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InterACTION Project Records, 1994-2002

Collection Overview

Title: InterACTION Project Records, 1994-2002

ID: RG 222

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. InterACTION Project

Extent: 3.95 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The InterACTION Project Records consist of materials documenting the work of the project, the intent of which was to help OSU "become a more responsive institution and to prepare the university to be an effective contributor to the world's food system in the 21st century."

Scope and Content Notes

The records - final reports, e-mail correspondence, flyers, meeting minutes and agendas, newspaper clippings, photographs, survey materials, and wall diagrams and flow charts - document the management of the InterACTION Project and its organization of workshops and conferences designed to train and promote skills in communication and teambuilding among OSU students, staff, and various communities within Oregon.

The collection includes a final report prepared for the completion of the Kellogg Foundation-funded InterACTION Project, a newspaper clipping about the project from the "OSU This Week" newsletter, and a videotape on the project entitled "Project Interaction: Practicing Change at OSU." It also includes correspondence documenting communication between the InterACTION Project and its participants, as well as email correspondence with three listservs: Coaching, Transfrm, and WWG (Working with Groups - also known as the Design Group). All those who had attended Conversational Skills workshops organized by the InterACTION Project were subscribed to the Transfrm Listserv.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Established through a W. K. Kellogg Foundation grant in 1994, the InterACTION Project was one of fourteen programs nationwide that make up the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Food Systems Professions Education (FSPE) Initiative. With its objective described as being to help OSU "become a more responsive institution and to prepare the university to be an effective contributor to the world's food system in the 21st century," the InterACTION Project organized workshops and conferences oriented toward promoting conversational skills and teambuilding within institutions.

The focus of Phase I of the InterACTION project was a visioning and learning process with small, diverse groups from communities within Oregon. Phase II was primarily involved in cultural change within the institution by delivering workshops in conversational skills, meeting design and team building. This university-wide project was administered through the College of Agricultural Sciences. It ended its eight-year funding cycle in September 2002 and ceased operation in June 2002.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 5 cubic foot boxes and 6 file folders

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: InterACTION Project Records (RG 222), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information:

Maintained chronologically in a numbered filing system labeled "K 1" through "K 167," the records in this accession have been transferred to the Archives and retained in their original numerical order. The order of these files appears on the box labels. A file list and inventory of the subject and contents of each of the files is available. Due to some preliminary weeding of these records for non-permanent materials, some of the files listed on the inventory no longer exist in the records.

This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


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