practices, and methods of education at Georgia Tech, the steering committee was originally made up of eight members, with William M. Spicer, professor of chemistry, as its chairman. In the course of its operation, the committee added a ninth member and delegated some of its work to subcommittees on curriculum comparisons, entrance requirements, examinations, and core curriculum. The committee's final report, which included numerous recommendations in addition to the final reports of each subcommittee, was completed in May 1954 and printed in September of that year. The recommendations were considered and adopted by the Academic Senate of Georgia Tech in March 1955.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of several reports from the Committee on Education Objectives and Methods, such as "The Aims and Objectives of the Georgia Institute of Technology." Along with these reports, there are critiques from Georgia Tech's Social Sciences Department on the committee's findings.

Index Terms

Education, Higher--Georgia--Atlanta.
Education--Aims and objectives.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Committees.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite the Committee on Education Objectives and Methods Records (MF024), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.132.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described these records in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

October 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

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    1Committee records, 1954-1955