Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-11-041
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j u i J 1 t rw V I I. ! Vol. 35 No. 10 iuirion: When the Board of Regents adopted a budget recommendation for Weber State last Wednesday, it took the position that favorable reception by the legislature would allow tuition to remain at current levels. However, there is still a possibility that tuition will be increased if the school is not treated "fairly and equitably." According to WSC Comptroller Thomas Riley, "there has been no talk at all of raising tuition" and "if he were a betting man," he'd be willing to bet that it won't be increased. However, Riley concedes that the possibility of a tuition increase "is always there" when the budget is considered. Legislative decision The final decision will be made by the legislature and a few things can happen between now and then to influence the decision 1 .:i?3;-il I ft w .., . i , - GOING, UP? Tuition increases have week long Regents meetings in Salt '111 b .'' ! rT r " - .'111 u ' :t - - """ .'V. -. - --f ;V ,.".- , - - u".- -- 4- rt, 1 " : rr ow . -v , v . rt;T i k' t: .Tr:r7:ii. "" - 1. 1' - , . - i 1 1 i r . X : . . - i - v . - . ' i r i win' 1 v. I !v - V - - 1 7 r - ;. xSi-rrt ... - - . . - . Will if either way. However, the 7.8 percent across-the-board increase given by the Board to each school is to be used to include staff and faculty salary adjustments, despite the regents claim that the amount of increase is only coincidental with the anticipated rise in the cost of living. Faculty needs However, Dr. Spencer Seager, chairman of the Faculty Salary Committee, said it is "a little dubious" that the 7.8 percent increase will be sufficient to meet the faculty needs. Seager's request was an one of 8.6 percent in the form of a cost of living increase based on a Department of Labor study done between August 1974 and August 1975. If the legislature doesn't think the regents' recommendation is pniiir:.' rrrrrrrrrL..v-v":i-; been the subject of debate at Lake. WSC has asked for the Weber State College rise aqain? enough to meet faculty needs, a tuition increase would probably be in order to generate the additional money. Raising tuition As Regent Peter W. Billings said at the hearings, "the legislature as a habit of increasing the budget by raising the tuition." The college still has a chance to sell its request to the legislature. And in the past, Seager said, the legislature "has not gone completely along" with the regents decision. Of the $15,725,300 recommended by the regents, 76 percent will come from state money. The other 24 percent must come from college cash receipts (the majority of which is tuition). The college's obligation will be met if projected enrollment figures are correct. highest increase in expenses, .... . If the faculty can't cope with the cost of living, Seager said he thinks "faculty members are not willing to begin that slide again." The "slide" is in reference to a period between 1966-72 when the faculty "took a pretty good beating," and "in many instances" didn't meet the cost of living, said Seager. However, during the 1966-67 school year, Weber State faculty salaries were more than 90 percent of those at the University of Utah, the school on which the faculty wants to base its salary request. University salaries But in recent years, Seager said, "We've been losing ground relative to the U." He would like to see salaries comparable to the U. once again. "I don't think it's justified that because we've chosen these professions we should be the ones to take a beating," commented Seager. - - -.- .1 . photo by Stophon Matlow Nov. 4, 1975 ( i . X Regents Chairman Hatch (Right) Seager told the Board that he "wasn't going to raise the spectre of unionism in the matter," but even though "it isn't the mood of the faculty," he said, "it's a possibility." The faculty's needs are one of the key factors in whether or not tuition will be increased. Budget increase As it stands now, the regents will recommend that the state legislature appropriate $11,958,382 to Weber State with an additional $3,766,918 coming from college cash receipts. The total figures represent an increase of 13.4 percent or $1,861,766 over last year's budget. Bulletin The Weber State College Administration has ex,tnded the contract of Head Football Coach Dick Gwinn through the 1976-77 school year. Coach Gwinn is presently in his third year as mentor of the Wildcats. "I am very happy that the administration has taken this positive action," said Dale Gardner, College Athletic Director. The National Football Coaches Association recently recommended that when a rebuilding process is needed, a new coach be given at least four and preferrably five years to complete the process. Although this is Gwinn 's third season, he was severely handicapped his first year by his late appointments, which came after the recruiting season. Of Gwinn. Gardner said he is loyal and dedicated not only to the athletic department but to the total success of Weber State College. .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1975-11-04, Vol. 35, No. 10|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|