Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-09-281
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WEBER STATE COLLEGE L3 f lJ V EN UTAH Volume 40 Number Weber State College Ogden, Utah , September 2, 979 ' n r If- : f ' 'J F -4 k f r. : i: 11 Council By Beverly Taggart A budget proposal of $26.3 million for the 1980-81 academic school year was unanimously approved during the last WSC Institutional Council meeting. The budget request is an increase of over 12 percent from the current fiscal budget that began the first of July. College President Rodney H. Brady told the council his first priority in the budget is the "need to increase faculty and staff salaries." According to the proposal, the recommended base increase for faculty and staff salaries is 13.5 percent. Tuition hike is recommended Weber State College student body president Bryan Steele believes the State Board of Regents was "unwise" to recommend a 10 percent hike in student tuition for Utah's colleges and universities next year. In a statement released over the weekend, Mr. Steele noted that he had joined with the student body and administrative officers of the other Utah schools to recommend an increase of just 7 per cent. He said even the Commissioner of Higher Education recom i . w approves The president said, "Staff salaries are 4.2 percent below what state employees are generally being paid." He added that the need for faculty raises is to bring salaries in line with comparable pay in sister institutions.In my judgement, Brady said, we had an increase in enrollment last year, but the college did not get an increase in funds. He noted WSC was the only school in higher education that had an increase in enrollment last year. The budget requests also include $1,535,081 for Skills Center North, $180,000 for the mended only an 8.2 per cent tuition hike. "Contrary to the recommendation by those who pay, those who administer and those who advise, the regents chose to pass an increase of 10 per cent. I am deeply concerned when these recommendations are not heeded and express my disappointment in the Board of Regents for this unwise decision." The one dissenting vote on the 10 per cent proposal came from Regent Cyndi Woodbury, a student. Miss Woodbury warned the , i j ' - pi budget educationally disadvantage $152,200 for the allied healtl outreach program, and ovei $500,000 for the cooperative nursing program. The budget proposal also includes over $1,500,000 for the education and general fund. "I know that all items probably will not get funded," Brady said. The college president presented the budget proposal to the Utah Board of Regents a couple of weeks ago in Salt Lake City during its monthly meeting. The regents budget proposals then go to the Legislature for consideration. regents that they might be "pricing students out of the college market." Regent George Hatch said "I think we're postponing economic reality" if the tuition hike is not adopted. The proposal must go to the 1980 state legislature for a final decision. If the regents recommendation is approved by the state legislature, resident studsnts will be paying $15 more a quarter for tuition. Non-resident students will be paying about $42 more per quarter for the 1980-81 academic school year. i - .-W&KX&MM. Ofe. "S-Wi A2 Welco hack t IF YOU'RE back on campus you've noticed that a major . central campus improvement project is well underway and making it difficult to get to some of your classes. Photos by Rod Boam.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1979-09-28, Vol. 40, No. 1|
|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.|