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INSIDE oThe mm(j) n Biology, phero-mones, and long-lasting love, See page 6 Volume 65 Issue 63 wsusignpost.com Wednesday, February 12,2003 ' - .' . '' J " f ' 'VV-.:-. ; If, Grading those who grade By D. Louise Brown correspondent The Signpost Weber State University students looking for evaluation information about instructors or courses will find very little. Although efforts have been underway a couple of years to make instructor and course evaluation information available to students, not much has actually come about. Responding to pressure applied a few years ago to provide students with evaluation information, the faculty senate, by a one-vote margin, passed a motion to make answers to two questions publicly available: the effectiveness of the course, and the effectiveness of the instructor. That action has been translated into two, three-ring binders housed in the basement of the Stewart "The information's not updated, and that's just one of the frustrations' Jared Prisbrey academic vice president vveosr stats umvsreity Fall 2001 Course and Faculty Evaluations bourn Nam ACCTNQ, Count Nr. - 201 0. Infractor DURKEE Frequency Tabla Library. The binders, which can be checked out for a two-hour time limit, must stay in the room. The binders list departments alphabetically and course numbers numerically. Courses are identified by number only, not by name. Although they may teach several courses, instructors are listed for one course only, reducing a student's chances of determining the effectiveness of an instructor in a particular course. Two statements are listed under each course and instructor: "Overall this course was:" and "Overall this instructor was:" followed by percentage answers under three, sometimes four headings of "ineffective," "satisfactory," "effective" and "very effective." Information from spring and fall semesters of 2001 is all that is available. Steven Kerr, WSU's institutional analyst, said spring and fall information for 2002 will be available by the beginning of summer 2003. ACCTNO. Couraa - 2010. h CunutKK Plaquanc, Panart Vald Pareant Pwsre Vthj mcsScSv 4 21.1 2JS 2ii afactwa 4T.4 S2I US -afrac 4 11.1 21 1 100.0 Tot IT B0.5 1000 Miuing Syttam 2 10.5 IS! I i I " I I a. Cnn Mama ACCTNO. Couaa Mr '2010. toabuOor OURKEE Ovaraa Ma UMrWdSr w I I I Cumukaeva ffqmncy Parcanl ValdParcam Parent VIM aatlitadcay 4 211 21S 23! tflKM 10 S2.0 Ml (2.4 Miyastdhw 3 is.e 1T0 icn.O Trtri IT H.S 100.0 UiMMg Srmm 2 10J us !i ma a. Ccutm Mam ACCTMG, Cixjraa Mi 2010. UiHAicm OUP.KEF. See Grading page 3 A professor evaluation a .11 Talent, not a trick Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman, pool champion and entertainer, shared his trick shot talents with students, faculty and staff Tuesday. House Bill 33 1, elections top topics $5 million lost, HB 75 to generate funds By Jennifer Compton Lee asst. news editor The Signpost The student senate met Monday to discuss upcoming elections, house bills that will directly affect Weber State University students, Greek fraternities, and December graduation. The first day of primary elections is March 24 and will be followed by a host of activities. Aaron Null, elections chair, announced there will be a pancake breakfast, student soapbox, got-issues board and live candidate debates. "It will help the students say what's on their mind and help the candidates and get some voting going on," Null said. "And it will be lots of fun." Null said they are considering holding a contest that would reward the students who vote with a big screen television and a parking pass. The names of the winners would be randomly selected by computer. President Brody Barnes said the state is finally recognizing the negative effects of HB 33 1 . The bill passed last year and increased residency requirements to 60 credits. Legislators are now considering FIB 75 which will decrease the residency requirements to 45 credits. "HB 331 was supposed to earn the state $5 million dollars and instead it lost that much because out-of-state students are leaving the state," Barnes said. "We're excited this new bill is being considered." Barnes said there is a task force made up of five senators and seven representatives who will study recommendations of the education coalition. "This will benefit higher education because they can research the issues and problems more in depth than before," Barnes said. Jim Kitchens, Greek President of Sigma Chi Omega, was there to promote Greek awareness. He said that fraternities and sororities are interested in encouraging academic success, service projects and campus involvement. He said he wanted the student senate to understand that fraternities and sororities could work together with the student government to involve students. "We promote life-long friendships," Kitchens said. "We call each other brother and sister because we have common goals." Barnes said the student senate is concerned that the student See Topics page 5 Health administration gets new certificate By Brandy A. Lee managing editor The Signpost Health Services Administration received the go ahead for a new certificate in Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting. "We've considered it for a while," said Ken Johnson, Weber State University health adminstrative chairman. The Board passed the Health Services Administration Graduate Institutional Certificate unanimously; Dumke College of Health Professions will facilitate the degree. However, the degree is not just for those in the .health department. Those who have received, or who are working toward a Master of Business Administration are also able to obtain the new certificate. "There will be some who chose to receive both an MBA and the certificate," said Mike Vauughn, dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics. The idea of the certificate is to prepare people for advanced management in the health care industry. "Specifics came about when we met with several hospital CEO's," Johnson said. The certificate will consist of five new graduate classes. Courses focus on management issues specific to the health care industry and health systems. "We designed these five courses with health administration in mind," Johnson said. HAS 6000 Health Systems and the Health Care Economy: An in-depth analysis and synthesis of all aspects of the health care delivery system emphasizing improvement of health -care delivery and access. HAS 6200 - Health Behavior and Managerial Epidemiology: The course addresses the integration of epidemiology into the strategic planning and managerial decision-making in health services organizations. HAS 6300 - Quality Improvement and Risk Management in Health Services Organizations: A study of the effects of sophisticated quality and health outcome measures as used by individuals, employers and insurers to compare the results of various providers. HAS 6400 Strategic Health Planning and Creative Leadership: The course content emphasizes visionary leadership and the principles and processes of comprehensive health planning and analysis. HAS 6500 Capstone Project: A capstone course designed to integrate the knowledge gained in other graduate courses into an applied management project. "Uof U (University of Utah) has a similar program and it works in conjunction with several of their programs ," Johnson said . The eight-week sessions consist of 50 percent classroom instruction and 50 percent online work. The course is designed so students who beginning the program fall semester will complete it in 12 months; where students complete the course as a group. You can reach reporter Brandy A. Lee by calling 626-7614.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2003-02-12, Vol. 65, No. 63|
|Creator||Weber State University|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber State University; 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 University|
|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.|