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UMass Amherst. Division of Continuing Education

UMass Amherst. Continuing Education, 1970-2007.

(36 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 007

The Division of Continuing Education was established in 1970 as the de facto academic outreach arm of the University. Designed to improve access to the academic resources of the University for part-time students, this entailed both the development of a specialized admissions process and an integrated counseling, advising, registration, and records operation geared to the needs of part-time students. The Division continues to provide specialized services and programming for part-time students including Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) and the Arts Extension Service, which acts as a catalyst between the fine arts resources of the University and the people in the Commonwealth.

The record group documents the activities of the Division of Continuing Education (1970-2007), Everywoman’s Center — including the Women of Color Leadership Network (1971-2007), and the University Conference Services (1906-2007).

Historical Note

The Division of Continuing Education was established in 1970 as the de facto academic outreach program for the University. Its goal was to improve access to the academic resources of the University for part-time students. Shortly after its inception, this included the development of a specialized admissions process approved by the Faculty Senate and an integrated counseling, advising, registration and records operation geared to the needs of part-time students.

The Division of Continuing Education continues to provide specialized services and programming for part-time students including Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS) and Arts Extension, which acts as a catalyst to stimulate interaction between the fine arts resources of the University and the people in the Commonwealth.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the Continuing Education records is contained in three major series:

  • Division of Continuing Education, 1970-2007
  • Everywoman’s Center (including the Women of Color Leadership Network), 1971-2007
  • University Conference Services, 1906-2007
00. Publications (except as noted below)
1. Administration of Continuing Education as a Whole
2. Everywoman’s Center
00. Publications
C3. Chomo Uri
N3. Everywoman’s Center Newsletter
1. Administration and Finance
2. Programs and Services
1. Educational Alternatives
2. Feminist Arts Program
3. Resource and Referral
4. Poor Women’s Task Force
5. Third World Women’s Programmer
6. Counseling Services
7. Career Counseling
8. Counselor/Advocates Against Rape and Sexual Violence
9. Women of Color Leadership Network
3. University Conference Services
4. Mental Retardation Project
5. Arts Extension Service
6. Northeast Metric Research Center
7. Legal Assistant Training Program
8. Women’s Program Development
9. Citizen Involvement Training Project (CITP)
10. Energy Education Center
11. University Writing Program
12. Tutoring Enrichment Assistance Model for Public School Students (TEAMS)

Subjects

  • Continuing education

Contributors

  • Everywoman's Center
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Arts Extension Service
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Division of Continuing Education
  • Women of Color Leadership Network
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