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EL BUEN PANO EN EL ARCA SE VENDE VOLUME i) ISSUE 1U QUOTE OF THE DAY NETXNEWS Look or a( the otest news on out website www.netxnews.net l Thomas Jefferson- "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be. " ( BY AND I OR Till- STl'Dl NTS OF UTAH VAI I T V STATE ( Oi l T Cil". Life: Page 6 Meet Professor CrVm-1 Wayne Whaley y 11 Sports Page 7: Vomen's volley- ball season continues, find the r latest news cn how they are njy doing. U.jL VALLEY WEATHER TODAY: Sunny High 78 Low 50 Tuesday: Sumy High 77 Low 49 Wednesday: J, Sunny XH High 76 Low 49 jT n qjLgJlj LIB it f Tr " ' . ! ! ! ( POSED IT PROFESSOR KEITH J. MORGAN ANDREW GREENNETXNEWS By Danielle White & Stacey Bullock 5' X OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF Putting a price tag on glory can be an ! extraordinary, if not near-impossible, task. I After all, "the glory of God is intelligence," (the entrance to BYU boasts in boldface let I ters). Albeit a recent budget cut of more than $1 million, UVSC faculty tend to find they are experiencing a sense of deja vu. The scene on campus last September I was that of a financial fracas. Faculty decided that since they hadn't received . more Washingtons, they would not teach t ' about Washington. Due to salary disputes, i a large number of teachers (full-time and adjunct) resigned just before that fall i semester began. While the various sections ! of computer science, English, and math, were "tweeked" so as not to officially close, " such a song and dance runs appears to run j rather routine. 1 "Faculty only stay for a short time r because they get dazzled with offers from other colleges that pay three times as much," said Grant Richards, former Faculty Senate President and Associate, Professor of College Success. While this fall semester began "quite smoothly," according to Dr. Lucille Stoddard, Vice President cf Academic Affairs, despite "construction confu sion," and managed to avoid the simil r .1 :.. tii .u :.. Vof whether UVSC faculty are adequately compensated still lingers. "We desperately need funding from the legislature not just for faculty, but for all of our employees and pro gxjms," said Janice Jensen of Human Resources. Jensen reports UVSC instructors teach an average 15 credit hours each semester the highest course load of any educators at all the other nine institutions of higher education in Utah. Comparatively, faculty at the University of Utah teach a minimum of 9 credit hours and at Southern Utah University, 12. "The education and programs that UVSC offers are comparable to that of the University of Utah and Southern Utah University," Richards said. hty have more money due to extensive private funding and grants, including getting money from the state. The legislature doesn't understand; they must think that teaching at UVSC is a soft job." Repeated attempts to pay equity adjustments have paid off, but not enough, according to Jensen, who said when President Romesburg vied for $3 million last year he received "only $150,000." In March, the Board of Trustees approved $250,000 for academic advisement, counseling, and library staff. Additionally, , $400,000 to increase adjunct faculty pay rate and $800,000 for new full-time faculty with an emphasis on English, math, Behavioral Science (i.e.. Psychology and Anthropology), and languages.Romesburg emphasized professor salary alterations in a vision statement proposed to the Board of Regents this summer, requesting they be equal to that of full-scale universities. "If we're serious about the quality of educational experience here, then we have to reduce the ratio of adjunct faculty versus full-time salaried faculty," Romesburg said. A UVSC cost study conducted during spring semester indicated that the ratio between adjunct (part-time) and full-time professors was 65 per-- cent:36 percentWhile statistics regarding professor salaries are not readily accessible andor easily attainable, Jensen reported adjunct faculty "endures the brunt" of unfulfilled remittance requests submitted to the legislature. Adjuncts, who teach less than 12 credit hours, get an estimated $24.40 per credit hour. Considerations such as experience are taken into account for raises, she said, but nevertheless remain on a case-by-case basis. As part of requirements, adjuncts participate on community boards for which they do not receive compensation. "Education especially higher education at UVSC should be the most important issue for the legislature," said Lonnie Baird, D-Orem. Baird ran for District State House 60 in the last election against Republican Katherine Bryson. "Legislation has not put it at the top of the pri ority list. We put tons of money into freeways, but not into the higher education system. The local government cut the budget for UVSCJ by 20 percent in the last decade while enrollment has increased by at least 10 percent. A college education at UVSC is quickly becoming unavailable," he said. - UVSC students, who paid approximately $120 more in tuition this semester, in due part to compensate teacher salaries, seem to agree. In an unofficial, random survey of 150 students, 98 said they support a tuition increase to pay for quality educators. - , I "It's different when you don't really know where your money is going," said freshman Mark Schwartz. "It's worth paying the money for a quality education if you're going to get a quality education, but if teachers aren't getting paid a competitive salary, a quality education isn't going to be available. Can you really put a price on an education? What's the real cost . . . losing professors? You lose it all right there. It's never easy to fork out more money, and as much as I would rather not do it, teachers deserve to get a decent salary. I just wish the state would take care of that, instead of having the students do it," he said. Real and potential teacher shortages arc expected to increase across the country. The Department of Education predicts the nation will need to recruit more than one million new teachers (from all levels) by 2010, according to Newsweek, largely due to wages. Statistics indicate that on average, full-time community college faculty earns 38.8 percent less than faculty at doctoral-granting universities, 16.3 percent less than faculty at comprehensive, four-year institutions, and 1.65 percent less than faculty at baccalaureate institutions. Yet, these figures change dramatically when examined by state, faculty rank, or type of institution. In the seven states where community college faculty earns above $40,000 per year, the difference between two-year and public four-year faculty salaries ranges between 5-4 percent and 19.7 percent. The states with the widest discrepancy between two-year and public four-year faculty "Salaries" continued on pg. 3 year vs 4-yeatr By Danielle White OF THE NETXNEWS STAFF It's a battle of wits, per.se. Which of the two; BYU or UVSC, will be the mesmerizing force over the valley will exude more educational superiority? Competition, it is indeed. Traditional two-year colleges throughout the nation are embarking territory, unheard of several decades ago, in establishing full-fledged four-year programs. UVSC is among them. Since 1993, UVSC has been integrating four-year programs into its curriculum while preserving the community college philosophy catering to the needs of students and maintaining a close-knit atmosphere. Continually superseeding expectations, UVSC, which began as a vocational tradetech school in 1941, has made headlines nationwide. Perhaps one of its most celebrated pivotal turning points was in Spring. Ethics Across the Curriculum, a program established through the Humanities and Philosophy Departments, was presented with a prestigious award for educational excellence. "It's quite an accomplishment," said Dr. Elaine Englehardt, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. Englehardt also team-teaches Honors Ethics and Values with President Romesburg and co-founded (with Dr. David Keller) Ethics Across the Curriculum. "We're so proud of the program. Gaining national notoriety and ever-growing abundance in population has yet to diminish the wariness to deem UVSC a full-fledged, solidified four-year institution generate an increase in state funding and hence, granting university status. "We're not a community college," Romesburg said. "We're a four-year institution. We rank ninth in the na'ion for least-expensive four-year institutions, and we function this way with only two sources of funding; state and tuition." In lieu of an article published this summer in Community College Weekly, examining traditionally two-year institutions offering baccelerate, the question arises: can such colleges do both and still faciliatc the community needs? "I believe a college should do what it has to do to meet the needs of students," said Dr. Ron Hammond, Faculty Senate President and professor of Sociology. "So often institutions get stuck in the box and trapped by their bureaucratic rules that they forget who it is they really serve." Hammond said that students, above all, are priority especially in decisions such as these. "If UVSC has to be a two-year and four-year institution to facilitate students' needs, then so be it. Some day "4-year" continued on pg. 9 Muslims asked to 10m 'war i A iL I. i.W 4rrv!kflk By The Associated Press OF THE AP WIRE KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The hard-line Taliban said God would protect it if the world tried to "set fire" to Afghanistan for sheltering terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden, and in comments broadcast Tuesday also called on all Muslims to wage holy war on America if it attacks. Hundreds of Islamic clerics were gathering in the Afghan capital to discuss conditions for extraditing bin Laden to a country other than the United States, a Pakistan government official said. The clerics are expected to meet Wednesday, said Hamdullah Nomani, the mayor of Kabul and host of the gathering. The conditions, including international recognition of the Taliban government and the lifting of U.N. sanctions, were discussed Monday in Kandahar, headquarters of the Islamic militia that rules most of Afghanistan, the Pakistani official said on condition of anonymity. It seemed unlikely the United States would agree to have bin Laden extradited to another country. A delegation sent by Pakistan to try to convince the Taliban to hand over bin Laden went home Tuesday without reaching an agreement, and Pakista Pervez Musharraf sched vised address to his people on Wednesday evening. Before leaving Kabul, the Pakistani delegation met with eight detained aid workers being tried on charges of illegally preaching Christianity, the official said. Pakistan asked the Taliban to release the aid workers two Americans, four Germans and two Australians and the rulers promised to consider the request, he said. The Taliban, who say bin Laden was wrongly implicated in the Sept. 1 1 terror attacks on the United States, urged the people of Afghanistan to prepare for a jihad, or holy war, against America, the official Bakhtar News Agency reported Tuesday. "If America attacks our homes, it is necessary for all Muslims, especially for Afghans, to wage a holy war," "Holy war" continued on pg. 3 ni Preside V- 1 Juled a tele- V Campus Calendar-Volleyball, movies, seminars, and much more; find the; place, time, and day. pg. 2 News-Find out ways to manage your anger pg. 3 Opinions- Arter the terrorist attacks, Muslims are persecuted here in the U.S. Will we be able to keep an open society? pg. 4 PHOTO C0UBTEST OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Taliban says they will ask all Muslims to loin the war against the U.S. The Muslims believe God will protect them trom harm.
|Title||UVSC College Times, 2001-09-20|
|Description||UVSC College Times was the student newspaper for Utah Valley State College from July 07, 1993 to June 2, 2008|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley State College--History; Utah Valley University--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||UVSC: College Times, 2001-09-20|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|