Oral Histories

Interview of Donald E. Hartsock

UCLA’s first ombudsman and university pastor.
Subtitle:
UCLA Ombudsman
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Interviewer:
Mink, James V.
Interviewee:
Hartsock, Donald E.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Childhood in Lewistown, Pennsylvania; serves in the navy in World War II; attends Waynesburg College on the GI Bill; studies for the ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary; serves as campus minister at DePauw University; call to be a campus minister at the UCLA University Religious Conference (URC); URC's campus role; involvement in student affairs; antiwar campus protests; Los Angeles Police Department campus sweep; Franklin D. Murphy; the Civil Rights movement; off-campus programs: Unicamp, Project India, Tutorial Project, Project Amigos; enlists in the Peace Corps; the Peace Corps Lawyer Program; Peace Corps projects in Micronesia; offer to become the first UCLA ombudsman; defining the ombudsman's jurisdiction; Charles E. Young; trends in education; student and staff complaints; sexual harassment issues; conciliation as a system of dispute resolution; creating the Campus Conciliation Service; problems with the quarter system; labor union activities at UCLA; the Staff Assembly; UCLA administrators; creating an association of campus ombudsmen; the American Arbitration Association; involvement with attorneys at UCLA; detrimental effects of litigiousness; employee/management conflicts and issues of employee evaluation and termination.