Guide to the Training Teachers of Teachers Records, 1952-1984

Summary Information

Title: Training Teachers of Teachers Records, 1952-1984
Collection: UA.5104
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (29 boxes)
Abstract:

The Training Teachers of Teachers Program was established at ASU in 1969, and was designed to improve teaching at all levels by providing continuing instruction for graduate level professors. The Training Teachers of Teachers (TTT) Records contain correspondence, planning documents, reports, instructional materials, budget and accounting files, grant materials, and meeting minutes concerning the planning and implementation of the TTT program at ASU and date 1952-1984.

Creator: Office of the Chancellor.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Training Teachers of Teachers (TTT) Program began at Appalachian in 1969 when Herbert Wey, who had previously initiated the program at University of Miami, became president of ASU. The program lasted until 1974 and was designed to improve teaching at all levels, by providing an interdisciplinary program for graduate level professors, and had a particular focus in math and science. Other goals of the program included: providing participants with recent theories in learning and teaching, conducting studies of participant's teaching areas, and to provide practicum experiences, group interactions and seminars. In this vein, Watauga College (now Watauga Global Community) was established in 1972, in conjunction with the TTT program. TTT was funded entirely by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and was directed by the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Cratis Williams.

Scope and Contents

The Training Teachers of Teachers (TTT) Records contain correspondence, planning documents, reports, instructional materials, budget and accounting files, grant materials, and meeting minutes concerning the planning and implementation of the TTT program at ASU, dating 1952-1984. In addition to addressing the TTT program itself, other subjects include: Watauga College, the Ford Foundation, TTT national conferences, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Appalachian Regional Commission, North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, Ford Venture, the US Department of Health Education and Welfare, the Lighthouse Project, and affirmative action. The records additionally contain brochures, pamphlets, a copy of "Appalachian Review," and a TTT bibliographic file.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5104: Training Teachers of Teachers Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2004.033: Training Teachers of Teachers Program Files, 1952-1984