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r Volume 14 Number 9 THE OFFICIAL STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UTAH TECHNICAL Higher Education Study Shows Creativity is Stifled by Sondra Scott Does higher education stifle creativity? Do American college students take easy courses to get a high GPA, shunning research projects involving the unknown? According to a new study by the Carnegie Foundation Advancement of Teaching, this is so. The study states: "Students frequently sit passively in class, take safe courses, are I'll ' ' f fas II llij lift : Pat Gordon is the new PRESS Advisior. Photo by Paul Dolinar. PRESS GeSs New Advisor Pat Gordon is UTC's new journalism instructor and advisor to the student newspaper. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in Theater and Cinematic Arts with a minor in communications. She has worked as a reporter for the Navajo Times in Arizona, a photographerreporter for the Eagle's Eye on BYU campus, and for three years has been production manager for BYU Sports Magazine. For six years she attended an Indian Boarding school in Holbrook, . I n tic, lr jS J u Stt i,, i , . ii TftTt TO"W"W-' viw- s5mvi-'J'S'B l5 &SW JK w- 1 " fnBttrmMtmill&lKK&Knf J , ,',.- "" ""' k v - if v tt r v 4 , , ,: 1 f i . .... . j r- . . " . : c J :i 1 Right on schedule, the snow has fallen as winter arrives at the UTC ProvoOrem campus. Photo by Paul discouraged from risky or interdisciplinary research projects and are discouraged from challenging the ideas that are presented to them." The opinion of some faculty members of Utah Technical College tends to both agree and disagree with the findings of the Carnegie report. Rod Barlow, Department of Human Services, thinks education is necessary for creativity whether that education is formal or informal. "The problem comes when we have goals other than education and learning," says Barlow. "Only doing what's -IP 7- r ""4 Arizona. Her senior year she came to Orem through the LDS Indian Placement Program. Commenting on the program she says, "I admire anyone who takes an Indian foster child. Any accomplishment I have reached is because my parents were willing to send me away." Her expertise in proofing, paste-up and getting articles "camera ready" are an asset to the PRESS staff. She enjoys working with college students and is enthusiastic about the success of the PRESS. required is not very creative. Education needs to have meaning in our own lives and depends on the individual." He further states that "the teacher may stifle creativity by only allowing the student to operate within certain perimeters and not allowing the student to go outside (the teacher's) expectations." Barlow doesn't like grades but thinks we must have some common way of evaluating students' progress because society demands it. He relates that he once had a teacher that announced on the first day of class that the Receives Large Intermountain Health Care Inc. recently donated $20,000 to assist UTC at ProvoOrem in purchasing patient health care training units for the Licensed Practical Nursing program. The nursing program will move into the new Health Technology and Administration Building, located on the Orem campus. Dr. David Jeppson, president of Intermountain Health Care, which represents three hospitals in Utah County, was instrumental in finalizing the gift. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Administrator Mark Howard, also provided assistance. The College will eventually house 22 patient health care units at a total cost of $110,000. The Licensed Practical Nursing program graduates 100 students each year, many of which are employed in Intermountain Health Care facilities. "Intermountain Health Care is very supportive of our nursing program, both through this donation and the hiring of our students," J. Marvin Higbee, College president, said. "This type of donation helps the College supplement State funding and makes it possible for us to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for this program." Hill-Rom, an equipment supply company in Indiana, is currently working with the College to supply the training units. COLLEGE PRO VOOREM class belonged to the students. He wanted them to tell him what they wanted to learn, and at the end of the term choose some way to show him what they had learned. 'This was very difficult to do," says Barlow, "because we were used to structure. We had to tap into our creativity." Jane Fillmore, also of the Department of Human Services, agrees that creativity depends on how the instructor rewards it. "I think higher education can encourage creativity, because what is more creative than finding something challenging and ex Anne Cox Named Validator for Development Centers This group grew into the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, whose theme for the 1985 conference is "Early Childhood Education A Proud Profession." Currently, one of the major goals of early childhood professionals is the establishment of a national, voluntary accreditation system for good quality programs. Early Childhood Development Chairperson Anne Cox has been selected by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs to act as a validator for the program's 3H(LQ(u3ein!tis HJ)p5eti yep AcEiivDtiy etieD (LgxsCxgjp Students attempting to use the Activity Center lately have been in tor a surprise during team events being held there, the facilities normally open and available for their use, were locked up. Doug Hinkley, a UTC student, said, "Last Friday at 3:00 p.m. me and six of my friends went over to lift weights. When we got there the issue room was closed with a sign taped to the door that said, 'We will be closed till 5:00. ' I think it should be open the hours that they have posted." Other times when the Center has been closed to Dolinar. Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 citing from a boring class?" Evelyn Becker, Department of General Education, thinks creativity is within the individual. "Higher education, per se, won't kill it," says Becker. "Most students will be creative despite the circumstances." However, she thinks that those students who go on to graduate school will definitely be aiming for a high enough GPA to get them into the graduate school of their choice. In the end Becker thinks it depends on the self-actualization of the student; that is to say, the student must accreditation system, the only individual in the State of Utah to have that authority. Cox and Instructor Barbara Bearnson, also of UTC's Early Childhood Development Department, will make a presentation at the Academy's national convention in New Orleans entitled "Integrating a Child Development Curriculum with Daily Activities." The College's Early Childhood Development Department trains individuals to work in pre-schools and day-care centers. In 1926, a small group of educators convened the Conference on Nursery Schools. students is during the games that are held there. Ryan Ler-da, also a UTC student, said that he was working-out in the weight room and after finishing went down to shower. He found the locker room door locked tight due to a women's volleyball game. Lerda said, "I think they should accommodate them (the opposing team) in some other way. And I don't think they should put the men out of their own locker room." In response to these statements, Michael Jacobsen, Director of the Activity Center, said that anytime there is a paid activi Monday November 18, 1985 have a basic desire for self-fulfillment. Jackson Newell, Dean of Liberal Education at the University of Utah, says, "Grade point averages and standardized tests show a student's ability to memorize, but they do not measure the ability to solve problems, listen, respond, articulate values and practice those values." Newell says students are responding to this present system of education requirements. "We need to look at the insanity of the system we've constructed," he says. "We're encouraging our best students to do the least." This goal, according to leaders of the group, will have a major national impact on the field. Validators of the accreditation program, with which Cox will be associated, will volunteer their time to visit, provide training and verify data provided in self-studies of early childhood education projects. The Academy provides materials for project personnel to conduct their own self-studies. All verified data is then reviewed by a team of Commissioners and the project accredited, the most prestigious accreditation available in the United States. ty in the Center, the other areas have to be closed. Reasoning he said that, "the noise, clatter, distraction, and liability (for persons other than UTC students) will not allow us to open the building during these times." Jacobsen also added that to his knowledge, with the exception of times when issue room personnel have been sick, the issue room and other areas have remained open. The building is normally scheduled to be opened from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays. Students can use the facilities when there is not a class or other paid activity going on.
|Title||UTC Press, 1985-11-18|
|Description||UTC Press was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Technical College at Provo/Orem 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||The Press Pulse, 1985-11-18|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|