Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-01-251
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f" r"1 '100 YEARS' 1 ' " r' " w - Monday, January 25, 1988 Weber State College Vol. 48 No. 26 WSC educators ask to be paid - ' - I j ' 1 Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles dealing with legislative and funding issues for education. JaNae Barlow Special Projects Editor Weber State College representatives will make their presentation on the college budget to the Utah legislature Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 2-3 p.m. Issues to surface in the meeting will center around the effects of inadequate salaries coupled with increasing enrollment burdens. The presentation is one of many educators will give to the legislature explaining the need for appropriated funds. "Everybody's first priority this year is salaries," said WSC President Stephen D. Nadauld. "Out number one objective is to explain to the legislature how critical it is to find funding for our people. "We generally fall between average and below average in comparison to the salaries paid by other schools similar to us," said Robert DeBoer, WSC acting vice president for college relations. Average may not sound so bad but DeBoer explains that average means that Weber' instructors are often paid 50 percent of what they could make at some institutions. With these statistics, it makes it hard to keep good faculty on our campus, said DeBoer. "It is like giving our teachers a grade of 'C'," DeBoer said. "We are obviously better than that." "Some of the very best just don't stay here," he said. "I don't know how long we can entice them to stay." One factor which helps to keep faculty at Weber, he said however, is the fact that they like the environment in Ogdcn. He said because people like it here they are often willing to stay despite the lower salary, but this factor will only go so far. Even though budgets are tight this year, DeBoer said he is going into the legislative session with some level of optimism. He pointed out the concern the legislators showed for education last year by raising taxes. He said he hopes they will maintain this level of concern. But the reality is that their just isn't enough money to go around. "The legislature is in a rough spot," said Nadauld. "They can't fund everything." Deficits in needed funds have to come from somewhere," said ASWSC President Ron Robinson. It is for this reason that in addition to allocating state funds to eduction, the legislature is also expected to pass two bills transferring some of this load onto the students. These (see LEGISLATURE on page 3) t t ; - U, i iff j ( 1 K( j -v t f i 1 ! ! ; ' I - I I JAKE AND EL WOOD, the Blues Brothers, made an appearance at Waldo's Beach Party in the Union Building last Friday evening. The Blues Brothers were one of many participating in the Air-Band Contest held at the beach party. Signpost photo: Hal Moore) Despiteopposition, WSC gains control of master of education program Hal Davis Asst. News Editor Weber made a clean sweep at Friday's State Board of Regent's meeting as approval was granted for Weber to administer a master of education program, and the proposed conversion to the semester system was made a dead issue, said Robert Smith, WSC vice president for academic affairs. Commenting on the battle, Smith said that "President Nadauld did a very good job of convincing the regents." He went on to say that Weber has a strong commitment to the master of education program. Despite strong opposition from the University of Utah and Utah State, there was only one dissenting vote, giving Weber sole control over the program, it had previously held joindy with USU. That dissenting vole came from Regent Ian Cumming of Salt Lake City. The regents also stated that Weber will receive the almost $60,000 that is currently allocated to USU, said Smith. The money is to be used in the area of greatest need. Weber will assume full control of the master's program at the start of summer quarter, 1988. The Weber campus currently offers 70 percent of the master's classes and provides about 90 percent of the staff. The disposition of the program was basically decided when Higher Education Commissioner W. Rolfc Kerr voiced support for Weber's proposal in the week preceding the meeting. U of U and USU opposed Friday's decision based on fears that Weber would eventually seek university status and could not administer a quality program. Due to the past joint administration of the master's program, Weber has in place all it needs to handle such a program. WSC faculty senate Community is involved, says Nadauld Chris J. Miller Editor-in-Chief A resolution asking the administration to include a wider segment of the community in Weber State's strategic planning was defeated in Faculty Senate Thursday, but WSC president Stephen D. Nadauld says lie had no problem with the proposed resolution. "We would do that by nature. Anytime we do something that interfaces with the community, we get input from them," said Nadauld at the Jan. 21 meeting. "But it is going to be at the appropriate time, then we'll take a look at that," said Nadauld. The resolution, presented by Dr. Don Sharpcs, suggested that more community input be solicited. Others voiced opinion that the school's Institutional Council, made up of community members, already served that purpose. In other action which reflected the mood of the faculty following the January 15 retreat, where future direction of the school was discussed, senate members expressed concern over whether Weber should be adding more classes to the General Education core, when future budget and philosophy changes might require cutting many of those classes. One class, a Common Medicines class (PD130) was accepted as a G.E. class only after heavy discussion. The action passed by a 20-17 vote. am News page 2 Sports page 6 Classifieds page 8 Slamdunk page 8 Wildcats win one see page 6 Predictions ofWSC's future on page 4-5 Signpost goes tri-weekly In an effort to provide more extensive coverage to Weber State College, the Signpost has moved to a three-times-a-week format, beginning today. Previously published on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Signpost will now be distributed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Instead of two 16-page editions, the paper will go to an eight-page edition on Mondays and 12-page issues on Wednesdays and Fridays. Advertisers and groups submitting information will have new deadlines with the changes. Advertising deadlines are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (two days prior to publication), while contributions to Campus Update and other sections must be in by noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (also two days prior to publication). The Signpost is the source of campus anj community news for the student body and is distributed free to students, faculty ctnd str.ft :it approximately 40 locations around the campus.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1988-01-25, Vol. 48, No. 26|
|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.|