Guide to the Department of Sociology and Social Work Collection,1969-1996, Undated

Summary Information

Title: Department of Sociology and Social Work Collection,1969-1996, Undated
Collection: UA.5039
Extent: 10 linear feet (20 standard archival boxes)
Abstract:

The Department of Sociology and Social Work existed from 1989 to 2008 when it became two separate departments: the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Work. This collection includes correspondence and proposals concerning the development and evolution of the Bachelor of Social Work degree program, as led by Nancy K. Neale. This collection also includes materials on Ford Venture Grant, which assisted the funding the social work program.

Creator: Department of Sociology and Social Work

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1965, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology was formed, however, in 1979, Sociology became its own department. In 1989, a degree in Social Work was added and the department became known as the Department of Sociology and Social Work. On July 1, 2008, the Department of Sociology and Social Work was divided into two separate departments: the Department of Sociology and the Department of Social Work. The Department of Sociology is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Social Work is in the College of Health Sciences.

The Department of Sociology offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree. Students in the B.S. program can concentrate in the areas of Applied Research Methods, Criminology and Social Control, Family Development, Gerontology, Legal Studies, Habitation Studies, Social Inequality, and Social Science Teaching. The Department of Sociology also offers an MA in Gerontology and an online graduate certificate in Gerontology. The Department of Social Work offers both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work.

Dr. Nancy Alice Kester Neale was born in Nasheville, Tennessee, on April 7, 1934. She earned her A.B. degree from Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1956. Dr. Neale, in 1970 and 1977, then obtained her M.A. and D.S.W. (Doctor of Social Work) degrees from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Neale spent several years spearheading social initiatives within her Salt Lake City and Boone communities before joining the faculty of Appalachian State University in August 1978 in the Department of Sociology.

Retiring in 1998, Dr. Neale taught at ASU for a career of twenty years. Some of her major accomplishments are: chair of the faculty senate from 1981-83; she designed and implemented the undergraduate social work program; chair; the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Social Workers from 1989 to 1991; chair of the High Country United Way in 1998; and Neale has volunteered for many other community programs such as The Hunger Coalition, Hospice of the Boone Area, and the Blue Ridge Dispute Settlement Center.

Scope and Contents

The Department of Sociology and Social Work, including papers of Nancy Alice Kester Neale, contain mostly printed material, including reports or studies, correspondence, lists, articles, and especially minutes. Records include correspondence and proposals concerning the development and evolution of the Bachelor of Social Work degree program. The collection spans from 1979 to 1996.

The papers concentrate in two main areas: those dealing with the various aspects of the many committees and panels of which Neale was a member, and those directly dealing the formation of the Social Work Bachelorette Program at Appalachian State University. The papers concerning the committees are mostly comprised of minutes and notes. There are also several drafts of reports, letters, and resolutions. Neale’s particular interest can be deduced from articles (newspaper and journal materials) which she includes in the files. The papers detail the creation of the Social Work Program follow the process from inception to completion. There are numerous drafts, reports, and memos that create a multi-faceted backdrop of information through which the history and direction of the Social Work Program may be better understood.

The collection also contains files pertaining to the Ford Venture Grant, which was a $200,000 award intended to give more support to the innovation of new techniques in undergraduate education. Also included are numerous reports from various departments on faculty and students' individual projects and proposals for the use of funds allotted to their respective areas.

Arrangement

This collections is divided into five different series and organized first, alphabetically, and then chronologically by date.  Series I: Development of the Social Work Degree Program led by Dr. Neale spanning the years 1969-1995 with the bulk of the material from the mid-1980s. Arrangement is alphabetical and then by date; Series II: Campus committees, task forces and organizations on which Dr. Neale served or attended, arranged alphabetically and then by date; Series III: Minutes of  ASU Faculty Senate, ASU Board of Governors, and UNC Faculty Assembly on which Dr. Neale served or attended. Arrangement is alphabetical and then by date; Series IV: Personal Papers, including correspondence and reference material, arranged alphabetical; Series V: Ford Venture Grant material from 1972-1975, which includes correspondence, reports, budget material, minutes, news releases. Arranged by original order. Approximately the second half of Series V is made up of reports for grant proposals submitted by various ASU offices and departments, mainly from 1975.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Most of this collection, Series I through Series IV, are restricted due to Deed of Gift, which says handwritten notes and memos should be cleared with donor, Nancy Kester Neale, before public access allowed. There are no restrictions on the Ford Venture Grant, Series V, which is open for public use and research in the Dougherty Reading Room, Special Collections, Belk Library and Information Commons.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were accessioned and transferred from University Records.

Processing Information

The collection was originally accessioned by Kendall Reese. This collection was reprocessed by Mark Brittain, October 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5039: Department of Sociology and Social Work Records. University Archives, Special Collections, Belk Library and Information Commons, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, 28608.

Container List

Series I: Development of the Social Work Degree Program 1969-1995, Undated

Series Description

In this series, the Development of the Social Work Degree Program, which was led by Dr. Neale, spanned the years 1969-1995 with the bulk of the material from the mid-1980s. The arrangement is sorted alphabetical and then chronologically by date.

  Box Folder

Council on Social Work Education (Accreditation), 1986-1990, Undated

1 1

Council on Social Work Education Response Program, 1987

1 2

Council on Social Work Education: Requirements and Info on Accreditation (Undergrad Social Work Programs) 1974-1981, Undated

1 3

Department Mission Statements, Long Range Plans, and Student Opinion Surveys, 1983-1985, Undated

1 4

Ethics and Values in Higher Education, 1969-1983, Undated

1 5

Evaluative Standards Report Draft, 1989, Undated

1 6

Historical Materials: Social Work Program, 1986-1988, Undated

1 7

Letter to Watauga Commissioners (Draft), 1983-1984, Undated

1 8

Letters of Support from County Commissioners, 1984

1 9

Loose-Leaf File 1: Survey of Graduates, 1984

1 10

Loose-Leaf File 2: Social Work News and Practice, 1980-1991, Undated

1 11

Loose-Leaf File 3: Articles, 1987-1990

2 1

Loose-Leaf File 4: Social Work Program Development Late, 1985-1992, Undated

2 2

Loose-Leaf File 5: Organizational Issues and Papers of Social Work Program, 1980-1985, Undated

2 3

National Assoc of Social Workers History, 1987-1990, Undated

2 4

Request for Authorization to Plan a New Degree Program, 1979-1983, Undated

2 5

Request for Authorization to Plan a New Degree Program, 1981, Undated

2 6

Request for Authorization to Plan a New Degree Program, 1981-1985, Undated

2 7

Request for Authorization to Plan a New Degree Program, 1982, Undated

2 8

Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree, 1985, Undated

2 9

Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program Track: Marriage and Family Therapy, 1989

3 1

Site Visits, 1988-1994

3 2-3

Social Agencies in Watauga and Neighboring Counties, 1984

3 4

Social Work Education: Accreditation, 1986-1987, Undated

3 5

Social Work Honor Society, 1992

3 6

Social Work Program, 1984, Undated

3 7-8

Social Work Program, Appendix A, Correspondence to Local Agencies and Faculty, 1984, Undated

4 1

Social Work Program, Appendix A, Letters of Support from Agency Directors/Faculty, 1984, Undated

4 2-3

Social Work Program, Appendix B, Faculty Curriculum Vita, 1984

4 4

Social Work Program Course Syllabus, 1987, Undated

4 5

Social Work Program Curriculum Development, 1989-1992, Undated

4 6

Social Work Program Curriculum Plan, 1985, Undated

4 7

Social Work Program Curriculum Plan (Copy), 1985, Undated

4 8-9

Social Work Program Curriculum Plan, Original, 1985-1987, Undated

4 10

Social Work Program Curriculum Plan, Revised (Copy), 1985, Undated

4 11

Social Work Program Enrollment Forms and Social Work Majors, Undated

4 12

Social Work Program Implementation Plan Preparation, 1985-1987, Undated

4 13

Social Work Program Planning, 1984-1985, Undated

5 1

Social Work Program Planning Phase Letters, 1984

5 2

Social Work Program Program Start, Memos, 1984, Undated

5 3

Social Work Program Proposed Curriculum Revisions, 1992, Undated

5 4

Social Work Program Proposed Curriculum Revisions, 1992-1993, Undated

5 5

Social Work Program Reports, 1986-1987, Undated

5 6

Social Work Programs Evaluation Standards, 1988-1995, Undated

5 7

Social Work Proposed Curriculum, 1981-1982, Undated

5 8

Social Work Track: Social Services Concentration, 1983

5 9

Sociology Department Personnel Committee Meeting, 1982-1983,

5 10

Sociology Department: Bachelor of Social Work Degree, 1984-1991, Undated [box 1 of 2]

5 11

Sociology Department: Bachelor of Social Work Degree, 1984-1991, Undated [box 2 of 2]

6 1

Sociology Department: Proposed Social Work Program Curriculum Plan, 1986, Undated

6 2

Student Evaluations, 1984, Undated

6 3

UNC-G Social Work Program Student's Handbook, Undated

6 4
 

Series II: Committees and Task Forces 1979-1996

Series Description

This series includes the campus committees, task forces and organizations on which Dr. Neale served or attended. This series was arranged alphabetically and then chronologically by date.

  Box Folder

Allied Health Task Force, 1985

7 1

Appalachian Meeting Program for Freshen (APPALSTART), 1985-1986

7 2

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1981-1982

7 3

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1982-1983

7 4-5

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1983-1984

7 6

CISP Subcommittee on Demographic and Social Trends, 1984

7 7

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1984-1985

8 1-3

CISP Subcommittee: Ad Hoc Comm to Study Tching Credit for Lab Courses, 1984-1985

8 4

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1985-1986 [box 1 of 3]

8 5

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1985-1986 [box 2 and 3 of 3]

9 1-2

Comm. On Institutional Studies and Planning (CISP), 1986-1988

9 3

Equal Opportunity Task Force, 1983-1984

9 4-5

Faculty Concerned with the Status of Women, 1979-1981

9 6

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Retrenchment, 1979-1980 [box 1 and 2 of 5]

9 7-8

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Retrenchment, 1979-1980 [box 3-5 of 5]

10 1-3

Faculty Senate Task Force on DPCs, 1985-1986

10 4

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1979-1980

10 5

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1984-1985

10 6

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1991

10 7

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1992-1993

10 8

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1993-1994

11 1

Faculty Senate Welfare and Morale Committee, 1995-1996

11 2

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee, 1983-1984

11 3

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee, 1994-1995

11 4

Faculty and Staff Fringe Benefits Committee, 1995-1996

11 5

New Faculty Orientation, 1979

11 6

New Faculty Orientation, 1983

11 7

New Faculty Orientation, 1984-1985

11 8

New Faculty Orientation, 1992

11 9

New Faculty Orientation, 1994

11 10

Organization on the Status of Women (OSW), 1983-1984

11 11

Organization on the Status of Women (OSW), 1984-1985

12 1

OSW Subcommittee for an ASU Plan, 1983

12 2

Piedmont District Steering Committee, 1984-1985

12 3

Resource Utilization Policy Advisory Comm. (RUPAC), 1983

12 4
 

Series III: Minutes of ASU Faculty Senate, ASU Board of Governors, and UNC Faculty Assembly 1979-1996

Series Description

The third series contains minutes of ASU Faculty Senate, ASU Board of Governors, and UNC Faculty Assembly on which Dr. Neale served or attended. Arrangement within this series is alphabetical and then chronologically by date.

  Box Folder

Board of Trustees, 1979-1981

13 1

Board of Trustees, 1983

13 2

Faculty Assembly, 1982-1983

13 3-4

Faculty Assembly, 1984-1986

13 5

Faculty Assembly, 1986-1987

13 6

Faculty Assembly, 1987-1988

13 7

Faculty Senate, 1979-1982

14 1-2

Faculty Senate, 1982-1984

14 3

Faculty Senate, 1983-1984

14 4

Faculty Senate, 1984-1985

14 5-6

Faculty Senate, 1986-1988

15 1

Faculty Senate, 1988-1990

15 2

Faculty Senate, 1991

15 3

Faculty Senate, 1991-1992

15 4-5

Faculty Senate, 1992-1993 [Box 1 of 2]

15 6

Faculty Senate, 1992-1993 [box 2 of 2]

16 1

Faculty Senate, 1993-1994

16 2-3

Faculty Senate, 1994-1995

16 4-5

Faculty Senate, 1995-1996 [box 1 of 3]

16 6

Faculty Senate, 1995-1996 [box 2 and 3 of 3]

17 1-2
 

Series IV: Personal Papers 1981-1996, Undated

Series Description

These are Nancy Neale's personal papers, which include correspondence and reference material. This series is arranged alphabetically.

  Box Folder

Carroll, Roy Papers, 1983-1986, Undated

18 1

Computers and Software, 1984

18 2

Conference on University Governance, 1984

18 3

Enhancing the Academic Climate for Black Students, 1984, Undated

18 4

Gateway Duke, 1993-2000

18 5

Memo to Faculty and Staff on Appalachian State University Plan, 1986-1991

18 6

Neale, Nancy K., Corresopndence, 1982-1989

18 7

Neale, Nancy K., Papers, Faculty Senate Chair, 1981-1996

18 8

Neale, Nancy K., Private Practice, Undated

18 9

Off-Campus Program, Perspective SW, Asheville; UNC-Chapel Hill, 1985

18 10

OSW: Constitution, 1981

18 11

Sexual Harassment, 1993

18 12

Watauga County Human Resources Directory, Private Practice Section, 1984, Undated

18 13

Watauga Women's Federation, 1985

18 14
 

Series V: Ford Venture Grant 1972-1975, Undated

Series Description

This series includes the Ford Venture Grant material, ranging from 1972-1975. Contained in series is are correspondence, reports, budget material, minutes, news releases related to the Ford Venture Grant. Subseries A contains mostly correspondence, budget material, minutes, and news releases. Subseries B is made up of reports of proposals from various campus offices and departments, primarily from 1975.

Subseries A: Corrrespondence and General Information 1972-1975, Undated

  Box Folder

Bischoff, Irma E., Asst Administrative Officer, The Ford Foundation, 1973-1975, Undated

19 1

Budget Code Numbers, 1973, Undated

19 2

Budget Reports, Undated

19 3

Crossland, Fred, The Ford Foundation: Division of Ed and Research, 1973-1975, Undated

19 4

Dressner, Howard, The Ford Foundation, Secretary, 1972-1974

19 5

Evaluation Sheets, Undated

19 6

Magat, Richard, The Ford Foundation, Dir and Editor, Office and Reports, 1973, Undated

19 7

Minutes, Meetings of Council for Administration of the Ford Venture Grant, 1972-1974, Undated

19 8

Miscellaneous, 1974-1975, Undated

19 9

News Releases, 1973-1974, Undated

19 10

Outline of Reports to Ford Foundation, 1974-1975

19 11

Thomas, John E., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 1974-1975

19 12

The Venture Program: A Reports Prepared for the Office of Reports, The Ford Foundation, 1972-1974

19 13

The Venture Program: A Reports Prepared for the Office of Reports, The Ford Foundation, 1973-1974

19 14

Ventures in Undergraduate Education, 1973

19 15

Wey, Herbert, Chancellor, 1973-1975, Undated

19 16

Subseries B: Reports of Proposals 1973-1975, Undated

  Box Folder

Accounting Department Pesonalized Instruction Lab, 1973-1974, undated

20 1

An Individualized Competency-Based Course in General Psychology, Ford Foundation Venture Fund Project, 1975

20 2

The Appalachian Center, 1975

20 3

ASISST (Appalachian State's Instructional System Simulating Tutoring), 1975

20 4

Business Education Learning Laboratory, Martha G. Hawkinson and Kathryn C. Tully, 1975

20 5

Carmignani, Dr. George, Ventures in Undergraduate Education Research Report, 1974

20 6

Collection of Original Material in Children's Literature Elem Ed, 1975

20 7

College of Education Media Materials Laboratory and Associated Learning Centers, 1973, Undated

20 8

College of Education TET Seminar, 1974, Undated

20 9

Competency Based Education, 1975, Undated

20 10

Dorgan, Howard, Speech Video Library and Lab, 1975

20 11

Dunnigan, Bobby, Director of Student Affairs, 1973-1975

20 12

Electromyographic Bio-Feedback Training Laboratory for the Instruction of Musical Wind Instruments, 1975

20 13

Farquhar, Carolyn, TET (Teacher Effectiveness Training) Seminar, 1974

20 14

Final Report on Proposal for Improvement of Undergrad Geology Curriculum, Undated

20 15

Fox, Paul A.,The Development and Use of Media as an Instructional Tool, 1975

20 16

Gaither, V. Roger, The Media Materials Laboratory, 1975

20 17

Glover, Sandra, Audio-Tutorial Approach to Biology Laboratory, 1975

20 18

Hartley, Audrey W., Library Orientation Program for Belk Library, 1974-1975

20 19

Interdisciplinary Student Research in Archaeology, Harvard Ayers and Burton Purrington, 1975

20 20

Larson, Raymond, Self-Paced Instruction in Accounting, 1975

20 21

McEntire, Arnold, Mathematics Computer Laboratory Project, 1975

20 22

McFarland, Betty, The English Writing Laboratory, 1975

20 23

Moeller, Dr. Carl A., Final Report, 1973-1974

20 24

Political Science Video Studio 1975

20 25

Project to Implement an Audio-Tutorial Approach to Intro Physical Geography, Imperative or Stillwell, 1975

20 26

Ritter, Dr. Virginia F., Training of Education Students in the Use of Piagetian Based Materials and Techniques, 1975

20 27

Sociology Projects, 1975

20 28

Spencer, William G., Guitar Class Project, 1975

20 29

Thomas, Roger E., Human Systems Analysis Center, 1975

20 30

Urban Education Simulation Laboratory Dept of Secondary Education, 1975

20 31

Venture Fund Project, 1974-1975

20 32

Weaver, William, Computer Simulation Games in Marketing, 1975

20 33