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ine Athletic director resigns. See Page 6. Volume 67 Issue 1 wsusignpost.com Tuesday, June 15, 2004 p o Fac(uiflfif SecuaSe G ire view pay pfl5ef By Shane Farver news editor The Signpost Weber State University's supplemental pay policy for professors will be under the looking glass this fall due to questions about the current policy's fairness. Professors are allowed to make no more than one-third of full-time pay with supplemental income under the current policy. The Dean's Council and Faculty Senate began looking into the matter after a memo was received from Dean of Applied Science and Technology Warren Hill during spring semester. Hill's memo argued an imbalance in the amount of supplemental pay a professor may receive. For instance, if some professors have an income of $30,000 per year, they are allowed to receive $10,000 in supplemental pay. However, if other professors make $60,000 they can receive up to $20,000 in supplemental pay. According to Interim Provost Kathleen Lukken, an increase in the student body and the popularity of online classes have created problems in the enforcement of the policy. Professors have been teaching a bigger course load in order to meet the demands of a growing student body. "As our enrollment has grown since 2000 we haven't hired that many more full-time faculty," Lukken said. "A lot of our regular full-time faculty have started to teach overload bothface-to-face overload and online course overload. This has been creating more of a problem for monitoring supplemental pay." Lukken believes that a review is in order. "It's probably been at least a decade since we looked at it (the pay policy)," she said. "It "t is time to review this policy. It's time because Weber State is a different institution than we were 10 years ago' Kathleen Lukken WSU interim provost is time to review this policy. It's time because Weber State is a different institution than we were 10 years ago. It's time because I think Dean Hill has raised a pretty important issue about fairness." Faculty Executive Committee Chair Becky Johns offered up a possible alternative to the current policy. She suggested a change from the one-third proportion to a dollar amount ($20,000-$30,000) that would See Policy page 3 Experts to train on reading, writing education By Natalie Clemens editor in chief The Signpost Twenty vears ago, education professor Judith Mitchell and one of her colleagues began a Reading and Writing Conference at Weber State University in the hopes of giving WSU education students an opportunity for extra training. "We wanted to bring to the area, to teachers and students in training, an opportunity to hear people that have national status in literacy," Mitchell said. The conference that Mitchell started two decades ago will meet again for the 20th annual WSU Reading and Writing Conference Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19. Educators, students, parents and community members interested in improving their reading and writing teaching skills are invited to attend. "It's open to anyone who's interested, and we do have quite a few students who attend," said Laurie Culbertson WSU office specialist for continuing education programs. "It's a great opportunity for See Experts page 7 Professor decorated with Legion of Merit By Maria Villasenor managing editor The Signpost At the end of a yearlong research opportunity with the military, William G. Clapp was awarded the Legion of Merit medal from the U.S. Air ptmio during a retirement ceremonv Anri! 30. The Computer & Electronic Engineering Technology chair was recognized for making large advancements in military technology as well as management. "It was probably one of the greatest years of my life," Clapp said, "putting all my 30 years of experience to work." Although he went into the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, expecting to work during the summer, a general's warning proved true. If he came for the summer, he would stay for a year, and Clapp requested an emergency sabbatical from Weber State University. "They would have kept me longer for a couple years, but I had my mandatory retirement coming up," Clapp explained about his limit of service. "So they kept me for as long as they could." Clapp served his limit of 30 years in the military as a tactical air control squadron chief of maintenance, in the Utah National Guard J-6, as an Air War College instructor and earned the title of colonel. Clapp has 1 r. Striving to help Utah victims Karen Dickerson introduces her group after playing a getting-to-know-you game at the Utah Victim Assistance Association Conference held Monday, June 14. A group of 65 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and shelter employees gathered at the Shepherd Union Building to learn how to better serve victims. Henk Ruck, director (equivalent to a two-star general) of the Human Effectiveness directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, pins the Legion of Merit medal onto ( I. William G. Clapp's uniform. Clapp earned the medal for his year of work under Ruck. taught at WSU for 25 years and has left on active duty two times. His position as department chair was extended for three more years. His military experience coupled with his engineering experience was an effective combination to the research. "It was like working at a toy shop," Clapp said of his role as deputy director, chief technology officer and senior reservist at the Human Effectiveness Directorate. Clapp led 1,200 research scientists and engineers in a directorate with a $300 million annual budget. Forty of the 100 major projects Clapp and his team worked on will be displayed See Merit page 3 Professors bridge the gap through coursework By Becky Palmer sr. news reporter The Signpost Not only do ambitious students choose to spend their summers buried in math books, some ambitious teachers do as well. "Bridging the Gap" is a program that allows secondary school teachers to take university math courses. Teachers can enroll in classes at all levels of math instruction through this program. The most substantial benefit of the program is teaching endorsement, or certification. Advancing through the four levels of certification allows instructors to teach more ;n! 'hkcI classes. This directly benefits m hool districts; they usually pay the $r0 Ice per credit hour. This fee covers instruction and textbooks. Teachers from 20 different districts have participated in this program since 2001, when Weber Stale University began to coordinate it. Prior to that, the University of Utah coordinated the program for 17 years. At a very low cost to teachers and school districts, this program was utilized by 165 teachers in the first year, 180 in the second, and at least as many this year. See Gap i.igf '
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 2004-06-15, Vol. 67, No. 1|
|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.|