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The Kentucky Kernel, April 2, 1965

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'PUBLISH OR PERISH'.: By SI I) WEBB President Oswald would like to shy away from cither name. three-par- t series. First of a When John Oswald took office as president of the University, new life rocked the century-olcampus alThe catch phrase, "publish or perish," with its most immediately. His program amounted to an academic derogatory implications, has oversimplified and partially revolution. obscured a controversy raging at the heart of American Since his arrival, criteria for faculty evaluation have higher education. changed and become more clearly defined. Although The question, essentially, is whether publishing confaculty committees had already set a "research and pubtributes to the educational process more than it takes lish" philosophy in motion before Dr. OsvTald came, from it. some instructors and professors refer to it as "Oswald In some quarters, there is criticism of emphasis on policy." When he arrived, Dr. Oswald helped in preparation of publications on the grounds that it results indecmphasis on teaching. On the other hand, proponents of rewards the present plan and passed it along to the faculty on for publication cite a university's obligation to contribute Oct. 28, 1963. This was the first formal statement of University polinew knowledge as well as to disseminate existing informacy on faculty evaluation. tion. President Oswald's statement outlines criteria in four The type of "publishing" implied in the debate is the areas: teaching, research, professional status and activity, scholarly research behind articles published in refereed and University and public service. Lesser emphasis is journals these journals which have boards of experts w ho placed on the latter two "service" criteria than on teachscreen articles before publication. ing and research. "A major consideration in any appointment or promoEmphasis on research, as one mode of faculty evaluation, has been given greater priority in the two years tion which carries tenure," writes Dr. Oswald, "must be since the administration of President John W. Oswald superior intellectual attainment as evidenced in teaching and in research or other creative activity." began. Of that there is little doubt. But one student referred to the system here as "pubAt this point, however, no designated system of weights lish and prosper" rather than "publish or perish." has been formalized for the criteria. d Dean Ginger Says 'Money No Problem By FRANCES NAPIER Kernel Staff Writer "The College of Education -T-- Dr. Ginger estimated this grant would ultimately result in a grant of from $125,000 to $145,-00depending on the number of dependents. Dean Ginger said, "One program which the College of Education now has that will not be renewable at the end of the year is the training of school administrators in the Eastern Kentucky region." This grant wasfor$125,-000- . 6 T-J 1 Summer grants applied for involve 30 teachers in history ($30,000), teaching of reading ($30,000), use of television ($42,-000- ), research for the culturally deprived in Lexington and other areas ($400,000), and a training program for 90 teachers for and slum areas. A grant that will be a free summer program for people without a college education has been applied for. This program would train them for the preparation of children. This grant is for $25,000 each summer. ia pre-scho- ol Vol. LVI, No. 101 ,r if i . ! TTT TXJ I N .1a j Sponsor Election Set The Kentucky Kernel 2, 1!M5 Eight Pages Extended Hours Approved As Permanent AWS Policy By SALLY ATHEARN STULL Assistant News Editor Extended women's hours for final week was voted a perman- ent policy by the AWS Senate Thursday night. A temporary legislation for the past four semesters, the lengthening of women's hours until 12 p.m. will now automatically go into effect two weeks before the first day of finals, and continue through the end of final week. Extended hours will begin this semester on Sunday, April 18, and be in effect, as usual, from Sunday to Thursday of the three following weeks. The resolution, submitted by Blithe Runsdorf, allows the in- - SC Releases Applications For Officers president, secretary, and treasurer of Student Congress should apply now to SC Secretary Janie Olmstead, it was announced at Thursday night's meeting. Miss Olmstead acted as president of the meeting in the absence of President Steve Beshear. On a motion by Larry Kelley, she appointed a committee to look into the nomination and election of student government officers. Members of the committeeare Winston Miller (chairman), Rich Robins, John O'Rrien, Larry Kelley, Michele Cleveland, Rarry Porter, Lois Kock, and Willis Bright. Nominees for Air Force ItOTC sponsors were introduced at jam session Thursday afternoon. Election of seven sponsors from the 22 nominees will be held Monday and Tuesday. The jam session was sponsored by this year's sponsors. i "VI LEXINGTON, KY., FRIDAY, for the offices of president, vice ! III! I University of Kentucky APRIL Students interested in running it them apart." Quality research is relatively easy to judge, he said, because definite evidence can be seen in the articles a professor has published. However, what constitutes good teaching, and the means to properly evaluate it present serious difficulties for adminstrators. "If the methods aren't properly balanced, emphasis on one tends to pull a man away from the other," Dr. Oswald said. Evaluation of individual professors begins at the departmental level. Periodically, members within a department make judgments as to the proficiency of a particular member on each of the four criteria. A continuing record of these evaluations is kept in the respective dean's office. A professor, up for review to gain tenure or promotion. Continued on Page 7 0, is for $125,000 yearly. The Newman Center will hold an election of officers Sunday for the 1965-6year. The candidate for president is Denny Bricking. Nominated for vice president were Tim Lynch, Frank King, Ron Wheat, and Joe Degrieso. The other offices will be appointed. Voting will take place after every Mass Sunday at the Newman Center. All Catholics on campus are members and are eligible to vote. Dean M. M. Wliite of the College of Arts and Sciences has proposed that the two service areas each be given a weight of one, and that the teaching and research components be given a weight of two each. Dr. Oswald prefers to keep evaluation on a more informal basis, at least until committees, now reviewing aspects to be used in making standardized judgments of teaching ability and research come up with proposals acceptable to a majority of the faculty. "Tcacliing and research," the president said, "arc so intertwined, people do a disservice when they try to pull 9 will have at least $1.5 million in federal grants, if we get all that we expect," said Dean Lyman Ginger recently. "At this moment, as far as grants for refearch are concerned," Dr. Ginger said, "money is no problem. We need at least 25 more staff and faculty members to take care of upcoming projects." For the area of special eduSeveral grants already have cation, the University now has a been awarded to the College of of $35,000 which may or Education, and applications have grantnot be renewed. may been filed for several others. The state has approved a vocaA grant to conduct its second National Defense Education Act tional education project for $100,-00- 0 which may be renewed each Counseling and Guidance Instithe Univer- year. However, the University tute was received by sity recently. The project will be has not yet approved the project. for 30 students, each of whom A grant which the University will be paid $75 per week and has applied for is one for research $15 for dependents. work in Lexington vith recreation and mental hygiene. This grant Newman Center To Hold Election Complex Problem Is Oversimplified Representative Kelley also explained the provisions of a proposal to expand and reorganize student government. The proposal is to be presented at the upcoming campus leadership conference, to be held April 17. dividual women's residence units to determine their own desk policies after the regular closing hours. Women will not be allowed to leave their own units or to enter another residence after the regular closing hours of 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11:30p.m. on Sundays. The AWS Senate for the current year stepped down Thursday night, and 14 new members were initiated into office. The senators for the coming year are Madeline Kemper, Janice Ashley, Dede Cramer, Ann Brreding, Courtney Helm, Dede Alexander, Linda Lampe, Connie Mullins, Ann Randolph, Gail Mayer, Marion Spencer, Becky Snyder, Suzanne Ziegler, and Winnie Jo Perry. President Current Sandy Brock handed the chair to Dede Cramer, the new president. In committee, it was announced that the booklet, annually published by AWS for the orientation of freshman and transfer women, will be printed by the University Press. . SANDY BROCK Outgoing President Head Resident's Day will be April 25, in the President's Room of the Student Center. The program will begin at 9 a.m. The High School Leadership Conference, held March 27 and28, was reported to have been a success. High school juniors from across the state were on hand to receive an introduction to UK. Interfaith Council Elects To Disband The Interfaith Council has vot ed to discontinue functioning for the rest of the semester. The decision was made beshowed up at all the meetings. cause the organization was not "We couldn't do anytliing withfulfilling its purpose said Penny out support and we couldn't have Price, president of the council. support without doing anything," she said. "According to the constitution, the purpose was to coordinate Miss Price said this is not to indicate students are not inthe religious foundations. A body was to meet and terested in the religious organitalk about their dif ferences and to zations. The groups have their learn from each other. This is own projects and the students where we ran into trouble," said do not feel the need lor an interMiss Price. faith group at this time. The organization was not If the council is to be active really an interfaith group, she again the idea must come from said, because it did not have the students rather than the representatives from all the counsthrs of the individual groups, and only a few iK'oplc groups.