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Frederick W. Bertolaet
Regent's Proceedings 192

Frederick W. Bertolaet, professor of education, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1992, after 26 years of service to the University of Michigan.

Professor Bertolaet received his B.Ed. degree from Wisconsin State University in 1951 and his M.S. and PhD. degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 1958 and 1964, respectively. From 1953-60, he worked as a teacher or principal in various Wisconsin schools, and from 1962-66, he served as executive secretary of the Research Council of the Great Cities Program for School Improvement in Chicago. Professor Bertolaet joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Education as an assistant professor in 1966; he was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and to fill professor in 1970. He served as assistant dean of the School of Education from 1972-73 and as associate dean from 1973-79.

At the School of Education, Professor Bertolaet taught courses in educational administration and supervision and worked extensively with graduate students on their doctoral research. He served as director of the Detroit High School Study from 1966-68; chaired the Program in Educational Administration and Supervision from 1970-72; served as project director of the EPDA Administrative Training Program with the Detroit Public Schools from 1971-74; and co-directed the National Program for the Study of Collective Negotiations in Education from 1972-78. Professor Bertolaet also served on the University of Michigan-Detroit Public Schools Liaison Committee, GEO bargaining teams, the Senate Assembly, and the University of Michigan Library Council.

During his career, Professor Bertolaet was very active in professional organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, the American Educational Research Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the NEA Task Force on Urban Education. His scholarly work appeared in such publications as the Review of Educational Research, Encyclopedia of Educational Research, and the 66th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Frederick W. Bertolaet Professor Emeritus of Education.