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

 Collection
Identifier: 7/3/1
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.

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.

This collection contains only ten of the twenty-three final unit reports, and the summary report, prepared by Cresap, McCormick and Paget Inc. The reports span the period 1976-1977 and fill one and a half boxes. The reports are divided into two categories: academic units and administrative units. The final campus summary report follows the unit reports.

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. Recommendations of the task force. 5. Plan of action.

The campus summary report, titled Summary of the Evaluation of the Secretarial and Clerical Needs of the Evanston Campus, consists of an introduction, summary of the results, University-wide opportunities for improvement and recommendations.

Dates

  • 1976-1977

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

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. Recommendations of the task force; 5. Plan of action. The reports span the period 1976-1977.

Arrangement

The reports on academic and administrative units are arranged chronologically by date of the report within each category.

Method of Acquisition

These records were transferred to the University Archives on July 24, 1995 by Judi Remington, Office of the President, as Accession #95-118.

Separated Materials

Approximately 1.5 cubic feet of duplicates were discarded.

Processing Information

Kaia L. Even; August 10, 1995.
Title
Guide to the Reports of the Evaluation of the Secretarial and Clerical Needs of the Evanston Campus
Author
Kaia L. Even
Date
10/08/1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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