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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 4, 1980-Page 7-A

Despite opposition,
registration begins

(Continued from Page 1)
'tutionally require registration under
e Military Selective Service Act of
only black citizens, or only white
citziens, or single out any political or
religious groups simply because those
groups contain sufficient persons to fill
th~eheed of the selective service
Draft registration opponents
cdlebrated for a day until U.S. Supreme
eBurt Justice William J. Brennan set
ide the federal appeals court ruling
l Jly 19. He issued the stay after
deeiding the prospects for a full court
reversal later on this year would be
f~ir. He said the court could go either
way, and expected a ruling in the fall.
The Washtenaw Committee Against
Registration for the Draft (CARD) is
one of the most active anti-draft groups
in thais area. Once registration was ap-
prQvpd by Congress, they formed
workshops and trained counselors to
C ise men of available options to draft
ten these young men are confused about
what they should do. They just want to
talk to someone."
Hefley said that there are four op-
tirs available to persons eligible to
e .tTo register;
t fo register under protest;
" To not register and make the
qecision public; and
" To not register and keep the
deeijon private (non-compliance).
2There is room on the registration
form to make a statement of protest,
Hefley said. She added that CARD is
also providing stickers, stating "I
register under protest," that can be
0la dd on the form.

THE PURPOSE of registering under
protest, Hefley explained, is to im-
mediately start building a conscien-
tious objector (CO) file. She said a per-
son seeking CO status must prove to the
draft board that he has had a moral
conviction against war for more than a
few days.
Hefley also cautioned that when a
statement of protest is made on the
form, a duplicate copy, signed by the
postal clerk, should be made for per-
sonal records. "Often forms are lost,"
she explained.
Dale Ewart of CARD said he didn't
register for the draft. "I'm convinced
that after the election, within a year,
the next president will ask for the
authority to induct, or Congress will try
to give him the authority without his
asking," Ewart stated. He explained
that was why he did not register for the
ON MONDAY, July 21, CARu mem-
bers were stationed at post offices
around Ann Arbor and a rally was held
at noon in front of the Federal Building,
which also houses a post office. CARD
members were there to advise on alter-
natives and, according to Ewart, not to
try to influence men into not
Bob Chatterse, a CARD counselor
stationed outside the Federal Building,
said io one he talked to July 2 really
wanted to register. They were worried
about the fine and a federal prison sen-
tence if they were caught not
registering. He also said, "I advised
them that there is no legal basis for
prosecution if they decided not to
register for the draft."
Dave DeVarti from the Public In-

-Doily Photo-by DAVID HARRIS
JOEL STREICKER URGED young men to think twice about registering for the
draft last July. Although other draft resistance efforts were few and far between
when registration began July 21, Streicker stayed in front of the Nickels Arcade

;Oo 44 -

e Michigan Student Assembly
lans to publish the results of a limited
course/instructor evaluation project
this fall, which was undertaken at
CRISP last April.
e first stage in a proposed University-
Wide program which would evaluate
every course offered by the University.
'While there is plenty of local con-
troversy involving how to use course
evaluations once collected, there is also
heated deb'afe 'on whether the
evaluations produce valid results at all.
?Psychology Prof. William
'MeKeachie, director of the Center for
Research on Learning and Teaching
(ORLT), said evidence indicates
hulty can benefit from student reac-
.0 n on evaluation forms.
McKeachie said the evaluations "are
iighly valid for one important goal of
edtication - finding out how successful
'Wachers are in getting students in-
terested in the class."
MiKeachie said another valid goal of
evaluations is to determine the
relationships between the students'
performances in class and their
┬žatisfaction with the class and instruc-
tr He said that results his office has
eTamined in the past indicate that
stzdents who perform better than most
tpers in the class tend to rate the class
higher than their peers.
MSA President Marc Breakstone said
Oiq.two major goals for the project are
prviding an index for students to
choose their courses and "making a
very powerful statement to the ad-
ministration that course evaluations
r very important to students."
Such a "powerful statement" is
W obably needed if students are to con-
vypce faculty and administrators that
fhey should consider evaluations im-
pfrtant and even necessary for a
quality educational institution,
reakstone added.
country - including the University of
Califprnia system, the University of

lents grade professors

Massachusetts, and Cornell - have
evaluation programs.
The key stumbling block in getting
any type of student-oriented program
underway here has been a conflict in in-
terpretation of the various uses for
Evaluations have three primary
I " Instructors can use them to receive
constructive personal criticism;
" Administrators can use them to
make personnel decisions, e.g. tenure,
salaries; and, .
* Students can use them to make, in
effect, "market decisions" on instruc-
tors and courses.
LSA FRESHMAN Michael Goldman,
after filling out the evaluation form,
said, "I'd like to see the new students
get an idea of what's going on - my
courses are the ones a lot of freshmen

University Vice-President for
Student Services Henry Johnson said,
"I really 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 them-
ALTHOUGH Johnson said he things
the evaluation concept is a good one, he
added, "I really don't think that's a
primary function of MSA."
Johnson also said he would not be in
favor of using Office of Student Ser-
vices money for an evaluation
Breakstone said he disagrees with
Johnson's perception of MSA's role. "I
see MSA primarily as an advocacy
body for student needs. As this is one of
the fundamental needs of students that
is not being addressed by the Univer-


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