First Graduate Committee was Appointed
Committee on graduate instruction appointed and charged with developing graduate study to foster and aid research. The entire college staff holds its first discussion of graduate study.
Carter Hall Built
Carter Hall has been the home of the Graduate School since 1997.
Council of Deans Formed
The committee on graduate instruction becomes a council of deans. An administrative dean is appointed.
First Graduate Course
The Normal Graduate Course offers a Master of Pedagogy (Pd. M), with 42 term courses, 11 in professional work, and any additional work. The Pd.M program is considered graduate work, but only requires three years beyond high school, and is just coursework, not listed as a diploma.
The name of the college is changed to Colorado State Teachers College, and the Department of Graduate Work is renamed the Graduate School.
Master of Arts Program Developed
A program of graduate study is fully developed by offering the Master of Arts degree. Graduate study is administered by a special committee consisting of the Research Department and the Department heads.
Master of Pedagogy (Pd.M) discontinued after August.
Three Graduate Diplomas are Offered
The Board of Trustees authorizes the granting of three diplomas: The Normal Certificate, earned in two years, and a life certificate is granted; the Normal Graduate Certificate represents a year of work beyond the Normal Certificate, and a life certificate is also granted; the Normal College Certificate—a three-year certificate—is regarded as equal to the A.B. degree and also includes a life certificate.
First three Master’s Degrees Conferred
On July 3, Three masters’ degrees are bestowed, two years prior to the college’s accreditation and classification as a teachers training institution by the North Central Association (NCA).
First Graduate Dean Appointed
Irving Elgar Miller (1869-?) is named the first Dean of the Department of Graduate Work. Mr. Miller served as dean from 1914-1915.
First Graduate Bulletin
The first bulletin devoted exclusively to graduate study is printed in the summer session. Today, our bulletins are referred to as the Graduate Catalog
Second Graduate Dean Appointed
Thomas Cooke McCracken (1876-1961) served as dean of the Graduate School from 1915-1922.
First Graduate School Policies
From 1917 to 1918 the university adopts the first graduate policies, as follows: The college will offer an A.M. degree in education; the aim of graduate instruction is to develop power to do independent research; each candidate is expected to have wide knowledge of his/her subject and related fields; admission requires an A.B. degree from a reputable institution of collegiate rank; and candidates for the A.M. degree must spend at least one full academic year in residence.
PdB and PdM Degrees are discontinued
During the summer, PdB and PdM degrees are discontinued, and the summer term is extended to 10 weeks, making it equivalent to coursework offered during the regular school quarter.
The influenza epidemic that will claim half a million American lives before it runs its course impacts college life, as well. College students are dying on campuses throughout the state, and in the early fall there is a growing conviction that Colorado’s colleges should be closed to save lives. Instead of sending students home, President Crabbe decides to quarantine the students on campus.
World War One Affects
America’s involvement in World War I disrupts the graduate program, as it does the agenda for the entire school. Nevertheless, there will be rapid growth in graduate education in Greeley after the war.
Faculty Research and Publications.
Research Committee bolsters faculty research and publications.From 1918 to 1940, 510 publications and research projects include 59 books, 435 educational articles, and 16 bulletins and other projects. The Research Committee stimulates faculty research and prepares for granting higher degrees.