CHAPTER ONE: 1220
HISTORY, MISSION, GENERAL ORGANIZATION, AND GOVERNANCE
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN IDAHOPREAMBLE: This section enumerates and briefly describes the various institutions of higher education found in the state of Idaho, both public and private ones. It was first introduced to the Handbook in December of 1980 and has been revised from time to time since so as to maintain currency of information. CONTENTS:
A. STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION. The major components of the state system of higher education in Idaho include the State Board of Education and Board of Regents of the University of Idaho (a single body) and the public institutions of higher education. A basic objective is to provide a coordinated system in which the individuality of each institution is maintained, the students are afforded an education of high quality, and the Idaho taxpayers are assured of maximum efficiency and economy.
A-3. LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE. LCSC was established as Lewiston State Normal School in 1893. In 1947 the name was changed to North Idaho College of Education and changed again in 1955 to Lewis-Clark Normal School. The legislature restored its four-year status in 1965 and gave the college its present name in 1971. For the statement of LCSC's role and mission, see 1240 B-2 e. [ed. 7-97, ed. 12-13]A-4. IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY. Located in Pocatello, ISU was established as the Academy of Idaho in 1901, renamed the Idaho Technical Institute in 1915, reorganized as UI's Southern Branch in 1927, designated as Idaho State College in 1947, and granted university status in 1963. For the statement of ISU's role and mission, see 1240 B-4 [ed. 7-97] A-5. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY. Founded in 1932, BSU began as a church-related junior college. After the church ties were severed in 1939, it was financed through taxation by a junior-college district. After becoming a four-year institution in 1965, Boise College entered the state system in 1969 as a comprehensive state college. University status was granted in 1974. For the statement of BSU's role and mission, see 1240 B-1. [ed. 7-97]
A-6. NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE. Established in Coeur d'Alene in 1933 as a private junior college, NIC became a publicly supported institution in 1939. As a community college, it offers four associate degrees; its basic responsibilities include providing the first two years of a standard four-year program, vocational-technical preparation, and adult-education programs. Upper-division courses are sometimes offered on campus through UI.A-7. COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO. This two-year comprehensive community college located at Twin Falls has served the Magic Valley area of southern Idaho since 1964. Its primary function is to provide the first two years of college-level instruction, vocational-technical preparation, and adult-education programs; it confers associate degrees in arts, sciences, and applied science. A-8. EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE. EITC was established by the legislature in 1970 to provide postsecondary vocational-technical programs in eastern Idaho. The school is located at Idaho Falls and its primary responsibility is to students of the 10 counties that constitute Junior College District Six.