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Ahern, Wilbert H. (1942-2016)



  • Existence: 1942-07-12 - 2016-07-06

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A2-E-b
Description These records address a wide area of the Vice Chancellor's administrative responsibilities and thus touch upon important issues in regards to student life. Some materials document conversations about Activities Fees, and other files reflect campus-wide discussions of more controversial issues. Mark Shelstand's research paper on the history of "Agoraphobia," a student-run store, is an example, as are the materials for "Flatlands." Some early records speak to issues involving the residence...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Ahern, Bert, 1991 - 1992

 File — Box A1-H: Box 1: Series A1-H

Ahern, Bert, 1992 - 1993

 File — Box A1-H: Box 1: Series A1-H

Ahern, Bert, 1993 - 1995

 File — Box A1-H: Box 1: Series A1-H

Assessment of Student Learning

Identifier: A3-L
Description Although this record series is entitled "Assessment of Student Learning," it contains other materials which document other aspects of the Morris student experience. Heavily represented here are reports and publications which offer descriptive statistics regarding student learning, the social and educational background of incoming students, student satisfaction, alumni career paths, to name a few.Of special interest is a 1988 faculty self-assessment survey in which faculty members...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Budget, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A3-A
Description This record series, dating from the early 1960s and continuing into the 1990s, reflects the academic dean’s role in establishing and administering key aspects of UMM’s budget. Materials range from ordinary journal vouchers and office forms to memoranda and correspondence, often addressed to state legislators and to Twin City administrators. In general, these records consist of computer printouts, correspondence, memoranda, notes, office forms, reports, requests, schedules, and vouchers. Of...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Committees, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A3-B
Description Materials from this record series involve committees, organizations, and task forces from a variety of different levels. Some files are for all-university committees, and some are for national organizations. However, the majority have to do with campus governance and serve to document the campus response to significant issues during its formative years. The majority of the records are from Bettina (Elizabeth) Blake’s tenure as Academic Dean. Materials include agendas, brochures,...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Continuing Education and Regional Programs

 Record Group
Identifier: A19
Description The materials contained in this record group reflect the diverse activites spnsored by Continuing Education and Regional Programs (CERP). These range from programs developed in conjunction with the local business community to promote economic development and entrepreneurship to various summer school programs--including Gateway and Summer Scholars--to efforts to enhance faculty and staff performance. Materials having to do with grant-writing are well represented, and prominent among these are...
Dates: 1965 - 2010

Correspondence, 1970-1990

Identifier: A3-H-c
Description This record sub-series consists mainly of materials from the deanships of Gordon Bopp and Bettina (Elizabeth S.) Blake. The correspondence and memoranda included here represent individuals from the campus community, from the city of Morris and surrounding community, from the larger University of Minnesota system and from various persons both within and outside the academy. Correspondence--both letters and memoranda--are heavily represented, but a wealth of supporting and related materials...
Dates: 1970-1990

Counseling Office

 Record Group
Identifier: A4
Description This relatively small record group represents some of the functions of the Counseling Office. Most of the records date from the 1960s and 1970s. The contents of the first two boxes consist of ACT Research Service Reports and present a statistical profile of Morris students for the first two decades of UMM's history.Box 3 consists of bound materials--primarily agendas, minutes, reports--assembled by the "Council of Academic Officers." The Council was an all-University group of...
Dates: 1960-2000

Curriculum and Programs, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A3-D
Description This record series, consisting of brochures, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, office forms, reports, working papers, etc., reflects the myriad issues connected to curriculum and program development and management. These range from the ordinary, day-to-day, business of class-scheduling to the larger matters of curriculum reform and the development of new general education requirements. Of special interest are the files dealing with retention in the early 1970s, the large number of folders...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Curriculum - Freshman Seminar is 1000, 1981 - 1982

 File — A2-E-a: Box 1: Series A2-E
Scope and Contents

Includes "An Evaluation of the Freshman Seminar Program, 1980-81, at the University of Minnesota, Morris"

Dates: 1981 - 1982

Divisions, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A3-E
Description This record series contains materials reflective of the Academic Dean Office’s relationship with the various divisions and with the office of Continuing Education and Extension. Topics covered include curriculum, general education requirements, sabbaticals and leaves, salaries, tenure, and other personnel issues. Materials are organized by division and chronologically but are otherwise unstructured. Materials consist of agendas, announcements, brochures, correspondence, invoices, memoranda,...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Divisions and Disciplines, 1960-2011

Identifier: A1-K-i
Description The materials in this record sub-series date from the late 1960s to the mid 1990s and consist of brochures, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters from the Division of Science and Mathematics and notes. Some of the notes are handwritten, and most are from the pen of Dean Elizabeth (Bettina) Blake. Some, however, were authored by John Q. Imholte. Some of the memoranda also originated in the dean's office and thus reflect the close working relationship between the dean and chancellor (the...
Dates: 1960-2011

Dr. Stephen Granger, 1976

 Item — Box F1-A: Box 12: Series F1-A
Identifier: Reel 1

Granger discusses the West Central Education Development Association and its role in the early promotion of the establishment of the University of Minnesota-Morris. He also discusses his first years at UMM (early 1960's) as a counselor, administrator, and psychology instructor, and problems and conflicts involved with the phasing out of the West Central School of Agriculture.

Interviewers: Wilbert Ahern and Chuck Brunnette 7/27/1976

Dates: 1976

Facilities, 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A3-K
Description These materials go beyond a narrow focus on facilities and instead engage myriad administrative issues for various offices and administrative units. The majority of these records date from the 1980s and Elizabeth Blake's tenure as academic dean.Most of these records are in the form of brochures and pamphlets, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, hand-written notes, and reports.Of special interest is the large number of files that document the founding of the...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Faculty Center for Learning and Teaching

 Record Group
Identifier: A27
Description The "Center for Learning and Teaching" grew out of a Bush Foundation grant in 1993-94. An earlier Bush grant (1991-93) had created a "Director of Faculty Development," who worked with the Faculty Development Committee and reported to the dean. One purpose of the original grant was to create a faculty mentorship program. The Center has been involved in myriad faculty issues: it sponsors a "Thursday Afternoon Faculty Seminar;" it maintains a literature collection relevant to faculty issues; it...
Dates: 1990 - 2005

Minority Students, 1960-2011

Identifier: A1-K-o
Description This record sub-series contains a wide variety of materials pertaining to the experience of minority students. Topics include: recruitment, "Black History Week," the early years of "Gateway Program," and "World Touch Heritage Week." A small single-page file documents a plan from the late 1980s to institute a "Minority Visting Program," which would bring guest faculty to campus for brief periods. Also of interest are the files from the late 1970s and early 1980s that involve the "Black...
Dates: 1960-2011


Identifier: A3-H-d
Description The materials in this record sub-series, dating mainly from the administrations of Gordon Bopp and Elizabeth (Bettina) Blake, are not easily classifiable and fit only awkwardly into the other groupings of the "General Files and Correspondence" series. Not surprisingly, these records engage a wide variety of topics. Materials include: brochures, correspondence, pamphlets, memoranda, handwritten notes, reports.Of special interest is the plethora of materials having to...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Miscellaneous and Correspondence , 1960 - 2000

Identifier: A1-K
Description Materials in this series address a broad range of topics including advising, energy, alumni relations, administrative reorganization, annual reports, animal facilities, biographical sketches, community outreach, computer information, counseling and course offerings, disability services, institutional data, and safety and planning. The record series which was originally haphazardly organized and unwieldy has been reorganized into twenty-two catagories and assigned locator numbers:...
Dates: 1960 - 2000

Tape #5 Wilbert Ahern, 1986

 Item — Box F1-A: Box 5: Series F1-A
Identifier: Cassette 5

This interview is part of the UMM Campus Community - Vietnam Era series. An interview regarding the role of the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota during the Vietnam era. Attitudes about the war, and protests and demonstrations that occurred on campus are discussed.

Interviewer: Joseph Hart Spring 1986

Dates: 1986