Interview of J. Osborn Fuller by Robert Sutton on November 17, 1983
Creators:Fuller, J. Osborn (James Osborn), 1912-
Subjects (LCSH):Ohio State University -- History -- Sources
Ohio State University. College of Arts and Sciences
Fuller, J. Osborn (James Osborn), 1912- -- Interviews
Keywords:Organizational changes in the College of Arts and Sciences
Ohio State University. College of Biological Sciences
Ohio State University. University College
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Publisher:Ohio State University Archives
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. University Archives Oral History Program. Ohio State University Oral History Project
Fuller describes his introduction to administration and the steps to become president of Farleigh Dickinson. He describes the different administrative styles of persons in the College, other colleges, and the University. He discussed the conflict between time for answering crisis and time for planning (budget, organization). Fuller takes great pride in the successes of the many persons he trained in administration after appointing them as assistants or associate deans. Dr. Fuller describes the problems associated with reorganizing the College of Arts and Sciences. He was interested in maintaining a liberal arts program. The division of the budget between the departments of science, the departments of social studies, and the departments of humanities was a challenge to the organizational structure of the College. Fuller also discussed some of the issues related to the establishment of the College of Biological Sciences and the University College. After his experience as President of Farleigh Dickinson, he compared the democratic processes of a small university with a large university. He observed that unionization occurred in schools that had dictatorial approaches.
Fred Heimberger: (p. 1) -- Harlan Hatcher: to Univer. Of Michigan as President (p. 1) -- Jim Fullington: English Dept., Dean (pp. 2, 3) -- Ed Moulton: (p. 5) -- Roy Kottman: Dean of Agriculture (pp. 8, 12, 21) -- Larry Herson: Assoc. Provost (p. 11) -- John Corbally: (pp. 11, 13, 21, 23) -- Al Garrett: (p. 14) -- President Enarson: (p. 15) -- Al Kuhn: chair of English (pp. 16, 17) -- Bob Eastrot: chair of English (pp. 16, 17) -- Jim McCoy: Dean of Commerce (p. 21)
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