Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-11-211
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Finals schedule Final Exam Hour 8-10 a.m. 11-1 p.m. 2-4 p.m. Monday Englsh 100 11:30 a m 1:30 p m Dec. 1 to 103 classes classes classes Tuesday 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 classes classes classes Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 12:30 a.m. Math 101 Dec. 3 classes classes 105 classes t. . School of Thursday 7:30 a.m. Technology 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 classes two hour classes classes Classes taught after 4 p.m. will take final examinations during fianal week in their regular room at the same time the class has been taught. Senate denounces limits Linda R. Nimori Editor-in-Chief Editor's Note: This is the second part of a series dealing with the School of Natural Sciences. Today's article will focus on how the Department of Geology is handling the Strategic Plan for 1990 and the proposed budget cuts. Within the Departments of Geology and Geography, the following changes may occur sometime during the next four years as a result of the Strategic Plan for 1990: The geography department will consolidate with the the geology department. If the two departments combine, the action will release a department chairman. One classified staff position (secretary) will be reduced, leaving the remaining secretary responsible for both departments. Two professional staff members (laboratory managers) will be retained on a part-time basis, one for each department. Since the geology and geography departments were separated several years ago, both disciplines have felt a great deal of beneficial growth and development from the separation, said Dr. Richard W. Moyle, chair of the geology department. "This is one of the real sad situations of losing our independence in joining back with geography " he said. ' Moyle further expressed his concern about the one department chair for the two areas. "If we retain the geology department chair, he really has a job in trying to represent geography as the geographers would like to be represented." The same can be said if the department chair is a geographer trying to represent geology, he added. "We're as different as mathematics and music," said Moyle, "it's like putting the two together because they both have M's in their name. (see GEOLOGY on page 3) JaNae Barlow Managing Editor Budget cuts and the Master Plan for Utah Higher Education were the central issues of discussion at the faculty senate meeting yesterday. The faculty senate set their position on the Master Plan, discussed closing the college down over winter break and talked about alternatives for the state to absorb additional financial deficits. The faculty position of the draft of the Master Plan states: 1. The draft should be more positive in its references to Weber State; 2. It should allow Weber to legitimately tailor its programs as demanded by the marketplace; 3. Weber State should not be precluded from becoming a university. WSC president Stephen D. Nadauld presented a plan to the senate-body to shut down the entire college from Dec. Computer literacy 19-Jan. 1. If the proposal is enacted he said the college could save around $2,800 per day. This figure is cut to $1 ,500 per day if one building were to be in operation, (i.e. heating, lights etc.) The concept is not fully developed, however. Nadauld said he has yet to look into some legal technicalities of forcing people to take vacation, potential losses in revenue and other implications from the proceedure. Next Nadauld brought up the increased deficit of 42 million by the state. This brings the total deficit to 90.8 million for the year. Some of the proposals include furlows, forced working days without pay, and most included some type of further budget cuts. Some of the faculty suggested that if they are forced to take a furlow, they would want to do it with visible protest, possibly closing the school for a day during the quarter. Geology department handles budaet cuts Proposals narrowed Heather Forsgren Assistant News Editor i ; i i am The faculty senate ad-hoc committee on academic computing has been meeting weekly for over a month to determine how to spend the $400,000 from the computer literacy surcharge, said James A. Bird, chair of thecommittee. "The committee is trying as hard as it can to get the money spent as carefully as possible ... students deserve this," he said. Proposals on how to spend the money were turned in Oct. 15. The fifty proposals were grouped into three areas: mainframes, and special projects. Bird said it would be possible to spend the entire amount on just one area however the committee is trying to make judgements that are as sound as possible with the available information. "It's going to be very difficult to please everybody," he said. Discussions on the mainframe posals have centered around the chase of a VAX system. A VAX svstem wonlH aiir, students in the School Of Rimnpcc anH Economics and the School of Technology better use of computers However, "the VAX system would not help the students in the other five schools," said C. Scott Baxter, AS WSC vice president for academics and administration.Another problem with the purchase of a VAX system is that it would take micro-computers pro-pur- the one a man-year to convert from a VAX to a HARRIS. One man-year is one person working eight hours a day, five days a week, for one year with regular vacation time. There are several different types of VAX systems being considered, according to Baxter. The current approximate estimates the up-grade cost for a VAX 8600 to 8650 would be $272,831. This would include the cost of sharing the system with the administration.At the present time, the administration has a VAX 8600 system and academic computing is using a HARRIS system. One advantage to sharine the samp mainframe, is that faculty members would have access to student records, according to Bird. This would enable teachers to pull up grading sheets on their own terminals and not wait for the administration to send them. The second group is the up-grade and development of micro-computer labs. At the present time there are three such labs on campus. These are located in the Wattis Business Building, the technology education building and the social science building. The English writing lab, located in the social science building, has only word processing capabilities. There are a few computers in the natural sciences learning center and the library learning center. However, these computers are old, said Dr. Eric Jacob-son, director of academic computing. "The computers in the natural (see COMPUTERS on page 3) Inside.. Death row women see page 2 v. Institutional food complaints see page 5 Yugoslavians out play Wildcats " see page 9 Why protest at student demonstration see page 6 Carnegie report reccmends drastic changes see page 6 Students to pomonstram Monday, Nov. 24 -.T -mises meet in front of the Browning Center at 2:30 Car-pools meet in the Union Building Lobby Information sheets available in UB lobby and on the buses. Posters bring your own or pick one up in the Union Building Mate CaDitol Building, Salt Lake City Please be there at 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of us can make a dif- 'erence.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-11-21, Vol. 47, No. 18|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|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.|