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J?S-m- L...J LJl f-X " X X ... X J OGDEN 84408 ' I WEBER STATE-2110 TUESDAY, MARCH 2, .1982 42 No. 37 .1 . f J' f u x Photo by Lee Hicken March may have come in like a lamb, but that didn't stop Jeff Blake from testing his wings Sunday in preparation for the undisputed "King" of kite flying months. Credit fee proposed A new policy was proposed at the Feb. 15 Institutional Council meeting that might add another fee to Weber State College students. The proposal, if passed, would add a $10 charge to students wishing to record credits obtained through the military, non-accredited training programs, CLEP and AP testing. Credit from another institute would cost $15. The institutional council meets again on March 5, and the ASWSC officers are asking for input from students on the issue. Any students wishing to comment on the new proposal should call the ASWSC office or speak to one of the student body officers. Students may also attend the student legislative council meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays. REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES Spring Quarter registration through Friday, March 5 from ing Quarter packets may packets are available in the 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. register according to the Union Building lobby daily All students who have Spr- schedule below. Tuesday March 2 Seniors A-D E-K L-R S-Z CLOSED CLOSED TIME 8 am 9 am 10 am 11 am noon 1 pm Wednesday March 3 Juniors A-D E-K L-R S-Z Sophs. A-D E-K Thursday March 4 Sophs. L-R " S-Z Frosh. A-B " C-D " E-G " H-I NOTE: Registration closes at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 2 Registration closes at 3 p.m. other three days A REMINDER: CLASS SCHEDULE WILL BE SOLD AT THE BOOKSTORE FOR 50C ASWSC hears tuition proposal by Bill McGaha The issue of changing the present tuition payment structure took a new turn Friday as college president Rodney Brady presented a modified linear-plateau payment proposal to ASWSC officers. Under the modified system students would have an incremental plateau from 12-18 credits (each credit in the 12-18 range would cost an additional 2 dollars) while 1-11 and 19 or more would be on a linear scale to be determined later. President Brady indicated that the proposed system would be a move which would satisfy the State Board of Regents which has requested that the college modify its tuition schedule. Much controversy has centered around the present tuition schedule and the proposed changes by the administration..Originally, Dr. Robert Smith, academic vice president asked the student academic senate to support a change to a linear system last fall quarter. Smith said at that time the administration would drop the newly added pre-registration and late fee policy as a compromise for accepting linear tuition. The Academic Senate passed a resolution which stated that the Senate could not support the proposal by Smith as it would be detrimental to the academic atmosphere of the school and would penalize a majority of the students. Smith in a letter addressed to President Brady indicated that the a majority of the concerns expressed in the Senate pro Friday March 5 Frosh. J-L " M-N " O-R " S " T-V " W-Z posal were "spurious." The let- ter states, "There is no question that full-time college ex- perience is more beneficial for a typical student, especially when in residence on the cam- pus. Both this and the question of future use of Promontory Tower call for value judgements about the kind of institution we wish to be. In practical terms I see the issue boiling down to a choice between a futile attempt to foster an atmosphere that doesn't exist now and is highly unlikely to exist at WSC in the future and adaptation to the nontradi-tional nature of the WSC student body and the changing values in the community we serve. While this is primarily a symbolic issue, I don't mean to underrate its importance. On balance, I believe it is in the best interest of the institution and its students to adapt to reality," rather than be guided by an inappropriate model of the "the college experience." In response to questions on linear tuition Smith indicated that the linear system's strongest bias is that it encourages part-time attendance. Smith added that the administration could get along without the linear change but that the bottom line was that there was a greater need for predictability in class scheduling.When asked to estimate what increase in predictability could be obtained through ;' tr'" tt ' Mill 1 i ii v ;V r nkt .y -iri i ii- : - -.3 Marvin M. Mitchelson, lawyer in the renowned Lee Marvin palimony trial, will be the convocation speaker at Weber State College at noon Thursday, March 4 in the Austad Auditorium. Mitchelson received his bachelor's degree from UCLA, and also graduated with a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law. He has written two books, "Made in Heaven. Settled in Court" and "Living Together," and has appeared on almost all of the major talk shows. linear tution Smith indicated that he ' did not know how much more predictability would result but that "there would be an increase." College president Rodney Brady stated that all the actions of the administration are taken with the intention to "improve the experience of the students." He said that various sorts of linear systems had been considered over the last three years and that Dr. Smith was not the first to propose its use at Weber. He said that the administration is not looking to streamline its functions at the expense of the students. If that were the case, he . said, there were various options which he could take to improve efficiency but that would be detrimental to the student body. One of the main concerns of the Academic Senate in rejecting the linear proposal was it would discourage experimentation in variety of classes. Dr. Smith indicated that would not be a problem since students at the college were not here to gain a diverse educational background so much as to obtain a degree and get into the job market. President Brady felt that experimentation was needed since students become "far, far too specialized." The new proposal has yet to be endorsed or rejected by ASWSC.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1982-03-02, Vol. 42, No. 37|
|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.|