William Waack Papers

Archives Record Series: 13/12/10

William Waack. Papers, (1948-1997). 2.5 linear feet.


William Waack, Class of 1949, Iowa State Teachers College, joined the University of Northern Iowa faculty in the Department of Teaching in 1977 at the rank of Assistant Professor.  From 1983 through 1988 he was an associate professor in the department.  In 1988, he was promoted to the rank of Professor and Director of Teacher Education, a position he held until his retirement in 1998.


William Waack was associated with teacher education at UNI in several important capacities.  Of significance in this collection is material related to the Teacher Education Enrollment Cap Proposal (1991); the Field Experience Task Force (1984); the Master of Arts in Education (Professional Development) (1997); and the Goodlad Study on the Education of Educators (1988).

Professor Waack gave the contents of Boxes 1-5 to the University Archives in the summer of 1998.   He gave the contents of Box 6 to the University Archives in April 2003, and made other donations in smaller increments in following years.


Box 1

  • Teacher Education Enrollment Cap: Data; Proposal, 1991
  • Field Experience Task Force


Box 2

  • Teacher Education Curriculum, 1986-1987
  • Master of Arts in Education (Professional Development)-MAEPD-Goals 2000 Practitioners' Degree, 1994-1997


Box 3

  • College of Education Implementation Teams, 1988-1990
  • Teacher Education Curriculum, 1986-1987
  • Goodlad Study on Education of Educators: UNI response; Report, 1988; Correspondence and Memos

Box 4

  • Des Moines Area Community College/UNI 2+2 Teacher Education Program: Program; Grant Proposal; Program
  • Theatre Curriculum Development Project: Adapted-Reused Enabling Objectives for Iowa Curriculum; Final Adaptation for Iowa Curriculum; Original Design Concept for Both State and National Curriculum Projects; Final Draft-Iowa Curriculum, Spring 1987

Box 5

  • College Coursework: Speech courses; Stage Craft with Stanley Wood; Theatre courses with Stanley Wood; American Literature 1865-present with H. W. Reninger
  • Teacher Education Monitoring, 1990-1997

Box 6

  • Human Relations course planning material
  • Paper: "Fifty Years in Teacher Education", fall 1997
  • Honorary society membership cards
  • Material from speech class taught by Professor E. C. Fossum, 1950
  • Syllabus and paper from Shakespeare class, c. 1950
  • Fundamentals of Speech model syllabus, for Professor Elaine McDavitt's class, 1950
  • Production book prepared for class taught by Professor Stanley Wood, c. 1950
  • Remarks as chair of university faculty, 1987, 1989
  • Hymns composed by William Waack
  • Teacher Education Update:  TEF meeting, November 2, 1992

Boxes 1-5 processed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson and finding aid marked up by Library Assistant Susan Basye, September 1998; Box 6 and later smaller increments processed by Gerald L. Peterson, with latest addenda to finding aid, October 19, 2010.

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