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.it-V.v -- Friday, November 1, 1985 Vol. 46 No.12 t Wildcat Volleyball see page 8 Schools benefited by accreditation Editor's Note: This is the second part in a three-part series concerning accreditation. This installment features the benefits of specialized accreditation. by Loretta Park Ass't News EditorGov't Affairs The School of Technology is undergoing part of the process of accreditation this week, according to Dr. Kent Randall, dean of the school. A five-member team from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) is currently on campus, re-evaluating three programs and evaluating a new program, Randall said. The programs being examined are the electronic engineering technology two-year program, the electronic engineering technology four-year program, and the manufacturing engineering technology four-year program. This accreditation is a specialized accreditation; Weber State as a whole is not being examined, but rather an individual program. In order for a program to be accredited by a private agency, the college must first be accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, according to Randall. The private agencies then know the library is adequate and the campus meets the national criteria. The automotive four-year program is being considered for ABET accreditation. "We hope we are accredited because it means we meet the national level of education," Randall said. Accreditation will affect some employers when they consider graduate students for employment. Employers are aware of the accreditation standards. "The purpose of accreditation agencies is to set a standard of education for the programs," said Dr. Don Hanson, chair of accounting department. Currently, the School of Business and Economics is not accredited, but it is undergoing the process. It will take several years before the School of Business and Economics can be accredited, according to Dr. Gordon L. Jacox, assistant dean of the school. The new master's program has to be considered in the self-study report, and there haven't been any graduates from the new program yet. The School of Allied Health has the largest number of accredited programs. Students who want to practice in a medical area cannot get a license unless they attend an accredited school, according to Dr. Reed M. Stringham, dean of the school. "In the medical area, it is terribly important for students to have the required knowledge to care for people," Stringham said. Accreditation assures the public and students that the program is meeting certain criteria, Stringham said. Convo speaker realizes success of goal by Emilie Bean News Editor "If you learn well what you are being taught . . . you will effect tremendous changes in tie marketplace," said Gordon Jump to Weber State students at Thursday's convocation. Jump explained his belief in the need for education and the benefits derived from learning. "This is the 'effort pit' right here," he said. In a later speech to students in the Wattis business building, Jump said, "Most of you, while you're in your in the academic environment, don't realize your potential." Jump, who started his acting career at the age of 32, said it was what he had always wanted to do. "I had to try, even if I failed," he said. "I love to make people laugh . . . and I've enjoyed the' opportunity to do so." Uprooted from his job in Ohio, Jump said he was never really insecure. "You have to have faith in what you're doing." He also encouraged students to dream and use their imaginations. "You have the opportunity to be the master of your own ship," he stated. By far, the best known roles for Jump have been the parts he played on comedy series. Soap was the first work he did other than day player roles. At first, Jump was uncomfortable with the reviews of the series, and he -i "i ' 4 : ; ) I i ' J i v i,v,., . . ........ ... ..w..,. , , . -yfil,W.--S. Signpost photoScott Miller Gordon Jump, Mr. Carlson of WKRPin Cincinnati, spoke yesterday to a WSC almost turned down the part of the police lieutenant. On second thought, however, he said he found Soap had some of the most positive writing in television. The second situation comedy, WKRP in Cincinnati, was "made in heaven," said Jump. "That's about as much fun as eight people could have, legally." Although WKRP received a 43 percent share of the televisioa ratings, politics intervened and the show audience. Jump was the convocation speaker yesterday. ASWSC was canceled after four years. Two attempts since then have been made to recall the cast and make new episodes, but the effort has been unsuccessful. WRKP had 19 schedule moves in four years and was not expected to be successful. "They called it the utility show," Jump said. "People only have respect for what they pay for. WKRP was very inexpensive to make." (see CONVO on page 3) i Signpost pholoScolt Miller Faculty members took their children trick or treating last night to the annual Halloween outing sponsored by the Residence Halls Association (RHA). Residents were on hand to pass out treats to them and to youngsters from the School of the Blind.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-11-01, Vol. 46, No. 12|
|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.|