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Records of Review and Redirection

Identifier: URRD

Scope and Contents

The Records of Review and Redirection consists of documents dated 1978 to 1982. The collection consists of program reviews, summaries of judgments regarding programs, correspondence, and other documents related to university departments.


  • Creation: 1978-1982


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


In May 1982, Colorado State University (CSU), under the direction of Colorado State University President Ralph E. Christoffersen, initiated a comprehensive review of its state funded academic, support, and administrative programs. This was undertaken as a response to the recognition that inflation and other economic struggles would result in a decrease in funding, and existing academic programs and support services could not be sustained at an acceptable level of quality. The CSU Program Review and Redirection (RRD), established a review committee to implement the study and plan for restructuring. Reports on programs and operations were submitted by departments and program administrators to the committee but after the resignation of Christoffersen in 1983, the RRD came to a halt.


3.5 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 document case)

Language of Materials



The Records of Review and Redirection consists of material pertaining to a review of Colorado State University's state funded academic, support, and administrative programs initiated by President Ralph E. Christofferson during his tenure and ceased following his resignation. The collection consists of program reviews and documents at the end of Adrian R. Chamberlain's presidency and during Christofferson's term.


The collection consists of 1 series in 2 record cartons and 1 document case:

Series 1: Records, 1978-1982 and undated


The Records of Review and Redirection was acquired from an unknown entity following the resignation of President Ralph E. Christofferson in 1983.

Related Collections

Other collections in the Archives with information pertaining to Review and Redirection include: Records of the President's Executive Council (UPEC), Records of Housing and Dining Services (UHDS), Records of the Colorado State University Libraries (ULIB), and Records of the Colorado Cooperative Extension (AEXT).


The collection was initially processed in 1993. Records indicate that the collection was reduced from an original six boxes to three boxes. Final processing occurred in March 2021 and materials remained in their original housing.

Guide to the Records of Review and Redirection
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Victoria Lopez-Terrill
Copyright 2021
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA