Annotated Bibliography

Geiger, Roger. The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 

This book informs the reader about higher education, including interpretations of the Morrill Land Grant. Roger Geiger is a credible author and source from Penn. State University. His research at a high-level institution gives him a wide range of credibility, intending to teach scholars who are studying education. His pin-point ideas about education were straightforward. 

“Congressional Record: University of Illinois Centennial” Committee on the Centennial, University of Illinois, 15 October 2009, pp. 73-76. 

David Henry interprets the ambition that is driven into students at the university and other land-grant universities and delivered a speech as the President of the University of Illinois that drove innovation. From there, he thanks the innovations of his superiors while looking toward the future, clarifying the significance of university education and pushing toward the growth of the University for it to sustain these goals and promises of career preparation and an incentive to be successful. 

Schroeder, Paul. “Why?” The Daily Illini, 15 March 1968. Paul encourages students and the University of Illinois to build new education for the future. He is a representative of the Education Reform Committee, meaning he has a good background in educational reform in higher education. He wrote this speech towards students, faculty, and administration through his own innovation. This is reflected by the author’s tone when he encourages all members of the University to join in his ambition to rebuild the education system in Illinois.

Leslie J. Reagan, “Timothy Nugent: ‘Wheelchair Students’ and the Creation of the Most Accessible Campus in the World,” in The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation, edited by Frederick E. Hoxie

The main purpose of this source is the innovation of Tim Nugent on pushing for a better environment for students with disabilities. Its intended audience is the general public, but also to major institutions that still need to implement a better learning environment for students with disabilities. The author, Leslie Reagan, is a well-known professor here at the University of Illinois, making her a credible source. She makes the conclusion that DRES students deserve more accountability and encouragement, as displayed from Tim Nugent.

Steven E. Brown, “Breaking Barriers: The Pioneering Disability Students Services Program at the University of Illinois: 1948-1960,” in The History of Discrimination in US Education, edited by Eileen H. Tamura (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

The main purpose of this source is to inform the reader of the discrimination of students with disabilities. Brown writes, teaches, talks, and brings life to the mission of the organization he co-founded, the Institute on Disability Culture, which promotes pride in the history, activities, and cultural identity of individuals with disabilities throughout the world.

Chapter 3: Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-75. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2013

Pages 77 – 84: Joy Ann Williamson-Lott, “Clarence Shelley: The Campaign to Diversify the University” in The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation, edited by Frederick E. Hoxie

Joy Ann Williamson-Lott is a professor of the history of education at the University of Washington College of Education, making her a credible source. Her primary research examines the relationship between social movements and institutions of higher education. Her book on the University of Illinois deciphers the interaction between students and administrators that created the successful support systems which are made possible on today’s college campuses.

Pages 219 – 223: Frederick E. Hoxie and Michael Hughes, “Nevada Street: A Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity,” in The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation, edited by Frederick E. Hoxie

Frederick Hoxie is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois and was a former professor of history, law, and American Indian Studies. His current research focuses on indigenous political activism in the United States. He is a credible source because he is trained as a social and political historian and served at Illinois for fifteen years.

Pages 32 – 81: Michael Metz, Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois, U. of Illinois Press, 2019.

Michael V. Metz gives an insightful and informational analysis of events that shaped each year of the 1960s at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana campus. He took part in the student movement and wrote about the activism and courage of the students. He is a credible source because he made the information possible by interviews, archives, and newspaper records to show a movement in demands for free speech, inspired by a movement for civil rights.

Sara M. Evans. (2009) Sons, Daughters, and Patriarchy: Gender and the 1968 Generation. American Historical Review. 

Sara Evans is a professor in the history department at the University of Minnesota. She has also worked as the editor of Feminist Studies. The purpose of her writing is to inspire women to feel confident about themselves and to encourage them to use their freedom of speech. Through her efforts, she has helped to establish the University of Minnesota as a major center for women’s history and women’s studies. She is also recognized as a leader in feminist scholarship.

Chapters 3 – 7, Yang, Andrew. The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs. Hachette Books: 2018.

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and former Presidential candidate. His source is credible and it uses different types of evidence involving numbers, data, and proven statistics from the past to present. According to his biography, Yang also wants to expand access to mental health services, advocating for an increase in providers working in rural areas, requiring insurance companies to give providers an incentive to use AI for more efficient healthcare. Reading his text provided me with a different point of view and gave me key information on how to make use of data and statistics.

Ned Prutzer, The Biological Computer Laboratory

Ned Prutzer is a PhD student in Communications and Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a credible source as he earned his Master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology and received his Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies. His research focuses on the intersections of new media and cultural memory in relation to conceptualizations of art, knowledge, and resistance. The purpose of his writing portrays the innovation of technology.

Jamie Hutchinson, “Nerve center of the cybernetic world: Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory.”

Jamie Hutchinson is a publications editor at UIUC. This source helps to explore connections between these four individuals—Heinz von Foerster, W. Ross Ashby, Warren McCulloch, and Norbert Wiener—and to better understand how they influenced each other and the context in which their ideas evolved. It will also enable us to shed light on hidden connections between documentation within their research archives. I believe this source is credible after analyzing the significance of cybernetics.

Bethany Anderson, “Heinz von Foerster and The Biological Computer Laboratory: A Cybernetics Odyssey,” ( University of Illinois Archives blog

Bethany Anderson is a University of Illinois Archives faculty member who talks about the story of Heinz von Foerster and how he developed the BCL throughout his career. She is credible because she includes many different examples and pictures that displayed his work and the impact that it had on the University. Over nearly two decades the BCL created a unique interdisciplinary research space for cybernetics.

Brian Dear, PLATO History Blog

Brian Dear is a credible source that talks about the history of the PLATO computer system. He justifies each of his stories and articles on how it has impacted the community as well as students across the nation. He also uses pictures and data to add to his website to reveal more of what shaped PLATO and its accessible features.

Don Bitzer, “Use of CBE for the Handicapped,” American Annals of the Deaf 124.5 (1979)

Bitzer was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign when he was asked to build a computerized learning system. The result was PLATO, a networked and interactive teaching system that introduced online concepts. He is a credible source because he made a career of improving classroom productivity and education by using computer technology.

Pages 149-162: Valerie Lamont, “New Directions for the Teaching Computer: Citizen Participation in Community Planning, ”Technological Forecasting and Social Change5 (1973)

Pages 17-20: Larry Weber, “Blind Student Power,” Technograph (October 1968)

Larry Weber is the Chairman & CEO of Racepoint Global, an advanced marketing services agency, a well-known expert in PR and marketing services, and an author, making him a credible source. According to his biography, Larry enjoys helping global brands and emerging companies harness social media strategies to enhance brand reputation, create and extend partnerships, and increase demand generation.

Harvard U Program on Survey Research: Tip Sheet on Question Wording

This source justifies ways to enhance the creation of a survey. It includes other sources that provide examples of other common and pre-existing surveys and pinpoints specific strategies that will make the survey better. I trust this source and its knowledge because it comes from the prestigious Harvard University and portrays exactly how questions should be worded and how concise answers should be to them.

OECD (2012), “Good Practices in Survey Design Step-by-Step”, in Measuring Regulatory Performance: A Practitioner’s Guide to Perception Surveys, OECD Publishing, Paris.

This source informs the reader through sequential, step-by-step guidance that can be used to design a perception survey. It provides advice on how to define survey objectives and the target group, create survey questions, editing and re-evaluating a questionnaire, determine respondents and data collection methods, how to run the survey, and analyze the results. It’s important to know all this before conducting a real survey that will be used for research to improve the quality of results and avoiding obstacles.

Allen Hall History (1994)

Unit One is an academic program located in Allen Hall and is a part of the University of Illinois Residence Hall system. Unit One is co-sponsored by the Vice Chancellors for Academic and Student Affairs. The goal of Unit One is to provide an enriched academic program that also addresses the personal and developmental needs of its students while providing challenges and alternatives that are not usually available to lower division undergraduates at the University. In 1983, the Council on Program Evaluation (COPE) issued its evaluation of UNIT ONE’s three year reorganization.

Proposal to Encourage Undergraduate Education Development at UIUC (1972)

This proposal is a letter from Richard Smock, Frank Duff, King Broadrick, and Roland Holmes to the Staff Council of the University of Illinois, in March 1972. This letter seeks to reform the current policies and curriculums created at the University of Illinois. The goal is to create new structural changes that reflect the high priority placed on undergraduate education.

A Tour through the Visualization Zoo: Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky, Stanford University

This source displays many visuals of different sets of data and provides a brief tour through the showing techniques for visualizing and interacting with diverse data sets. The purpose of this is to inform the reader on the importance of digital information and our understanding of it. The goal is to see patterns, spot trends, and identify outliers in graphs and data plots, and also to engage audiences into analysis.

Design & Re-Design: Fernanda Viégas / Martin Wattenberg

Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg are experts in data visualization and analytics and they focus on finding new ways for users to understand and explore data. Fernanda had a higher background in design, while Martin had a higher background in mathematics. Their combination of backgrounds has brought them to lead Google’s “Big Picture” visualization research group in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Viégas and Wattenberg are also known for visualization-based artwork.

Marc Andreessen, Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Investing in Rap Genius

Marc Andreessen is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is a credible source because he co-created the highly influential Mosaic internet browser and holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. His innovation is more responsible than any other for popularizing the Internet and bringing it into hundreds of millions of homes.

Pages 152-158: Jimena Canales, “Mosaic: The First Point-and-Click Internet Browser,” in The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation, edited by Frederick E. Hoxie.

Jimena Canales attended school at Harvard University with a background in physics and engineering. She is currently a faculty member of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois, and a Research Affiliate at MIT. She is a credible source and brings to light that before the development of Mosaic, most users could only access the internet with a command-line computer interface, but now anyone’s browser probably appears as an icon on the desktop of their computer or laptop. 

Greg Newby, “My Prairienet Story”

This source dates back to 1992 in Greg Neweby’s time. He was asked to start a “Free Net” by Ann Bishop, which was a new way for people to communicate with each other online . He is a credible source because he explains his experience and how he developed PrarieNet, which was a major success. Greg Newby also gets the demonstration of the Prairienet system running, and further develops the initial menu system. 

CU Community Health Plan

This source is credible because it overviews the Champaign Urbana Public Health Department’s efforts to assess and find needs in the communities it serves. The purpose is to communicate that the CUPHD has comprehensive and well-thought-out plans to fix problems the community is facing. It also is able to grant the reader with some clarity on how organizations like the CUPHD run.

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