Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-03-051
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mi 1 V I A WEBER STATE-2110 OG DEN 84408 FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1982 Vol. 42 No. 38 f t , , j , . : -r - & ". r i J.- ' . ' " c I .1 - . - r- .!"v'v . . - J Photo by Rodney Wright Weber State College Business Professor, Dr. Gordon have quite a wait, however, as the building will not be Jacox, appears impatient to move into the new finished until fall of 1983. In the meantime, Jacox may business building now under construction. He may find it smart to move his desk in out of the mud. Arguments given in faculty salary dispute by Jill Niederhauser and Steve Largent The pros and cons of a proposal which would equalize faculty salaries among the several schools were presented to a meeting of the general faculty yesterday. The meeting was called as a result of a petition signed by over 10 percent of the faculty. The petition called for the rejection of faculty senate action taken Feb. 18 which had turned down the proposal. The proposal, presented by the Salary Committee, would have adjusted the mean faculty salary of the Schools of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Library to the level of the School of Education. Faculty members in the Schools of Business, Technology and Education currently receive a greater mean salary than faculty members in other areas on campus. Having heard both sides of the issue, the faculty will now vote secretly by mail on the proposal. The results of the balloting are not final however, as the final decision on faculty salaries will be made by the administration. The vote is merely a recommendation. Dr. Ronald Wooden, chairman of the ad hoc committee which headed the petition drive, said that "excellence should be rewarded to all who achieve it." Wooden indicated that rejection of the proposal would "delay adjustments and only widen inequities in salaries." Wooden outlined four reasons why the arguments against the proposal made in the previous faculty senate meeting were invalid: first, competition from the private business sector is present in all Schools; not just the School of Business; second, the proposal would not result in divisiveness among faculty members of the several Schools; third, the School of Business would be able to function adequately under the equity salary proposal; and fourth, adjustments are necessary to attain equity within the Schools themselves. Dr. Hal Bertilson of the Dept. of Psychology presented statistics which demonstrated that, even after adjusting for rank, educational level and year of appointment, the Schools of Business, Education and Technology have average salaries far above the other Schools on campus. Dean of Humanities Sherwin Howard presented statistics which compared the salary differential at WSC to schools nationwide. Howard's statistics showed that mean salaries for Business at WSC are 16.4 percent above those in the School of Humanities, compared with a nationwide figure of 10.8 percent. Howard argued that departments on campus, such as math and science, need upward adjustments in salary for the same reasons Business claims the need for salary protection. He also said, "the proposal would not be divisive, and the failure to institute equity would result in divisiveness." Al Simkins, Associate Dean of the School of Business, gave a presentation similar to the one he gave at the faculty senate meeting on Feb. 18. Simkins said, "The salary committee failed to do its research and did not consider market factors in the development of the proposal." Simkins presented statistics which indicated that there is a surplus of professors in all areas except for Business which is facing a nationwide shortage. He also presented statistics which showed that the wage differential at WSC was no greater than at other institutions.He said, "The entry-level salary at Weber State is below the national average entry-level market salary. The WSC Business program is competing in the low end of the market," Photo contest The Weber State College Activities Board has announced the "Best of Show" winners of the WSC photo contest. The first place award went to photo number nine in the landscape divission which was taken by Lloyd Duncan. Second place went to Grove Pashley for photo number two in the portrait division. Parking fees to increase again? by Bill McGaha The Weber State parking committee this week recommended to the administration that fees for parking decals be increased. The proposed increase in parking fees would range from $2 for an 'A' sticker to $1 for a 'B' decal. The proposed increase is intended to provide funds for maintenance of the lots. According to Bob DeBoer. Director of Business Affairs, the lots will need much work in the near future and, because of a decrease in state funding, everyone on campus will need to pay more for parking in the future. According to Sam Packer of Buildings and Grounds, the deferred maintenance that will be needed by the college over the next five years will be about $475,000, not counting" inflation. It was estimated by the parking committee that the proposed increase in decal fees would raise less than $10,000. DeBoer said that the increase would serve as a psychological softener for increases that would have to come in the future. He said that it would be easier to have incremental increases rather than one huge inrease two or three years from now. DeBoer said there are five source of revenue listed for the funding of parking: general funding, decal sales, fines, meter collections and other revenue. For the seven months ending January 31, 1982, decal sales had accounted for $107,308. Fines had accounted for $23,190 dollars. Total revenue collected totaled $194,800. The major cost of parking at Weber State is not maintenance, as current expenditures show, but security. Contract salaries, hourly wages and benefits in that time period cost the students and faculty $101,463. According to DeBoer, the dollar amount spent on maintanence of the lots in that period totals $18,900. Other items included in the cost of parking are: uniform allowance $5,400, office $7,000, vehicle operation $27,000, travel instate $500, travel out-of-state $1,000, and 'other' expenses listed at $3,022. Total expenses for the fiscal year so far come to $141,455, versus a total revenue collection of $194,800 dollars. Snow removal is not counted as an expense for parking as it is covered from other sources. However, Sam Packer indicated that the cost for snow removal this year has come to over $39,000. As a counter-proposal Bruce Richeson, ASWSC Executive Vice President and member of the parking committee, suggested that visitors be charged for parking. He said more revenue could be generated by charging visitors than by charging an increase to the students. Richeson noted that schools such as the University of Utah charge for visitor parking and that it would save the students money when seemingly everything on campus is going up in price. Both Richeson and Student Services Vice President, Stephanie DeGraw were vehemently opposed to the proposed increase, but were outvoted by faculty and administration committee members. The committee did approve a feasability study of charging visitors for parking.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-03-05, Vol. 42, No. 38|
|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.|