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UVCC VOCATIONAL PROGRAM Full-time student enrollment LOSS, 88-89 Sergio Martins, Collision Repair student, works diligently on the right door of a blue "Z" fBLLEGE TIMEQ Utah Valley Community College (1 Weekly Student Newspaper Volume One Todd Horsley Staff Writer Over the past few years, the question has been raised concerning exactly where student fees are going and what they are being used for. For each full-time student registered at UVCC, 78 dollars of the students total tuition cost goes to student fees. 35 of the 78 dollars goes towards payment of the building. 9 dollars is used to support the school's athletic teams. 17 dollars is used to support the student union building - the Student Center, which is an auxiliary. It is also used to pay for custodial services as well as paying the salaries for the Director of Student Programs Auxiliary Services, The Director of Food Services, and the Coordinator of Student Activities and Programs. Two dollars go to the computer lab, one dollar goes to the library for book acquisition, another two dollars for insurance which is required of every student and protects them while at school, and one dollar to the activity center which helps to support the intramural program. The final 1 1 dollars is used for activities which is distributed to support the Outpost, Crafts Center, and the school newspaper, with three dollars going towards the ASUVCC budget, more commonly known as the Student Council. The Student Council has a total budget of 50,00 dollars, 5,00 of which is to be raised as revenue, and is broken down as follows. The largest sum of money is allocated to the Activities Vice President with a total budget of 21,000 and another 1,250 set aside for retreats. The 21,000 is then divided among the four chairpersons under the Activities VP. The Activities VP has a budget of 6,500 and is in charge of various events such as Lagoon day, Western Week, the circus, anniversaries, and the alumni activity. The Special Events Chairperson, with a budget of 3,500 dollars, is in charge of the Royalty Ball, the Sweetheart and Deer Hunters Ball, and the Stardust Club. She will also help with Western Week and the Miss UVCC Pageant The Social Chairperson has 3,000 dollars allocated for eight various social dances as well as the family movies and will help out with Western Week. The Publicity Chairperson has 2,500 dollars to cover such expenses as supplies for porters, printing, spotlights and the replacement of equipment The second largest account belongs to the ASUVCC President, the administrative account, and Number Three UPPORT PROGRAM totals 16,500. These tunds are used mainly for traveling purposes. As one of the directors on the Utah Council of Studentbody Presidents he must meet monthly at one of the many colleges and universities around the state. He also attends monthly Board of Regents meetings. His budget is used only for mileage compensation and hotel accommodation. It is also used to cover functional events. For WHERE YOUR $78 GOES STUDENT FEE BREAKDOWN 11.54 1.28 10.26 1 .28 44.87 example, the Miss UVCC float in BYU's Homecoming parade is paid for out of his budget. All projects to promote pride, office supplies and the subsidizing of some events (tickets for Raging Waters and Lagoon) to make them more affordable to the students, is made possible through the administrative account The ASUVCC Academics Vice President, who oversees the Senate, is allotted a little over 7,200 dollars. The Senate, as explained by Jim Woods, is more of a reactionary organization. The Senate reacts mainly to the needs and the suggestions of the students through the use of suggestion boxes placed throughout the school. In the past when students have complained about not having a clock or pencil sharpener in certain classrooms, the Senate responded by providing those missing items. The Senate also bought 3 microwaves for the Provo and Orcm campuses on a suggestion that a means be made to allow students who bring lunches from home a way to heat their meals. They arc Wednesday,October 12, 1988 also responsible for the pie giveaway during Thanksgiving and George Washington's birthday and the book buy back board. The Inter-Council Club ViCt President has a 3,000 dollar budget and is responsible for club support, the Christmas dance, and providing activities that are aimed at drawing the clubs closer together. He is also in charge of distributing free 21.79 2.56 n LIBRARY STDNT. CNTR COMP. LAB INSURANCE ASUVCC BLDGS. g ACTVTY. CTR. ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS turkeys during thanksgiving and gifts during Christmas to the needy families in the community. As you can see, the activities being provided do not come cheaply. As an example, the cost for Rodeo week entertainment and free food is well over 500 dollars. If you feel that the activities being provided are not meeting up to your expectations, then make suggestions to the student council on ways to make them better or activities that you would like to sec happen. "Activities arc a means for people to meet and have fun," said Jenifer Havcman, Activities VP. "It's a way to get the students and community involved with such events as the Governors debates, blood drives, guest speakers and brown bag forums. With the large amount of non-traditional students here, our goal is to provide activities that will fulfil a wide range of needs and interests." Now you can rest easy knowing where your money is going, but you still have one question unanswered. "Is my student fee paying for the student . council retreats to places like 2.56 pholo by Jeff Dowcx Jackson Hole and Timp Lodge?" The answer is yes. In past years, as well as the present, the Student Council has come under some criticism concerning retreats taken by the council and it's funding. Perhaps it would be best in understanding the purpose and importance of the retreats. Woods said the purpose of the retreats is one of familiarization and planning. The twenty newly elected and appointed officers arc given the opportunity to know one another in hopes of establishing a good working relationship. They will also discuss council and studentbody goals as well as plan events and activities for the entire up-coming school year. The importance of this is simple. To be an effective student government, each member of the council needs to ensure that their individual efforts in their respective areas are combing for an overall cause or goal which includes addressing the problems that may hinder their efforts in aiding the student body. One of these problems, according to Woods, is apathy. "I feel there's a lot of apathy towards student government, the activities, and towards the school in general." This may be due to the fact that many people, as well as the community, still view UVCC as the "Tech." Woods feels that it is ludicrous that students arc often looked down upon simply for attending UVCC, with BYU being one of the biggest offenders. Woods intends to break out of that Tech image. "The big thing I want to do around here, number one, is develop pride in the school and in the studentbody. . .by getting all students involved in the process here, to make them feel like this is their school." He hates the thought of people not coming into the student council offices because they feel they don't belong. "The purpose of the Student Council is not only to help the studentbody, but to represent it as well as it's views." Already it appears that Woods is working towards that goal. In past years student fees have not only paid for the previously mentioned items but also for the student fees of the appointed and elected officers. This year marks the end of that tradition when Woods decided that the Council should pay their own student fees Still some may question his sincerity towards helping the studentbody by asking why the retreats lake place outside of the Continued to page 4 Robotics Refrigeration Pro I Driving Marine Shop lineman Train. Fire Science Fashion March. Envlro. Tech. Electronics Drafting Diesel Mech. Cdia'on Apr. Cab. Miltwork Bus. Mang. Bdg Ccnst. Apprentice 13.6 - 14.5 4.8 4.4 -i 1 1 10 VOCA ENROLL OEEOL Ken a Mathews Editor-in-Chief There has been a concern raised over the decreased enrollment of students in certain vocational programs offered at Utah Valley Community College. According to October 6, 1988 FTE enrollment figures, vocational program enrollment has decreased by 64 percent since the October 22, 1987 figures. The same figures indicate the programs that have drops in the enrollment, and by how many students. These programs include Apprentice 15.4, Auto Mechanics 2.2, Building Construction 11.1, Business Management 4.4, Cabinet and Millwork by 4.8, Collision Repair 30.8, Diesel Mechanics 14.5, Drafting 13,6, Electronics 34.2, Environmental 11, Fashion Merchandising 5.8, Fire Science 8.9, Lineman Training 4.8, Machine Shop 3.5, Professional Driving 16.1, Refrigeration 21.9, Robotics 26.8, and Welding 3.6. There have been many reasons suggested as a cause for this decrease in enrollment First suggestion being the name change of the school. In 1987, the school changed its name to Utah Valley Community College (UVCC), after being Utah Technical College (UTC) for many years. According to Joseph Rayncs, Associate Academic Vice President, and Acting Director of Vocational Education at UVCC, "The name change has affected the vocational programs, but it doesn't need to. Many people thought when the school took Technical out of its name, it meant the school no longer offered vocational programs. However, this isn't true. There arc many community colleges that offer vocational programs through out the country." Don Pendcrgrass, Chairperson of Auto Diesel at UVCC, felt the name change had very much affected the programs. He stated, " The vocational instructors were 100 percent opposed when the former president wanted to change the name. We all felt that the Utah Tech mades us parallel with Cal Tech and Georgia Student Cholesterol Drug Awareness Department Notes Volleyball Results r 20 r onal MEN! INES Tech." Second suggestion being the full employment picture of Utah. The unemployment rate has decreased to 3.8, leaving more UVCC students employed. Rayncs stated, "Many students have found good jobs before finishing their schooling and have chosen not to come back to school or put it off for a quarter or two." " This is the main problem. Employment is booming allowing many people to find work. The programs have drawn parallels of when unemployment is high, enrollment increases; when unemployment is low, enrollment decreases. It's a normal cycle," said Pendcrgrass. Third, being the change to more of a computerized information society. According to Lucille Stoddard, Academic Vice President at UVCC, the programs such as drafting and accounting have gone from pencil and paper, to a totally computerized program. Fourth, being the companies that offer the employment. The vocational programs depend on the cyclical nature of the company, when it peaked, and the icaeiionary explained Stoddard. Fifth, being the short term customized training programs that UVCC provides, in conjunction with big businesses. Last year over 12,000 employees of local businesses came to UVCC for a short time to learn a specific skill. Sixth, being the Vocational Programs and the equipment . Pendcrgrass said, " The programs haven't kept up with the latest technology and equipment." The final suggestion being the rccuiting of students by private technology schools, such as the Arizona Technical Institute. These schools, according to Pendcrgrass, are very well equipped schools, who have good rccuiting programs. " Even though there has been a decrease in certain programs, there has been a effort to make these programs more visible to the community and students at UVCC. UVCC is, at this point, planning Public Relations Continued to page 7 wmwm if""""
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1988-10-12|
|Description||The UVCC College Times was the name of the student newspaper for Utah Valley Community College from September 28, 1987 to June 23, 1993.|
|Publisher||Utah Valley University|
|Subject headings||Utah Valley Community College--History; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Source||College Times, 1988-10-12|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|