Groff, Dr. Donald parts 1- 2 (tape #24)

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Tape stock length: 90 min

Running Time: 90 min


Dr. Groff relates his involvement in helping to expand the science department at WCSU, as well as how he utilized the expanded science program to help students. He also talks about his relationship with Dr. Haas and what he feels are WCSU major strengths and weaknesses
Label Contents: 11/11/1976



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Friel, Jack


Groff, Dr. Donald


Running Time: 90 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: He came to WCSU in 1966 roughly when the science department started to branch out beyond just general science; relationship with Dr. Haas; she valued allowing people to think independently;

10-20 Min: WCSU is the only school in the country, at that time, with a hyphenated major ie earth science-biology, earth science- chemistry; this reflected the view that Dr. Groff felt that all fields of science were related; this hyphenated major practice allowed WCSU to offer essentially any science major a student could want

20-30 Min: explanation of how WCSU could offer B.A. in science, for people that want to write or draw for scientific purposes, maps, text books;

30-40 Min: evening graduate program; laments presidents' since Dr. Haas lack of will to debate and answer questions honestly

40-50 Min: various programs such as computer science and physics being considered for movement out from the science major to business administration for computer science and police science for physics; West Side campus's impact on the science dept;

50-60 Min: how Dr. Groff was involved in expanding the budget of the science department; differences between Dr. Haas and Dr. Burci;

60-70 Min: using computer as an example of WCSU making a concious expnasion effort;

80-90 Min: feels that the overall student population has been steadily increasing in quality since he started at WCSU; cites more individual attention;




Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Groff, Dr. Donald parts 1- 2 (tape #24).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 17 Feb. 2020.


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