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Name: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. College of Human Resources.

Historical Note:

The College of Human Resources was formed July 1, 1973 as a response to pressure on the University for programs with a broad commitment to society. It is involved in people-oriented career education and is concerned with the acquisition of the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes geared to the improvement of the quality of human life at the individual, family, and community levels. The first Dean of the College was Stanley H. Smith.

The College of Human Resources includes all of the departments of the former School of Human Economics (RG 22-0) with the exception of Home Economics Education which went to the College of Education when the College of Human Resources was formed. The departments comprising the School of Home Economics within the College of Human Resources are: Child and Family, Clothing and Textiles, Family Economics and Management, Food and Nutrition, and Interior Design. The other departments in the College are: Black American Studies, Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Correction (Administration of Justice), Community Development, Design, Rehabilitation Institute, and Social Welfare.

The College of Human Resources experienced a major reorganization in 1977. The eleven departments making up the college were combined into five divisions. The Division of Comprehensive Planning and Design includes Clothing and Textiles, Environmental Design (formerly Design), and Interior Design. The Division of Human Development includes Child and Family, Family Economics and Management, and Food and Nutrition. The Division of Social and Community Services includes Black American Studies, Community Development, Social Welfare, the Rehabilitation Institute, and the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Correction.

In order to avoid confusing number changes, the three new divisions are added at the end of this series, and the Departments with them retain their current RG numbers. General divisional materials are in RG 22-7, RG 22-12, RG 22-13, RG 22-14, and RG 22-10

The College of Human Resources was abolished by action of the Board of Trustees  on July 1, 1989. All functioning units were moved elsewhere. i.e.: Center for Study of Crime to College of Liberal Arts, Rehabilitation Institute to College of Education (RG 16-27).

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