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K" .n-.o trn, - Volume 10 Number 23 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT PROVOOREM August 9, 1982 Proposal Underway to Cliange Technical Colleges to Community Colleges Utah's two technical colleges, like the state's three other two-year colleges, should be officially recognized as comprehensive community colleges. In a meeting at Southern Utah State College Monday, the Utah State Board of Regents preliminarily approved that policy change but deferred to a committee an even more controversial proposal on four-year colleges. Regent committees have been working several months on new policies defining student access (admission) to higher education and the role of each college and university within that system. Although the board hoped to adopt the policies during a two-day meeting, Arvo Van Alstyne, higher education commissioner, convinced them to spend two or three more months on these far Dr. Van Alstyne said the technical colleges in Salt Lake City and ProvoOrem already are community colleges in practice. However, Regent Donald B. Holbrook pointed out that officially considering them as such was a "huge" policy change. "We've never said they were comprehensive community colleges," he said, quickly making the motion to do so. Regent Chairman Kem Gardner suggested picking more suitable names for -the technical schools, but Regent George - T s -i - - x Mfv mum i A proposal has recently been tabled before the State Board of Regents to make the two state Technical Colleges Community College programs. Hatch cautioned the board against rash action. "It's easier to change it (the school's) role than its name," he said. Student Aid Cutbacks Confirmed By Tom Winger The effect of Reaganomics has significantly impacted all federal aid programs available to students. That is one of several concerns expressed by Mike Johnson, director of the financial aids office. On June 18th the House and Senate Budget Conferees approved a budget that in effect would reduce the Guaranteed Student Loan Program by $59 million for fiscal 1983, $226 million for fiscal 1984, and a whopping $373 million in fiscal 1985. Many members of Congress are quick to point out that education would grow by $300 million in fiscal 1983 including $110 million in Pell Grants and the total functional outlay is $1.38 billion higher for fiscal 1983 than for 1982. However a closer look shows that all of this increase can easily be attributed to higher interest cost that the government must pay to banks next year, and that overall outlays will be equal to fiscal 1982 levels or reduced in fiscal 1983. On a national scale BEOG (Basic Education Opportunity Grants), now known simply as Pell Grants, were reduced 7 last year and will be reduced an additional 3 this year, with further cutbacks expected over the next 3 years. The supplemental grants were cut 25 from last year and funds for the work study program are down 12 for 1982. Guaranteed Student Loans are expected to be reduced 30 over the next 3 years. National Direct Student Loans are to be cut 4 this year in addition to a 38 reduction from the year prior. According to Johnson, students and parents are not communicating their needs effectively to Congress for example, during spring quarter the financial aids office made available to the almost 1700 UTC students receiving financial aid a sample letter for use as a guide in writing to Congress members. Almost no one bothered to respond even when the financial aids office offered to mail the letters to the appropriate address free of charge. This kind of noncommunication may only lead Congress to believe that no one is in need of help. It may be interesting to note that during a town meeting in Salt Lake City on May 8th, questions directed to Orrin Hatch, Robert Dole, and Jake Gam regarding financial aid to students were dismissed without condsideration. Johnson reflected that this attitude on the part of Congress members may largely be due to the lack of input they receive from students and parents. Campbell Tickets Glen Campbell will be appearing in concert at Park West, August 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at ZCMI and Salt Palace, $12.50 at the gate, $10.00 in advance.
|Description||Tradewinds was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo, between 1971-12-14 and 1984-11-15.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo--History; Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|