National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records
018.NCPEA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. (NCPEA)
Title
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records
ID
018.NCPEA
Date [inclusive]
1947-2010
Extent
16.0 Linear feet 3 record center cartons, 1 archive box, 1 halfsize archive box, and 7 oversize boxes
Language
English
Language of Materials note
All records are in English unless otherwise noted.
Abstract
The National Council of Professors of Educational Administration records (NCPEA) is a comprehensive collection consisting of materials related to the organizations activities, and events revolving around providing outstanding educational practices and improvements to the field of educational administration. The materials in the collection span from 1947 to 2010. The materials reflect the organizations development, administrative files, records of the annual conference proceedings, which includes correspondence, meeting minutes, conference proceedings and participation rosters, the Edward Morphet and Walter D. Cocking Awards, publications, yearbooks and scrapbooks. The collection does not contain a complete run of conference proceedings and documentary scrapbooks, or a complete representation of organizational correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, and financial records.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

Established in 1947, the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) was developed out of the desire of 56 men interested in teaching the practice of educational administration. They had sensed an increasing responsibility as university faculty to join together and develop their professional obligations in preparing educational leaders for America’s public schools. The first ten-day meeting was held in August, 1947, made possible by a grant for $3,500 from the General Education Board for consultant service, secretarial help, and publication of the official meeting report. Out of these actions the NCPEA was conceived.

Objectives at the first conference, held in Endicott, New York, were chaired by Julian Butterworth and consultation was conducted by Walter Cocking and Edgar Morphet, who understood the problems of school administration, and played a key role in the development of technical conference workshops. Collaboration resulted in conference objectives which were to achieve among conference members a better understanding of the problems of developing leaders in education and to bring a common approach regarding the methods and techniques for more effective preparation of educational administrators. Each year, the NCPEA meets on a different college campus across the United States and Canada. The organization is dedicated to fluidity and flexibility in its deliberations and operation with efforts dedicated to a general acceptance of the significance of educational administrative leadership in our national culture. Today, the not-for-profit organizations activities revolve around the August conference, which include publications, in-service education for professors. As well as continues to provide outstanding educational practices and works to create improved practice and ethical administration wherever schools, colleges, and communities engage in education.

After the first conference, the wives and children were invited to attend the conference in 1948, making it a family affair. Women introduced themselves as the WEAPS, Wives of the Educational Administration Professors, TEAPS, Teens of the Educational Administration Professors, and the children were known as the ChEAPS, Children of the Educational Administration Professors. While the husbands attended conference meetings and lectures, family members utilized their time for the purpose of vacation, partaking in various activities in and around the community of the university where the conference was being held. Past activities included hiking, deep sea fishing, theater, as well as visits to museums, libraries, and historical sites. By 1951, the WEAPS had begun to compile scrapbooks, which contained pictures, news of the places and persons of interest as a reminder of the association.

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Scope and Contents note

The organizational activities of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) are documented in this record group of administrative files including correspondence, executive reports, financial documents, meeting minutes, conference materials, publications, and visual materials pertaining to the educational activities from the organizations inception in 1947 through 2010. This is a comprehensive, although not complete, documentation of the organization. Records are arranged into four series, ADMINSTRATIVE FILES, CONFERNECE PROCEEDINGS, PUBLICATIONS, and VISUAL MATERIALS. ADMINISTRATIVE FILES is arranged into six subseries, Committees and Proposals which includes conference proposals, membership, program, publication, and research fund committees; Executive Board includes agendas, mid-year meeting, and nominations; Financial Records include budgets, Cocking Loan Fund, endowment, reports, and tax information; Forms and Guidelines includes by-laws, procedure books, operating documents, and evaluations; Morphet Dissertation Award includes applicants, committee and fund history; and Presidents includes records from president-elect and past presidents; also documented in this series is lecture and membership information as well as statement of purpose, strategic planning retreat, and Whither session overview.

CONFERNECE PROCEEDINGS is arranged by year of the conference, from 1967 through 2010, including a compilation of meeting minutes from 1957 to 1966. This is not a complete run of conference materials; with no documentation from the inception of the NCPEA in 1947 through 1956, 1970-1979, 1983, 1995, 2005, 2007-2009. Materials include agendas, correspondence, Walter D. Cocking Loan Fund, lectures presented, meeting minutes, and schedule of activities.

PUBLICATIONS documents the NCPEA scholarly journal,  Education Leadership Review, as well as the  Reporter, Vol. 48 – Vol. 55; and various other publications related to educational administration and leadership.

VISUAL MATERIALS is arranged into three series, Group Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Yearbooks which document conference activities. There are 18 volumes of scrapbooks, from 1947-1998, with the exception of 1978-1979, 1994, 1996-1997.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 March 29

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use note

The NCPEA records are open for research; however photocopying of the records is not permitted. Please direct all questions to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use note

The NCPEA records are open for research; however, copying of the material is prohibited.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cocking, Walter D. (Walter Dewey), 1891-1964 -- Correspondence
  • Morphet, Edgar Leroy, 1895- -- Administration

Subject(s)

  • Education--Administration.
  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
  • Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Cocking Lecture 1997-2000 

8 1

Committees and Proposals 

Box Folder

Assignments 

8 2

Conference Host Proposal 1999 

8 3

Conference Proposal, Michigan 

8 4

Conference Proposal, Texas 

8 5

Conference Proposal, Vermont 

8 6

Host Proposals for Executive Director 

8 7

Interest Survey Committee 

8 8

Long Range Committee 

8 9

Membership Committee 

8 10

Nomination Committee 

8 11-12

Program Committee 

8 13-14

Publications Committee 2001 

8 15-16

Reporter Committee 

8 17

Research Fund Committee 

8 18

Resource Fair Committee 

8 19-20

Site Selection Committee 

8 21

Yearbook Committee 2000 

8 22-23
Box Folder

Conference Hosts 

8 24

Corwin Lecture 

8 25

Executive Board 

Box Folder

Agendas 

8 26

Board Liaison 

8 27

Mid Year Meeting 

8 28

Nominations 

8 29-30

Financial Records 

Box Folder

Audit Report 

8 31

Budget 2000 

8 32

Cocking Loan Fund 

8 33-34

Endowment 

8 35

Financial Report 1999-2001 

8 36-37

Morphet Fund 

8 39

Research Fund 

8 40

Taxpayer Information 

8 41

Forms and Guidelines 

Box Folder

Brochures 

8 42

Bylaws 

8 43

Call for Papers 

8 44

Committee Procedure Book 

8 45

Conference Chair 

8 46

Conference Evaluation 

8 47

Conference Program Model 

8 48

Constitution 

8 49

Letterhead 

8 50

Moderator Guidelines 

8 51

Operating Documents and Organizational Procedures 

8 52-54

President's Procedures & Timeline 1998-2000 

8 55

Procedure Book Guidelines 

8 56
Box Folder

Living Legend Award 

8 57

Member Concerns 

8 58-59

Membership Drives 

8 60

Membership Lists 

8 61

Morphet Dissertation Award 

Box Folder

Applicants 1988-1990 

8 62-65

Fund History 

8 67
Box Folder

Committee 1981 

8 66

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) 

8 68

Presidents 

Box Folder

Judy Atkinson, President Elect 2000-2001 

8 69

Michael Martin, President 1999-2000 

8 70

Past Presidents 

8 71
Box Folder

Requests 1967-1972 

8 72-73

Secretary-Treasurer Correspondence 1959-1977 

8 74

Secretary-Treasurer Description 1959 

8 75

Secretary's Report 1957-1966 

8 76

Site Selection 

8 77

Statement of Purpose 1950 

8 78

Strategic Planning Retreat 

8 79

University Council for Educational Administration 

8 80

Whither Session Overview 1997 

8 81

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Conference Proceedings 

Box Folder

Minutes of the Conference 1957-1966 

8 82

 1967 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

9 1

Scoops 1967 

9 2

Walter D. Cocking Loan Fund Correspondence 1967 

9 3

 1968 

Box Folder

Conference Planning Committee, Atlantic City 

9 4

Correspondence 

9 5

Meeting Minutes 

9 6

Sample of Conference Materials 

9 7

SCOOP Notes and Excerpts 

9 8

WEAPS, TEAPS, & CHEAPS Photograph Roster 

9 9

 1969 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

9 10

Meeting Minutes 

9 11

Participant Roster 

9 12

 1980-1982 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

9 13-16

Resource Fair 

9 17

SCOOP Notes & Excerpts 

9 18

Whither NCPEA: The Good News and the Bad News 

9 19

 1984-1985 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

9 20

Mailing List 1984 

9 21

Meeting Minutes 1984 

9 22

Mid-Year Information 1985 

9 23

Morphet Committee 1984 

9 24

Papers Presented 1984 

9 25

 1986 

Box Folder

Conference Summary Report 

9 26

Correspondence 

9 27-28

Meeting Minutes 

9 29

SCOOPS Mailing List 1986 

9 30

 1987 

Box Folder

Board Minutes 1987-1988 

9 31

Correspondence 1987 

9 32

Midwinter Meetings, New Orleans, LA 1987 

9 33

National Policy Board 1987-1988 

9 34

 1988 

Box Folder

Announcement 1988 

9 35

Cocking Lecture 1988 

9 36

Conference Proceedings 1988 

9 37

Conference Reporters 1988 

9 38

Correspondence 1988 

9 39

Meeting Minutes 1988 

9 40-41

 1989 

Box Folder

Bibliography 1989 

9 42

Correspondence 1989 

9 43-44

Meeting Minutes 1989 

9 45

Pre-Students Lecture 1989 

9 46

 1990-1994 

Box Folder

Nominating Committee 1990 

9 47

Program 1994 

9 48

 1996 

Box Folder

Budget and Fees 1996 

9 49

List of Names and Registrants 1996 

9 50

Meeting Minutes 1996 

9 51

Program: Backward to the Future, Celebrating 50 Years of NCPEA 1996 

9 52

Proposal Samples 1996-1999 

9 53

 1997 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1997 

9 54

Program: 2000 & Beyond - Preparing Quality Leaders for the Schools of Tomorrow 1997 

9 55

Schedule of Activities 1997 

9 56

 1998 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1998 

9 57

Small Group Session Schedule 1998 

9 58

 1999 

Box Folder

Conference Bid 1999 

9 59

Correspondence 1999 

9 60

Digital Conference Files 1999 

9 61

Presentation: Towards the Improvement of Training Programs for Schools Administrators: Rigor & Relevance 1999 

9 62

A Report of a Work-Conference Professors of Educational Administration 1999 

9 63

Reporter 

9 64

Resource Fair Committee Report 1999 

9 65

Scrapbook Pages 2000 

9 66

 2000 

Box Folder

Agenda 2000 

10 1

Conference Bid 2000 

10 2

Conference Event Order 

10 3

Proceedings 2000 

10 4

Program: 21st Century Challenges to Educational Administration 2000 

10 5

 2001 

Box Folder

55th Annual Summer Conference, University of Houston 2001 

10 6

Resource Fair Report 2001 

10 7

Winter Meeting Executive Report 2001 

10 8

 2002 

Box Folder

56th Annual Conference, University of Vermont 2002 

10 9

Budget of Expenses 2002 

10 10

Conference Bid 2002 

10 11

 2003 

Box Folder

57th Annual Conference, Northern Arizona University 2003 

10 12

Conference Planning 

10 13

Digital Conference Proceedings 2003 

10 14

Presentation: It's Time to Take Back Our Profession 2003 

10 15

Registrants A-Z 2003 

10 16-20

 2004 

Box Folder

Agenda 2004 

10 21

Correspondence 2004 

10 22

 2010 

Box Folder

Agenda and Activities 2010 

10 24

Briefing Book 2010 

10 25
Box Folder

2006 National Convention Program: Best Practices in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service for Effective Educational Administration 

10 23

Distinguished Lectures Presented at the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 1976-1987 

10 26

Post-Intern Positions 1947-1960 

10 27

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Publications 

Box Folder

Bibliography 1960-1966 

10 28

A Decade of Development in Educational Leadership: The First Ten Years of NCPEA, 1947-1956 W.R. Flesher & A.L. Knoblauch 1956 

10 29

Developing School Leaders: A Call for Collaboration 

10 30

Education Leadership Review Vol 2, No. 2, Fall 2001. Sam Houston University 2001 

10 31

Education Leadership Review Vol 5, No. 2, Summer 2004. Sam Houston University 2004 

10 31

Education Leadership Review Vol 6, No. 2, Fall 2005. Sam Houston University 2005 

10 31

Educational Leadership: The Development of a Profession, NCPEA, 1947-1977 J. Donald Herring, Rudolf E. Klimes, Anthony N. Baratta, Clyde M. Campbell, and Dale K. Hayes 1977 

10 32

Educational Futurism 1985: Challenges for Schools and their Administrators Walter G. Hack, Conrad Briner, Stephen J. Knezevich, Richard C. Lonsdale, Robert E. Ohm, & Gerald Sroufe 1971 

10 33

Educational Leaders - Their Function and Preparation: A Report of the Second Work Conference of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration John Lund, Clarence A. Newell, & William S. Vincent 1948 

10 34

National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration: The Second Ten Years 1957-1967 Dale K. Hayes and William L. Pharis 

10 35

NCPEA Publications 

Box Folder

Chapter VI: Local, State, and Federal Financing of Locally Operated Public Schools Arvid J. Burke 

10 36

Chapter VII: Fiscal and Material Resource Management as an Aspect of Educational Logistics S.J. Knezevich 

10 37

Chapter VIII: Budgeting Leon Ovsiew, William B. Castetter & Adolph J. Koenig 

10 38

Chapter IX: The Theory and Practise of Financing Public School Capitol Outlays 

10 39

Chapter X: Measurement of Educational Productivity William E. Barron 

10 40

Chapter XI: Personnel Policies and Public School Finance Jospeh M. Mygaard & R.M. Roelfs 

11 1

Chapter XII: New Developments and Trends in School Finance: Projections and Observations H. Thomas James & Joseph M. Cronin 

11 2
Box Folder

The Professoriate: Challenges and Promises, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 

11 3

Providing and Improving Administrative Leadership for America's Schools 

11 4

Reporter, Vol. 48 No. 6-Vol. 55 No.5 1994-2001 

11 5

Strategies in the Preparation of School Administrators Michael P. Thomas, Jr. 

11 6

Walter D. Cocking Lectures: The NCPEA Series of Prominent Papers in Educational Administration J. Donald Herring, Rudolf E. Klimes, Editors 

11 7

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Visual Materials 

Group Photographs 

 1965 


    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 8
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 8

 1975 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 9
    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 10

Box Folder

 1976 

11 11

 1977 

11 12

 1979 

11 13

 1984 

11 14

 1988 

11 15

 1989 

11 16

 1990 

11 17

 1992 

11 18

 1996 

11 19

Scrapbooks 1947-1998 

Box

Vol. 1 1947-1957 

1

Vol. 2 1958-1962 

2

Vol. 3 1963-1966 

2

Vol. 4 1967-1970 

6

Vol. 5 1971-1974 

12

Vol. 6 1975-1977 

5

Vol. 7 1980-1981 

12
Box Folder

Vol. 8 1982 

11 24-25
Box

Vol. 9 1983-1984 

3

Vol. 10 1985-1987 

4

Vol. 11 1988-1989 

1
Box Folder

Vol. 12 1990 

11 26-27
Box

Vol. 13 1991 

6
Box Folder

Vol. 14 1992 

11 28-29

Vol. 15 1993 

11 30-32

Vol. 16 1995 

7 1
Box

Vol. 17 1998 

3
Box Folder

Vol. 18 1998 

7 2-3

Yearbooks 2008-2009 

Box Folder

Leadership on the Frontlines: Changes in Preparation and Practice 2008 

11 20-21

Remembering Our Mission: Making Education and Schools Better for Students 2009 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307024766777)   11 22-23
    Box Folder
Text (32307024766777)   11 22-23

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