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Page 2 - The Michigan Doily - Tuesday, July 12, 1983
Nat. Resources faces
25% budget reduction

(Continued from*Page 1)
The school had a 1982-1983 general
fund budget of $2.3 million.
By deciding to eliminate freshman
and sophomore classes, school officials
took a step toward improving its image
as a gateway for students with lesser
qualifications than students in the rest
of the University. For years natural
resources students have had lower
grade point averages and SAT scores
than their LSA counterparts, but now
they will be admitted into LSA and then
transfer to the school in their junior
year.
Although the school must reduce the
number of its faculty members from 36
to 27 in the next five years, Frye said he
did not anticipate that any tenured
faculty members would have to be
fired.
He said the reductions would be
achieved through "normal turnover,
relocation, voluntary resignation, and
early retirement."
Associate Prof. Paul Nowak said he
was not surprised that the plan calls for
cutting a substantial amount by
reducing faculty: "When you look at
the budget, it's got to be faculty. What
else is there?" he said.
Nowak said the uncertainty of the
school's future is reflected by the fact
that some faculty members are
thinking about heading for other
universities. "I assume a number of
others are looking, but I haven't heard
any say they're leaving," he said.
Professor Paul Webb, a member of
the transition team who prepared the
report for Frye, said the term "volun-
tary resignation" which Frye used in

the report was not an attempt to
eliminate faculty members by
"squeezing them out."
Frye explained voluntary retiremen-
ts meant "there may be people who will
decide the school is no longer the best
environment for them.
"We've had some resignations and
I'm speculating that there will be
more," he added.
The recommendation by Frye and the
transition team is very different than
the first budget panel report in its em-
phasis on making natural resources a
professional school preparing students
for the job market rather than a
research institute for Ph.D candidates.
To that end the plan recommends
reducing the Ph.D program and in-
creasing the Master's degree program.
The plan does call, however, for
faculty in the school to pick up their
research efforts - one of the charges
against the school that first led to the
review. Frye wrote in his plan that the
school's more productive researchers
will be rewarded.
The program recommendations will
now go before the school's faculty,
which will further discuss the plan, ac-.
cording to James Crowfoot, the school's
dean.
"I don't think the faculty will be able
to come up with a better plan," Frye
said. I think the faculty will find it is ...
the best possibility that exists."
The budget review of the school is
part of a five-year-plan at the University
to cut $20 million from low-priority area
and transfer it to "higher-priority"
areas.

TODAY
Drop/add deadline
TF YOU'RE thinking of changing your summer term class schedules,
Itoday is your last chance. Students who drop or add classes after today
will have to pay a $10 fee, and will receive a "W" on their transcripts.
Engineering students have an extra week - their last day for dropping or
adding courses is July 19. CRISP will be open today from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45
a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
HAPPENINGS
TUESDAY
Performances
School of Music - Organ recital, Michele Johns, 8 p.m., Alexander Music
Bldg., EMU.
Meetings
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship -7 p.m., 1619 S. University.
Society of Christian Engineers - Brown bag meeting, noon, 315 W. Engin.
His House Christian Fellowship - Fellowship and Bible study, 7:30 p.m.,
925 E. Ann.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 7-11 p.m., 1433 Mason.
Baptist Student Union - Fellowship and Bible study, 7 p.m., Rm. B.,
Michigan League.
Miscellaneous
CEW - Job Hunt Club, 12-1:30 p.m., 350S. Thayer.
WEDNESDAY
Films
AAFC - Health, 7:30 p.m., Little Murders, 9:15 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
CFT - Cat Ballou, 7:30 p.m., Goin' South, 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema II - Nights of Cairia, 7:30 p.m., The Phantom of Liberty, 9:30
p.m., Lorch.
Performances
PTP - University Players' Theatrefest '83 "Company" by Stephen
Sondheim, 8p.m., Power Center.
School of Music - Organ recital, Edward Soehnlen, 8 p.m., First
Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
acromolecular Research Center - Colloquium, Pavla Rejmanova,
"Synthetic Polymers Containing Exzymatically Degradable Bonds," 4 p.m.
3005 Chem.
Meetings
Academic Alcoholics -1:30p.m., Alano Club.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Science Fiction Club -8:15 p.m., Ground Floor Conference Rm., Union.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 6-8 p.m., outside behind IM Bldg.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - Sister Patti
Shaw, Michigan Interfaith Committee on Central American Human Rights,
noon, Conference Ri.2, League.
Miscellaneous
WCBN - "Radio Free Lawyer," 6p.m., 88.3 FM.
Music - Open tower carillon demonstration, 4-5 p.m., Burton Tower.
The Michigean Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 21-S
Tuesday, July 12, 1983

Frye proposes 18% cut
in Art School budget

(Continuedfrom Page l)
Board of Regents this week, and
although they are not required to vote.
on the recommendation, they could
change or prevent the reduction if they
strongly object, Frye said.
A REVIEW panel which made initial
recommendations on the school in
December charged that the art
programs are not nationally recognized
and therefore not "truly
distinguished."
The panel also charged that the art
school was isolated from central cam-
pus and recommended an increase in
the number of non-art students taking.
art classes.
Frye's proposal falls midway bet-
ween the panel's recommendation for a
10 to 15 percent cut and the key Univer-
sity budget committee's report ad-
vising a 25 percent cut.
AN 18 percent cut was the largest
Frye could endorse because a bigger
reduction would drop too many stud-
ents and the University would risk losing
tuition money.
The objectives of Frye's proposed
cuts would include :
" better integration of the School of Art
with other programs such as LSA;
" Reducing the art school's un-
dergraduate enrollment;
* maintaining the number of graduate
students while trying to recruit better
qualified applicamts;
* attracting more nationally known
visiting faculty members and
9 reducing the number of programs the

school offers in order to strengthen
others.
The proposal would allow the school
to "provide a very good, although
somewhat smaller program in Visual
Art for both general and professional
students," Frye said in his recommen-
dations.
UNDE THE proposal art school
administrators will have to develop a
plan for the school that is consistent
with Frye's objectives.
Art School Dean George Bayliss
refused to comment on the recommen-
dation until the Regents meet Thur-
sday.
Wendel Heers, associate dean, said
the review has already caused a drop in
enrollment for fall. But Wendel said he
doesn't know of any faculty members
who have left because of the cuts.
An 18 percent reduction to the school
is "very ill-advised," said William Car-
ter, art school professor.
"AFTER ALL this time to think
about it (Frye) came up with a wrong
decision," Carter said. "He could have
been a hero."
The proposed cuts have discouraged
transfer students from other University
departments as well as potential
freshmen, Carter said
Art School Prof. William Lewis said
many faculty members could leave if
they feel their job security is.
threatened by the proposed cuts.
The main advantage of Frye's
proposal, would be the addition of more
non-art students from LSA or other
University programs to the school, said
Lewis.

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