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Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 5423

Scope and Contents

Collection contains course materials, department records, teacher evaluations, correspondence, meeting minutes, faculty publications, faculty productivity reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, and other materials created by the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy in the Marriott School of Business, 1955-2003.

Dates

  • 1955-2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy (1997- ) is a department in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

In 1997, the Department of Organizational Behavior and the Department of Management Communication were combined to form the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy. Department chairmen include: W. Gibb Dyer, Jr. (1997-2001), Michael Thompson (2001-2006), and William Gerard Sanders (2006- ). The department houses faculty that teach graduate and undergraduate courses. These courses are in organizational effectiveness, human resource management, organizational development and change, managerial leadership development, business ethics, talent management, compensation, benefits, performance management, and managing global human capital.

Administrative History

The Department of Information Management (1983-1989) was a department within the School of Management at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Information Management was established by the School of Management in 1983. Department chairmen included: Robert Dermont Bell (1983-1986) and William H. Baker (1986-1989). In 1989, it was moved to the Marriott School of Management.

The Department of Information Management included courses on management information systems, written business communication, oral business communication, business computer programming, information systems technology, introduction to systems analysis, advanced programming languages, database management, data communications, advanced systems analysis and design, information systems management, introduction to research in business, applications of recent research, communication for professional accounting, and team management and systems project.

Administrative History

The Department of Organizational Behavior (1970-1989) was a department within the College of Business at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Organizational Behavior was created in 1970 under the direction of the College of Business. From 1974 to 1975 it was placed within the Graduate School. In 1976, the Department was placed within the Graduate School of Management. In 1988, the Department offered undergraduate courses and was thus associated with both the School of Management and the Graduate School of Management. In 1989 it was reorganized within the Marriott School of Management. Department chairmen included: William G. Dyer (1970-1975), Paul H. Thompson (1975-1979), J. Bonner Ritchie (1979-1983), Gene W. Dalton (1983-1987), and J. Bonner Ritchie (1987-1989).

The Department of Organizational Behavior had as a major objective the training of persons who will be working in organizations and whose concern is building systems that will better meet the needs of people and accomplish the organizational goals. This program led to careers in personnel management, management training, organization development, industrial relations, organization consulting, and research and teaching in the area of organizational behavior. The Department of Organizational Behavior offered students two stems of graduate studies to pursue. The first was the management development stem which was geared to the training of students in the Masters of Business Administration, Public Administration, and other graduate programs to fulfill portions at the management and administrative levels. The second was the professional stem which included preparation of students who plan to become professional consultants, trainers, or organization development specialists. Undergraduate courses were offered to students interested in preparing themselves for areas of leadership. Graduate courses led to a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior.

Administrative History

The Department of Organizational Behavior (1989-1997) was a department within the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Organizational Behavior was placed under the direction of the newly-created Marriott School of Management in 1989. Department chairmen included J. Bonner Ritchie (1989-1990), Warner P. Woodworth (1990-1993), Alan L. Wilkins (1993-1994), and W. Gibb Dyer (1994-1997). In 1997, the Department was renamed the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy.

The Department of Organizational Behavior offered two degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and a Master of Organizational Behavior. Course work was designed to train individuals in analyzing, managing, and changing organizations with the concern for building systems that will better meet the needs of people and accomplish organizational goals. Professional development in this course of study focused on understanding the nature of organizations as systems, the management process, organization change and development, effective behavior in organizations, and the role of organizational change agent.

Administrative History

The College of Business (1959-1988) was the college relating to business administration at Brigham Young University.

The College of Commerce was renamed the College of Business in 1959. In 1979 it came under the administration of the School of Management, where it remained until it was dissolved in 1988. Between 1959 and 1979, the college was administered by the following deans and acting deans: Weldon J. Taylor, Bryce B. Orton, and Merrill J. Bateman.

The College of Business was originally organized to provide training for students to make an effective contribution to the stability and abundance of the economy in order to acquire economic self-reliance and personal satisfaction. Moreover, some of the objectives of the college included training in analysis, business operations, oral and written communication, and understanding human characteristics and social aspects of business.

The College of Business was the administering body for the following departments: Accounting, Business Education and Office Management, Business Management, Economics, Statistics, Business Education, and Organization Behavior. The college was administered by a dean under the direction of the president of the university.

Administrative History

The Department of Business Education and Office Management (1956-1963) was a department in the College of Business at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Business Education was established in 1956 in response to the increasing demand for graduates in the business field. The department was headed by the following chairmen: Lars G. Crandall (1956), Edward L. Christensen (1957-1958), Lars G. Crandall (1959), Edward L. Christensen (1960), and Richard D. Bell (1961-1963).

The Department of Business Education and Office Management was created with two general purposes in mind: to prepare those planning on teaching business subjects at the high school level and to train executive secretaries in office skills and management techniques.

The Department of Business Education and Office Management was responsible for the teaching of courses on the classes of basic classroom procedures, secondary curriculum and participation, secondary student teaching, fundamentals of business education. It was also responsible for the teaching of courses that focused on general office management including the classes of calculating machines, basic office procedures, machine accounting, records control and office machines, directed office experience, office management, business English, business report writing, shorthand, applied stenography, typewriting, secretarial and statistical typewriting, and transcription.

Administrative History

The Department of Business Education (1964-1979) was a department in the College of Business at Brigham Young University.

The Department of Business Education was created out of the Department of Business Education and Office Management in 1964. Department chairmen included Lars G. Crandall (1964-1965), Max D. Waters (1966-69), George E. Nelson (1970), Max L. Waters (1971), and G. Edward Nelson (1972-1979).

The Department of Business Education included courses on shorthand, typewriting, calculating and posting machines, business communication, fundamentals of business education, accounting, procedures for executive assistants, secondary teaching procedures, and business management.

Extent

7 cartons (7 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged into three series: 1. Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy administrative records, 1973-2003. 2. Department of Organizational Behavior faculty minutes, 1970-1990. 3. College of Business scrapbooks, 1955-1978. Each of the series has been left in its original order, which is in a chronological order.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in October 2008. Transferred from Records Management in February 2010. Transferred from Records Management in July 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; October 2008. Transferred; Records Management; February 2010. Transferred; Records Management; July 2011.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2008. Processed; Jennifer Jimison; February 2010. Processed; Elizabeth West; February 2011.
Title
Register of Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy records
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Leavitt and Jennifer Jimison
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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