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Tuesday, October 29, 1985 Vol. 46 No. 11 LJ r Accreditation debated by concerned faculty Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series dealing with the issue of college accreditation. This installment will provide the reader with a definition of what accreditation is and its purpose. by Loretta Park Ass't News EditorGov't Affairs Faculty members at Weber State are debating the issue of accreditation and how it affects the individual programs and the college as a whole. Few students are familiar with the term accreditation and the implications it may have on curriculum changes or policy changes. Accreditation recognizes the quality of education provided by institutions or individual programs.There are two types of accreditation, according to Dr. Marie Kotter, assistant vice president for academic support, and chair of the steering committee for accreditation. The first is institutional accreditation. This is granted by a regional accrediting commission which looks at the entire school. The Northwest Association of School and Colleges reviewed and accredited Weber State two years ago. WSC undergoes this process every ten years. "This is a way of governing the institutions," said Elaine Jarrett, assistant vice president for administrative services.The accreditation agencies examine the way the college meets the needs of the students and community and whether improvements have been made. All accreditation agencies are accredited by a national agency, Jarrett said. The second type of accreditation is specialized accreditation, according to Kotter. This type of accreditation is granted by a number of professional organizations that represent areas such as law, medicine or social work. These agencies were set up as a means of protecting the public against professional incompetence. In some cases, a student cannot practice his chosen profession or attend graduate school if the program is not accredited, said Dr. Raymond H. Clark, chair of the social work department. Those who sit on the boards of accreditation agencies are usually volunteers from the educational andor professional fields. The standards they set are the minimal education requirements for a particular field, Kotter said. When visiting a campus andor reviewing their report, an accreditation team looks fpr the following criteria: the objectives of the college or program; how those objectives are met; the qualifications and student ratio of the faculty; the facilities; the curriculum; and where graduates go after they leave campus, Kotter said. Most agencies require a self-study report. For Northwest, it took Weber one year to complete its self-study, Kotter said. (see MARQUEE on page 5) Student senate implements new marquee ad policy by Heather Forsgren Staff Reporter A new marquee policy has been passed by the ASWSC senate, requiring any group that advertises on it, excluding ASWSC, to pay a fee. The marquee is located on the southwest corner of the campus. Part of the policy, in effect since Sept. 23, 1985, is now being reconsidered by the student senate. Gary Crompton, WSC athletic director, questioned the new policy at yesterday's senate meeting. He feels that the athletic department should not be charged for advertising on the marquee. On-campus groups, including the athletic department, are currently being charged $40 per advertisement for four days and $50 for five days. Members of the Association of Registered Organizations (ARO) are charged $10 and $15. Prior to the implementation of the policy, the athletic department advertised at no cost. "Since all of the athletic department's activities are student oriented," Crompton said, "it should still receive free advertising." Most of the athletic events featured on the marquee are minor sports, such as ladies' volleyball and basketball, and men's wrestling, according to Crompton."We can get any marquee on Harrison to advertise our football and basketball games," Crompton said. "It is more important for the minor sports." According to Kathy Junk, ASWSC office manager and secretary, if a conflict arose between promoting a minor sport or a major sport, the athletic department chose to advertise the major sport on the marquee. Major sports are football and men's basketball. If the senate upholds this policy, the athletic department would not advertise, as they do not have the funds, Crompton said. (see ACCREDITATION on page 5) 1 """h At f Signpost pfiotoKory Lasely Price talks to reporters after losing Saturday's game to Boise State. Price, football team discouraged following disappointing loss by Chris J. Miller Sports Editor "In the five years that I've been here, this is the first time we've been able to field the team on the par with Boise State, but today was not our day" said Mike Price, head football coach at WSC, after losing Saturday's game. These words came in the locker-room following Weber's loss at home in the Wildcat Stadium. According to Price it was a hard-fought game. In the end, however, it was Wildcat mistakes that caused . their downfall. "I don't know how we could lose that one . . . they tried to give it to us," he said. Weber is now 3-4 on the year and 1-3 in the Big Sky. With the loss, Weber saw all chances of the Big Sky team title vanish. With Boise's victory, the Broncos move to 3-1 in the conference standings in their quest for the championship title. The Wildcats will try to regroup as they travel to Montana to play the Grizzlies this Saturday. For more information on the game, see the story on page 1 1 .
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1985-10-29, Vol. 46, No. 11|
|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.|