Global Campus records

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Global Campus records


  • 1951 - 2007 (Creation)


There are nine 5'' flip top letter size box, one 5" flip top legal size box, one 2.5'' flip top letter size and 175 cubic foot boxes in this Global Campus records collection, making 199 boxes in total.

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Throughout its history, K-State’s Global Campus (formerly the Division of Continuing Education) has provided educational opportunities for adult learners. Since 1966 Global Campus has offered thousands of conferences, seminars, courses, and degree programs to distance education students and working professionals. In 1967 they received the name Division of Continuing Education and have expanded to many academic programs, including the establishment of distant learning in 1997. Sue Maes was named the interim dean in 2007, a position which was solidified in 2009. In 2014, the Division of Continuing Education was renamed as the Kansas State University Global Campus under the leadership of former dean Sue Maes, who held that position from 2007 to 2017. Today, Global Campus provides distance education to students from across the country and around the world. In addition to distance education, Global Campus provides coordination of professional meetings, conferences, and professional development through the Conferences and Noncredit Programs office. Global Campus also believes in fostering strong ties to community and the importance of lifelong learning and personal development for all through the UFM Community Learning Center.

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The Global Campus Records, formally known as Division of Continuing Education, consists of material from 1951 to 2007. The material found in this collection partly pertains to the credit courses offered through Global Campus from 1975 to 2002. It contains files from courses offered during the semester and intersession (winter, spring, summer) periods. Some of the colleges that are highlighted in the Global Campus Records include the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, and College of Engineering; the bulk of these files are related to the College of Arts & Sciences. These files are typically composed of resources and manuals for distance and online courses, enrollment statistics, course information packets, photographs, videotapes, credit course promotional material, course evaluations, course financing, reports and reviews related to credit courses, and correspondence related to credit courses.

Some of the material found in this collection pertains to Conference and Non- Credit Programs (CNCP) and opportunities provided across campus. Files possess materials related to conference and program agendas, enrollment and attendee lists, budget and financial information, speaker presentations, brochures and pamphlets, correspondence related to conferences and programs, and promotional materials. Along with CNCP there are also conference files incorporated into this collection. There are also brochures and marketing material for the conferences, final budgets, attendance reports, and notes from the conferences that occurred from 1989-2007.

The bulk of the material in this collection is contained in the Dean’s Office and Administrative series. These contain files taken from the office of the Dean of Global Campus or related offices. These also contain files from organizations such as Western Kansas Community Services Consortium (WKCSC), National University Degree Consortium (NUDC) along with files from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA).

The Administrative series specifically contains some files from the office of David Stewart, on non-traditional studies. Along with those files it contains things from the Kansas Board of Regents, reading files, meeting minutes and notes, and final budgeting reports.

The Dean’s office series contains files from the offices of Elizabeth Unger and Robert Kruh, both previous Deans of Global Campus. There are also some files pertaining to Army education through Fort Riley. Lastly, files and correspondence on academic outreach and how to go about campus improvements.

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This collection is divided into five series: 1) Credit Courses (1975-2002); 2) Conference and Non-credit Programs (1980-2007); 3) Conferences (1989-2007); 4) Administrative (1989-2007); 5) Dean’s Office (1983-1997). The Dean’s Office series is organized by office files pertaining to Fiscal Years first and then followed by general office files. The Administrative series is also organized by office files pertaining to Fiscal Years first and then followed by general office files of employees from Global Campus.

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      Processed and described by processing students Dakota Boyles, Meghan Luttrell, and AJ January with oversight by Processing Archivist Helena Egbert, 2022.

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