The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 24, 1973, Page page 2, Image 2

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faculty trewiewj
By Vickie Horton
School of Journalism
Where have we gone?
That's the question facing the
Centennial Education Program (CEP)
as if. fifth year review by the Arts and
Sciences Faculty Senate approaches.
Centennial's credit authorization
expires at the end of 1974-75 at which
time an evaluation by the Faculty
Sen.jte will be made to determine
..he:her credit should be extended.
The College of Arts and Sciences
presently waives 48 hours of group
requirements to CEP students. The
Centennial course provides six credit
lOJi p?r semester acting in lieu of the
t.'o'.fi a t'on a' requirements.
Se.'j-ij! evaluations of Centennial
i.i .e beeei made in the past most
prominent of which was a Three-Year
f jiiow -Up of Experimental College
SUmK"H I)', Ted Beck, former CEP
senior toilow, Larry Braskamp,
professor of educational uiwnjnts, Robert Brown,
couns;'!in.j center director, and Susan
Welch, political science professor,
whose findings concluded "the
program's impact was generally more
apparent on social and attitudinal
dimensions than on academic and
cultural ones. "
The three-year evaluation has been
criticized on the basis of its small
sample, Gene Harding, CEP senior
fellow, said. But a larger sample wasn't
obtainable because of the limited size
of CEP.
"The study showed different
ongoing behavior exhibited by
long-term CEP students," said
Harding. "CEP students were shown to
read more, were politically active and
a high number achieved
scholastically," he said. "Out of last
year's 44 Phi Beta Kappas, senior
scholastic honorary, 1 1 were CEP
The study was based on the
1969-70 freshman CEP class of 125
randomly selected applicants. A
control group of 181 non-selected
'reshmen applicants was compaied to
Higher scores
Both groups were selected because
they "had higher Scholastic Aptitude
Test scores, were more liberal in their
political and social attitudes, tended to
!x' less vocationally oriented, and as a
group weie more interested in literary
and dramatic activities than the
general entering Nebraska freshman,"
the study reported.
The study found that non-CEP
students and CEP students "appeared
to Ix1 much alike but in some ways
non-CEP students were less involved in
the cultural and academic activities of
the University."
According to the three-year study,
long-term CEP students "were best
characterized by a higher degree of
"excitement about learning," a
tendency to talk more frequently and
more widely with a non-advisor
faculty member, a higher degree of
participation in some kinds of cultural '
and political activities, and a greater
interest in new academic opportunities
at the University."
Turns people on
"Centennial is not here to fail
people, but here to turn people on,"
Harding said.
Originally conceived as an
experimental and innovative unit
within the University, Centennial has
become ''stabilized" and
"institutionalized" according to
He said, "Centennial is not jumping
into any wild ideas just to try them."
Stabilization has occurred in programs,
staffing, size and project orientation.
Patterns of increasing student and
community involvement and student
study abroad are developing, he said.
Harding said the role of Centennial
in the University is one of providing
more alternatives such as the
integrated, University and American
Studies programs which received much
of their impetus from Centennial's
inception as well as by the strong
efforts of both students and faculty.
Make-you-own structure
It is also an experimental place,
Harding said. Projects are "informal,
with a make-your-own structure"
where teachers can "develop their own
skills and new ways," he said.
"Centennial is different, it's a place
to come for students who are really
alienated," Harding said. There,
students are encouraged to become
self-directed, able to choose options
and shown how the system can be
useful, he said.
However, CEP hasn't always
pleased all the faculty. "Some faculty
who have taught here thought it was a
waste of time and have left
disappointed.," Harding said. "I'm
finding more satisfaction than
expected. Students get involved with
the program and internalize the
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72 crime clearance rate
for UNL campus security
There were 140 crimes
reported on campus during
March, April and May, but
only 17 were cleared through
arrests for a clearance rate of
1 2 per cent.
Gail Gade, chief of campus
security, said he would like to
obtain a clearance rate of more
than 20 per cent.
Gade said a 25 per cent
clearance rate means a good
job for any police ayency.
Gade said the reason for the
low clearance rate on campus
could be attributed to several
causes. One problem, he said
was that victims don't respond
quickly enough after the crime.
Cold trails most often lead to
nothing, he said.
Lack of evidence is another
problem, Gade said. "If
someone steals a coat hanging
in the Union, unless someone
has seen the coat taken, we'll
have no clues."
Follow up system
bade said campus security
MV 30 AND ft AT
has a follow-up system where a
victim is re-contacted after the
first questioning when the
crime is reported.
Gade said most victims are
contacted within a week by the
same officer to ask additional
questions and to inform the
victim of the status of the
"It's difficult to run each
complaint down, but it's our
official policy," Gade said.
Gade said covering a campus
is "a little tougher" than
standard police work because
the campus police are
responsible for inside and
outside of buildings. He said at
least five officers are on duty
inside buildings each night.
46 officers
Campus security has 46
commissioned officers, who are
divided into four shifts. Gade
said 10 officers are usually on
duty from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Another five or six officers
patrol campus in cars from
3:30 p.m. to midnight. Five
building officers begin
checking on buildings
at 8:30 p.m.
And there are five or six on
call from 1 1 :30 p.m. to 8 a.m.
During the school year four
officers are assigned to the
dormitories with an additional
30 or 40 student officers who
work part-time in the
Locks cause a major
problem, Gade said. Either the
doors are unlocked or a
criminal may have a master key
or a key made from a
University key.
Gade said that a new
program will be intiated in the
fall by the name "Operation
Get Aquainted", where officers
will meet with students in the
dormitories. The purpose of
the program, according to
Gade, is to make students more
cognious of the fact that there
are people around who are
going to steal things.
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summer nebraskan
tucsday, july 24, 1973