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Cresap, McCormick, and Paget



In an effort to control operating costs in the 1970's, Northwestern University's administration hired Cresap, McCormick and Paget Inc., the management consultant firm, for the purpose of identifying ways to reduce the amount of secretarial, clerical and associated costs to a level that the University could budgetarily support while maintaining proper service and competitive salaries. A task force was formed consisting of members of the consultant's staff and University personnel, representing several units on the Evanston campus. A steering committee of Evanston campus was divided into twenty-three units, described as either an academic or administrative unit, and the task force prepared draft and final evaluations of the units. The reports for academic units were addressed to Provost Raymond W. Mack and those for the administrative units were addressed to President Robert H. Strotz. A summary evaluation was also written and addressed to President Strotz.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cresap, McCormick, and Paget Administrative Evaluations

Identifier: 0/21/3

These studies, produced by the management consultant firm of Cresap, McCormick and Paget, Inc., were commissioned by the University administration in an effort to decrease the size of the clerical and secretarial staff of the University. Each study is discrete and includes a brief review of the history of the department under consideration, analysis of its operation in 1976/77, and an evaluation of the efficiency with which it makes use of nonprofessional staff.

Dates: 1976-1977

Reports of the Evaluation of the Secretarial and Clerical Needs of the Evanston Campus

Identifier: 7/3/1
Abstract This series consists of reports produced by the management consultant firm of Cresap, McCormick and Paget, Inc. on commission by the administration of Northwestern University, in an effort to decrease the size of the University's clerical and secretarial staff. Each unit report typically contains five chapters: 1. Introduction, which includes a review of objectives, scope and approach to the study; 2. The present situation of the unit under review; 3. Opportunities for improvement; 4....
Dates: 1976-1977

James C. Worthy (1910-1998) Papers

Identifier: 12/1/14
Abstract James Carson Worthy, businessman, professor, and public servant, was born January 8, 1910 in Midland, Texas. After growing up in the southern Chicago suburb of Glenwood, Illinois, Worthy entered Northwestern University's College of Liberal Arts in 1929 as an Austin Scholar. The James C. Worthy Papers fill 53 boxes and 25 bound volumes, spanning the years 1932 to 1999. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, and published or unpublished papers. A substantial...
Dates: 1930-1999; Agreement Received: 2000-05-03

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