Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-05-051
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Friday, May 5, 1995 f Rocky mountain high Oobleck, a band of WSU students consisting of Kris Harrob entertain during open hour Thursday under the Stewart Bell Faculty opens bankbooks By Jennifer King Signpost editor in chief The monetary worth of faculty and staff members has now been publicly announced, but not without mixed emotions. Faculty and staff salaries were released Monday in accordance with a bill passed last year making all college and university sala- ries accessible to the public. The publication of the salaries f.- has caused some concern among J faculty members and has raised questions such as gender equity and the need for a campus-wide evaluation of salaries. J Chloe Merrill, child and family I" studiesdepartmentchair,said the I releasing of salaries can and has caused problems. I Merrill, who makes $51,943 a year, noticed people comparing i salaries with faculty members in other departments and colleges on campus. "There are some discrepancies and the university is looking at them," she said. "The administration is trying ns hard as they can to reduce the number of discrepancies."Merrill said she doesn't, have any complaints about the release of the salaries. "It is public record and people have to understand that and live with it." She said the releasing ot the salaries does have its drawbacks. "It does cause hard feelings between people." Merrill said it would be more beneficial if the salaries ot those in the work force outside ot the university setting were released. - TV "Educators don't make much," she said. "People think we make a lot more than we do." There are a lot of factors considered in salaries; like length of time at WSU and other universities, the number of degrees and length of time working in the profession, Merrill said. Merrill said the salaries are low in her department in comparison with other departments on campus and she is concerned because of the importance the child and family studies department has on education and society. The department deals with children and families and strengthening the family relationship. "If it is a national agenda, it should be a university agenda," Merrill said. Levi Peterson, chairman of the English department, agrees that there are some inaccuracies when comparing different departments and colleges on campus. "We're quite a big department there's close to 36 of us," Peterson said. "Percapira though, we're one of the lowest (paid) departments."Peterson, who makes $65,006, said he believes that the salary gap that exists between colleges and departments needs to be narrowed."You have to balance everything but I don't think it's realistic to have a salary sched ule," he said. Peterson said he has seen faculty members become emotional over the publishing of salaries. "It's demoralizing and it begins to all'ect the teachers and then' et- , c Salaries .: .? OJ - 4 (left), Joe Payne, Andy Maughn and Jed Kiepe on drums, Tower as part of Arts and Humanities Emphasis Week. Deans June K. Phillips Arts & Humanities F 12 mos. $77,195 Michael B. Vaughn Business M 12 mos. $83,311 David M. Greene Education M 12 mos. $81,496 Marilyn S. Harrington Health Profes. F 12 mos. $76,376 J.R. Galli Science M 12 mos. $72,000 Richard W. Sadler Social Science M 12 mos. $77,773 Warren R.Hill Technology M 12 mos. $77,768 ToniW. Weight Student Dev. F 12 mos. $64,284 Vice Presidents Allen F. Simkins Admin. Services M 12 mos. $96,000 Marie L.Kotter Student Services F 12 mos. $88,811 Provosts Robert B. Smith Provost M 12 mos. $99,820 Kathleen M. Lukken Associate Provost F 12 mos. $74,232 Office of the President Paul H. Thompson President M 12 mos. $108,804 Emil O. Hanson Asst. to President M 12 mos. $62,640 Carol J. Berrey Asst. to President F 12 mos. $62,400 Athletics Ron Abegglen Basketball Coach M 12 mos. $64,648 David S. Arslanian Football Coach M 12 mos. $58,841 Carla D. Taylor Basketball Coach F 12 mos. $41,124 Albert H. Givens Volleyball Coach M 12 mos. S36.179 Chairpersons James R. Mcbeth Art M 10 mos. $55,681 Eugene G. Bozniak Botany M 10 mos. S58.993 Chioe D. Merrill Child & Family F 10 mos $51,943 Randolph J. Scott Communication M 10 mos. S47.324 Helen J. JaTies Cnemis:1-, F 'Omcs. S52.044 A BRIAN NICHOLSONTHE SIGNPOST to public Volume 57 Number 79 Quick Takes v it ' ., I . . A&E Artist leaving figures to the imagination. See page 5 News Dating expert comes to Convocations. See page 3 Opinion Professor discusses College Republicans' image. See page 4 Sports Smith sets injuries aside and returns to the volleyball court. Sir page 6 Weather Friday Wet and miserable 5940 -tw Weekend (7 ., ,v- - M';,re rftin A & 60v.'30s 0 'J M,,,,!,.!,,, I.,;.. i,Lil,.!imiU,l, Ji.u HIW LP. 'WW 1 i is ' I - is I V I .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1995-05-05, Vol. 57, No. 79|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|