Thomas Switzer. Papers, 1988-2002

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Switzer. Papers, 1988-2002

Record Series: 13/01/02/03

Creator: Thomas Switzer

Date: 1988-2002

Extent: 32.5 linear feet, 26 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Accessing the Collection:

Access to material relating to promotion, tenure, and evaluation of faculty is restricted.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Thomas Switzer Papers, 1988-2002, Archives Record Series 13/01/28, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

In September 2007, the College of Education sent a large collection of material to the University Archives. This material was created primarily during the administration of Dean Thomas Switzer from 1987 through 2002, though there is good material from both before and after Dean Switzer's administration.  The Archives received many additional increments of records in the following years.

The collection includes files relating to accreditation, promotion and tenure, the Malcolm Price Laboratory School, and the administration and management of the College of Education. There is information about every significant matter treated by the College of Education from about 1980 through about 2003.  There is also a large subject file that includes excellent documentation of the Orava Project, an extended initiative to restructure education in the Slovak Republic.  Researchers who use this collection might also be interested in consulting the Roger Kueter papers.

The current arrangement of these papers closely follows the rough subject arrangement in which the papers arrived in the Archives.  But the organization is, at very best, loose and redundant.  Information on many key topics is located in multiple places in the collection.  

Inventory

Boxes 1-4

  • College of Education department heads and management team meeting agenda and minutes, 1990-2002

Boxes 5-10

  • College of Education promotion and tenure files, 1988-1989--2001-2002

Box 11

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Board of Directors, 1994-1995
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Technology Task Force, 1998-1999
  • Apple computers, 1998-1999
  • Blue Ribbon Panel on Teacher Education, 1995-1997
  • Blue Ribbon Panel on Teacher Education, Teacher Education at UNI--Recommendations for the 21st Century, March 1997
  • Briefings (newsletter), 1994-1999 (some issues lacking)
  • Budget--College of Education original distributions and allocations, 1988
  • Center for Excellence, early childhood education, 2002
  • Chile
  • China exchange, 1990
  • Collective Bargaining Committee, 1996-1997
  • College of Education budget/enrollment data, 1999-2000, including 1998-1999 data
  • College of Education department strategic goal achievement, 1990-1991
  • College of Education five year budget/enrollment data, 1998-1999
  • College of Education Strategic Planning Committee, 1990-1992

Box 12

  • Council on Teacher Education, September 1991-May 2001

Box 13

  • Counseling and related educational programs accreditation report, 1998
  • Curriculum and Instruction curriculum proposals, 2000-2002 cycle
  • Dean's Advisory Committee, 1999
  • Dissertation seminars, 1998-2002
  • Downtown School, Des Moines, Early Childhood Education Initiative, 1998-1999
  • Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education curriculum changes, March 1999
  • Educator Preparation Task Force, 1998-1999
  • Enrollment Management Committee, Program Quality Subcommittee, 1994-1995
  • Freeburg Early Childhood Advisory Council, 2000-2002
  • Governor's Commission on Educational Excellence for the 21st Century, 1997
  • Handbook for Doctoral Students in Education, 1997
  • Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, curriculum changes, 2000-2002
  • Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, Leisure Services Division, continuing accreditation, 1996

Box 14

  • Institute for Youth Leaders, external review, 1994
  • Iowa Child Institute
  • Iowa Council for Continuous Improvement in Education, 1999-2000
  • Iowa Council on Educator Quality, 2000
  • K-12 Education Reform Interim Study Committee, 1992
  • Liaoning Learning Initiative, 1999
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education, 1997
  • Orava Project--Timeline
  • Orava Project--UNI/Slovak Republic Model for Educational Change
  • Orava Project--Statement of intent
  • Orava Project--A Collaboration for Educational Change, 1992
  • Orava Project--A Slovak Republic/UNI Collaborative National Education Restructing Program
  • Orava Project--An Iowa Connection for Educational reform in the Czech and Slovak Republics, 1992
  • Orava Project--Activities, 1992-1994
  • Orava Project--Washington, D. C., trip report, 1993
  • Orava Project--Addendum to the Orava Project, 1993
  • Orava Project--USAID procurement document, 1994
  • Orava Project--grant modifications, 1995, 1996

Box 15

  • Orava Project--expansion and extension proposal, 1996
  • Orava Project--Orava Project, 1994-1999, Educational Collaboration for the 21st Century
  • Orava Project--Annual report, 1995
  • Orava Project--USAID reports, 1995-1996
  • Orava Project--Ministry of Education visit, 1996
  • Orava Project--technical reports (Callahan, Kollasch, Grey, Macfarlane)
  • Orava Project--Slovak officials' visit, 1995
  • Orava Project--Kurt Meredith
  • Orava Project--Citizens Democracy Corps
  • Orava Project--educational leadership component
  • Orava Project--Orava News, 1998
  • Orava Project--Jan Pisut, Minister of Education visit, 1991
  • Orava Project--correspondence and articles, 1992-2001

Box 16

  • Orava Project--publications
  • Orava Project--Sally Beach
  • Orava Project--Judy Davison
  • Orava Project--Mary F. Melvin
  • Slovakia notebooks, 1-3
  • Slovakia Free Flow of Information project
  • Slovakia legacy project
  • Slovakia library grant proposal
  • Soros project
  • Thailand USAID project

Box 17

  • Price Laboratory School, new hires, 1999
  • Price Laboratory School Study Team, 2001
  • Price Laboratory School Study Team, report, 2002
  • Price Laboratory School, North Central Associaiton accreditation visit, April 2000
  • Professional Education Sequence Task Force, 2001-2002
  • Regents Center for Early Educational Development, Leadership Council, 1989
  • Regents education deans meetings, 1990-1992
  • Renaissance Group
  • Resigned or retired faculty
  • Seminar for deans, administrators, and advancement staff, 1997
  • Special Education temporary faculty
  • Strategic planning, College of Education and University, 1989
  • Student teachers, Marshalltown
  • Student teaching supervisor documents, 1990
  • Teacher Education State Review, report and rejoinder, 1999

Box 18

  • Grant-writing assistance, 1992-1994
  • Grants incentive funds distribution
  • Iowa Space Grant Consortium
  • Iowa Eisenhower Grant application, 1991
  • College of Education grants activity, 1986-1997
  • Grant applications, 1992-1997
  • Budget development, 1996-1997
  • Summer session budget, 1996, 1997
  • Area Education Agency 7, 1992-1996
  • College of Education budget, 1989
  • Early Retirement Incentives Program, 1991-1996
  • Head Start grant application, Malcolm Price Laboratory School--Sharon Moore
  • McElroy Trust grant application, Malcolm Price Laboratory School film--Roger Kueter, Kathy Oakland
  • Department of Education grant application, student teaching--Richard Hawkes
  • FINE Foundation, grant application--Janesville and others
  • FINE Foundation--Iowa Academy of Education
  • Professional Development Leave productivity indicators
  • Professional Development Leave productivity--Greg Stefanich
  • Professional Development Leave productivity report, 1988-1993
  • Grants and awards, 1992-1996
  • USA-SINO Teacher Education Consortium
  • Danforth Foundation

Box 19

  • Syllabi for courses supporting teacher education1998-1999
  • 2 + 2 program, FIPSE project, 1996-1997
  • AACTE Task Force on Technology

Box 20

  • Affirmative Action
  • Student teaching evaluation form--minority component, 1995
  • Preparing students from minority groups for a career in teaching
  • Davenport schools--minority teachers
  • Sac and Fox project, 1994
  • Young African Leaders project, 1991
  • Minorities in teaching
  • Minorities in teaching program, 1995
  • US West TEAMS project, 1988
  • College-bound program1988-1989
  • Black Images Tutoring program, 1991
  • New faculty orientation, 1993-1995
  • Microcomputer equipment grants, 1995
  • Commencement speaker, Marjorie Glynn, 1996
  • Board of Educational Examiners, 1995
  • Alan Carpenter book, 1995
  • UNI Foundation, 1995-1996
  • College of Education presentations to Regents, 1995
  • Board of Education and Board of Regents joint meeting, 1995
  • Evaluation and state approval of teacher education programs, 1994
  • Business and Education Roundtable, 1990
  • Iowa Department of Education, 1995
  • Iowa Department of Education Colloquium to develop a research agenda, Al Ramirez, 1995
  • Teacher education faculty meeting, October 1995
  • Science teaching colloquium, 1993-1996
  • Admissions and School Reform Committee, 1994
  • Rural Education Center, 1990-1991
  • Rural Education Committee, 1990, 1995
  • Professional Education Program Task Force, 1992, 1994
  • College of Education Master's Degree Programs Committee, 1988-1989
  • Counseling Area Advisory Committee, 1991
  • Renaissance Group:  constitution, membership directory, principles and purposes, newsletters, distance learning, task forces, on-line professional development, conferences, fellowship program
  • Professional Development School Committee, 2002

Box 21

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

  • Public relations and fee schedule--getting started
  • Standards, 2000
  • Team
  • Pros and cons--Bill Waack
  • Intent to seek accreditation
  • Elementary education draft report
  • Budget
  • Management team update
  • Teacher education syllabus template
  • Social Science
  • Preconditions
  • Reconsideration of membership for UNI--Bill Waack
  • Iowa accreditation team visit, October 2003
  • Standards and procedures
  • Visit and data
  • Standard 1
  • Standard 2
  • Standard 3
  • Standard 4
  • Standard 5
  • Standard 6
  • Unit accountability system--General system description
  • Unit accountability system--Program specifics for teacher education
  • Unit accountability system--Instrument documentation for teacher education
  • Unit accountability system--Instrument documentation for educator preparation unit
  • Unit accountability system--Performance assessment development process

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

  • Board of Directors, meetings, 1994-1996

Box 22

  • Undergraduate research/experiential learning, 1998
  • Orava Project
  • College of Education, Coordinator of Communications
  •  Office of Technology Assessment, 1994
  • Office of Student Field Experience, highlights
  • Surveys of cooperating teachers, 1997-1998
  • College of Education, Celebration of Excellence, 1998
  • College of Education, strategic plan, 1998
  • Dean Switzer, address to faculty, 1998
  • 2 + 2 program, 1999
  • Teacher education knowledge bae and strategic plan, 1998, 1999
  • Graduate programs in educational leadership, 1999
  • Teacher education portfolio development and assessment
  • Take Ten--teacher education newsletter
  • Alternative licensure
  • Western Governors University
  • Teacher Helpline
  • HPELS briefing for Dean Conett, 2003
  • Teacher education induction convocation
  • Iowa Department of Education, team report, 1999
  • NCATE approval of Ed. D., 1992
  • Program in Cyprus
  • Teacher education accountablilty, 2003
  • Notes for OSFE pamphlet--not published
  • "Field of Experiences"--summary of education field experiences, 1998--Kathy Oakland
  • College of Education budget discussions, 2003
  • College of Education management team meetings, 2002, January-April 2004
  • Wells Fargo project, 2003
  • Out-of-state and international student teaching
  • College of Education reorganization plans, 2003-2004
  • Teaching assistant policy, 1992
  • Student teaching, San Antonio, Texas
  • Student teaching pamphlet, 2003--not published
  • Regents collaborative cooperating teachers, ICN workshop, 2004
  • State program approval review, team report, 2003
  • Student teaching handbooks
  • Cadre--histories, conferences, reports
  • Cadre, annual reports, 1997-1998--2002-2003
  • Cadre activity reports

Box 23

  • Anna E. McGovern tribute, 1995--William Waack
  • State of the College address, 1994, Dean Switzer
  • College of Education action agenda, 1998
  • International Studies Office
  • Student teaching fee proposal
  • Honorary degree, Edna Juel Klaasen
  • UNI grad pact (4-year graduation), 1995
  • Pathways for teacher education (NCREL), 1995
  • Correspondence, 1995
  • Memos, 1995
  • Seminar on multicultural education, Carl Grant, September 1994
  • Role of mentors for new faculty, September 1995
  • Star schools project, 1992-1995
  • State systemic initiative, 1992
  • Alternative Licensure Task Force, 1990-1994
  • College of Education department heads retreat, February, December 1995
  • Ed.D. degree, including statement concerning elimination of degree
  • Education Research and Development Center, 1995
  • Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Instructional Resources and Technical Services, 1995
  • Principals' Academy, 1995--James Doud
  • Regents Center for Early Educational Development
  • Outcomes for teacher education programs
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1995
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, coordinators' meetings, 1993-1994
  • Early developmental education graduate program, 1995
  • Library orientation course
  • Center for Integrated Literacy, 1994
  • Safety education
  • Chinese scholar, 1991
  • Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
  • Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
  • School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies, 1995

Box 24

  • Student teaching curriculum
  • Youth Leadership Studies
  • Youth Agency Administration, 1993-1996
  • Parent leadership development program, 1992--Robert Long
  • Institute for Youth Leaders proposal, 1990
  • Camp Adventure
  • International baccalaureate program1990
  • Janesville partnership, 1992-1996
  • Office of Student Field Experience, 1995
  • Office of Student Field Experience, handbook
  • Department of Special Education, 1995
  • Teaching Department, 1995
  • Malcolm Price Laboratory School:  elementary student assessment; Child Development Center remodeling, 1995; strategic planning, 1990; Imig, Howey, Kowalski report, 1989; reaction to external study report, 1989; school buses; center as a laboratory; Camp Adventure program, 1993; AEA staffing; renovations; environmental education,1993; nursery-kindergarten program, 1991-1992; model classroom; computer accounts for students, 1995;
  • Graduate College, 1995
  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Continuing Education, 1995
  • Classroom Management Committee, 1996
  • College of Education Commission on the Status of Women, 1993-1997
  • Committee on Quality in the Curriculum
  • Conflict Resolution Institute

Box 25

  • AACTE/NCATE reports, 1989-1999
  • NCATE conceptual framework
  • NCATE institutional overview
  • NCATE standards alignment
  • NCATE state partnerships
  • NCATE unit accountabililty system, unit assessment, unit standards
  • Comparison of selected teaching and liberal arts majors, 2001
  • Teacher education admissions, 1988
  • Reactions to UNI teacher training program questoinnaire, 1988--William Waack and Marlene Strathe
  • Teacher education admission application
  • Teacher education admissions monitoring proposal, 1989--William Waack
  • Teacher Education Alternative Admissions Policy Committee, 1990
  • Teacher education portfolios
  • Minorities in teacher education
  • Minorities in teacher education--Metropolitan Life grant application
  • General education--relationship to teacher education
  • General education--Schools and American Society course
  • Induction ceremony, 1991-1997

Box 26

  • AASCU, 1992-1995
  • AASCU, grant application, 1995
  • American Educational Research Association, 1995
  • Association of Teacher Educators, Iowa and national
  • Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards1993-1995
  • New Iowa Schools Development Corporation, 1991-1995
  • National Science Foundation, 1992-1995
  • Curriculum review process information handbook, 1996
  • Curriculum exhibits, 1994-1997
  • College of Education, strategic plan, c. 1990
  • Office of Student Field Experience, external report, 1994
  • IRTS report, 1993-1994
  • Institute for Educational Leadership, self-study, 1993
  • Iowa Council on Educator Quality, 2000

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid created by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, October-November 2007; updated, November 9, 2015 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, December 2017 and April 2018. Linear Feet updated August 30, 2017.

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