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"Storm of controversy" .
ASUN on Rozman.
Acting on instructions from
student senators, ASUN
President Steve Tiwald will
state ASUN's position on the
Rozman issue to the upcoming
meeting of Faculty Senate.
Tiwald told the group he
would present the Faculty
Senate a resolution passed by
ASUN last month. It expresses
to study poverity
A conference on poverty
sponsored by the United
Methodist Chapel March 12
and 13 will study the
phenomena of poverty, its
general sociological aspects, the
local situation, and
opportunities for specific
Representatives from the
department, the Crosslines
program in inner Kansas City,
and the Lincoln Action
Program will attend the
The cost of the program will
be $9. Those interested may
register in the north Nebraska
Union entrance Thursday,
Friday, or Monday or by
qs it enisfs today in
AFTER 6:00 P.M.
. . surrounds Faculty Evaluation Committee hearing.
to hear Tiwald
support for Rozman in "his
attempt to clarify the issues"
and "denounces" the decision
and procedures of the Board of
The senators, with one
opposing vote, reaffirmed their
support of the refundable
PACE plan and called on the
Regents to meet with ASUN if
the Board could not support
THE RESOLUTION ALSO
branded the "Young Plan," a
new proposal providing for
decisions on PACE at the time
a student pays his tuition, as
unacceptable at this time.
Other items approved
during the three-hour session
included decisions to oppose
two bills in the State
-LB 940, which would
provide for control of UNO
separate from the Lincoln
--LB 809, providing for
limited enrollment in state
colleges (20,500 at Lincoln).
ACTION ON LB 904, a bill
for establishment of a state
Commission on Indian Affairs,
was tabled until next week.
In othei business the Senate
tabled a proposed
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constitutional amendment to
change A3UN's Second Vice
President to an appointed post.
It also continued the tabling of
a proposal to provide money
for a vehicle to be used by
After some modification,
Dave Bingham's Electoral
Commission report was
approved. A last -minute change
providing hat handbills which
list a slate of candidates in the
ASUN election must also
contain part of their platform
and be paid for by their
executive committee) satisfied
SEN. ROY BALDWIN
announced that several people
had still not picked up their
profits or unsold books from
the A SUN-RH A Book
Exchange. He said they were
available in the ASUN office.
Bob Vlasak was elected
ASUN senator from
Engineering and Architecture.
Vlasak, the State Chairman of
the Committee for Undisruted
Education, has tried to gain the
post unsucessfuily on two
previous occasions this year.
Next Wednesday's meeting
of ASUN will be held in the
East Union at 4 p,m.
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hears mild criticism
"I was under -the impression that we're a controversial
committee," said Campbell K. Mcconneii, cnairman or ine
Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC). Less than a dozen
faculty members came to an open meeting in the -Union
ballroom Wednesday to discuss the committee's report.
If the faculty turnout is an accurate gauge of criticism,
economics professor McConncll said he's optimistic that their
report will be approved by the Faculty Senate in April.
FEC, established by the Teaching Council, called the
meeting to present information and to allow the faculty to
criticize the report.
THE REPORT SUGGESTS systematic procedures for
student evaluation of courses and instruction. The release of
this information "would be at the option and discretion of the
individual faculty member."
FEC provides that course information be made available to
students, possibly in coded form in semester course schedule
Although the report outlined possible teacher evaluation
and course characteristics forms, the departments would be
free to adopt an alternate form.
A PRELIMINARY REPORT by" FEC's six faculty and two
students was submitted in December to student, administration
and faculty groups, according to McConnell.
Criticism of the preliminary report suggested that if public
release of the teacher-evaluations were mandatory, the Faculty
Senate would reject the report, said McConnell.
Although the purpose of the evaluations is to "allow the
instructor to use this information for self-development,"
McConnell said, "It's our hope that many of the instructors
will agree to make the evaluation public."
THE REPORT SUGGESTS that student evaluations could
be used by department chairmen in considering promotions.
One faculty member said this suggestion is inconsistent with
allowing faculty to keep the evaluations confidential.
McConnell asserted that the purpose ot the evaluation is to
help the instructor determine his effectiveness in the
classroom. He added that the committee hopes the faculty will
decide to make the information available.
Joseph Baldwin, speech and drama professor, cast himself
in the role of the devil's advocate at the meeting. He raised the
question of "the ability of amateurs (students) to compare
with professionals judging professionals."
EMPHASIS ON STUDENT evaluations may cause undo
control over the course content, Baldwin stated, allowing
students to insist that professors be relevant in their
Another faculty member contended that a systematic
evaluation procedure would be fairer than just the scuttlebutt
now available to department heads.
C. Peter Magrath, Dean of Faculties, said the cost for
student evaluations wouldn't be prohibitive if a mark-sense
card system is used on a widespread scale.
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classes and courses may be eliminated because they cost too
much in relation to their tuition income, he added.
If enrollment limits come, he said, they would probably be
across the board rather than just on incoming students. The
University won't "knock off a thousand freshmen," he
explained, because it would be a mistake lasting for three or
The most recent proposals for tuition increases worked out
to about a $38 dollar increase per student, according to
Tommeraasen. However, there have been second thoughts he
said so nothing is certain at this time.
Tommeraasen commended Exon for his "intelligent mnvc"
in giving the Regents and adrninistration wide control over the
funds they did get. He said the Governor had an obligation to
the people who elected him to hold down taxes.
Apparently, he concluded, Exon plans to meet this
obligation by lowering tax support and putting the burden of
support on the customer - people who use the University
Comparing the situation to a business transaction,
Tommeraasen said the University would sell the same product
but for a higher price.
Chemist establishes scholarship
in memory of parents9 sacrifice
How docs one repay parents
for their encouragement and
financial sacrifice in obtaining a
Henry J. Wing, a successful
72-year old chemist from
Clinton, Conn., has invested
$30,000 to keep his mother's
memory alive in perpetuity by
means of aiding other Nebraska
Wing and his wife have
established a scholarship fund
with the University of
Nebraska Foundation in the
name of Kate F. Wing,
formerly of Lincoln and
Income from the fund will
support scholarships for
undergraduate students in
chemical engineering and
graduate students in chemistry
and chemical engineering at the
University. Preference will be
given to graduates of Beatrice
Before his retirement in
1962, Wing was assistant
director of research of
Chesebrough-Ponds in Clinton,
and prior to that, research
director of Northam Warren
Corporation in Stamford,
Conn., from 1944-54.
At the University, Wing
earned his bachelor of science
degree in chemical engineering
in 1911 and his master of
science degree in 1925.
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1971
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