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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 10, 1979-Page 3
UNDERGRAD TEACHING REDUCED, CREDITS SLASHED
Outreach review changes final

By JOHN SINKEVICS
The LSA Executive Committee has
forced the Psychology Department to
make major changes in Project
Outreach (Psychology 201), which in-
clude reducing the amount of course
supervision by undergraduates and
slashing the number of credits a
student can elect in the course. The
program also faces certain elimination
of some projects currently offered.
The Executive Committee handed
down its position on the program last
Thursday, after reviewing a report by
the Psychology Department's Commit-
tee on Undergraduate Studies. The
department committee was asked at
the beginning of April by the LSA
Executive Committee to make certain
revisions in Outreach's teaching struc-
ture.
OUTREACH STAFF members and
psychology department faculty curren-
tly are discussing details concerning
the new plans and will meet to discuss

them with some members of the
Executive Committee tomorrow.
"I'm displeased with the revisions in
that there doesn't seem to be any
recognition by the Executive Commit-
tee of the fact that students really need
such a program," said Prof. Shula
Reinharz, director of Outreach and
currently the only faculty member in-
volved in the project. "Outreach was
getting undergraduates involved in a
supervisory capacity and almost
everyone thinks it has worked mar-
velously well."
Reinharz said the changes in the
teaching structure - the placing of
greater emphasis on instruction by
teaching assistants - will notmean a
simple revision of Outreach, but will
entail making a complete overhaul of
the program.
IN SUMMARY, the changes made in
the program are as follows:
" Undergrads will no longer be com-
pletely supervising other un-

dergraduates in the course. Students
who serve as "facilitators" in Outreach
under Psychology 362 will be allowed to
receive credit for this course only once,
and Psychology 408 and 409 -
previously taken by undergraduates
who served in a higher instructional
capacity in Outreach.- will be
eliminated in regard to Psychology 201.
Instead, a greater proportion of
teaching assistants (TAs) will directly
oversee each project, thus eliminating
the "pyramid" of undergraduate
supervision which currently charac-
terizes the structure of the course.
While the Psychology Depar-
tment's undergraduate committee
recommended that the "central staff"
train undergraduate facilitators, the
LSA Executive Committee has
required that this function be the
responsibility of faculty member(s) in
charge of the program.
" The credit allowable for Outreach
has been reduced from 12 to six hours,

and students will be allowed to repeat
only projects which require a commit-
ment of more than one semester.
" Some projects will be entirely
eliminated due to the small level of
faculty and TA commitment to the
program. Unless sufficient resources
for the hiring of additional TAs can be
obtained, projects will be cut back or
dropped. It is uncertain at this time
S
'... there doesn't seem to be
any recognition by the Execu-
tive Committee of the fact that
students really need such a
program.
-Shula Reinharz,
director, Project Outreach
0
which projects or how many will have
to be cut.
"WHAT WAS clear was the (LSA(
Executive Committee's objection to the
extensive use of undergraduate super-
vision," said LSA Associate Dean for
Curricular Affairs John Knott, a mem-
ber of the LSA Executive Committee.
"There's a real danger of exploiting
See MAJOR, Page9

Anti-nuke calls for Palisades shutdown

ST. JOSEPH (UPI) - An anti-
nuclear advocate yesterday called for
the shutdown of Consumers Power
Co.'s Palisades nuclear power plant as
one of several alternatives if the utility
has to replace the plant's steam
generators.
Mary Sinclair, vice president of the
Great Lakes Energy Alliance, said that
Consumers Power, in applying for an
amendment to its operating license,
failed to consider the plant's poor
operating record since it came on line
seven years ago.
"SINCE THE plant operates so
poorly anyway, why throw good money
after bad?" Sinclair asked. "There are
unresolved safety problems at the
plant."
Testifying at a pre-hearing conferen-
ce before a Nuclear Regulatory Com-
mission (NRC) atomic safety licensing
board, Sinclair said the utility's ap-
plication "will require a lot more in-
formation than the public has gotten so
far."
"We have learned through bitter ex-
perience that we cannot trust Con-
sumers Power to put all the facts before
the NRC and the licensing board," Sin-
clair said.
SINCLAIR also said that before the
board grants Consumers Power per-

mission to replace two defective steam
generators, the board must consider
the amount of radiation workers at the
plantwill be exposed to and the amount
of radiation that will be released into
the environment before the generators
can be encased in concrete.
"The fact is that in coming
generations, whatever dose they
receive will be filtered through the
human gene pool," she said.
Sinclair said Consumers Power's
plans for replacing the generators raise
grave environmental and social
questions.
"WITHOUT citizens intervention the
real facts will not come before the
board," Sinclair said. "The long-term
environmental and social impact are
our concern. Workers will be exposed to
radiation two to four times as high as
usual. Consumers Power will have to
burn out a certain number of workers
so that they will not be able to work
there any more. People are being used
up."
Consumers Power lawyer Michael
Miller and Charles Barth, a staff attor-
ney for the NRC, told the licensing
.board that Sinclair's group should not
be allowed to participate in the hearing
because the objections they have raised,
are not specifically cited in the plans

submitted by the company.
Consumers Power last January
asked the NRC for standby permission
to close Palisades should it become
necessary to replace the generators,
which were corroded by a chemical im-
balance in the water that was piped
through them.
See ANTI-NUKE, Page 16

Milliken calls for appeal
of Indian f ishingruling
LANSING (UPI)-Gov. William Kelley's office, which will decide by
Milliken said yesterday he believes the tomorrow whether to take the case to a
state should appeal a federal court higher court.
ruling giving two Chippewa Indian "Based upon briefings I have
bands unlimited fishing rights on parts received so far I believe there are
of Lakes Huron, Michigan and several very critical issues which need
Superior. to be reviewed by the appellate courts
Department of Natural Resources regarding Indian fishing rights under
Director Howard Tanner also recom- the treaty," Milliken said.
mended an appeal. Fox ruled that the Bay Mills and
The governor said, however, he will Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Indians
continue to meet with Indian represen- were guaranteed unrestricted fishing
tatives in hopes of negotiating a fishing rights under two 19th century treaties.
agreement. The treaties have never been
THE 131-PAGE decision, handed abrogated, remain in force, and do not
down by U.S. District Judge Noel Fox in allow the state to regulate fishing by
Grand Rapids Tuesday, is being
reviewed by Attorney-General Frank See MILLIKEN, Page9

today-
Correction
In yesterday's Daily story on the chancellor's
from the University's Flint and Dearborn cam-
puses, we incorrectly identified the photographs of
William Moran and Leonard Goodall on Page 8. The
names underneath the two photos were reversed.
We apologize for the mix-up.
Happenings
... the Medical Center Bible Study group will
meet in No. F2230 at Mott's Children's Hospital at
12:30 ... Meet at the International Center at 6:30
p.m. to go to the "Famous Americans Lecture
Series Henry Ford" at Greenfield Village at Dear-
born. There's no charge, but the group is limited to
14 ... in the American Hritage Night Series, at the
Michigan League Cafeteria, it's San Francisco

night from 5 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.... the Ann Arbor
Advocates for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth will
sponsor "A Birthing Film Festival," which will in-
clude five films on various birth alternatives, 7:30
p.m., at 602 E. Huron, at the Wesley Foundation
Lounge. Call Kathy at 668-7032 for more information
. at the Ark at 9 p.m. Craig Johnson will play his
old-time banjo.
Carter the ant
White House press secretary Jody Powell made
an interesting analogy during a recent press con-
ference-he compared President Carter to an ant.
Powell rambled through a fable based on a "very
studious" ant which tried to stockpile foor for a bad
winter and frivolous grasshoppers, which "spend
all spring and summer fiddling, chirping ... and
making irresponsible statements about what the ant
was trying to do." When winter came, and the

grasshoppers had no food, they pleaded with the
diligent ant (which presumable hailed from Plains,
Georgia) for food. "The ant said, 'Kiss off,' and the
grasshopper dies," Powell concluded. He
suggested that grasshoppers die in November,
perhaps alluding to Carter's Democratic
challengers. Powell apparently did not consider
that ants are quite small creatures and liable to be
stepped on.
On the outside..
And everyone thought summer would never get
here. We've had plenty of summer weather the past
two days, and if we're lucky it will be great weather
for catching some more "rays" today. The forecast
calls for sunny skies with a high of 870, but playing
frisbee might be a problem. It will be exceptionally
windy and humid today and tomorrow.

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