Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE] Records 89 (with text)

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Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE].


Records, 1953-1984, 1960-1983 (bulk).







Organizational Records.


Correspondence, January-December, 1971.


March-June, 1971.















Apps, Jerold W.

Griffith, William S.



Annual Meeting of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE] (1971 : Los Angeles, CA).





Box 1, Folder 5, Set 2/9.




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{7:89:1084:I:252,576:1770,2235}March 24, 1971 Dr. Josephine Flaherty Department of Adult Education Ontario institute for Studies in Education 102 Bloor Street West Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada Dr. Gale E. Jensen Professor of Adult Education University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 Dear Josephine and Gale: Thank you for your replies to my letter asking about the procedure we should follow in bringing our membership list up to date. Both of you raised some basic questions about the Commission of Professors of Adult Education--particularly about the group's purpose and direction and its affiliation with AEA-USA. I agree with what both of you are saying that we need to more clearly define what the Commission is and what its purposes are before we make decisions about who should belong. I plan to talk with Bill Griffith about this in the near future. Sincerely, Jerold W. Apps Professor JWA/bas c.c. Bill Griffith


{7:89:1085:I:216,264:2115,2745}THE ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION 252 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTO 5, ONTARIO, CANADA TELEPHONE 923-6641 DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION March 10, 1971 Dr. Jerold W. Apps Professor Department of Agriculture and Extension Education 208 Agriculture Hall The University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Dear Jerry, I apologize for my delayed response to your letter of February 8th. I was out-of-town for most of the month of February and am just now catching up with correspondence and so forth. Gale Jensen was in Toronto a few days ago and we discussed your letter and some of the questions you raised in it. With regard to the processing of new membership applications, I agree with Bill Griffith that you go ahead and recommend acceptance for candidates who meet the criteria for the Commission. Thank you for the copies of letters you have written in which you have taken this action. With regard to the concern that some professors on the mailing list are not active and may not still qualify for membership, this question was discussed at the professors' meeting in Atlanta. The conclusion was that we ought to try to bring the mailing list up-to-date. I was a little concerned about this at the time but like many others who were present I did not push the issue. I guess my concern relates particularly to how effective some of the criteria are in relation to what the Commission is actually doing and what the needs are in the field. Although the criteria seemed perfectly reasonable when I first looked at them, I am wondering how many of us could say frankly that we are willing to prepare working papers for the meetings of the Commission. I guess here I am referring to the willingness of the flesh as well as that of the spirit in that many of us have hesitated to commit ourselves to heavy participation in domain groups, for example, because of very severe demands upon our time at home. I guess I am wondering too how many of us would be able to say today that we can participate in meetings of the Commission. I am thinking particularly of the next meeting which will be held on the west coast. In view of the tight money situation in all of our institutions, many of us may not be able to attend that meeting. I realize that inability to attend one meeting would not make us ineligible; however, I guess I am wondering how exactly we can apply these criteria to ourselves as well as to our colleagues.


{7:89:1086:I:141,171:2205,1692} THE ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIS IN EDUCATION PAGE 2 March 10, 1971 DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION It seems to me that a number of the more recent joiners are persons who are involved in the development of new programmes. It was obvious at the Atlanta meeting that this group of members has particular needs which may or may not be of interest to the people who have been on the Commission for a number of years. Certainly the latter group were willing to sit down and talk with the people who were developing programmes but they were not willing to have the entire Commission Programme (or a substantial portion of it) devoted to discussions of this type. I guess my major concern at the moment (and this was reinforced somewhat by what Gale Jensen had to say) is whether or not the present criteria are truly congruent with the needs of the professors at the present time. I guess I am hesitant also to see some members who have moved to other jobs excluded from the Commission. My reaction to the suggestion that those who have missed more than two Annual Meetings without providing "a very legitimate excuse" is negative. I am also concerned about what kind of a response we would get from members who were asked whether or not they feel they still qualify. I feel that my comments are not very constructive nor indeed are they particularly articulate. I shall give this matter further thought and would appreciate your reaction to these comments and also to Gale Jensen's letter to you. Yours sincerely, M. Josephine Flaherty Assistant Professor


{7:89:1087:I:240,675:1623,1854} March 24, 1971 Mr. John M. Peters Department of Adult Education North Carolina State University 109 Ricks Hall Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 Dear John: I'm responding to Bill Griffith's request concerning our annual meeting in Los Angeles. I'm interested in the following topics, which the Executive Committee identified and I'm using the numbers from Griffith's letter: 2, 6, 17, 22, 24, 25, 27, and 30. At this point I would like to consider developing a paper on number 2, What Kinds of Adult Educator Should be Producing for the 21st Century? Everything is a bit up in the air here at Wisconsin to whether or not we will be able to attend the Los Angeles meeting. Right now .we have a travel freeze on attending any out-of-state function. Hopefully, this will change after July 1. Sincerely, Jerold W. Apps Professor


{7:89:1088:I:144,687:2106,2364}March 10 , 19 71 Memo to: All Members, Commission of the Professors of Adult Education From: William S. Griffith, Chairman in re: Miscellaneous Commission Concerns During 1971 each member will receive memos from the Executive Committee periodically as the need for communication dictates. If you have any item you wish to have included in the next memo, which will probably be sent out in May, please send it to me and I'll be happy to see that it is added to the copy. Annual Meeting All members should have received a set of minutes of the 1970 annual meeting from our efficient secretary, Sara M. Steele. If you did not receive your copy please write .to Sara M. Steele, 208 Agriculture Hall, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, and request one. The 1971 annual meeting will be held at La Mancha Motel, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90024 at the edge of UCLA. The meeting will begin Wednesday evening, November 3, continue through Thursday and Friday afternoon. At that point we will recess and move to the convention hotel. Saturday there will be no Commission meetings. On Sunday, November 7, we will have open sessions for professors of adult education and allied disciplines who do not qualify for membership in the Commission. The focus of the Sunday program will be on the practical problems of establishing and operating a teaching program in adult education. Sunday evening, November 7, we will be cosponsoring a general session with the AEA Commission on Research for AEA and NAPCAE members. The focus will be on the application of research findings from the vantage point of (1) an adult


{7:89:1089:I:159,189:2130,2580}2. education teacher/trainer, (2) an administrator of a university extension program, and (3) a professor of adult education who directs an adult education graduate program. Invitations have been sent to the panel members, but acceptances have not yet been received from all three. The Executive Committee met in New York on February 5 in connection with the Adult Education Research Conference to discuss plans for the annual meeting. John Peters, chairman of the annual meeting program committee, provided the results of a survey he had made of the interests of the Commission members regarding topics for the annual meeting. The Executive Committee decided that there would be at least two concurrent sessions at all times except during the brief business meeting at our annual meeting. The Committee also decided to ask the members of the Commission to express their preferences among the following topics and any others they may care to suggest. Please list the topics you favor in priority order and send them to John M. Peters, Department of Continuing and Higher Education, 15 Henson Hall, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37916 by April 15. If we are to have a meeting with real substance we must make decisions early to allow the resource persons time to make the kind of preparation which is appropriate for anyone preparing to appear before our high-powered group. The following are some of the topics which the Executive Committee identified for possible half-day discussions: 1. Sensitivity training - encounter groups - their meaning to professors of adult education. 2. What kind of adult educator should we be producing for the 21st Century? 3. How do you teach an introductory course in adult education? 4. Report of a national survey of degree programs (graduate and undergraduate) for preparing professional adult educators. 5. Extending adult education approaches to the area of continuing professional education. 6. What is a graduate program that would be appropriate for developing an autonomous, self-directed adult educator? How would you know when the student had completed his training program?


{7:89:1090:I:177,270:2130,2664}3. 7. How do you gain administrative and faculty support for new graduate programs in adult education? 8. What "principles of adult education" exist? Where can we find them? 9. What are the key concepts which should be covered in any graduate adult education program? 10. Should professors of adult education establish a "bank" of behavioral objectives for adult education graduate programs? How might such an effort be developed? 11. What is an adequate comprehensive examination for M.A., Ed.D., and Ph.D. students in adult education? 12. Reports of the domain teams. 13. Increasing the effectiveness of the ERIC system in adult education. 14. The development of "Son of Adult Education: Outlines of an Emerging Field of University Study." 15. Development of a Glossary of Adult Education terminology. 16. Establishing a national data base for the adult education field. 17. The future of the Commission of the Professors of Adult Education. 18. Exchange programs for adult education graduate students. 19. Financing adult education graduate programs. 20. Adult basic education. 21. The interest of the Office of Education and other federal units in Adult Education and the Commission. 22. Overview of research foci in the field. 23. Comparative analysis of various adult education graduate programs and graduates. 24. Research structure for graduate programs in adult education.


{7:89:1091:I:111,195:2172,2568} 4. 25. Priorities for research needs. 26. Models for program planning research. 27. Major societal issues and the contribution of adult education to their solution. 28. State of the art. Where are we and where are we going? 29. Supervision of student research projects. 30. Developing new graduate programs and redesigning established ones. 31. Research requirements for the master's degree. - Ideal and practical. Please let John Peters know which of these topics you are most concerned with. (List at least six including any additional ones you care to suggest.) We would also appreciate your volunteering to prepare a paper for one of these topics and your suggestions for leaders for any of the discussions. John hopes to hear from all the Commission members who plan to attend the Los Angeles meeting. Membership Committee The Membership Committee composed of Josephine Flaherty, Gale Jensen and Jerold Apps, Chairman, has examined the credentials of the following applicants for membership and have found them to be qualified. Accordingly we welcome the following members to our exclusive ranks: CALDWELL, HARVEY W. Chairman, Extension Education 931 Gordon Street University of Guelph Guelph , Ontario, Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada 1-519-824-4120 (X2241-2) 1-519-822-4769 CAMPBELL, ALBERT B. Assistant Professor of 822 Pierre Adult and Occupational Education Manhattan, Kansas 66502 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas 66502 532-6484 778-3797


{7:89:1092:I:168,2213:2052,2757}HUSTON, HAROLD W. Lecturer, Department of 133 Hillsdale Avenue East Adult Education Toronto 295 The Ontario Institute for Ontario, Canada Studies in Education 252 Bloor Street West 488-8132 Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada 923-6641 - Ext. 351 MAC NEIL, (MISS) TERESA, Head 24 Fairview Street Department of Adult Education Antigonish, Nova Scotia St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia 902-863-2695 902-867-3952


{7:89:1093:I:162,243:2130,2757}6 PLETSCHS DOUGLAS H. Assistant Professor 80 Brentwood Drive Department of Extension Education Guelph , Ontario University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario, Canada 821-2531 824-4120 X 3408 SHUTE, JAMES C. M. Assistant Professor 427 Victoria Road N. (Bl7) Extension Education Guelph, Ontario University of Guelph Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada SNIDER, JOHN C. Department of Education 1026 Summer Street Colorado State University Ft. Collins, Colo. 80521 Ft. Collins, Colo. 80521 303-491-5316 303-484-9650 SNYDER, ROBERT E. Assistant Professor of Education 4658 Crystal Drive School of Education Columbia, S.C. 29206 University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 29208 787-8665 777-4266 Committee Progress Reports Invited The Executive Committee would like to have word from the following committees regarding their work completed and planned for 1971: 1. Graduate Program Survey: Ingham, Chairman; Draper and Perrill. 2. Literature Summary, Analysis and Review: Copeland, Chairman; Nadler, Kreitlow, Blackburn, Ohliger and Knox. 3. Professor Exchange: Schroeder, Chairman. 4. Outstanding thesis: Long, Chairman; Farmer, Niemi, Gordon. 5. Applied Fields: Craddock, Chairman. 6. Theory Building: Dolan, Chairman. 7. Pamphlet Series to Update Adult Education: Outlines of an Emerging Field. Peters, Griffin, and Perrill. 8. Regional Meetings: Kleis, chairman; Mezirow.


{7:89:1094:I:117,222:2145,1176}7. 9. National Survey of Users of Adult Education: Ingham, Chairman; DeCrow, Snyder. WILL YOU HELP? The Commission is a voluntary professional organization which does just what its members want and are willing to do. Structure should never be permitted to interfere with function for our group. Accordingly, if you are willing to volunteer to serve on an existing committee or if you would like to propose a new committee you would be willing to lead or to serve on please let me know. if the Commission is not going to abdicate its leadership in our burgeoning field, then its members must play an active role. What are your ideas for strategies to make the Commission a more influential group in our field? Let's have your ideas so we can all think about them.


{7:89:1096:I:207,654:2088,2400}June 10, 1971 Dr. William S. Griffith Assistant Professor of Education University of Chicago 5835 Kimbark Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637 Dear Bill: I want to express to you my appreciation for your cooperation over the past two years. It has been a source of real encouragement to know that you and others like you have given me solid support during my term as Executive Director. I should appreciate your letting me know the date, place and appropriate time during the business meeting of your Commission, Bill, when Ray and I could introduce the new Executive Director Charlie Wood, and we could discuss in detail the entire process on which we touched lightly when I talked with you in Syracuse concerning AEA grants and how they might relate to the Commission of Professors. As to the expenses of your Commission, Bill, and those of the Commission on Research in connection with participation at the Annual Conference, I believe that what we need is a budget estimate from you. Since we are canceling the Leadership Seminar which was scheduled to be held the end of this month for members of the Executive Committee and presidents of AEA's Affiliates, we shall use some of that budgeted money to support your program. As soon as I receive your budget estimate, I shall call and discuss it with you and then follow through with written approval. It was good to see you in Syracuse. Sincerely, Jules Pagano Executive Director CC: Ray Ast


{7:89:1099:I:204,576:2103,2112} June 16, 1971 Dr. William S. Griffith Associate Professor of Education The University of Chicago Department of Education 5835 Kimbark Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637 Dear Bill: I had hoped to have these estimates to you weeks ago. Unfortunately, I had to pry them out of our printer. Bill, in the light of these figures which, based upon our previous experience with B. A. Graphics, will probably run 50-100% higher than estimated, we have had to reconsider our position on the publication of the adult education materials. A number of factors suggest that although the materials are good ones, an investment of this. magnitude seems ill-advised at this time.1. The cost to the user, given the estimates, would not be less than $20-25 per student ($500-650 per set of 25). 2. The Madison Simulation is dated, many of its parts are obsolete, and the possibility of revision is uncertain. 3. The continuing development of the new UCEA Urban Simulation Materials has already cut into the demand for the Madison Materials and can be expected to cut even more deeply in the future. 4. The Madison General Background Materials (manuals, slides, tapes, etc,), which would be required for use in conjunction with the Adult Education module, are in short supply and very likely will be phased out. Re-publication of the GBM seems uneconomical at this time.


{7:89:1100:I:99,198:2163,1110}-2- However, if your organization perceives a powerful press for these materials and wishes to pursue further possibilities for their publication, arrangements can probably be worked out for you to do so. Jack Culbertson, the Executive Director of UCEA, has indicated his willingness to discuss this alternative with you if you so desire. Please feel free to call him. Cordially yours, Alan K. Gaynor Associate Director AKG:mt cc. Dr. Eugene DuBois Dr. Jack Culbertson







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