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HX)TD) (Q (Q I I ' It Volume 13 Number 24 8pg KegisGii,atiQfi) FalOs Enrollment for spring quarter is "down slightly" compared with last spring with 4,532 students, but according to Dick Chappell, Vice President of Planning and Development, the official talley will not be made until April 10. Head counts show a large increase in General Education students, with a decrease in New Name Change Proposed President J. Marvin Higbee often speaks to student and faculty groups answering questions about college progress, administrative changes, salary and tuition movement and various other areas. Dr. Higbee encourages open communication lines. Photo by John Pack. Strategic Plan By Kathleen L. Plothow, Editor The first pencil draft ot the Six-Year Strategic Plan for Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem has recently been completed. The Strategic Plan is a result of progressive work which began last fall as administrators and faculty gathered in Park City, Utah to begin a structured educational six-year goal. The focus of the Strategic Plan is on "Excellence". The plan was presented to speak in broad, general terms, rather than in detailed specifics. An example fo the broad definitions is that "Excellence" is referred to several times, but never defined. The "general terms" design rather a definition of the directions to be taken "a presentation of broad brush strokes V.P. School administrators are not planning to find a replacement for resigning Vice President LaVar Rockwood. Instead Rockwood's duties will be disbursed among the existing vice presidents, according to President J. Marvin Higbee. "We have been brainstorming for the past three to four THE OFFICIAL Electronics and other trade areas. Registration officials had hoped to offer three quarters of electronics to students, but only two quarters filled. "Fall and Winter quarters are usually the heaviest quarters for enrollment. During Spring quarter, most students decide they want to start their summer employment early," said registration rather than details." The pencil draft explains that the details will come later, as they are supplies by ad hoc committees, departments, and individuals. What does the Strategic Plan mean to students, administration and faculty? The Grand Strategy explains: 'The student is to be the primary focus of such excellence, which will range from maintaining enrollment at financially responsible levels to enhancing vocational, technical, and general academic programs. With such an emphasis, Utah Technical College ProvoOrem will render its greatest service to community, state, region and nation." This plan will cover the next six years, focusing on "Excellence". Originally 62 recommendations were proposed from Duties Are weeks among the vice presidents. We throw out different duties on the table and then discuss the best restructuring programs for the administration, faculty and students," said President Higbee. The President said that to date the administrators have come up with 28 different STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF UTAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE AT officials. Registration personnel are currently working on a full phone enrollment system. They are also studying the problem of overloaded classrooms. "Often we find that students have forged their way into an instructor's class. This is very difficult in classrooms where there are only so many typewriters, or where there are At an academic forum earlier this week. President J. Marvin Higbee said a new name for the college has been at the forefront of attention. The name is Utah Valley College for technical and general studies. President Higbee noted that the name change was proposed in the last session of the legislature, but the school fell short of time and decided to withdraw the bill for a name change. The President also said that the suggested name was also quite controversial, with some legislators feeling the new name would change the concept for the whole school. to Influence UTC seven committees. After deleting duplications, 53 suggestions remained. The 53 proposals were formatted into seven areas. Out of the 53 strategies, 10 general statements were presented to President J. Marvin Higbee and the Presidential staff. The Presidential Staff coordinated with John Reeves to conclude that the strategies must follow two main guidelines. The guidelines explained are: 1) Implications of the strategies must be understood. 2) The examination of the strategies must follow 3 more guidelines: a) Every strategy must be workable. b) Strategies must have a complete consensus of the to be varieties of restructuring the administration. He said they plan to continue the study for several more weeks. Mr. Rockwood will officially resign as of July 1, and return to teaching. His assignment will be instructor in the Business Management Department. He cited health reasons for the move. a lot of papers to grade," said Esther Webster of the registration department. Mrs. Webster is suggesting departments buy a stamp for instructors, to confirm they have indeed given approval for a student to enter the class after the computer notes it is full. 'This new name seems to find a middle road for both the technical and general studies," he said. Work and ideas on a new name are still continuing. The president requested suggestions from the faculty and staff in attendance. Instructors also questioned President Higbee about the completion of the Health, Science and Administration building. Dr. Higbee said the builder is anticipating the building will be finished September 1, but the due date is not until November 15th. The president said he hopes the building will be finished by January 1, 1986. Presidential Staff. c) Strategies must raise realistic expectations. The first pencil draft was presented to the Academic Forum Wednesday, April 3, 1985. The academic leaders were asked to review the draft and return suggestion and recommendations by April 19th. Recommendations were asked to go through Pres. Higbee, the Vice President, or John Reeves. "The vision of the Strategic Plan must be transmitted through you." explained John Reeves to the academic leaders. The Strategic Plan involves many different areas. Several of these proposed strategies are: 1. Examine and adjust the content and delivery of the Disbursed "I look forward to my return to the classroom and continued contribution to the college," said Mr. Rockwood. President Higbee praised Mr. Rockwood's administrative efforts, especially his input into planning the school's expansion. "He's going to be sorely missed," Hibgee said. "He is PROVO - OREM Mew Miss (U Selected) Kristie Snarr replaces Jeanne Sammis as Miss UTC. Snarr will represent UTC at the Miss Utah Pageant to be held in June. Utah Technical Colllege at ProvoOrem recently announced the resignation of Jeanne Sammis as Miss UTC march 19, 1985. Miss Sammis has plans of being married soon. The newly crowned Miss UTC is Kristi Dee Snarr, daughter of Baline and Gwen Snarr of Orem, Utah. Snarr was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, her family moved to Layton, Utah when Snarr was young. A graduate of Layton High School, Miss Snarr was actively involved in all areas of women's prep athletics. Snarr was a member of the Lady Wolverin basketball for Six curriculum to match the knowledge, capacities and skills it expects students to develop. 2. The faculty will make greater use of active modes of teaching and require that students take greater responsibility for their learning. 3. Academic administrators will consolidate as many part time positions into full time positions as is appropriate. 4. The mission of the College will determine how funds are allocated. 5. Student evaluations of academic programs and learning enviroment will be conducted regularly. The results will be widely disseminated as a basis for strengthening the quality of education at the the person primarily responsible for the campus master plan. He played a key role in campus development the last seven or eight years." The last day to drop classes is Friday, April 19. Registration office hours that day will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, 1985 tVV n team last fall and early winter Miss Snarr is majoring in the Fashion Merchandising pro gram, she will graduate in a year. Kristie Snarr will represent UTC at the Miss Utah Pageant to be held in June. "I am very exicted. I can't wait!" said Snarr about the up-coming pageant. Preparation for the Utah Pageant is essential explains Snarr. "You've got to buy shoes in advance and practicing walking in them a couple hours a day. And of course, I've got to practice the piano for my talent number." Snarr is the third child with four brothers and two sisters. Years College. 6. The College will offer a systematic program of guidance, orientation, and advisement that involves students from application to completioncertification. Student affairs personnel, peer counselors, faculty and administrators will all participate in the system on a consulting basis. 7. The College will support activities to broaden the base of social and cultural opportunities for students. 'These are just a few of the proposed strategies. Entertainers Needed UTC entertainers are needed! Any students with experience as a performer, or have developed a performing talent, please contact Ann Richardson in the Student Center, ext. 381. Auditions will be within the next couple of week for some first class entertainment for several functions to be held at the College during Spring quarter.
|Title||UTC Press, 1985-04-08|
|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, 1985-04-08|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|