Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-10-201
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1 i YS. I L J LJ -v. - v. J WEBER STATE-2110 OGDEN 84408 TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER 1981 Vol. 42 Iss. 9 H E Homecoming Queen Valea BecKwith M 1st Attendant Tammy Cole t 2nd Attendant Kathy Buckner Homecoming Week activities The theme for this year's Homecoming Week is "Seems Like Old Times." A powder puff football game between the Association of Women Students and the Women's Resource Center will take place today on the grass field east of the Social Science Building at noon. A football "chalk talk" in the Union Building at noon, Wednesday, will feature Coach Mike Price and members of the football team. Local bluegrass bands will play in the Browning Arts Center -7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Thursday's events will feature a noon volleyball game and an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. cookout on the lawn between the Union and Administration Buildings. The movie, "Seems Like Old Times." will play in the UB Little Theater at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Utah Senator Jake Gam will speak at a convocation in the Browning Center at noon to kick off Friday's activities. A Homecoming Bash will be held in the UB Ballroom from 8 to midnight. John Carter, KRSP disc jockey, will host the dance, giving away records and other prizes. New fee structure proposed By Jill Niederhauser News Editor ' WSC -Academic Vice President Dr. Robert Smith, at an Academic Senate meeting yesterday, proposed a six point plan for changing the registration policy at Weber State College. The proposal was made in response to a Senate resolution passed September 28 which called for a decrease in late registration fees from $20 to $15, a grace period before imposing fees for class changes, and creation of an appeals board to hear complaints and waive late fees in cases where the college is at fault. Dr. Smith and Assistant Academic V.P. Emil Hansen had attended the Senate's regular meeting October 12, but declined any concrete reply to the Senate's resolution until statistics on the current quarter's registration were in. The higher fees had been imposed in hopes of decreasing the number of drops and adds so that class sizes could be determined and classes closed at the proper levels. Smith and Hansen, in the October 12 meeting, said if the data indicated the new policy was effective they would hesitate to go along with the Senate resolution. With all of the statistics in, Dr. Smith reported that the additional fees had achieved the desired result. After the first three weeks of the quarter, early registration was up by 80 percent and class changes were down by 55 percent, even though there was a one and one-half percent increase in enrollment. Smith indicated he was pleased with what the statistics revealed, but nevertheless offered a compromise proposal to the Senate. The compromise proposal included a decrease in the late registration fee from $20 to $15, a one week grace period before class change fees fire imposed, and a waiver of fees if the school is at fault. All of these changes would be implemented at the beginning of winter quarter, in addition, Smith stated he would be willing to work out an appeals board for student complaints on fee penalties. V t ; t : S s In return for these compromises, Smith asked the Senate for it's support of a change in the fee structure at Weber State. The change entailed moving from the current plateau fee stucture to a linear fee structure. The linear structure would consist of an additional fee for each credit hour for which a student was enrolled. Smith said, "I'd like your commitment to that concept (of a linear fee structure) in return for a rollback in the late fees and'a one week grace period for dropadd fees." He indicated that he wanted Senate support when presenting the proposal to President Brady. Smith believes that the linear fee structure would have the same effect as the current late fees with several other advantages. He indicated that it would act as a tool for managing, predicting and staffing which does currently not exist. Fairness to the student was another justification for the proposed change. Smith said, "I think it is inappropriate in a commuter institution of this type for part-time students to subsidize the full-time students, as is currently the case." After discussion, the Senate reached a unanimous decision in favor of Smith's compromise, except for the change in fee structure. The Senate felt that more time was needed to thoroughly consider all of the ramifications of the proposal before endorsing it. Smith responded that it was an all or nothing proposal, however. He said, "The essence of it (the deal) is a trade off... if we back off, we need some type of substitute to keep the adddrop level down." Smith said the part of his proposal which dealt with a grace period before imposing class change fees would only be considered if the Senate were to support the fee change. The Senate then passed a motion which favored adoption of the'portion of Smith's compromise which was not contingent on the fee issue. The other parts--the appeals board, the grace period for class changes and the fee change' structure-were not acted upon but will be considered at a later Senate meeting when more complete data is available. .V Y A WSC student. Mike Waterfall takes out his frustrations on an old car at the "Bash the Photo by Le Hickpn Broncos" activity he'd Monday in the center quad.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1981-10-20, Vol. 42, No. 9|
|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.|