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The Loyola MAROON Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana 7011 & Volume 70 No. 15 llbruary 7,1992 Last two finalists visit; decision near By Kevin Patton Editorial editor The last two finalists for the Academic Vice President's position visited Loyola and addressed forums of faculty and staff over the past week. Dr. Richard Wells, dean of Arts and Sciences at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., and Dr. Roger E. Kanet, associate vice-chancellor for Academic Affairs and director of International Programs at the University of Illinois in Champaign, 111., delivered speeches on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 to crowds of 71 and 72 respectively. C. Carter, S.J., university president, after an AVP Search Committee meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The problems facing the future of higher education, as Wells sees it, are the teacher-scholar concept and faculty relations. When asked what one topic Wells would like to see discussed I at a symposium, he said, "the notion of the teacher-scholar. We need outside attention on Loyola discussing what teaching is." The Search the proposed 12 hour teaching load. Whoever came up with [the number of teaching hours] as ] a mark iDl teaching should be J shot," Wells said. The Honors Program— I specifically the Presidential I Scholars program—was a J pressing issue as well. In I response to a question con ' cerning the future and purpose of such a program, Wells said, "building that well of high standard students as a significant part of the community is important." Only 71 of 214 ordinary and 215 extraordinary faculty attended the forum on Jan. 30 (72 came to the forum on Feb. 4). Wells saw this low attendance as an indicator of a "confidence problem" between faculty and administration. Kanet sees the future of higher education as having to deal with, but not exclusively, internationalization of curriculum, professors and students."The curriculum must be revamped with a broader emphasis upon the outside world," he said. "We have an obligation to our students to internationalize." He cited the current problem of American professors teaching with almost an entirely American viewpoint. "We need a recognition that there is not a single way to do things," he said. Responding to the recurring question of the balance of research and teaching, Kanet replied, "Research and intellectual vitality are essential to university life." To internationalize the curriculum of Loyola, Kanet suggested that "small grants to fac 'ty encourage [them| to modify and develop their course syllabi." The future of the Presidential Scholars program is currently under review by the Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee. Kanet's reply to the future of the honors program was Finn and to the point. "The honors program is absolutely essential... if we're going to attract the best students we must provide substantial money aid," he said. Faculty proposes sixth forum During the Feb. 4 forum, the Rev. Stephen Duffy, associate professor of religious studies, proposed there be a sixth meeting to discuss the faculty's reaction to all five candidates . Other faculty members agreed after the forum."The faculty wants a chance for more input," Dr. Earl Richard, professor of religious studies, said. "I think there should be a [faculty] forum so Who'll stop the rain? A student pauses in front of the Communications/Music Complex Tuesday. All evening classes were cancelled because of the day-long, torrential downpour ./Photo by Shannon White UPB vs. SGA: Funding quarrel resolved By Chris Raphael News editor The Student Government Association and the University Programming Board compromised Monday to start transferring approximately $12,000 of a designated speakers fee to the programming board for this semester's expenditures.The decision ended months of controversy between the two organizations over how, and when, UPB funds would be allocated by SGA. Prior to Monday's meeting, the SGA had requested a budget from the UPB which would list the total number of speakers and the amount j-aid to each in honoraria, transportation, and other costs. The total amount listed would then be transferred to the UPB. But the UPB had refused to comply with several SG A requests for an itemized budget, claiming that the funds, since they are specifically designated to speakers, do not come under SG A control. Mike Sylvester, advisor to the UPB, had said previously that only a "final accounting" at the end of the year should take place. By last Wednesday, however, someone had recognized a problem. "What I'm saying to the UPB is that you need to do a full accounting," Charles "Dusty" Miller, Danna Center director and SG A advisor, said. "The UPB provided what they thought they were asked for." However, in a January 27,1991 memo written by Michael Moser, finance senior and director of Finance for SGA, to Jeff Magill, former UPB treasurer, Moser requested the title and total budgeted amount for each program last semester, prior to the allocation of funding to pay for the events. Magill said he had "written up an itemized list last semester, and [Sylvester] told me we weren't supposed to submit an itemized list." "He didn't want the SGA to have any influence over which speakers were brought to campus," Magill said. Sylvester called Magill's statement "relatively accurate." "It's not that I didn't want them to [have influence], it's that they don't," he said. "Their role is banker and auditor — we program." Magill, who resigned as treasurer nearly two weeks ago, said there was a "very negative attitude" at the UPB. "There was a lot of negalivenegalive feedback," he said, referring to the cause of his resignation. Nevertheless, policy had changed on both sides after the compromise. As a result of the new agreement, the UPB will have the full amount of the speakers fee for their disposal at the beginning of the semester. The SGA, at the end of the semester, will conduct an audit to determine if the funds have been used properly. In addition, $6,234 will be immediately transferred to the UPB to cover the cost of three speakers last semester, which included author Josef Skorvccky, jazz performer Betty Shirley, and civil rights lecturer Al Eaton. The speakers fund is designated out of a mandatory student fee of $15, $2.50 of which see Search/page 3 see UPB/page 3 jvilkWMgf ttffri 4 kMM^ftf4l^H^.
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