UTC Press, 1987-01-12
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1 1 V, - Barbra War die helps develop a i v new children's ' art program, thanks to a ; large grant, i " . Details on page Zf::Sf3! two. Monday, January 12, 1987 Computer Problems bv Sheila V. Schmall With the start of a new quarter there are bound to be a few problems, Winter Quarter at the Utah Technical College is no exception. The deadline for payment of first, second, and third priority registration for students was Monday, December 29. Because the Cashier's Office was closed from December 24 until that day, hundreds of students waited in several lines to register and pay tuition. The lines looped around the lower floor of the Administration Building, making it nearly impossible to move. On Monday, January 5, the registration computer system went down, leaving the students standing or sitting in the halls for hours at a time. The Administration Building was once again full of frustrated students, waiting to register and pay their tuition. The breakdown problem was in the program itself, and the people at i t 5- " 4 ' .!?. UTC to Getting a college education in Utah is not what it used to be. According to Governor Norm Bangerter's Agenda for Leadership is Educational Resources for Tomorrow program (ALERT), the state's community colleges will be asked to house the growing wave of first and second year students and prepare them for finishing their studies at a four-year school. Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem, as the second largest community college in the state with over 6,000 students, is riding the wave's crest, said UTC President J. Marvin Higbee. About ten percent of UTC's students transfer to a four-year program, according to Veonne Howlett, Dean of the School of General Studies. A recent study indicated about half transfer to Brigham Young University with the other half mostly entering schools in Utah. "Eighty-five to 90 percent of our students come from Utah Valley," Howlett said. "Many of them enroll at BYU because it is IE i the main company, located in Rochester, New York, worked quickly to correct the problem. The problem was corrected by Wednesday. The Cashier's Office closed Monday, as they were not able to accept money while there were problems with the computer system, but the Financial Aids, Registration, Admissions, and Records Offices remained open According to Esther L. Webster, assistant director of Registration, there are 5900 students enrolled so far this winter. She says that enrollment is up from last winter and may exceed Fall Quarter registration, which was 6500 students. There is a significant increase in the number of General Education enrollees, and there are also more students enrolled in Business Management and Human Services majors. Because of the computer breakdown, registering students were given an extra week to pay their tuition. ft i & 'A House close to home and we are the number two feeder school to BYU." Actually, choosing a transfer school should be done early in a student's education. This enables the student to take courses that will be of direct benefit later, said Bruce Carter. Carter is the assistant director of Admissions and Registration at the College. We have students that get a degree and then find out they should have done a lot of other things to transfer'Carter said. "They never told anyone what their long-term education goals were. They end up staying here longer than they should making up requirements. Studies acceptable at four-year schools are covered in articulation agreements which bind the four-year school to courses they will accept to fill their graduation requirements. We recommend that students be aware of articulation agreements and visit the Academic Advisement Center for help," Carter said. "Problems 2 n 3 i.- U.T.C. PRES 1 era cTg irm cz Utah Technical College ProvoOrcm, Box 1609, Provo, Utah 84603 Hundreds of UTC students were the IP Photo by Michael Shince , I Growing Wave of Students that could be avoided if the students had checked with our office include transferability versus applicability of credits." "If a class does not fill a specific requirement in general education or a department then it becomes an elective," he continued. "The credits transfer, but they may not apply to what the student is trying to accomplish." One way the College is trying to eliminate that problem is establishing articulation agreements with specific departments at the four-year schools. This way the student can plan early to fill core requirements for their major. "We are developing second-year courses that will transfer into specific majors," Howlett said. "The department at the four-year schools have been receptive, but it takes time to meet with each group." One of the areas the College found needed improvement was engineering. This year a pre-engineering major was started Ticj rffc 1 pgi a lZ3 en Plague : " victims of a mall unciioning computer. 1 i UTC Students-for-Santa Made Christmas Merry bv Connie Kearney A few years ago, a handful of UTC married students were presented with food and toys for their families at Christmas. The students were existing under the poorest of circumstances and fellow UTC students brought food and donated money to purchase toys. With this humble beginning, what has become known at "Students for Santa," has grown into one of the best supported traditions on campus. This year's project was chaired by Jerry Valerio. Weeks of planning went into promoting through the School of General Studies. "We found that 25-30 percent of our students that transferred were in engineering," Howlett said. "We now offer the core courses that meet the needs of those students." This type of work has been done in other areas as needed. There will soon be a communications major at the College and others are planned for the future. Recently the Utah State Board of Regents recognized that direction in articulation was needed and organized an Articulation Task Force. The Task Force will most likely develop a statewide set of guidelines in the departments so that the course work will be accepted at any of the other state schools and be applicable to specific programs, Carter said. Currently, general education requirements at all state schools are filled if a student completes an associate of science degree at any of the community colleges. 77e men's basketball team is now over halfway through the season. For details, see page five. 3 Registration . ,-' f 'A- The registration computer broke the project. The activities were culminated the first week of December with caroling in the Student Center, which was provided by various school and community choirs. A mar-veleous play, "The Journey," was presented by Kim Brewster's theatrical group, a special Christmas "family night," along with the judging of the Christmas trees decorated by the UTC clubs, were all part of the festive activities. Valerio states that 35 families were sponsored. Each club was given a family for which they were responsible. BYU, being a private school, has their own requirements but accommodates most transfer students. A stigma has been attached in the past to students attending community colleges because the caliber of education was in question. However, the last two winners of the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award were from UTC. In 1985 Doug Jorgensen, head of Drafting and Design Technology, was recognized and in 1986 Wesley Bitters, coordinator of Hospitality Management, was honored. "We have as good a faculty as there is in the state," President Higbee said. "Our job is to identify any needs the faculty has in areas of development and upgrade as necessary." The College recently instituted programs with Utah State University and Weber State College offering courses on the Provo and Orcm campuses that count toward a bachelor's and master's degree. There are plans INSIDE THE UTC PRESS Campus News pages 2-4, 6 Sports page 5 Art Program page 2 The Gift. page 2 Free Dance page 4 Cheerleaders page 6 Volume 15 Number 11 " 1 down. Phoio by Giun D. Nelson Their decorated trees, food and presents were delivered;! uTing the week of December 8-12. The Institute raised a considerable amount of money, allowing them to sponsor 15 of the 35 families. Valerio feels there are many students who could use a little help, especially at Christmas and was delighted at the response from the administration, faculty, clubs and students. With this kind of support, he anticipated that the program will continue to grow, binding students in the fellowship of giving and caring for others. for doctorate level courses in the future. There are a number of degree options a student may select while attending UTC. Currently, the College offers one and two year certificates of completion, two-year diplomas, the Associate of Applied Science degree and the Associate of Science degree. The Associate of Arts degree is planned for the near future. "The Associate of Science or arts degree is a transfer degreee," Howlett said. "There are more options available to the student with a vocational emphasis, math, science, or a number of others." The variety in the degrees allows the student to structure their studies to their career goals. According to President Higbee, as more students start their education at community colleges, such as Utah Technical College at ProvoOrem, the role of the community college in Utah will be solidified and their vital function in the education process will be recognized.
|Title||UTC Press, 1987-01-12|
|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, 1987-01-12|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|