9 Master’s of Arts degree awarded
The graduate school awards 9 M.A. degrees..
25 Master’s of Arts degree awarded
The graduate school awards 25 M.A. degrees and shortens the program from 60 to 48 quarter hours, retaining the requirement of a written thesis.
President Crabbe encourages research
President Crabbe writes a letter suggesting that more research is needed in the institution in reply to the Research Committee. In a subsequent meeting, the Research Committee reports on the necessity of making research work one of the most important functions of the college. The committee requests the college make a provision for defraying the expenses of faculty research by giving it a yearly budget of $1,000. President Crabbe replies that there is not room in the budget for that amount.
Dr. George Willard Frasier becomes the dean
Dr. George Willard Frasier (1890-1958) becomes the dean of the graduate school. Mr. Frasier served from 1923-1924. In 1924, Dr. Frasier served as the president of UNC for 24 years. Dr. Frasier's administration can be described as creative, stalwart and enterprising. Frasier made changes in curriculum that increased the standards for both students and faculty. Frasier the man was said to be youthful, highly intelligent and open to be available to all members of the campus community.
Dr. Frederick Lamson Whitney becomes the dean
Dr. Frederick Lamson Whitney becomes the dean of the graduate school. Mr. Whitney served from 1924-1930 and again from 1933-1939.
Department of Educational Research
Department of Educational Research is organized. Colorado State Teachers College becomes the leader of western teachers colleges; the college’s emphasis on research sets CSTC apart from the other teachers colleges.
Choosing a Mascot
The college adopts the bear as its mascot, inspired by the brown bear atop “Totem Teddy,” the totem pole sent to campus by an alumnus in 1914.
The Graduate Council is formed
Graduate study is placed under the direction of a graduate council that consists of nine members appointed by President Frasier.
Admission Guidelines for A.M. degree
On April 26th, the council sets rules for admission to candidacy for the A.M. degree: The student must be personally fit; must have a grade average of better than “C”, with acceptable scores on classification tests; must demonstrate a high quality of English composition and have proven ability to do research and teach; and must pass a written and/or oral final comprehensive examination.
Admission Guidelines for PhD degree
On April 30 the Graduate Council approves the following guidelines for admittance to the PhD program: Admission to be approved by the registrar; the student needs an A.B. degree from an approved institution, acceptable test scores, and proficiency in English composition. Credit for extension work done in other institutions is not acceptable. Admission to the graduate school doesn’t guarantee admission to candidacy. Requirements for candidacy are: personal fitness, classification tests and an ability to “express in English composition.”
PhD Degree Recommended
On December 15, the Graduate Council passes a resolution recommending to the Board that a PhD degree be offered. The degree will be granted when the student finishes three field studies, and is published. An oral exam on education in general is to be given at the time of defense of the first field study. The field studies are to yield 12 hours each, or a total of 36 hours. All course work is to be completed in three years.
English Usage Exam
All graduate students must take an English Usage Exam consisting of an objective English Usage Test and an essay. Those who fail the exam must take a writing lab for no credit. Graduate students who did their undergraduate work at Colorado State College of Education and whose test score doesn’t meet the requirement must enroll in English 300.
Graduate Studies Flourish
Graduate studies at the college flourishes, and the institution’s reputation becomes based more and more on its graduate studies than on its innovative undergraduate program.
Life Certificates Evolves
Granting of two-year life certificates continues until September, at which time it is replaced by a limited certificate good for five years of teaching in Colorado’s elementary schools. The certificate will be awarded to students who taught 16 months during the life of the two-year certificate, and earned 48 credit hours—32 of which is earned in residence on campus.
First PhD Programs Offered
The graduate studies program offers its first PhD programs—in Education and Educational Psychology.
Institutes a Retirement Plan for Employees
In October the stock market crashes, and the institution becomes the nation’s first teacher’s college to contract for a retirement plan with the TIAA—the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.