Independent Study Program (ISP) for hospital and health care administration records
Scope and Content
Collection includes records from the Independent Study Program (ISP) for Hospital and Health Care Administration, which was part of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Spanning over forty years from its inception until its closing in 2008, documents from the collection include curriculum and course materials, photographs, newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence and newspaper articles relating to the ISP and its various programs. Of note are articles regarding birth order and management style written by Vernon E. Weckwerth, founder and Director Emeritus of the program.
- Creation: 1966-2009
Language of Materials
Collection material in English
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Began in 1969, the Independent Study Program (ISP) for Hospital and Health Care Administration, later the ISP Executive Study Program in Health Care Administration, provided an opportunity for individuals already employed as hospital administrators to receive continuing education and earn a graduate-level degree.
Initially designated as an educational opportunity to those living in an eight state region plus Manitoba, Canada; ISP expanded to an international program serving students from forty-five nations. Major areas of concentration included hospital administration, long-term care administration, nursing services administration, ambulatory care administration, and a leadership program for community leaders who share in the decision-making process with health care organizations. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided major on-going support for ISP through-out the program's history. The program admitted its final cohort and closed in 2008. Dr. Vernon Weckwerth served as the founding director through the ISP closure.
4.0 Cubic Feet (4)
Collection includes curriculum and course materials, photographs, newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence and newspaper articles relating to the ISP and its various programs.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives by ISP Director Emeritus Vernon Weckwerth in 2012.
- Independent Study Program (ISP) for Hospital and Health Care Administration Records, 1966-2009
- Karen Spilman
- June 2013
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English