About the University Control Project

The University Control project is named after a book published by James McKeen Cattell in 1913. The project is in part a digital restoration effort of Cattell’s book. Although a variety of paper versions of the text are available, there is not a clean and well-formatted electronic version. In addition to digital restoration, my intent is to annotate the book and to explore some fundamental questions about the nature of University Control and James Cattell's role in defining the University.

Project Activity

Recent Announcements

  • A range of project related announcements will be posted here for convenience.  
  • New ePub Available (Part 1, Chapter 1) I have decided to format and distribute an ePub version of each chapter in the first part of University Control. This should make review easier. I just uploaded the first chapter in part one, titled "Historical Retrospect." The file can be downloaded from the Repository Page or the University Control Index.
    Posted Sep 11, 2016, 1:07 AM by Ken Udas
  • Technology Page I have added a page dedicated to the major technologies that I am using on the project.  I will list them as I adopt them, and review them as I learn more. I will also try to write about things that will make it easier for others to adopt the software (or at least things that I wish that I knew.).
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 11:05 PM by Ken Udas
  • Research Question I have started to develop more formally a research question for the University Control project.  I am tracking the development on the Notes page.  I have also separated the Repository page from the University Control Index to better support multiple index pages.  
    Posted Sep 4, 2016, 3:45 AM by Ken Udas
  • Organising the Project I have been spending some time organising the structure of the project.  As this is an active project, everything is in a state of draft. I have framed the site with three major sections:I have set up a Repository page, which will be used to collect ePub and other files and will support a number of "Indexes" and curated pages.  I may try to set up a system of records with metadata as well for searching purposes.The About Page will change as the project direction changes or as some more or less significant change has been made.The Notes page is a collection of very informal posts meant to chronicle and capture my thinking as the project evolves ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2016, 11:38 PM by Ken Udas
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Recent Reflections and Progress

  • These postings represent thinking and progress on the University Control project as research and discovery. 
  • Working Answers & Working Hypothesis Why was university control contentious during the Progressive Era? I think that it is best to think about the Progressive Era as extending from the Guilded Age through the Intellectual ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 10:44 PM by Ken Udas
  • Questioning the Topic (University Control) From Topic to Question The topic that I am working with is University Control generally, but I have been principally looking at the treatment of university control from about 1880 ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 6:59 PM by Ken Udas
  • Revising the Research Question - 01 Topic: Ask a Question Worth AnsweringRevisions In my first attempt (yesterday), I came up with: Question I am working on the topic of university control,  because I want to ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 4:49 PM by Ken Udas
  • Starting to Develop the Research Question Topic: Ask a Question Worth AnsweringQuestionI am working on the topic of university control,  because I want to find out how university control relates to university purpose and ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 4:48 PM by Ken Udas
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Recent Files

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