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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Office of Innovation in Student Life Records AS.009
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Organizational History
  • Chronology
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Title: University of California, Irvine, Office of Innovation in Student Life records
    Identifier/Call Number: AS.009
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13.8 Linear feet (15 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1973
    Abstract: The Office of Innovation in Student Life Records document the Office of Innovation in Student Life on the University of California, Irvine campus, and, more generally, the field of ombudsmanry. The records cover the tenure of the first ombudsman on the UCI campus, Dr. Jack Little, beginning in 1967 when the position of ombudsman was first being created in schools, cities and other organizations, and ending in 1973, shortly after Little left the campus.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for use.
    creator: University of California, Irvine. Office of Innovation in Student Life..

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of Innovation in Student Life Records, University of California, Irvine. AS-009. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1976 from the Office of Ombudsman.

    Processing History

    Processed by Mary Ellen Goddard and Madelyn Kim in January, 1993.

    Organizational History

    The Office of Innovation in Student Life began in May 1967 when Dr. Jack Little was hired as Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for Co-Curricular Learning. The position of Ombudsman was created within the Office of Innovation in Student Life, and Little served in this role as student advocate and counsellor at large on the campus, and to work to resolve grievances. The name of the office was changed in 1973 to Office of the Ombudsman.
    The cases handled by the ombudsman and the Office of Innovation in Student Life ranged from personal problems such as with the selective service to academic and administrative problems. Little was given a free hand, but at first, no office, so he met with students in their territory-generally the snack bar. He was eventually assigned an office, and a part-time student work force. The position of ombudsman was a new one in schools, cities and organizations at this time and Little, with support of ombudsmen at San Diego State, hosted the first meeting of what became an ongoing association of practicing campus ombudsmen in California. At the University of California, Irvine, Little encouraged students to be apprentice ombudsmen. Volunteer ombudsmen were trained and served with token pay. In 1970, a formal course for ombudsmen was sponsored in the Program in Social Ecology.

    Chronology

    1967 · In May, Dr. Jack Little is hired as Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs for Co-Curricular Learning.
    1973 · Name of the office is changed to Office of the Ombudsman.
    1973 · Ernestine Ransom becomes Acting Ombudsman.
    1978 · R. Ronald Wilson is appointed Ombudsman, reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs.
    1982 · University hierarchy is restructured, and Wilson reports to the Vice Chancellor (called the Executive Vice Chancellor after 1985).
    1999 · Kathleen H. Canul is named University Ombudsman.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 3 series:

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Office of Innovation in Student Life records document the Office of Innovation in Student Life on the University of California, Irvine campus, and, more generally, the field of ombudsmanry. The records cover the tenure of the first ombudsman on the UCI campus, Dr. Jack Little, beginning in 1967 when the position of ombudsman was first being created in schools, cities and other organizations, and ending in 1973, shortly after Little left the campus.
    Other topics in the files include campus administration, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Student activities, including activism, student organizations, and drug use, are also represented.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Little, Jack -- Archives
    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Students -- Archives..
    College students -- California -- Irvine -- Archives
    College students -- Counseling of -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    College students -- Services for -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century
    Ombudspersons -- California -- Irvine -- Archives