Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-301
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2 V 1 , - , 'v - - . f $ !n i i i i i I I 'Z v 1 f rrrrrri V. ' ' . l ' , V . j ' ' V 1 'iiiiili mii THOUGH THE BUDGET for the library has been cut, construction continues on the new library addition. See related story on page 5. (photo by Fred Barta) Evaluation of faculty set early next week Early next week, students will be given a faculty evaluation form to fill out for every class. This evaluation will measure both the course and the teacher for effectiveness.Every faculty member will be evaluated by the students, and the results will be made available to students for Spring quarter's pre-registration. The format to be followed to oe tonowed in filling out the evaluation, will be as follows; teachers will pick up the forms from the head of their department, a student will then be given the forms to hand out to the rest of the class. When the students have finished the form, the same student will collect them. The forms will then be handed in to the Opinion Research committee, who will put the material together. After being reevaluated by a faculty committee headed by Dr. Storey, it will be published, and put in strategic locations on campus, such as the library and Union Building, so "it will be available to students to compare, and make effective decision in choosing their teachers and courses," said Brent Johns, academic vice president. This evaluation would have no effect on salary or tenure for the faculty, but was meant to help faculty members perceive the students views of their potential areas of success or need. The format for the book is yet to be decided, and will be the result of input from faculty, student government and . the administration.It is hoped that when it is completed the evaluation will be professional, an on-going thing which can be produced every year with Johns. good results,, said The last evaluation was completed two years ago. That evaluation was not done as well as it should have been and therefore was not as effective as it should have been, Johns said. Although that evaluation was not perfect, it will be changed before it is used again. 'Gas-hog' market slowing down as prices decline Energy crunch hits Detroit; pre-Christmas cutbacks slow production of full-size autos UPI The energy crisis didn't actually create the demand for small cars. It just accelerated the demand past the automakers' ability to build them. One industry executive told UPI, "We iust never expected it this quick and we weren't ready." He said the fear of a gas shortage also is softening demand for the economy cars and contributing to a "slump psychology." He said that until the question of gasoline rationing is decided, the automakers don't really know which way sales are going, up or down. Perplexed New and used car dealers say prospective customers are perplexed, and that for some, all they want to know is what kind of mileage a particular car will get. The three-year sales boom already was beginning to slow down when the first gas shortages began during the Summer. That started a rush toward small cars that slowed a bit when the 1974 models were introduced and the threat of rationing became greater. The switch to the small car began in the late 1960's with the arrival of the first real wave of European and Japanese imports. It has reached the point where Ford and General Motors are spending more than $500 million this year to change to small car production, but figure that won't be enough. High prices The problems facing many prospective buyers is higher prices for the sub-compacts and compacts, probably a long wait if they want specific options and a Finals set for Dec. 10-12 Finals week is scheduled for Dec. 10-12. Following is a list of examination times for students to refer to. All classes with fewer than three credit hours, including TBA classes, will hold finals on the last scheduled class period of the quarter. Time of Class Time Period Day and Dale 8a.m. 7a.m.to9a.m. Tuesday.Dec.il 9 a.m. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Dec. 12 10a.m. 11 a.m. 12 noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. lp.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Dec. 10 lp.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.Dec.il lp.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Dec. 12 10a.m. to 12noon Monday. Dec. 10 10a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday. Dec. 11 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday. Dec. 12 Classes starting before 7 a.m. will also hold their finals from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Wednesday. Dec. 12. low trade-in for their old car, even lower than they expect if it's a large car. Joe Morgan, a 28-year-old suburban Detroit insurance salesman, would like to trade in his "gas hog" 1972 Buick Electra on either a Chevrolet Vega or Camaro. He's afraid gas rationing might leave his eight-mile per gallon Electra high and dry. Morgan has been looking at the small cars, but he's not sure what to do until the energy crisis gets worked out. His question is, "Why should I invest in a new car now and then maybe see it sit in the garage?" He says a couple of dealers he talked to won't even give him what his old car is worth and they want sticker price for the model he was looking at. Morgan is not alone in his search for a small car at a small price. Business turn down Joe Scott, owner of a motor company in Montgomery, Ala. says customers are coming in wanting little cars but they have big cars to trade and "right now if we can't move the big cars we have to turn the business down." Sales have been down in each of the six 10-day selling periods since the new cars were introduced in September. The greatest decline has been in themiddle-of-the-line models, the full-sized Plymouths, Fords. Chevrolets. Buicks and Oldsmobiles. In mid-November, sales of the "Big Three" nearly equalled the year-ago period, the first time they have come close since the 1974 models were introduced. But it was only the compacts and the luxury models that were keeping sales from dropping even lower. The first reaction to the slump came from General Motors the world's largest automaker which accounts for one of every two car sales in this country. General Motors will either shut down or curtail production of full-sized and intermediate models at Hi of its 24 assembly plants in the week before Christmas.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1973-11-30, Vol. 33, No. 18|
|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.|