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loyola maroon Vol. XLVII Loyola University, New Orleans, La., 70118, Friday, October 23,1970 No. 8 Handbook designed to aid student advising 'Mapping an academic schedule. By REX BARBAS Maroon Staff Reporter Like many other universities across the nation, Loyola is trying to give more time to the students and at the same time trying to cut expenses and one of the programs devised to accomplish this teat is the new Advisor's Handbook. By its very existence "it allows for the rapid and accurate dissemination of policies," according to the forward to the handbook. The handbook was devised in such a way as to eliminate the confusion that is so time consuming in the university, said Dr. John Mosier. Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The time it saves enables the advisors to give more of their time to the students and to their problems, he said. Dr. Mosier said the production and format of the handbook will save the university money in the future. The handbook is in loose leaf form and therefore any changes are simply added to the book. This eliminates the need for reproducing the book yearly. The saving of the advisor's time saves the university money in that it makes the whole production efficient, said Dr. Mosier. The forward of the handbook states that "advisor" applies to "all those personnel in the university who engage in some form of advising." In the introduciton to the handbook, the term advising is divided into four different categories. The four categories are programming, remedial instruction, individual tutoring, and counseling and referral. According to the handbook programming is "the planning and mapping out of a student academic schedule." Remedial instruction is the instruction that should be given to students that are deficient in one area of their education. Individual tutoring is for the student who knows the material, but wants better understanding and grasp of the subject. Counseling and referral would entail the psychological and the vocational needs that the student has and that the advisor should be able to help the student with. According to Dr. Mosier, the handbook is not the final word on the policies of the university. If an advisor should have any complaints or questions, he should forward them to the academic vice president, who will then act on the problem, he said. Father James C. Carter, S.J., vice president for academic affairs, saw the need for a handbook during his many years as a professor in the Department of Physics, said Dr. Mosier. The Council of Deans was very receptive to the idea of a handbook, said Dr. Mosier, and they delegated to him the task of compiling data for the book. Dr. Mosier went through two major steps in compiling a handbook. 1. He used other university's handbooks as examples; and 2. He went to various department heads to identify and eliminate common administrative problems. The handbook is presently in the hands of advisors throughout the university. The handbook will be used on an experimental basis and will be revised as the need arises, said Dr. Mosier JOHN MOSIER Writes advisor's handbook Cotton elected English chairman William I. Cotton, instructor in English was elected Tuesday to fill the office CDi Chairman of the Fnglish department, vacated by Dr. John W. Corrington. Cotton and several department members hope to meet sometime this week with Father Joseph Tetlow, S.J. Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to obtain his approval of the election results. Cotton is replacing Dr. Corrington, who was removed from the chairmanship of his department last February by Father Tetlow. He reinstated Corrington in September until the new elections could be held. However. Dr. John A. Joerg, Assistant Professor of Fnglish, is discontented with the election results. Dr. Joerg, a nominee for the chair, says he was told by Father Tetlow that he would be "unacceptable" to the administration as chairman. Dr. Joerg feels that he would have been "unacceptable" because of the "controversial" novels he uses in his classes. In his freshman english classes he includes readings in "The Autobiography of Malcolm X", "Soul on Ice", works by Che (iuevara, and others. Dr. Joerg says that if this is the case, his academic freedom has been violated. "I've been teaching for nine years and have a Ph.D.," he said. "If this isn't acceptable to the administration, what is acceptable?" Fat her Tetlow was not available for comment on the situation. As department chairman Cotton plans to make changes in the department according to its needs. "The school is changing fast," he said Wednesday, "and we have to keep up with the growth and changes of the university." Cotton plans to continue the program which enables graduating students to follow individual study paths. Cotton termed this program "a great direction to move in." Three hous of credit is awarded to the students participating in this program. Under the program the student Corrington replaced chooses a topic of his choice, relating to literature, and developes his topic in consultation with an appointed faculty member. Twelve students are participating in the program this year. Cotton also plans to continue the program permitting students of other majors to do individual study in the field of literature. A long range program which Cotton would like to see introduced in the department is the use of the television medium in classroom teaching. "This," said Cotton, "would free the instructor to work on an individual level with the students." TED COTTON Named chairman Court test set for parking restriction By ALY COLON Maroon Staff Reporter Guy d'Antonio, a Loyola law school senior, will be contesting the constitutionality of the city's two hour parking regulation on Palmer Street in court Tuesday. d'Antonio received his parking ticket last March. The trial date, which was first set for April, was delayed until August because d'Antonio was in the midst of final exams, and then was postponed in August because d'Antonio did not have access to his witnesses who were out of town. In an interview about the ticket, d'Antonio complained, "it had aggravated me to come out and find a ticket on my car, even when I would make a really bona fide attempt to get out of class as soon as 1 possibly could to move it." It was for this reason that he decided to take the parking issue to court, he said. d'Antonio's brief is based on the claim that the two hour parking regulation is unconstitutional because it is a violation of the city's police power. "The city and state," he said, "have the power to act and pass ordinances if the ordinance will serve a valid health, safety, or public convenience purpose." In attacking these three points d'Antonio said that it obviously serves no health purpose. He said that the safety purpose is not taken into account since by his investigations Calhoun Street has more traffic than Palmer and yet Calhoun does not have the two hour parking regulation. Palmer Street, also by actual measurement, is wider than the average residential street therefore providing no safety hazard, he said. As far as public convenience is concerned, d'Antonio asserted that he has proof that the two hour parking regulation was passed solely for the benefit of the properly owners. "The ordinance is also unconstitutional because it's a violation of equal protection and due process," claimed d'Antonio. The test for constitutionality of an ordinance, he added, is whether it's reasonable and whether it is applied in a fair and nondiscrimanatory manner. The ordinance is not reasonable because it serves no valid health, safety, or public convenience reason. he said. It is definitely discrimanatory in that it doesn't apply equally to all persons similarly situated in his area, which is a constitutional requirement, stated d'Antonio. He said he knows of people who were not given tickets despite violation of the two hour parking regulation if they left notes in their cars stating that they were visiting someone. This shows that the residents weren't burdened with this ordinance and it was applied directly toward Loyola students, he said. "1 have another strong point which I think is going to work for me," said d'Antonio. He explained that in order for any ordinance to be valid there has to be a way that it can be legally enforced. The only way that the traffic control officer can tell that a car was parked in a certain place for more than two hours, he claimed, would be to sit and watch the particular car during the allotted time and they do not do this. The question d'Antonio brought out was that a person could move his car. thus interrupting the two hour period, and still have a chalk mark on the lire. The chalk mark on a tire is used by the officer to determine if a car has been moved. In such a case the officer could not know that the car was moved and might still give the perion a ticket. d'Antonio feels that he has a good chance in court but is prepared to appeal, should he lose, if the student council will provide the funds necessary. In determining his obstacles he said, "you have to consider that we are fighting the Palmer Avenue crowd which is the power structure of the city." What d'Antonio fears is that the court will simply dismiss his ticket and thus avoid the issue. In that case d'Antonio does have various plans which he claims will force the court to take notice. One of these plans is having a standard motion to quash mimeographed and left at the student council offcice. When anyone receives a ticket he would fill out the form, take it to the traffic court, plead not guilty, and then file a motion to quash. A motion to quash allows a person to state why he fiils a certain law is unjust and ask for it to be declared unconstitutional. In this manner, d'Antonio stressed, the court would be flooded with motions to quash and would have to do something about it one way or the other. If this should fail he has many other plans which he feels will work. "I'm pretty well stacked up against them (the court) no matter what happens," claimed d'Antonio. ATTENTION-Patty Rohan, recently elected Little Colonel of the Loyola ROTC battalion, greets battalion commander Cadet Lt. Col. Bill Weaver with a salute and smile. Elected along with Miss Rohan were company sponsors: Lana Downing, Company A; Diane Carriere, Company B; Peggy LeCorgne, Company C; Julie Devlin, Company D and Debbie Levy, Pershing Rifles. Fee referendum set by council The Student Council voted Tuesday night to submit a proposed student service fee to a student referendum. The motion, authored by Dooky Chase, council president, called for the finance office to collect the fee which will be assessed at $20.00 per student, or whatever amount would guarantee students certain basic services. These services provided lor by the fee include a yearbook, a newspaper, money for organizations, etc. No date has been set for the referendum. The referendum will not be valid if less that 5 I per cent of the students vote. The council passed j motion, authored by Wally Schneidau, A&S senior, to investigate the wage practices of the Saga Food Service. Schneidau said that it had been reported that student employees of Saga earn $1.60 an hour while black employees start at $1.40 an hour. The Maroon investigated the charges recently and found the accusation against Saga to be false. Business senior Annie Leo, employed by Saga as a student assistant, said that Saga is a national firm participating in interstate commerce, which means that its employees are paid at least the minimum wage of $ 1.60 an hour. Election results for the Louisiana Intercollegiate State Legislature (USD were announced. Danny Hynes and Pat Beauchamp were elected senators. Alton Weekly. Sam (;regorio, Dooky Chase. Kathy Walsh, C'yndy Littlefield, and Andy Tipton were chosen as representatives. K.ithy Walsh was appointed secretary of LISL. In other business the newly elected freshman representatives were sworn in by Chase. The representatives are: Rip Charbonnet, Mary Beth Harun. Buddy Ray. and Suzanne Tapino (Arts and Sciences representatives). Bob Rayhawk (Business Administration representative); and Lynn Fdinbach (Music representative). Chase suggested the council ask all faculty members having 11:30 classes to allow students to attend a Goals Foundation Convocation in the Field House. A date for the convocation has not been set. Chase also suggested that the convocation be made compulsory. A motion was passed by the council to hold a blood donation drive on campus. The drive conducted by the council, will be held November 11, Veterans' Day. Danny Hynes, A&S president, moved to appropriate $23.00 lo Guy d'Antonio for his battle against the two hour parking regulations on streets surrounding Loyola's campus. The motion passed the council. Communications seminar established for faculty "Interface: Humanities and Hardware," a two day seminar for Loyola faculty members interested in learning how to use television equipment, is planned for December 19 and 20. The program, instituted by the Rev. Joseph Tetlow, S.J, Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is an attempt "to get together those who know the hardware in television and those who know the materials that are to go onto television." "We're talking about two sets of experts," Father Tetlow said. "The experts in the use of the television media, and the experts in the classroom, in research, and in the laboratory. The Interface program is being held because, according to Father Tetlow, the use of the television media holds a predominant position in the future of education. He feels the program will help those knowledgeable in classroom subject matter increase their teaching capacity through use of television in the classroom. "Interface: Humanities and Hardware," will be an initiation into the media, according to Allan Jacobs, Chairman of the Department of Communications. The seminar will instruct faculty members in techniques for planning, production, and utilization of closed circuit television. The reason for instituting the Interface program is to expand on an interest shown by faculty members towards the use of closed circuit television teaching. According to Father Tetlow, departments such as language, physics, and drama have been using or are planning to use film in teaching. Grants to continue with experiments in closed circuit television programming have been applied for from the Department of Housing Education and Welfare. Loyola, Xavier, and Dominican are cooperating in submitting a proposal for another grant according to Father Tetlow. Loyola has also applied for a smaller grant to purchase some television equipment to be given to professors to use and experiment with.
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