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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1976)
vednesday, february 25, 1978
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By Sandy Mohr
A proposal requiring semesterly student evaluations of
teaching in each College of Arts and Sciences course will
be considered Thursday in a meeting of college faculty
The proposal, which would become a standard college
policy if passed, came from the college's Executive Com
mittee last semester. It states that the evaluations must
be reviewed by each department chairman or school
The evaluation method would be decided by the dc
partment or school, according to the proposal.
However, the policy stipulates that "small classes and
classes in which it is impossible to protect the anonymity
of the student may be excluded from evaluation at the
discretion of the chairperson or director."
The policy was passed last semester by the Executive
Council, which consists of deans, department chairmen,
vice-chairmen and school directors. However, some facul
ty members, including most from the Sociology and Psy
chology pepts., requested the policy be subject to a
faculty member vote.
Faculty members, not the administration, should
decide on student evaluations, Dr. Richard Dicnstbier
said. Dienstbier, Psychology Dept. chairman, said the So
ciology Dept. originally requested the consideration ot a
standard college policy.
No written policy
Since the college has no written policy, Sociology
Dept. Chairman James Kimberly said he thought one
should be considered. Currently, faculty members are
bound by a UNL Faculty Senate resolution establishing
"periodic course and instructional assessment for various
In addition, the NU Board of Regents Bylaws require
'annual faculty member evaluations of teaching be sent to
each department chairman or director.
Kimberly said Sociology Dept. faculty members
must administer and submit to him student evaluations ir
one course a year. .
"Most do many more than that," he added.
A desire for uniformity among.departments is one
reason for the proposed policy, according to Interim Dear
Max Larsen. v
Daily sexual fantasies 'not identical'
Sexual fantasy, once a taboo subject, is being
brought into the open. .
Penney, a Planned Parenthood employe who asked that
her real identity be withheld, said peoples do not have
identical. fantasies, but they do have them.
Penney participated in a panel discussion at Tuesday's
WomenSpeak '76 talk-in series, in conjunction with the
Student Y's Body Awareness Week.
"I think everyone has one or two fantasies a day, and
they are good," Penney said, but she added that one could
have too many fantasies.
"I have fantasies all day because it is my job ," she said.
"Fantasy does take away from reality. The more time
In the Olympic Games
at Innsbruck, perfection was
achieved through good training.
At Mr. Dariel's on Van Dorn,
perfection is achieved
through good training.
. spent on fantasy, the less time can be spent on reality."
Penney said she was happy to read a report showing
that almost everyone has fantasies about sex with a loved
one. The survey reported that 41 per cent of the men
questioned had fantasies about sex with a stranger, she
said, and 21 per cent of the women had the same
Penney said the survey also showed that 1 3 per cent of
the men and three per cent of the women had fantasies
.about forcing someone to have sex with them.
About seven per cent of the men and 1 1 per cent of
the women said they had fantasies about sexual relations
with someone of their own sex, she added.
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"The Executive Committee of the College and the Arts
and Sciences Council feels that it is fundamentally unfair
for some departments to require student evaluations of
each course each semester while others allow faculty
members to be evaluated in only selected courses," Larsen
said in a letter to faculty members.
He said that according to the college's promotion
and tenure policy, student evaluations of teaching must be
included in a recommendation of. teaching effectiveness.
With student evaluations, a department head or school
director "really can make a stronger case for a good
teacher," than without them, Larsen said.
Generally, Larsen said, "Students should have the op
portunity to say their, opinion of the instruction they're
receiving." , " '
At the Thursday meeting, Larsen said he will allow dis
cussion on "all aspects of teaching evaluations" before
calling for a motion on the Executive Committee's pro
Kimberly said that he is "open to persuasion either
way" and said he thinks many other faculty members be
lieve the same.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy
and not as warm. Highs In the
mid to upper 50s.
8 a.m .-Japanese Agricultur
al Training Program-Nebraska
Center for Continuing Educa
tion (NCCE), ?3rd and Hold
9 a.m.-Unlon Program Coun
cil Art Print Sale (through 5
p.m.) - Nebraska Union Main
9:30 a.m.-Student Affairs
Working Woman Workshop
Union 202 and 203.
12:30 p.m .-Career Planning
and Placement luncheon
1:30 p.m.- Career Action
1:30 p.m.-Personnel Orientation-Union
2 p.m.-Fees Allocation Sub
Committee 4-Unlon 343.
3 p.m. - Student Y: Body
Awareness Week-Union 232.
3:30 p.m.-Fees Allocation
Subcommittee 1 -Union 222.
4 p.m.-Greek Week Try
outs: Greek Follies-Union Con
5:30 pjn. Engineering
Toastm asters Union Harvest
5:30 p.m .-Nebraska Union
Advisory Board Union 202A.
6 p.m.-Fees Allocation Sub
committee hearings-Union 216.
6 p.m.-Alumnl Association
6 p.m. Volunteer Bureau
Income Tax Assistance-Union
6:16"pjn.-Phl Chi Theta
6:30 p.m. - ASUN Senate
7 p.m, ' Inter Fraternity
Council Union Pewter Room.
7 pn.-UNL Wildlife Club
7 pn. Student Y: Body
Awareness Week-Union 232.
7:30 p.m .Mexican-American
7:30 p.m. - UNL Wildlife
Club- -Union Auditorium.
7:30 p.m.-Blacks of African
Descent-Union North Confer
7:30 p.m.-Fees Allocation
Subcommittee 4-Union 343.
7:30 p.m. Union Program
Council Coffee House-Union
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