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College Student Services Administration (CSSA) Program Records, 1963-2014

Scope and Content Note

The College Student Services Administration (CSSA)Program Records document the development and administration of the CSSA master’s and doctoral program. Records include program and alumni newsletters, photos, correspondence, and program reports.

An addition to the College Student Services Administration Records (Accession 2010:043) consists of reference materials collected and organized by the College Student Services Administration program (CSSA) that are made up of information about legal cases impacting colleges/universities, surveys and assessment tools, and student papers from OSU student development theory classes. Generated by several universities (incl. OSU) and organizations such as the Educational Testing Service, the surveys and assessment materials document a number of areas, such as: graduating senior perspectives, learning styles, student diversity, alumni leadership, commuter students, and institutional goals inventory. The information compiled about legal decisions include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, and court documents that address topics such as free speech, due process, trespass, financial aid, and the release of student records. Four framed portraits of CSSA directors (Robert W. Chick, Arthur Tollefson, Jo Anne Trow, J. Roger Penn) were also found in this transfer.

A second addition (Accession 2015:029) consists of materials generated by the College Student Services Administration (CSSA) program that is made up of annual reports, brochures, correspondence, a handbook, meeting minutes, newsletters, program proposals, statistical data, and surveys. In addition to reviews and evaluations of the CSSA program, these records also document summer workshops organized by CSSA, a CSSA alumni gathering, enrollment data, the formation of the CSSA program, curriculum development, and the restructuring of CSSA in 2013/14.


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