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Department of Information Systems and Operations Management Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 005.8

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the official records that reflect the functions and activities of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business from 1973 to 2002.

These records contain annual reports which were prepared yearly by the head of the Department and general files including a proposal for new programs and a self evaluation report.

Dates

  • 1973 - 2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management was originally founded as the Department of Business and Distributive Education in 1972 when the School was reorganized into four departments. James W. Crews was appointed head of the Department of Business and Distributive Education in 1973.

In 1977, the Department hosted the 36th Annual Business Education Conference which was attended by approximately 200 business teacher and graduate and undergraduate students in business education. In the Fall of 1979, the Department relocated its offices and classrooms from the Forney Building to the newly completed Bryan School of Business and Economics Building.

In 1982, the Department of Business and Distributive Education changed its name to the Department of Business Information and Support Systems to more accurately reflect the primary areas of concentration in the department. Gerald L. Hershey was named acting head of the Department after James Crew stepped down after being in the position for nine years.

In 1983, James W. Crew accepted the position of head of the Department of Business Information and Support Systems after a brief retirement from the position. He agreed to serve through 1985 to assist the department. In 1986, the department changed name once again to the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management following a school wide reorganization of departments. Gerald L. Hershey was named head of the Department.

In 1986, the Triad Information Systems Executives' Council (TISEC) was formalized and recruitment of participants for fee resulted in commitments from 12 firms.

In 1987, Richard A. Ehrhardt was named to head of the Department.

In 1991, Gerald L. Hershey was named head of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.

In 1995, the Department began work on designing a Master's program in Information Technology and Management. In 1996, it was approved by the Chancellor and submitted to the General Administration for final approval. On May 24, 1997, the Department received approval to offer a Master's degree in Information Technology and Management.

In 2000, the Journal of Global Information Technology Management became an official publication of the Bryan school and was housed in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. Prshant Palvia was named head of the Department in 2000.

Extent

0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics was founded in 1972. It is responsible for the University's undergraduate and graduate curricula in systems and operation management.

The records of Department of Information Systems and Operations Management contains general files and annual reports which document the activities of the Department from 1973-2002.

Arrangement Note

The arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a useable original order. This collection is arranged into one series arranged alphabetically. Within each folder, documents are arranged in chronological order. Series 1: Annual Reports, 1976-2002 Series 2: General Files, 1973-2002

Method of Acquisition

Transfered annually from the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics.

Related Materials

Records of the Center for Applied Research, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1974-2002.

Records of the Department of Accounting, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1975-2002.

Records of the Department of Business Administration, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1972-2004.

Records of the Department of Business Education and Secretarial Administration, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1941-1960

Records of the Division of Business and Marketing Teacher Education, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1996.

Records of the Department of Economics, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1969-2005.

Records of the Department of Finance, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1995.

Records of the Department of Management and Marketing, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1985-1995.

Records of the Office of the Dean, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, 1960-2002.

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Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Sean Mulligan, July 2009.
Title
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management Records
Author
Sean Mulligan
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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