Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-181
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Ji-J l-H u r v v -J 1 Volume 37, Number 32 Weber State College February 18, 1977 Coumeil dicua by Debbie Carter The Master Degree program, progress and promotions were discussed at Wednesday's Institutional Council meeting. President Bishop said, "I found the Regents to be very receptive to the report" concerning a Masters degree program at WSC. "There is a great need in this area, and we're going to push very hard for it." "The primary need," said Bishop, "rests in the School of Education." He said, we'll "respond to the regents with all the ammunition we have. ' ' New transformer The Building and Grounds committee report was made by Frank Francis. He reported that the college transformer has reached capacity and a new one is needed before the Tech Ed. building can be opened and the Chilled Water Plant put into operation. The council passed the motion to get the 12,000 volt transmitter. Building and Grounds director, Robert Folsum said "this is the first step to change the campus entirely to a 12,000 volt system." The committee also reported that a condemnation suit may not be necessary to obtain the Phillips property next to the Dee Special Events Center. It is possible to exchange some college property appraised at an almost identical dollar value with some of the Phillips property that is needed. Cooperating now "may help with other negotiations that are still in the way," said Francis. Super Dee Progress on the Dee has not slowed down but the contractor was given another extension, this one for 180 days. The extension was granted by the building board for the installation of air conditioning. The time table completion date is now set for Aug. 19. The contractor has said he will try to be finished by Aug. 1 and possibly July 15. Bishop said "we are on top of it" and "we're watching it closely." The contractors are now on a designated time table and will be required to follow it. The Dee Special Events Center is 79 percent complete. They now have permanent power which has hastened construction. The windows have been installed. The light and sound system is half complete and the dome seating is being completed. The last contract for landscaping will go up for bid at the state capitol on March 3. Other progress The Tech Ed. building is 94 percent complete. The first floor has passed final inspection and the second floor is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Cabinets and equipment are arriving and being installed. The Chilled Water Plant is 95 percent completed and is awaiting a new transformer for power. The fountain is 98 percent complete with work postponed until spring. The fire alarm system upgrading is 60 percent complete. Promotion and Tenure recommendations were presented and passed at Wednesday's meeting. Out of the 180 given consideration for Tenure, 28 were approved, 6 were placed on probation, 2 were appealing and one was taken from the tenure stream. This places 60 percent of the WSC faculty on tenure. Out of 64 people considered for promotions, 44 were recommended and received their promotions. Thirteen are now professors, 17 are now associate professors, 14 are now assistant professors, and 1 is an instructor specialist. Faculty members received tenure and promotions after going through a careful screening process, which started in April and is just now complete. They are judged in three areas: teaching, campus and community service, and research and writing. The Institutional Council members were taken on a tour through the computer system to see the new DEC 10 computer. Next meeting they will tour the crime lab (which is the only one in the state) at WSC. e Weber W&sfolr There onl will be school onday ""41k - a . ---im 'r -nil r i", rnr - rr n mfi YinSmmm, 1 DECISION MAKING: Jeff Flamm, WSC studentbody president; WSC President Joseph Bishop and Institutional Council Chairman Dale Browning discuss college policy during Institutional Council. ay iare reviewed at council meeting The need, feasibility and future of a Day Care Center at WSC was discussed by Mike Hunsaker, Student Services Vice President, at the Executive Council meeting this week. Through survey results and personal contacts, Hunsaker showed the council that there was a need for a center. Hunsaker said 122 people said in the survey that they would enroll at WSC or take more hours if a Day Care facility was provided. Others, through correspondence, told Hunsaker, "I think it is imperative that Weber State College have day care." One woman said, "I think Day Care is a massive need on this campus. Many people would come back to school if there was child care for their children." After Hunsaker demonstrated the need, he showed the feasibility of a Day Care Center. He presented several arguments. "We have more married students than Utah State University, and they have a Day Care Center," said Hunsaker. The enrollment would increase and "122 people would pay for the Day Care Center with their fees," he said. There are five feasible locations. The five locations are Annex four, and five, 4464 South Harrison, and the Cosmetology and photography sections of the Tech Ed building. Students have volunteered their time and talents to develop and work in a Day Care Center. "The schools could benefit by using the Day Care in their educational training," he said. "We need help from the Faculty Senate and from the Administration," Hunsaker said. "If the Administration will put it up on a high enough priority list, we will have a Day Care Center," the Student Services Vice President emphasized. He said we "hope for the best and play for the worst."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1977-02-18, Vol. 37, No. 32|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|