The Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) began in 1985 as a small group of faculty and management services staff gathering together in a problem-solving session once a month over a brown-bag lunch. OSUMA was officially established in 1989 with the stated purpose of providing development, support, and networking opportunities for supervisory and managerial staff and faculty. OSUMA also led open discussions on the transition of management service employees to professional faculty in 1997. The regular function continues to be monthly brown-bag forums. In addition OSUMA sponsors seminars and workshops for professional development and co-sponsors the annual Professional Development Award.
The correspondence primarily relates to the administration of OSUMA covering topics such as bylaws revision, the selection of officers, membership drives, and the development of workshops and seminars. Materials pertaining to OSUMA-sponsored programs such as the employee suggestion program and the OSU Service Directory Project can also be found in this series.
The professional development records pertain to training programs, workshops, and seminars sponsored by OSUMA and includes brochures, flyers, and correspondence. The photographs portray OSUMA members in meetings and in portrait form. Members featured in these photographs include: Laurel Busse, Karel Murphy, Debbie Jimmerson, Jim Miller, Bob Russ, and Tammy Krieg.
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Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Oregon State University Management Association (OSUMA) Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The records are organized into eight series: I. Bylaws; II. Correspondence; III. Membership Lists; IV. Minutes; V. Newsletter; VI. Professional Development Records; VII. Treasurer's Reports; and VIII. Photographs.
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