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Stanford C. Ericksen
Regents' Proceedings 403

Stanford C. Ericksen, Professor of Psychology, has retired from active faculty status as of June 30, 1982, after a productive career as a teacher and scientific investigator.

Born in Chicago, Professor Ericksen spent his early years in Salt Lake City, Utah, took his undergraduate studies and his Master's degree from the University of Utah and returned to Chicago where he completed his Ph.D. program in 1938 at the University of Chicago.

He was a member of the Psychology Faculty at the University of Arkansas from 1938-1942, then served in the United States Air Force psychological research program from 1942-1946, returning to university life as Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. In 1962, Professor Ericksen joined our faculty as Professor of Psychology and became the founding Director of the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching.

During his eleven-year tenure as Director of CRLT, Professor Ericksen developed it into one of the world's leading centers of its type, a model for other units both in the United States and other countries. He edited, and largely wrote, Memo to the Faculty, which became the most widely read periodical on college teaching. He also edited Development and Experiment in College Teaching, an annual survey of new developments in teaching at the Big Ten universities. He recently completed editing Support for Teaching in Major Universities, co-authored with colleagues in the other Big Ten universities. The essence of his experience was put into his book: Motivation for Learning: A Guide for the Teacher of the Young Adult, University of Michigan Press, July 1974, which is currently being revised under the title: By Precept and Example, An Analysis of Good Teaching.

The Regents now salute this distinguished psychologist for his dedicated service by naming him Professor Emeritus of Psychology.