Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-03-051
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r ri Weber State College -v A. r r A I- 4 ions AWS hocis eeef Associated Women' Students elections are being held today for President, Vice president, secretary, and most preferred man. . Some question has been raised as to the legality of these' elections since not all women on campus were given the opportunity to run for office. AWS failed to notify the Signpost or any other campus media of the upcoming elections. Only those women with representatives on the council . were informed of the elections. Candidates for President are Judy Decaria, Mary Lynn Andersen, and Caleen Outzen. Diane . Hurst and Carrie Stayner are running for vice president. Running for secretary are Debbie Zuech and Lisa Wardle. Decaria is the President of Otyokwa sorority. She said that she feels AWS should be reorganized to make it responsible to more of the women students on campus. She said that by having a representative of each academic department, AWS would be more viable to more women. Parts of the Equal Rights Amendment ate OK, Decaria said, although she added "I'm not a women's libber." She said that the parts of the ERA that are good are the parts dealing with jobs and education. Decaria also said that she thinks it would be good if AWS got involved with bringing in a gynocologist once a week at the student health center. The Day Care Center, according to Decaria is good not J t c . WW' ill ill I i " j i if. v.i I i A - .... 2 1. V r i - i I. 4 ? 1 3" .:; 1 - t, 1 - J .o r i, . -. .J..... -0- .3-- ,..,.'-,:!S" only because of the service it provides but also because if AWS gets involved with it, it can bring the organization' closer to the students. Andersen is president of Tau Theta Nu sorority: .She said that she would try to bring more women into AWS by having different kinds of seminars such as one on "creative child care." .."A big thing is just enthusiasm" Andersen said while discussing ways to attract more women to AWS. She said that the AWS officers should try to "light a fire" under the students. . Andersen, like Decaria also supports some parts of the ERA although she : also says that '-'women- should - stay in their' place" and that "men should be the bread winners." She said that the Day Care Center is "really good" especially for the students interested in Family Life. Improving Health' Care for women on campus would be according to Andersen "a really good cause." Outzen was unavailable for comment. f 9i CP, AWS President Moyes : If a girl didn't have a chance to run for an elective office she'll just have to try for an appointed one. Doug Young at Home: "The faculty are chickens" Faculty opposes evaluations Last Friday afternoon, the faculty senate yctSu, by a two thirds majority, not to approve the publication of faculty evaluations . Doug Young, Sturir, Academic V.P. said that the executive council with the help of the Academic Assembly 7,iay g0 ahead with an evaluation without the support of the faculty Senate. . Dr. Gerald Grove of the English department, one of the leaders of the move to defeat publication of the evaluations, said "I'm pleased... I think we met about halfway." Grove said that he felt that the students were getting evaluations for the improvement of instruction and the faculty was preventing those evaluations from being published. He cited as reason for his opposition to publication of the evaluation as being the morale of the faculty. This indirectly effects the morale of the students, Grove said. Grove also noted several studies that give evidence that there is a direct relationship between faculty evaluations and the grade inflation that many schools are experiencing. Grove said that fear of a poor evaluation has forced many instructors into giving good grades. Dr. Kim Wheatley of the psychology department said that the students who planned the evaluations did not plan the evaluation in consideration of statistical factors which indicate that most students would give average evaluations with the system being used. He pointed out that since the evaluation is based on percentile, that faculty members were afraid that if they ranked just one percentage point below another teacher, they might get an unfavorable evaluation. The evaluation operates with.a series of phrases which students associate with the method of teaching used by a teacher. Depending on where a teacher rates hy percentage, a negative or positive statement regarding that aspect of his or her teaching is reprinted in the evaluation. Wheatley said that because the final statement is based on percentage points, one professor nG . received one percentage point less than another might receive a "negative comment. The problem can be solved, according to Wheatley, if there is a specific percentage point separation set before the evaluation is done. Doug Young, academic vice president of the Associated Students and chairman of the academic assembly said that the faculty are "a bunch of chickens." He blamed the defeat of the evaluation on the cowardice of the faculty as well as the failure of the academic assembly to do their jobs. He said, "The majority of them didn't go out and lobby."
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1976-03-05, Vol. 36, No. 33|
|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.|