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March 26, 1969 - Image 10

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Wednesday, March Z6, 1969


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RC sets student-faculty panel
to evaluate teaching quality

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By BARD MONTGOMERY tor, Associate Dean James Robert- Lang said. "It would come into
The Representative Assembly of son. operation when informal channels
the Residential College last night The committee is charged with break down."
unanimously adopted a proposal "recognizing teaching excellence", "The student needs a formal
calling for a student-faculty com- as well as to "taking note of fa- line of communication to the fa- 'Continued from Page i>
mittee empowered to evaluate the culty members who are unsuccess- cuity," states the proposal, "to According to Tikofsky. Dean
performance of teachers. ful in teaching at the Residential work out classroom problems Stephen Spurr of the graduate
The committee, to be composed College, and making appropriate whenever the informal contact has school felt that a degree program
of four students and four faculty suggestions to the director." failed to give results. lacking distribution or concentra-
members, will have no executive The proposal was offered by "The faculty needs feedback on tion requirements would not hurt
authority, ind will be restricted to James Lang, Grad, a Resident courses and machinery for re- a student's chance for admission
gathering information and advis- Fellow and instructor at the RC. cognizing teaching excellences to graduate schools.
ing the directer of RC on parti- Lang chaired a study group which "The administration (would be
cular faculty members. formulated the proposal. provided) with an added basis for "Spurr was more interested in
Information may only be gath- "We don't see it as an RC com- making decisions concerning fa- how the students did in the
ered at the intiative of the direc- mittee on non-RC activities' ", culty." courses they took." Tikofsky ex-
_ _ __ -Lang indicated that the inform- plains.
ation collected by ,the committee Tikof sky b e I i e v e s graduate
" "would be made available to a schools and industry will respect
~ter le eteacher's department for tenure the degree program and look at
decisions at their request, but we the quality of, the student's per-
won't be sending around dossiers." formance in his undergraduate
j The proposal was presented for curriculum.
b y SD Sr discussion at last month's regular The committee was set up at the
meeting of the RC faculty. Faculty last regular meeting of the college
members generally expressed their faculty, March 3. during discus-
(Continued from Page 1) security officer for the University, willingness to accept the plan, sion of the language requirement.
against SDS, or at least against read the sit-in ban to the stu- but opposed an alternative which At that meeting, faculty mem-
the individuals involved in t h e dents and told them they were in would permit the valuation com- bers postponed discussion of the
protest. violation of civil law and g a v e mittee to make tenure recom- requirement because they said
Esterl said he would attempt to them five minutes to leave. mendations to the director. they could not reach a decision
settle the matter through the The protest lasted until 3 p.m. Under the adopted plan, t h e until they had heard the report of
Central Student Judiciary. we dmosrtsdcidtocommittee will function on an ex-
Ceta tdn uiir-when demonstrators decided to pemna iu iA l 1 the degree committee.
He said he will charge the pro- leave the office. At this time there pe imental basis until April, 1970.e degree thttee.
tesers SD an inivduas wth as lagenumer f egineiAt that time its success will be Also at that meeting, faculty
testers, SDS and individuals with was a large number of engineer- praed y h Reesntiemembers declined to vote on
violating the portion of the SGC igsuetinheofc.appraised by the Representativemebsdclndt voe n
code banning disruptive sit-ins. Dan Grdon Van Wyen Assembly in deciding to renew or Smith's proposal for the Bachelor
Bloch said yesterday afternoon Dean Gordon an Wyle l of the dissolve the committee. of General Studies, and decided to
Bhe wasacsiderig brngin engineering college told the pro- The proposal stipulates that fa- set up the committee instead.
lhe was considering brcuging testors if t they left he would culty menbers being evaluated by Passing the resolution to set up
and battery. However, he has not have the engineering students' the committee "should be inform- the committee was officially inter-
adeleave too. He also said, "I don't ed as to the undertaking of such preted as being favorable toward
The entire incident was discus- want to see a confrontation be- an assessment." "the idea" of a new degree. Many
Teer indtaidelt , tween students." A further safeguard provides faculty members, however, said
dedn Relats it me eting. that "information of a personal they voted to set up the committee
ing, Prof. Robert Knauss of the SDS will hold a mass meeting nature regarding faculty members to avoid passage of Smith's pro-
law school said that current Re- on militarism tonight at 7:30 in will be destroyed after being kept posal, and that they were against
gents' bylaws allow a student to room 3G of the Union. on file one year. the idea of a new degree.
be prosecuted in a student court
for violation of civil laws. I
Knauss praised the decision by
police officials to check with the
University administration before
responding to Bloch's call.
It was the consensus of SRC PAY NOW AND AVOID
members that action against t h eI
protesters should be taken. How-
ever, most of the members agreed
the action should be initiated by A IVICKLI) M
the aggrieved parties, and not by
the administration.
A leaflet distributed by S D S
yesterday listed three reasons for Circulation Accounts not paid by 5:00 P.M. on MARCH 31
blocking the recruiter:
- "Military recruiting is an es- will receive HOLD CREDITS; i.e. no transcripts will be made
sential aspect of- the increasing w
militarization of society and of the out, you won't be able to register for next semester, and seniors
- "Militarization is to be equat- (sob) will be prevented from graduating.
ed with increasing wastage of (
needed funds:
"Militarization is intimately You may not believe it, but we don't like Hold Credits either
connected with U.S. foreign pol-
icy. because it is a mountain of busy work. So please, save us both a
The protesters blocked the en-
trance to the office at about 9:30 hassle, and pay.
a.m. and did not allow anyone ex-
cept SDS members to speak to
At 2:20 Rolland Gainsley, chief

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