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Women's Volleyball opens with win Battling skikers bring home win from CSI Library facing test on the rug r3 Library to test 300 feet of carpet hopes are on the monies tournament 'non-pink" volume 20 issue Z7 2 September 1992 ufah volley community college 1 i ' r r 'r 1:1 - i a- T n o r i. ; i K & 1 I V if," Robbte Bus rw College ltm New students spend their first week of class at UVCC by spending time in the quad, at late registration lines and in bookstore lines. Fall enrollment exceeds 10,000 V L. J Tobin Hill Assistant News Editor Fall term enrollment at UVCC i s grea terthanatanytime in the 51 year history of the school. Although official third week enrollment figures are not available, more than 9,034 regular students and 2,000 concurrent and special students are enrolled. By the third week of the term, enrollment with special courses will exceed 10,000 students, predicts Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Planning, Dr. Nancy Smith. Smith also states that the Full Time Equi valant, or FTE, is running more than 71 percent of headcount. This figure is above last years FTE rate by a percentage of two. The FTE is determined by the total number of credits enrolled for divided by 15. One reason why the FTE is higher is because students are taking more than 12 credit hours a term. "When this institution first converted from a quarter to a semester system, many students maintained a credit enrollment of only 12 hours. Students are realizing that in order to graduate within the two year period, they must take 1 5 semester credits each term," said Smith. With students taking more credit hours, some students have decided not to go to UVCC this term. "We are still in the process of estimating how many students have decided not to enroll. It is difficult to know how many students became discouraged by long lines, crowded computers and closed classes," Smith replied. Smith estimates that between 1,000 and 1,500 students have been turned away, but emphasises that no one was denied access. Even though there are more students this term, size of the campus is not the issue for accomodating these students. Smith advised,"If students were to schedule classes throughout the day, and not chose to concentrate so heavily in the morning hours, enrollment capacity would be greater." This term's enrollment, however, may help out in making UVCC a four-year institution. Smith said'The enrollment sends a message to the state or regents that we truly do have the demand in Utah County that we said was here. All data has been pointing to this direction (4-year school), and enrollment this Fall is substantiating it." With no one really knowing howthe future will be here, Smith gives sound advice to students. "UVCC is becoming a first-come, first-serve game. If you want to insure classes the student needs to pay fees on time, not be purged, get through the assessment, orientation and registration process at the earliest point you are able to. "Many students have reasons for arriving on campus at the end of registration, and it is unfortu-ante that we cannot accommodate all these students." Your legal right to know UVCC handbook defines students' rights David J. Madden Editor in Chief New to UVCC this year is the Student Rights Code. The code has been several years in the making, with President Kerry Romesburg initiating the project nearly three years ag, in order toclearly define student rights, on campus and off. The purpose, or mission of the code is to outline specifically and clearly, the rules and regulations that students coming to UVCC are expected to follow. These rules regulate individual rights, school maintanance, instruction, and school sponserec activities. These rules apply both on and off campus. When these rules are broken, sanctions will be imposed, and appeals may be filed. These sanctions, according to the code, are for the protection of student rights as well as school property and facilities.The code is layed out into five easy to read sections, or articles. Article I. contains student rights, both general and academic. One example of a general right in the code is the right to of protection against improper disclosure of your school records. Another example is the righ t to be informed of all costs and policies and other such inforamation. Other gemeral rights include such things as freedom from harassment, non-discriminatory treatment, due process of law, and several others. Academic rights include the right to be informed of class requirements, the right to professional instruction, the right to access of college services and facilities, and the right to credit for classes completed. The Academic Rights also include the right to appeal to the Academic Standards Committee regarding certain grade concerns. Article II. contains a list of responsibilities that each student has when they attend the college. It listsa number of activities that arenot allowed on campus. These include harassment,, obstruction of teaching, gambling, and furnishing false information to college personell, and a number of other responsibilities. The code points out that student responsibilities are not limited to those listed in the code. They also urge students to report any violations of these responsibilities listed in the code to an appropriate college office. Article III. contains a list of sanctions. These sanctions are a method of dealing with code violations. Sanctions include suspension, probation, warnings, and even fines and restitution. Article IV. describes the appeals process. All violations and sanctions are open for official appeals. Article V. gives the procedures required to amend the code. Any student or faculty member mayrec-ommend amendments to the code. The articles are followed by a complete guide to filing grievances and a list of different types of appeals available. The code sets up a Campus Appeals Board to hear and vote on appeals. This board consists of at least two faculty, one staff, three student representatives, and the Director of Student Life. The decisions will be made by a vote taken by a majority of the board. All code violationsand grievances are handled wi th conf id en-tiality.The code was comprised bya committee including, Tom Hover the Director of Student Life, faculty members, the school attorney, and several student representatives.Tom Hover comments that he is pleased with the outcome of the code. He also urges any student interested to pick up a complete copy at the Student Center Desk. "It took alot of time, and it is not perfect," commented Hover, "but it is a good starting point." See Graph on Page 15 Time capsule to be sealed ASUVCC is preparing a time capsule to coincide with Columbus Day. The capsule is intended to be opened by citizens of Utah Valley a century from now. The capsule is meant to encourage people to focuson the future rather than the past. Volunteersare needed and students are encouraged to enter submissions in two contests. The first is a contest for best artifacts. Artifacts should be no larger than a tunafish can. The second contest is for a written address to the people of the next century. The messages are to be composed on acid free legal size paper. At least ten items from each contest will be included in the time capsule. Prizes will be awarded, but have not been decided on yet. Submissions should be brought to Semisi Tukuafu's desk in the student government office. The time capsule will be sealed October 12, and will hopefully be placed in some archives rather than buried.
|Title||UVCC College Times, 1992-09-02|
|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, 1992-09-02|
|Rights||Copyright 2013 Utah Valley University|