UTC Press, 1986-12-01
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PHE U.T.C. PRES Monday, December 1, 1986 Utah Technical College ProvoOrcm, Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Volume 15 Number 9 Utah Rv Repine Holfeltz Because of the current crisis in higher education, the Utah Association of Studentbody Presidents organized a s'tudent rally in support of Governor Bangerter's ALERT Reform Program. Scott Wyatt, the student member of the Board of Regents said, "The purpose of the rally was to generate support for higher education." The statewide gathering was held a week ago. It was expected to draw 10,000 students from all Utah public colleges and universities. Instead, a mere 250-300 people showed up. Jonathon Wright, president of the Utah Student Association, read an official statement to those gathered. It called for the legislature to make higher education a higher priority during the current special session. It discussed our states' outlook saying, "We are the future of this state and we are here to try to create the promise of a bright, progressive future." It also challenged the citizens of the state of Utah, "to invest in Utah's future by supporting legislated revenue increases into higher education." After the statement by the students was read, Utah Governor Norman Bangcrter gave his reply. He said the reasons for the current budget crunch include the Kennecott cutbacks, Geneva Possibility of bv Rod Morgan When Rod re-entered UTC last fall, he decided to look into the possibility of receiving a grant. He proceeded to the Financial Aids window to pick up the information he needed. He was given two booklets, a student guide and an application for federal aid. Also included were two financial aid transcripts, a financial aids guide, student income certification, parent Assessment bv Connie Kearney This week the Academic Assessment Center is moving to their new location, the trailer house just west of the Student Center. The trailer provides twice as much space as they currently occupy in room SC 201 and provides room for counseling and testing evaluations. Dr. Robert Loveridge, director of Assessment, states that the center services over 3500 students a year with 500 to 1,000 speciality evaluations dealing with career guidance given to individual students. At the beginning of each quarter, in conjunction with new student orientation, the center tests students to help them evaluate the skills of incoming students as part of the orientation and advisement process. It also provides support to various departments in the college, allowing students to be tested in the center which allows more classroom time for instruction. It is also a regional vocation center which provides the Mountainland area a place for vocational evaluation. Through simulated work experience testing, students can be evaluated to see if they are adapted to specific jobs. Loveridge states that this type of testing may indicate how fast and accurate a student is in any given field. The information Students Rally at Capitol closure and the decline in oil prices. Bangcrter stressed the state "current state deficit. He told students that he understood their frustration and concern, but when constantly interrupted by shouting and the signs of hecklers, he emphasized, "I won't ever hide behind a shield. I won't ever hide behind a sign." ASUTC Studentbody President George Marshall felt the rally was successful, for the most part. He felt its success came from the fact that it was totally organized by students. Marshall said, "The legislature needs to make education a priority." He expressed concern over the additional one percent the legislature again slashed from the education budget UTC President J. Marvin Higbee also felt the rally was somewhat successful. He referred to Govenor Bangerter's statement and said, "The governor has worked very hard to resolve the problem we're facing in education." Higbee said the next step is for the students to contact their legislators and make them aware of their concerns. He said students should write letters that showed "dignity and kindness, yet letters that are firm." He expressed his desire that students get involved with their educational future. income certification, student and parent certification of untaxed income and benefits, certification of no default and no refund owed, a UTC financial aid application, and finally, a Winter Quarter financial aids deadlines sheet. A little bewildered, he wandered off to the cafeteria to examine this bundle of forms. The application for federal student aid is 34 pages of forms, instructions, and information. The student guide is 46 pages long and contains information on Robert Loveridge, director of the is valuable to employees as one employee may prefer accuracy over speed while another may be more concerned with speed. Other testing such as the GATB (General Aptitude Test Battery) and "Non-pencil' testing "V Receiving a Grant Outlined five federal financial aid programs. As he began to read the guide he realized it wasn't going to be easy. He had to learn about Pell grants, SEOG, CWS, NDSL, GSL, PLUS, FC, EFC, AFSA, FAF, FFS, SAAC, SAR, and five pages of glossary terms. By this time, he has concluded that this is going to be harder than some credited courses he's taken. Then Rod decided to skip all this for the moment and get right to the forms. They wanted all Moves , V " W lull Assessment Program, readies for the big is also available. Aptitude testing for computers and clerical careers are just a couple of tests which are geared for various job clusters in the work field. Psychological testing is also done on referral from UTC 'f 4 ff HI ; U I II Vocal college and university students from around the state protest heckled the governor as he spoke with students. 6 K the basic information of who he was, where he lived, and where he had gone to school. Then they started getting personal. They asked questions like, are your parents living or dead? Are your parents divorced or separated? Were your parents married to each other? Are you a ward of the court? Did you, or will you live more than six weeks with your parents? Did you, or will you receive more that $750 worth of support from to New Location .j.!!." " : '.' j.'.". ! ... ' -r u'j. it pwi".: ( ) jlli'lll . ) jii: move. counselors. Loveridge indicates that students are welcome in the assessment center anytime they have questions or would like assistance in evaluating their abilities. Susan Smith, a your parents in 1986? All this to determine whether he should fill out form one or form two! They wanted information about his taxable and non-taxable income, his spouse, and parents. Income tax returns, W-2 forms, records of untaxed income, bank statements, and statements of how much his house is worth and how much he owed on it, were also included. Finally, he decided to forget about the whole Photo by (Jlcn D. Nelson counselor, is thereto assist the student and the facilities are opened from 8 to 5 p.m. Recently the UTC vocational Assessment Center hosted the Utah Conference for the Career Assessment Advisory Council higher education budget cuts. Many , , Photo by Glen D. Nelson mess! He guesses the government figures if they make it a big enough personal indignity, only those who desperately need it will finish the process. He has to wonder if it's all worth it. By the time the government pays for printing, personnel, and office space, they've probably spent more in processing than the aid is worth. Wouldn't it just be easier to spend all those millions on campus improvements and lower tuitions? The three day conference provided workshops geared to assist vocational assessment personnel throughout Utah. Those attending were instructed in the philosophy of how to help the student in making the best use of his abilities, and how to effectively review and measure data. Loveridge, who sits on the Utah Assessment and Advisory Council says that UTC will host two of the six conferences scheduled throughout the state, Dr. Fred Rowe chairs the committee and Lynn Jensen, through the office of Vocational Education, sponsors the committee. The committee's purpose is to provide training for vocational center personnel in Utah, regional vocational centers are located throught the state. Among them arc Weber Vocational Assessment Center in Davis County, College of Eastern Utah in Price, UTCSLC and UTCOrem along with Jordan and Granite Schools in Wasatch County with centers in Duchasne and Sevier Counties. Loveridge, a nine year veteranas AssessmentDirector of the St. Louis Public School system, indicates that as UTC enrollment increases, the assessment office will play an increasing roll in assisting the student in making educated and appropriated career choices.
|Title||UTC Press, 1986-12-01|
|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 U.T.C. Press, 1986-12-01|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|