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ID: 11/1/50

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Engineering

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Chronological.

Date Acquired: 01/15/2013

Subjects: Engineering, College of, Engineering Education, Engineering Instruction, Faculty

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Reports to Faculty of the College of Engineering (1918-1927), contain copies of correspondence, course schedules, and minutes concerning proposed revisions to the curriculum, including a summary of courses added during World War I (1919); faculty committees; student enrollment statistics; special events and lectures, including efforts to invite the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education to the University of Illinois (1919-1920); the implementation of an engineering aptitude test for freshmen in order to better shape students' course selections (1919); and new faculty at the College.

Biographical Note

Organized when the University opened in 1868 and formed as a college in March, 1873, the College of Engineering operates an experiment station, twelve departments, and a graduate program.

The duties of the Dean of the College of Engineering have evolved from being chairman at faculty meetings to being chief administrator for and representative of the College within the University system.1 In this capacity as chief administrator, the Dean has the power to create positions and offices under his direct control in order to meet his obligations to both faculty and students.2

The Measurement Program was created in 1948.3 It is a branch of the Engineering Experiment Station, which was founded in 1909 and placed under the control of the Dean of the College.4 It functions as a service group for the entire campus by calibrating and repairing optical and electrical laboratory equipment used for experimentation or instruction.5

Student Placement is an office providing information and assistance to graduating students seeking employment.6 This office developed as a result of the University's policy of leaving employment counseling to the deans of the colleges.7 Its budget and staff are incorporated into the general administrative allocations of the College.8

The Bioengineering office was created in 1973 when the Urbana-Champaign Senate approved a recommendation from the College of Engineering for the establishment of a bioengineering option. Because students in any of the engineering curricula are eligible to participate in this option, this office was placed under the control of the Dean of the College.9

1. Ira O. Baker and Everett King. A History of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois, 1868-1945, p. 114-116.

2. Statutes, September 1, 1957, p. 10.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, June 15, 1948, p. 1289.

4. Ira O. Baker and Everett King. A History of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois, 1868-1945, p. 116.

5. Interview with the Acting Director, February, 1980.

6. Interview with the Assistant Dean, February, 1980.

7. Annual Register, 1943-1944, p. 109.

8. Board of Trustees Transactions, 41st Report, June 24, 1941, p. 317.

9. Board of Trustees Transactions, 57th Report, March 21, 1973, p. 234.

Subject/Index Terms

Engineering, College of
Engineering Education
Engineering Instruction
Faculty

Administrative Information

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