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TRADEWINDS 1 ! Li ; 7 1 i ! It I k A , i Volume 13 Number 16 THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT PROVO Thursday, January 31, 1985 ciatte Passes The Associate of Science Degree at Utah Technical College pushed over another hurdle as it passed the Utah House of Representatives without any dissenting votes. The bill to make the AS degree permanent will go before the Senate within a week. Representative Jim Moss presented the bill to make the Associate of Science Degree in General Education permanent to the legislative education committee, and also to the House of Representatives. Moss will also present the bill to the Senate. Dr. Lucille Stoddard, and Gill Cook, Assistant to the President, will lobby for the legislature this week. There are 29 members of the Senate. If 17 members vote to make the degree permanent, it will pass. The school was awarded the associate degree on temporary basis three years ago. It included a "sunset clause" which would discontinue the degree after three years if it proved detrimental to the college's vocational education programs. Administrators believe the Wolverine forward Mike Johnson continues to impress crowds with great offensive efforts. Photo by John Pack. Firs Etaltf of Play Over Both the UTC Men's and Women's Basketball teams have wrapped up the first half of their ICAC conference games. The men's conference record stands at 1-4, with an in i lit miiMimimi niimtitmiif mn Dr. Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, addressed a group of 100 teachers at Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem on Wednesday, January 30, 1985, after a buffet, at 6 p.m. About Utah, he said, "I understand that this state has more commitment to public education that any other state in the union." After giving a history of teacher organizing and problems faced by teachers and emphasizing that "each year as SAT scores go down, more and more i - - - ' ' - - - - ..-.i, i ii ...J. nw wimi j. ..,...-..iJ i i MM in in, i I ill Mi-" off Science Degree rae More new degree has not affected the school's vocational program or the number of students taking vocational-education classes. 'The number of vocational graduates has increased steadily the past three years despite the growing popularity of UTC's associate of science degree," said Linda Walton, Director of Public Relations for UTC. For the past three probationary years, students pursuing two-year vocational certificates have comprised 33.6 per cent of total full-time equivalent students taking general education classes. State statutes stipulate that 75 per cent of UTC classes must be vocationaltechnical programs. Only 25 per cent of the classes can be general education offering. To date only 18 per cent of the courses are general education in nature. According to Mrs. Walton, a strong general education program and associate of science degree are essential if UTC is to meet the educational demands of the community. "It's hard for local students to get into BYU, and they -v. overall record of 13-9. The Lady Wolverines are tied with Ricks College for the conference lead at 4-1. Their overall record is 12-2. Both teams will face a APT PresodlerM of the general public think that schools are no good" and also that "when their (the general public's) standard of living starts declining, they're not so generous," he said, "No matter how much inconvenience it causes us as teachers . . . what is happening is turning out to be possibly the salvation of education. We're not just in competition with the Japanese in production but in a competition of ideas. We've really neglected this (humans)." "A lot of teachers became Hurdle have to have some other place to go to college. We educate three times more freshman and sophomore Utah County residents than BYU. As associate's degree is crucial in that process," said Mrs. Walton. She added that a local student can attend UTC for two years and then transfer the AS degree just about anywhere in the country. This eliminates the hastle of transferring courses on a course-by-course basis. The school also offers an associate of applied science degree (AAS), which only takes about a year to complete and is not usually transferable. This degree only requires about half as many general education courses. The school sees the necessity of permanancy of the degree so that students can be assured that they can transfer their full first two years of school. Mrs. Walton also stresses that it is important to have a strong general education offering at the school to give the vocational education students the opportunity to become more well rounded in their education. .j V 1 tough Ricks College on Fri., Feb. 8. This will mark the second half of conference play. The women's games begin at 5:15 p.m. and men's games follow at 7:30 p.m. By Janet teachers who today would not become teachers. A lot chose to fight Viet Nam or Korea at home. Now we're in a brand new ball for them the way industry goes out and competes for good people." Shanker continued, "There is about to be a shortage of educated, talented people. In this group that we now have (coming up) . . . by the time you're down to the people who are left over to be teachers, you're very, very low-some haven't even graduated from college." "We're about to replace J. D. Davidson instructs a General Education course in American Civilization. It is one of the courses listed as part of the A.S. Degree. Photo by Paul Dolmar. Ski Party Rescheduled By Lynn Fausett A major cause for the limited participation of the Jan. 21st Ski Party was the weather. Wayne Raglan, General Manager of Park West, offered the school another chance at the hill. The council will make plans for the new party and finalize details in an upcoming council meeting. The new date for the event will be sometime in March. In the past, Park West management has been very pleased with the annual activity. They want to continue their relationship with the Tech. Money spent for rent of the mountain on Jan. 21st will pay for the March trip also. It will again be night skiing and there will probably be a dance and refreshments, said Tom Hover. Speaks aft dDY Reed teachers with teachers who are not as good." Shanker stated that in Florida the level of attainment to become an elementary school teacher is being able to pass a sixth grade arithmetic test. In spite of this, 15 to 30 of ap-plicants fail to pass this test. He, stressed, "The teachers should! know more than they're teaching." He asked, "How would you feel if the minimum competency exam for a doctor was passing high school biology? In every other profession, they are tested on their professional -A Registration Ready for Summer Session Frustration and hassle seem to be a common epidemic among Utah Technical College students at registration time. The time has come to relax; plans and arrangements are in the process of a telephone registration. The Admissions staff is planning a phone registration to begin for summer quarter. Continuing students will now be able to make a simple phone call and eliminate course request forms, trips to Provo, and numerous waiting lines. Starting the first week of May, operators will be ready to register students for Summer quarter. The next week will be designated for Fall registration. Thephone-in-registration will be taking calls from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p. To eliminate any further hassles, more paper work, including confirmation of correct, tuition and financial aid, can be done by mail. Many school throughout the state have some source of ability to serve their clients, Strongly, Shanker stated, "There is no set of personal attributes LAST DAY TO DROP OR WITHDRAW from classes is Friday, February 1, p.m. 8 a.m. to 4 r phone registration. Other Universities and Colleges have been greatly aided from them. The Utah Technical College in Salt Lake have started the phone-in-registration with great success. The Admissions Office is looking forward to getting the program going. Their interest is to help in serving the students better, said the Office. The Registration Office noted, that they really do have students in mind with the obvious improvements. Perhaps most recognizeable will the lack of tension during registration. Further extensions may include phone placed at the Orem Campus to help students who may not have phones. The newphone-in-registration should be a great benefactor at the U.T.C. campuses. It should definately have it's many advantages, not only in easing frustration, but by making more accommodations for classes. that will overcome ignorance of that which he is to teach."
|Title||Tradewinds: The Press, 1985-01-31|
|Description||Tradewinds:The Press, formerly the Tradewinds, was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem between November 26, 1984 and January 31, 1985. It would subsequently be known as The UTC Press from February 07, 1985 to June 1, 1987.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||Tradewinds: The Press, 1985-01-31|
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