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Human Climate Task Force records

 Collection
Identifier: RG-16-050
In October 1986, President Steven Muller appointed Vice President Joseph S. Hall to head the Human Climate Task Force at Homewood. This Task Force was charged with recommending improved procedures and processes for the resolution of specific problems such as the status of women, academic dishonesty, and faculty-student relations. On October 23, 1987, the final report of their findings was submitted to the President. The records of the Human Climate Task Force span the years 1985 to 1988 with isolated source material dating back as far as 1978. These records consist mainly of correspondence, meeting records, and articles and reports generated by Hopkins affiliates and other organizations.

Dates

  • 1978-1988
  • Majority of material found within 1985 - 1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

All collections are closed except to office of origin or original owner until processed. University records are closed for 25 years from the point of creation. These files contain personnel records, which are subject to further restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

1.14 Cubic Feet (3 letter size document boxes)

Biographical / Historical

In October 1986, President Steven Muller appointed Vice President Joseph S. Hall to head the Human Climate Task Force at Homewood. This Task Force was charged with recommending improved procedures and processes for the resolution of specific problems such as the status of women, academic dishonesty, and faculty-student relations. In a memorandum dated October 16, 1986, Dr. Muller expressed the desire to achieve a campus climate in which sensitive issues such as these could be addressed in a spirit of mutual respect, civility, and open cooperation.

To better fulfill the mission of the Task Force, Hall created six subcommittees, each to evaluate a different aspect of the human climate at Homewood. The areas studied by these subcommittees included Health Issues, Interpersonal Relations, Moral Values, Security, Student-Centered Issues, and Women and Minorities.

The Task Force met, together and in subcommittees, from February to September, 1987. On October 23, 1987, the final report of their findings was submitted to the President.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Human Climate Task Force span the years 1985 to 1988 with isolated source material dating back as far as 1978. These records consist mainly of correspondence, meeting records, and articles and reports generated by Hopkins affiliates and other organizations. There are no records of the Subcommittee on Interpersonal Relations nor the Subcommittee on Moral Values.

Arrangement

The record group is divided into two subgroups: (1) Task Force Governance, 1985-1988; and (2) Subcommittee Records, 1978-1988. Subgroup 2 is further divided into four series: (1) Security Subcommittee, 1978-1987; (2) Subcommittee on Health Issues, 1987; (3) Subcommittee on Student Issues, 1987; and (4) Subcommittee on Women and Minorities, 1978-1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of Subgroup 1 were transferred from Vice President Joseph S. Hall's office by Esthel Summerfield, Administrative Assistant. The records of Subgroup 2 were transferred by the chairs of the individual subcommittees.

Accruals

Accession Numbers: 88.15, 88.26, 88.36, 88.40, 89.26

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer D'Urso.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA