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The Gates Unbarred

A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009

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ISBN 9780674051355

Publication Date: 03/15/2010


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  • Image Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Harvard After Dark
  • 1. Genesis: The Benefactor, John Lowell, Jr.
  • 2. The Lowell Institute of Boston: John Amory Lowell, the First Trustee
  • 3. Pro Bono Publico: President A. Lawrence Lowell and the Creation of the Commission on Extension Courses
  • 4. The Formative Years of University Extension: James Hardy Ropes, Dean (1910–22)
  • 5. University Extension at Steady State under Arthur F. Whittem, Director (1922–46) and George W. Adams, Director (1946–49)
  • 6. A New Beginning for University Extension: The Early Years of Reginald H. Phelps, Director (1949–60)
  • 7. The Commission on Extension Courses, WGBH-TV and the US Navy Create Collegiate Programs: From “Polaris University” to PACE (Program for Afloat College Education), (1960–72)
  • 8. University Extension’s Community Outreach in a Time of Crisis (1968–75)
  • 9. The Second Half-Century: The Later Years of Reginald H. Phelps, Director (1960–75)
  • 10. University Extension Unbound and Transformed: The Early Years
  • 11. University Extension Unbound and Transformed: The Early Years of Michael Shinagel, Director and Dean (1975–85)
  • 12. A Passage to India: Creation of the Indian Computer Academy in Bangalore, India
  • 13. University Extension Courses Go Online: From Teleteaching to Distance Education (1984 to the Present)
  • 14. Harvard University Extension in the Twenty–First Century: New Professional Degree Programs (2000 to the Present)
  • 15. Conclusion: A Century of Service
  • Appendix A. Lowell Lecturers and Their Topics (1980–2009)
  • Appendix B. Text of Public Statement regarding Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education’s Cessation of Affiliation with the Indian Computer Academy, Bangalore, India
  • Endnotes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Philip E. Frandson Award, University Professional & Continuing Education Association

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