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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, March 20, 1980-Page 9

Evaluation use stirs

(Continued from Page 1)
think effective course evaluation is a
faculty matter. I think faculty has the
responsibility for evaluating courses
and the results thereof they can use to
monitor themselves."
Although Johnson said he thinks the
course evaluation concept is a good one,
he added, "I really don't think that
that's a primary function of MSA."
Breakstone said he disagrees. "I see
MSA primarily as an advocacy body. for
student needs. As this is one of the fun-
damental needs of students that is not
being addressed by the University,
MSA is making this one of its major
CURRENTLY, 15 CENTS of the $2.92
per term MSA fee assessment goes to
the course evaluation program. That
fund has not been tapped until now.
LSA Dean Billy Frye said he strongly
supports the use of evaluations in ad-
ministrative decision-making. But he

said he has some misgiving
students handling the admini
and publication of the evaluati
about their effectivenss for s
use in making course/in
Frye said keeping the evalua
to date would be a major con
also said "cumulative".evaluat
important and possibly more a
than those done term to
Cumulative evaluations includ
from surveys in past years rat;
just a single term's survey.
FRYE SAID IT is also impo
get a representative sample of
ts-one that doesn't reflect o
disgruntled portion of students.
"Clearly," Frye- said, "th
possibility that publishing may
the disadvantage of the stated p
of evaluations.
Both Frye and University P

Harold Shapiro said it is possible that
,s about there would be administrative support
stration to publishing an evaluation for student
ons, and use, if all of the problems they feel exist
tudents' are sufficiently addressed.
structor Frye said, "If there could be a
cooperative thing (between * ad-
itions up ministration and faculty) then I think it
cern. He would have a better chance of handling
tions are (these questions)."
accurate Breakstone is confident about the
term. long-range success for the program, if
e results some attitudes can be changed.
her than "People aren't-used to looking at this as
. a student issue. They just fill out an
rtant to evaluation and that's it," he said.
studen- Breakstone said, there will be more
only the cooperation and better results if
students know they will see and be able
here's a to use the results of the surveys.
work to
iurpose" Tomorrow theDaily examines the
validity of course evaluations and
resident talks with a representative from the
Student Counseling Office.

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Ritter of Munich West Germany. The three instruments have a total value of about $534,500.
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POWELL SAID Carter and the others
were interested in resolving these
questions "at the highest level,"'
although Carter was not directly en-
tering the negotiations.
Rather, Powell said the new round of
talks would be held "to review the
progress and pace of autonomy
negotiations for the West Bank and
Carter invited Begin and Sadat to
ashington in separate telephone calls
yesterday, Powell said, and they both
IN JERUSALEM, Begin said in an
Israel Radio interview that he would be
in Washington sometime between April
9 and 15, but after Sadat.
Powell took pains to make clear that
(he meetings would not replace the on-
going autonomy negotiations, which
are being held to resolye one of the
.thorniest problems in the Middle East
Rather, said Powell, they are "for the
purpose of taking stock of the progress
to date and -the means to move for-
"THE THRAEE men last met together
in Washingtoin Nhen they signed the
Middle EasC'}pace accords on March

26, 1979..
Powell said there was no reluctance
to three-way talks, but that it was "not
the intent here" that the individual
meetings would lead to.a summit con-
Although the relationship between
Sadat and Begin was severely strained
during the 13-day Camp David summit

conference, they have appeared to be
on friendly terms during a series of
state visits each has made to the other's
The Camp David summit in Septem-
ber 1978 led to Carter's trip to Israel
and Egypt last March and the peace
agreements setting up the negotiations.



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