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Dean’s administrative and curriculum files

Identifier: GV018-01
Dean's files, administrative files, curriculum files and class modules.


  • 1972 - 1995


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


6.0 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Administrative History

College IV opened in 1973 and was renamed in 1978 to Kirkhoff College following a generous gift from Russell H. Kirkhof. It was the fourth "cluster" college promoting experimental education by offering a self-directed, self-paced curriculum of modules, units of study or blocks of material that broke courses into conceptual chunks. Booklets instructed students on how to master those chunks, and then tested them when they were ready to earn the half-credit each module carried. Faculty was available for tutorials, coaching and consulting when needed. It had the most extensive mathematics curriculum of any of the cluster colleges. College IV was discontinued during a reorganization in 1983.


Arranged in 3 series: 1) Dean's files, 2) Administrative files, 3) Curriculum files.

Classification Code

Formerly 104
College IV Dean's administrative and curriculum files

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States