Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-03-091
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VOLUME 50. ISSUE 62 FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1990 ST B Q H JL WEBER STATE COLLEGE o Kerr initiates search for new WSC President By Jeffrey Paul Senior reporter of 7he Signpost The Commissioner of Higher Education, Rolfe Kerr addressed the faculty senate to begin what he termed "as the first step of the process," to select a new president for the college. Kerr expressed his desires in starting the process correctly. He viewed this meeting as the "critical first step" towards the goal of having a new president, Campus hopefully by next September. He began by explaining the selection process , and then asked the faculty two things. What the faculty thought a new president would need in terms of skills, would the faculty share with him what they saw the future of the "University" to be. The "search and screening committee" will consist of nineteen members, five from the Board of Regents, five from the WSC Institutional Council, five from the faculty, two from the students and two from the community. The five faculty members are Tom Burton, Helen James, Lee Dickson, Alma Harris and Carol Gaskill. The two student representatives are Lane Alvey, student body president, and Melinda Roylance, RHA senator. The committee would then establish time lines towards the final goal of next September. After viewing potential candidates that were either nominated or applied for the position the committee would narrow the selection to five candidates that would then be submitted to the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents would then select the final candidate from the five nominated by the s J Y.u committee. "Weber has probably the capacity to serve as the most hospitible (four year) institution in the state to a wide diversity of students," said Barry Gomberg, director of Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action for WSC. " Nothing speaks to them quite so well as someone at the helm, who is a symbol of that diversity." "We need a president with the wisdom of So'lon, the oratorical ability of Cicero and the education to know who they were," said Ran dy"Scott, Chair of the Department of Communication. In a related motion, Dr. Tom Burton, chairman of the faculty senate introduced a resolution honoring and thanking President Nadauld as a "champion of the University, advocate of the faculty, and good colleague and friend." T.R. Reddy, chairman of the salary, benefits, budget, and fiscal planning commitee presented the (sbbfp) commitees recommendation concerning faculty salarys. The committee informed the faculty that between legislative appropriations and internal allocations there is 6.25 percent increase for salarys. Of the 6.25 percent increase, .25 percent will be allotted to promotion and completion of degrees; 2 percent will be allotted for salary adjustments for satisfactory performance (across the board); and the final 4 percent be allotted for, and restricted to, salary increases based on merit and equity ranging from 0-8 percent. In other actions, the Student Rights and Responsibilities Manual was distributed for "information sake" by Sarah Toevs, chair of admissions, standards, and student affairs committee. The manual will be discussed at the next faculty senate meeting on April 19. The report from the appointment, promotion, academic freedom and tenure commitee was rescheduled until next meeting. M etropolitan U' By Shane Mason Staff writer of The Signpost The Metropolitan University Student Initiative Conference was held last weekend at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. The conference was attended by Student body President Lane Alvey, ASWSW Administrative Assistant Scott Barton, Director of Student Activities Jody Hurst and Vice President of Student Services Marie Kotter. The conference was the first of its kind for the metropolitan universities. A metropolitan university is defined as one that places a strong emphasis on undergraduate teaching and v1 .'J seeks to serve those who live in the metropolitan area in which it is located. The conference was held to address the unique problems and concerns of student governments at metropolitan universities. Some of the topics included non-traditional students, cultural diversity, student apathy and co-curricular transcripts. Outstanding programs were also highlighted. One of these was Weber State's Open Hour program. The open hour seminar was given by Dr. Kotter and Jody Hurst. "Our convocation program is a topnotch program worthy of more praise than it is receiving," said Scott Barton. "It's a program that all the other schools would 1 WSC'S EARLY COLLEGE program helps high school students get a head start on college. Some students earn as many as 20 credit hours before graduating. define love to have on their campuses." Barton also pointed out that Weber State's student government has more power than any other schools at the conference. "Metropolitan universities are the wave of the future," said Jody Hurst. "It's important for us to begin meeting and band together for strength." There were a lot of ideas exchanged at the conference. "We will be able to implement many of the concepts that we learned," said Lane Alvey. "We were also able to share our programs with other schools." The conference will be held annually. Lowell University in Massachusetts will host the conference next year.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-03-09, Vol. 50, No. 62|
|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.|