Robert B. Glenn papers
MSS-185

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Glenn, Robert B.
Title
Robert B. Glenn papers
ID
MSS-185
Date [inclusive]
1971 - 1985
Extent
1.0 box One small metal edge box.
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item] in the Robert Glenn papers, MSS-185, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Robert Glenn began his career at Northern Michigan University as a professor in the Department of English. His professional interests included researching the relationship between language and culture. He served as that department's chair from 1972-1973, as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at from 1971 to 1974, and as the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1974-1984. He retired from NMU in 1997. Glenn later served as an NMU Trustee for eleven years.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes records that document controversial episodes in Robert Glenn's relationship with the faculty while he served as the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs. The collection begins with dated materials from 1971 and is composed of correspondence, memorandums, copies of letters written to the history department, the pamphlet containing an address given by Glenn at the 1978 Northern Michigan University Honors Banquet, and an outline of a financial proposal for NMU. In particular, the records document the administration's decision to declare financial exigency in 1982. The declaration triggered the process for faculty layoff described in Section Seven of the NMU-AAUP Master Agreement. The documents cover the period from 1971-1985.

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Arrangement note

Chronological.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/16/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/16/2010

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Researchers should also consult the records of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the records of the Northern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Association of University Professors. Northern Michigan University Chapter.
  • Northern Michigan University--Curricula.
  • Northern Michigan University--Faculty.
  • Northern Michigan University. Academic Affairs.
  • Northern Michigan University. Dept. of English.

Subject(s)

  • College teachers’ unions--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Labor unions--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Strikes and lockouts--College teachers--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 1 

Scope and Content

Records document Glenn's tenure as the Dean of Arts and Sciences and provost/vice president of academic affairs. During this period, Glenn presided over several controversial issues. The records document early faculty evaluation controversy, particularly with the history department (1971-1972) and threatened layoff of faculty in the early 1980s. Records include correspondence, memos, and reports.

Box
34-07-40 LRC

Promotion, Tenure, Evaluation Controversy 1971-1972 

AAUP/NMU Article 7 Implementation, Memorandum 1982 

Compliation of Article 7 Documents 1982 

"The Situation Serious or Desperate?" 1979 

The University in 1985: A Proposal 1985 

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