[History or Biography]
Scope and Content
Title: California State University Extended Education Collection,
Collection Number: CSU 008
California State University Extended Education Office.
24 linear ft
California State University Historical Archives
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
Collection includes a variety of CSU offices and commissions relating to extended or continuing education programs in the
CSU. Offices or commissions include: Advisory Committee on Continuing Education (1968-1977); Commission on External Degree
Program (1969-1977); Continuing Education Department (1963-1983); Extended Education Department (1980-1989); Advisory Committee
of the Consortium (1973-1977); Consortium (1972-1988); and Center for Innovation Programs (1988-1992).
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Title of item], California State University Extended Education Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special
Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor’s Office, California State University and collected by archives
Processed during 2004-2006 CSU System-wide Archives Processing Project.
[History or Biography]
The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation’s
largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and
staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of
California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some
Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State
University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921,
the schools were re-named the State Teacher’s Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and
were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State
Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges
and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the
Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system,
and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California
State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board
of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982);
W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998- ).
Scope and Content
Early efforts at education in the California State College and University System for non-traditional students or programs
were carried out through the office of Continuing Education (1963- ) which as later re-named Extended Education. These offices
were within Academic Affairs. The Advisory Committee on Continuing Education functioned mostly during the 1970s.
In 1970 Chancellor Glenn Dumke gave a series of speeches outlining the "New Approaches" in education he thought the CSU should
consider. One approach was the concept of the 1000 Mile Campus which had to do with off-campus centers and extended or continuing
education. Along with creating a Dean for Continuing/Extended Education, Dumke created a Commission on External Degree Programs
in 1971. This Commission was given the ability to circumvent normal channels of bureaucracy for campus’ that wanted to create
innovated or new programs. In the late 1970s the Commission was renamed the Commission on Extended Education and given a broader
mandate. The Advisory Committee of the Consortium functioned throughout the 1970s and 1980s as a way for multiple campuses
to mount programs in the external degree program.
Collection consists of minutes of meetings, correpsondence and other materials.
Arranged in eight series:
- Series I. Advisory Committee on Continuing Education (1968-1977)
- Series II. Commission on External Degree Program (1969-1978)
- Series III. Commission on Extended Education (1979-1992)
- Series IV. Continuing Education Office (1963-1983)
- Series V. Extended Education Office (1980-1989)
- Series VI. Advisory Committee of the Consortium (1973-1977)
- Series VII. Consortium (1972-1988)
- Series VIII. Center for Innovative Programs (1988-1992)
Continuing education -- California
Dumke, Glenn S.
California State University
California State University Reports Collection, California State University Chancellors’ Office Collection