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the second of four weeks; in 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927, there were
two sessions, each of six weeks;9 beginning with 1928 and continuing
through 1942 the session was for nine weeks, but with courses so
arranged that credit was given for courses completed in the first six
weeks. The fees for the first year, 1921, were $10.00; the next year
$2.50 had been added for medical attention; since then the fees have
been $2.50 a week, or $15.00 for the six weeks term, and $22.50 for
the nine-weeks term, fees which are general in the summer schools of
the State. Room rent has increased from $6.00 for six weeks in 1921
to $7.50 in 1927, and $9.00 in 1941; for the nine-weeks term from
$11.00 in 1928 to $13.50 in 1941.
One of the purposes of the Trustees in establishing the school was
to furnish employment for the regular members of the college faculty
whereby they might supplement the meager salaries paid them for the
regular session. In accordance with this plan nearly all teachers and
officers in the College have been on the summer school faculty. Work
indeed in all departments has not been regularly called for, but the
professors in such departments, when they have desired it, have been
assigned other work. The regular salary for the full professor doing
full work has been $50 a week, or $300 for six weeks and $450 for
In all years it has been necessary to employ additional teachers.
Sometimes these have been professors from other colleges who in the
absence of the regular professor of the College did the work in his
department. The greater number, however, have been teachers of
educational courses which have always been much more numerous
and varied than could be taken care of by the one or two professors of
education on the college faculty. These additional teachers have been
secured for the most part from the public schools, those whose
success was extraordinary and indicated their fitness for the work of
the summer school in the positions for which they were chosen.
Among them have been county superintendents of public instruction,
such as E. L.
9 The first term was for six weeks, five recitations per week; the second term was
for five weeks, six recitations per week.