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Thursday, Dec.

10, 1970



Vol. LXII, No. 65

Teaching Versus Research

'Firing' Forum Attacks Priorities

Kernel Staff Writer
"Cood teaching is being perceived today as a dangerous phenomenon, when you mean by
good teaching a primary concern
for undergraduate
Dr. Cene Mason told a crowd of
over 800 in the Student Center
yesterday afternoon.
Mason, whose teaching contract has not been renewed, was
speaking at a Forum on Faculty
Hiring and Firing called by Student Government President Steve
Forced Against His Nature
Mason said the situation of
a university administrator is similar to the situation that faced
Adolph Eichmann, a Nazi war
criminal, in that he is forced by
the institution he works for to
do things against his nature.
Mason said the "typical administrator" is concerned with
the reputation of his institution
and tries to gear its programs
to match the

speech, refused to talk about
any "specific cases of hiring or
firing" because he felt it would
be "inappropriate and unethical." Mason and Petrakis both
expressed willingness to talk
about their cases but Royster
still refused. His stand brought
angry shouts and boos from the

Mason, whose speech was interrupted several times by bursts
of applause from the predominantly student audience, denounced what he called an overemphasis of research at the University.
Dr. Byron Petrakis, an assistant professor of English whose
contract is also not being renewed, spoke after Mason and continued the attack on the alleged
"publish or perish" policy of

but stressed the flexibility of these

"It's unrealistic to say there
is no element of Judgment" in
deciding cases of hiring and firing, Cochran admitted, "and we
do make mistakes."
Cochran was fallowed by two
English professors who have had
their contracts terminated, Pat
White and Clayton Reeve. They
both launched bitter attacks on
the "publish or perish" policy.
White said administrators
think of students "the same way
Continued on race 3, CoL 2

Three Fired Profs
The evening session featured
a panel discussion with three
fired professors and Dr. Lewis
Incentives to Neglect Students
Cochran, vice president for acPetrakis argued that the rea- ademic
affairs, Dr. Stephen
son research was stressed at UK
Manning, chairman of the Engbecause "the incentives to lish
Department, and Dr.Carrett
neglect students and do research Flickinger, former head of the
are greater," claiming that
University Senate Privilege and
professors earn Tenure Committee.
more and are promoted faster.
Both Manning and Cochran
Dr. Wimberly Royster, dean
of the College of Arts and Sci- explained the four criteria for
and firing and the process
ences, denied the overemphasis hiring
on research at UK and claimed followed in hiring and firing a
that "the best teachers fit the professor.
Assistant Managing Editor
mold of teacher and scholar."
Yesterday's "Hiring and FirBoth said the four criteria
Royster, who was booed and were teaching, research, profes- ing" forum suddenly provided a
unique look
yelled at during much of his sional status and public service, rare and somewhat of the
into the complexity
cliche "Publish or Perish."
An opportunity to listen and
ask questions of four professors
who challenged the "system,"
as well as several University administrators who are a part of
the hierarchy which refused to
renew the teaching contracts of
the professors.
In the past, it has taken such
things as large in scope as the
Vietnam war to make students
demand rational answers about
where the University stands on
certain issues.
Student Popularity
Suddenly, mostly due to the
student popularity of professors
such as Cene Mason and Pat
White, rational answers are being
sought about why teachers rated
highly by students are being fired.
The significance of yesterday's
forum is not that any answers
were provided, although certain
opinions were certainly heard.
It's not important that faculty
members could make meaningful
and sincere speeches about "the
crisis of higher education" w hile
University administrators fumbled and stuttered through complex policies about faculty and
The real meaning to be drawn
out of yesterday's confrontation
Cene Mason, assistant professor of political science, and read a letter at the 'Firing and Hiring' is the genuine concern about the
(left) provided a tense and somewhat surprising Forum last night from Cochran to a professor quality of undergraduate educamoment for Dr. Lewis Cochran, vice president
saying that a policy of "publish or perish" does tion at UK, both by students and
' Kernel Photo By Bob Brewer ' faculty and maybe, even by adfor academic affairs, (right) when he produced
not exist at UK.

Two Arrested on Campus by LPD
squad), and asked what they,
police) were doing on campus."
After talking for a short time with the
officers, hecontinued,"Vance(FayetteCoun-t- y
deputy sheriff) pulled out his I.D. and
asked me for mine. When Brown could not
an I.D., Vance arrested him for


Kernel Staff Writer
City and county policemen converged on
UK's Botanical Gardens Tuesday and arrested two persons.
David Brown, a UK student, was arrested for loitering. Robert Arnold, a
was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed
deadly weapon.
The arrests were made during a gathering
in the garden which previously had been
billed on mimeographed leaflets as a "Fuck-In.- "


Forum Provides Look
Into Complex Problem






While Brown was still in custody at
county police headquarters, a group of students went to law professor Robert Sedler's
office. Duringthe meeting with Sedler, several
students who had been in the gardens claimed
that the police were taking photographs
Brown said that he had been in the "of everybody."
Sedler was of the opinion that "police
Student Center grill and went to the Botanical Gardens to "see if anything was intelligence" tactics of the land constituted
going on." Once there, he said, "I started a "chilling effect on student assembly" and
rapping with Thornton (a detective with the that efforts should be made to prevent
police from coming on campus un
Lexington Police Departments narcotics

The fact that a University
vice president would agree to try
to explain the procedure by which
professors are fired to more than
a thousand students at an open
forum shows that the administration at least realized that more
than a handful of students is upset with their decisions.
Numbers are important to administrators. They use them to
evaluate their peers, to ' name
students on computer cards, to
count up their investments in railroad stocks. The numbers of dissatisfied undergraduates surely
must mean something.

News Commentary
Although student frustration
with the lack of specific answers,
especially with the case of Cene
Mason which hints at political
maneuvers, often resulted in
shouts of strike and class boycott, the majority of students
seemed to be earnestly looking
for legitimate channels through
which to protest and change the
causes and results of the firings.
Whether or not any real channels were discovered remains to
be seen.
What hopefully did come
across at the forum, was the
point, especially well expressed
by Byron Petrakis, assistant professor of English. He took issue
with the fact that teacher evaluation is based purely on the number of articles published in a
specialized referee Journal.
Often faculty members stood
to praise the benefits of good
research. This is not the cause
of concern.
Students simply want the definition of research made realistic, rather than the evaluation
process where administrators find
themselves counting and playirj
the numbers game once again.

less they were "requested by the director of
Safety and Security."
Sedler also made arrangements with Dean
of Students Jack Hall to have a meeting
Tuesday night, including Hall, Vice President for Student Affairs Robert Zumwinkle,
Director of Safety and Security Joe Burch
and four students student body President
Steve Bright, Lew Col ten, Sam Mason and
Lexington and vicinity: ConPeck Kennamer.
siderable cloudiness today,
"This is a time when the administration
wanner with occasional rain toand the students should not be at a standnight. Rain ending and turning
off. They should work together," said Colten.
After the meeting, Bright said that, "I cooler on Friday. High today,
60; low tonight, in the low 40'sj
think we made our concern unquestionably
high tomorrow, in the mid-5- 0' s.
clear. Taking pictures at every student
probabilities: 10
intimidates students, and Precipitation
gathering obviously
percent today, 60 percent tonight,
makes them reluctant to assemble.
It was learned Wednesday that the charges and 60 percent tomorrow. Partly
against Brown had been filed away and would cloudy and cooler Saturday.
not be pressed.


* KENTUCKY KERNEL, Thursday, Dec.

2-- T1IE

10, 1970

Holiday Mail May Be Affected by Rail Strike

Workers struck the nation's
railroads early Thursday, with
thousands of commuters expected
to he among the first affected
and deeper troubles predicted
if the walkout is a long one.



The steering committee of the
Student Mobilization Committee
(SMC) has announced SMC's
consponsorship of a state-wid- e
ference on "Alternative America"
to be held on the weekend of
The conference will consist of
workshops on such issues as
Appala-chiWomen's Liberation,
ecology, CI's and the draft,
imperialism and the Third World
Revolution etc. Registration will
begin in the Crand Ballroom of
the Student Center at 3 p.m.
on Feb. 27.
27-2- 9.




The commuters will be forced
to find other means of transportation starting Thursday morning.
Long before it occurred, it had
been predicted a strike could
pose a real danger to the nation's already sagging economy.
As picket lines were set up at
stations and freight yards across
the nation, auto industry spokesmen said the rail walkout could

quickly shut down their production. General Motors, the largest
of the automakers, just weathered
a long strike by the United Auto
Workers Union.

Library to Close

The strike came at the height
of the Christmas mailing season.

Dill Lee, director of the
Margaret I. King Library,


"We must not run the risk of
tying up our post offices at a
time when the massive Christmas
mail load is bearing upon the
system," said Postmaster General Winton M. Blount in announcing the embargo. It affects
second - third and fourth-clas- s

agreement, an average attendance of 4,000 must be obtained
Kernel Staff Writer
teleat the first two road-gamThe fate of closed circuit televising of UK basketball games casts if the remaining games are
to be televised.
will be known by Jan. 4, acAttendance at the Indiana
cording to Lawrence Forgy, vice
game (Dec. 12) and the Missispresident for business affairs.
Forgy restated Tuesday the sippi State contest (Jan. 4) will
$1 agreement between UK and the determine whether the New York
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spokesman for Bcthelehetn
the firm had been
lining up alternate means of
shipping as the rail strike deadline drew closer. But with the
walkout on, he said, other modes
of shipping could quickly become
Another industry that could
be hard hit by an extended strike
would be the food industry, which
depends heavily on the railroads
to ship vegetables, fruit and

Steel Co. said

Closed Circuit TV Fate Unclear


afternoon that the library
will be closed from Dec
25 through Saturday Dec
27. The library will
on Sunday Dec 28. '

258-88- 01


Auto spokesmen's ertimatcs
it would take a
strike to halt the industry varied
from 48 hours to "within a week."
They explained that most parts
are shipped by rail to fabricating
and assembly plants.
of how long

In the face of the threatened
strike Wednesday, postal officials
ordered an embargo on mail rates
covering many types of publications, catalogues and parcel post,
the latter heavily used during
the Christmas season.

The West Maxwell Street Art Shop

430 West Maxwell Street
John Steinrock, Proprietor




If an average of 4,000 people
does not attend these two showings, the broadcast company legally can withdraw from its contract with UK after the Jan. 4
Tickets to these games will
be sold at the Coliseum on a
basis. Admission is $2 for students and
$4 for
The broadcast company feels
it needs an average attendance
of 4,000 at the two games In order
to cover the costs of televising
both the away games shown on
a fee basis and the home games
shown free to students in the Student Center Crand Ballroom.




game, the
first home game to be broadcast
via closed circuit TV, was presented live and in color Dec. S
to about 500 students and faculty
members free of charge.
Forgy, who did not attend the
telecast, said he had received
favorable reports from several persons who did.

"People who went said it was
Just like being at the game,"
Forgy said. "I was told that the
audience stood for the national
anthem, cheered Rupp and booed
the referees."

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At UK Trustee Meeting

1970- -3

Major Changes Recommended for Investments

Kernel Staff Writer
President Otis A. Singletary
cautioned the Board of Trusts,
es Tuesday that an increasingly
large number of universities, including UK, are or will be confronted by the severest financial
crisis in their entire existence.
President Singlet ary pointed
to inflation, the increased cost
of running a university, and the
growing number of students seeking higher education. "Where
will we get the money? The problem is not going to go away.
UK will no more be able to stand
aside," he said.
The president's remarks were
delivered early in the meeting
before Robert HilJenmyer, chairman of the board's Finance Committee, recommended four major
changes in UK's investment
The changes, in reality a formal adoption of policies instituted some months ago, involve current funds, endowment funds, establishment of an investment
committee, and requiring banks
in which University funds are deposited to "collateralize" (that
is, to guarantee) the total amount
of balance in excess of $20,000
by depositing an equal market
value amount of stocks, bonds,
or notes in a corresponding bank.
The new policy pertaining to
current funds, those used to meet
operating costs, restricts investlow-ris- k
ment to relatively
securities. This will limit
,investments to federal government obligations such as U.S.
Treasury bonds, bills or notes
and securities issued by other
federal agencies. Commercial



paper, bank notes and corporate
bonds, like those UK invested
with the troubled Penn Central
Railroad, will be excluded.
The investments will be in a
regulated mixture of common
stock and fixed income securities.
According to Vice President for
Business Affairs Lawrence E.
Forgy Jr., this type of mixed
portfolio will "enable the University to take part in the growth
of the national economy and
guard against inflation."
The endowment funds in the
form of principal are not actually spent. It is the interest drawn
on the principal that is Used by
the University.
Forgy told the Kernel that the
more conservative policy of investment will probably mean a
loss of one-ha- lf
of one percent
of interest drawn. This would
mean less than a $50,000 loss
of the approximately 1 million

dollars annual interest. He feels,
however, that the loss is compensated by the increased security
of the total investment.
The investment of the endowment funds will be the responsibility of the newly created Investment Committee. This committee will be composed of two
members of the board appointed
by the chairman, the vice presi- -


dent of business affairs and the
The committee will have
available to it, as a result of
board action, the services of Kentucky Trust Co. of Louisville as
investment counsel. Kentucky
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Forum Questions
Research Values
Continued from Page 1
people used to think of blacks:
stupid and lazy."
White said when students begin to question and try to change
their education they are met by
a "power vaccum. No one has
power. Everyone cares but no
one can do anything," he said.
Reeve claimed that administrators believe close contact with
students is "an inefficient use
of resources."
After all the speeches more
questions about specific cases of
firing were directed at the administrators, but they refused to

and the Executive Board of the
of the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) regarding the recent release of a class role to the FBI.
Both groups urged the president and the trustees "to seek
modifications of the existing
statutes so that they may cease
to constitute a threat to academic freedom." President Singletary told the board, "I think
you should be aware of the concern for this matter on campus."
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* Urgent Need for Adoption
Of Senate Tripartite Report

The University Senate will soon decide the fate of a crucial proposal.
The proposal deals with the report of the Senate Ad Hoc Tripartite Committee which advocated a reform of the composition of the number of
students in the 200 member Senate from five to 40. A great deal is at
stake in the Senate vote. The report represents the very least the Senate
can do for students. Its rejection would be a denial of student sovereignty.
I. The proponents of the report aim at making the Senate representative
of the entire academic community. By doing so, many of the crucial
problems facing UK could be dealt with.
A. Increased student participation would solidify a basic sense of obligation toward the University's system of governance.
1. A legitimate participation (20 percent of the Senate votes) would
alleviate many students' feelings of alienation.
frustrations could cause
2. Elimination of students
the challenge. This tendency is well
student senators to rise to
illustrated by the exemplary actions of the five current student

Participation offers students access to understanding all the important difficulties of formulating and applying policies.
1. Student irresponsibility which is caused by ignorance of policy
making would be eliminated.
2. Students would better tolerate unavoidable system inadequacies
if they had access to the reasons for these inadequacies.
C. UK students have proven themselves worthy of the opportunity the
Tripartite Report offers.
D. Adoption of the Tripartite Report would give the Senate a clearer
view of the University and would open communication channels.
1. Student academic grievances could be discussed from the stun
information available to
dents', viewpoint, with quality,
discussion of student
2. There would be a forum for the high-levThe absence of such a forum contributes toward convertproblems.
ing the frustration into aggressive tendencies.
3. The faculty could talk to students, not about them.



II. Those who oppose the Tripartite Report argue that due to their irresponsibility and their transient nature, students' input must be maintained
at an advisory level only.
A. The only dissenting member of the nine-ma- n
committee, Dr.
Stephen Diachun, offered no valid reasons for his dissent. Diachun
merely states dogmatically that the powers which govern the University "should reside and do reside in the faculty, not in the students,"
not because it offers any great advantages, but because it is "almost
universally accepted by the general public, by the Board of Trustees



Charges of student irresponsibility do not have a basis of fact.
The unpublicized, unrewarded, unheeded work of the University
Student Advisory Committee exemplifies the type of responsibility
which can be expected of students interested in improving the
2. The measure of maturity which the five current student senators
have brought to the Senate has further illustrated the fallacy of
screeching "student irresponsibility" at every instance.

C. Some senators oppose the proposal because they view

it as "too

radical." In an environment where students are regarded as niggers
such an assertion is true. To many people, 20 percent
is not a radical approach.
D. Some senators oppose the proposal because the student's life at
UK is a short one, not allowing him sufficient time to master the intricacies of the bureaucracy.
1. In the cases in which this argument is applicable, there is the
argument that the freshness of approach which students could bring
to the Senate would offset their brief tenure in the Senate.

In many instances students are available to serve more than one
year in. the Senate, thereby increasing their expertise. An excellent
example of this possibility is offered by Howell Hopson, a sophomore who is presently a student senator. Although only a sophomore,
Hopson has proven himself invaluable in many instances.

E. While acknowledging the quality and the beneficiality of student
advice, some senators contend student opinions must be limited to the
advisory level. Students should not be allowed to share even the short

end of a
ratio of
participation. This presents an interesting dilemma: if students advice is vital at the committee level, why should it not be beneficial at the participatory level?
five-to-o- ne


F. Arguments presented at a recent Senate meeting include: "it is
immoral" for 40 students to attempt to represent 17,000, the Senate
feels inlubited in talking about students in their presence and students
are not "wise enough, we must make all the decisions." If the Senate
is swayed by such arguments, a great deal of student trust is



University of Kentucky

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 1970

Editorials represent the opinions of tfie Editors, not of the University.
Frank S. Coots III,
Bob Brown, Editorial Page Editor
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David King, Business Manager
Don Rosa, Cartoonist
Jane Brown, Ron Hawkins, Bradley Jeffries, Jerry Lewis, Miko Wines.
Assistant Managing Editors

Kernel Forum: the readers write!
Students View Tripartite Report
To the Editor:
Profs are profs and students are students and never the twain shall meet.
This, interestingly enough, appears to be
the official operating philosophy of our
university. This is unfortunate. It would
.seem that the proverbial' "lines of communication' praised and revered by all
would be enhanced by bringing students
and faculty together. To date, no organized, meaningful machinery exists to
serve such a noble purpose.
But now we have an opportunity to
bring meaning to the trite cliche, lines
of communication"; this opportunity lies
in the tripartite committee report. If on
Monday the Faculty Senate sees fit to
accept the recommendations of the triof that
partite committee, the make-u- p
body would be somewhat changed for
the better. Rather than having the present ratio of 200 faculty members to five
(some would say token) students, the
membership would allow for 160 faculty
members and 40 students. Members of
each group would be elected from their
respective departments or colleges on the
basis of a fair proportionate allotment.
Certain distinct advantages accrue from
such action. First, and perhaps most obvious, a just student proportion of the
Senate would facilitate better representation of student views. I assume this to
be a benefit by virtue of the fact that
students are the ones at the university
seeking the education. I suggest that
student views can be of invaluable use in
the determination of academic relevance.
Secondly, it allows for meaningful student input into university decision making. I personally feel that this would go
a long way toward meeting the problem
of alienation all students experience when
confronted by the bureaucracy. It would
help to personalize the monster.
Lastly, upon seeing the wisdom behind
certain faculty policies, students would
pass this information on to the people;
in short,' it allows for effective dissemination of information to the student body.
A problem, a plan to meet the problem,
I think we
and three plan advantages
all can see clearly the worth of USACs
tripartite committee report. If you, by
chance, have some passing interest in
your academic career, lobby among your
profs for passage of this proposal. And
be at the Law Building this Monday,
December 14, at 3:00 for the Faculty
Senate meeting which will decide this issue. Your concern is invited.
Director of Student Affairs,
A Se S Sophomore
Student Government


To the Editor:
At the last Panhellenic Council


ing on December 1, the members voted
to support the "majority report" of the
Tripartite Committee which proposes
that forty students be members of the
University Senate and that they act
in a participatory input capacity.
Since the University Senate functions
in determining and regulating academic
policies, programs, courses, and curricula, in adopting policies for the University of Kentucky calendar, and in
advising the President on criteria for
tenure; and since all these matters directly affect students; it is our feeling
that students should participate more
fully in making these decisions. In this
day of critical evaluation of education,

students are vitally concerned with the
quality of learning, the manner in which
education is attained, and the true
meaning of academics. Students are continually defining education as it is and
how it could be improved to meet present day needs. It is our opinion that
students are mature individuals capable
of defining their needs and that they
should be given a participatory vote in
attempts to meet these needs.
Therefore, we strongly urge the University Senate to consider the Tripartite
Committee's proposal and take a step
forward in implementing the concept of
a true University community.
Carol Hamilton, President

To the Editor:
Contrary to reports in the Kentucky
Wildcat, the Tripartite Committee Report to reconstitute the University Senate into a body of 160 faculty members
and 40 students has not been voted
down in the University Senate. Indeed,
no official vote has yet been taken by
the Senate on this report. Such action
will be taken on Monday, December 14,
in the Court Room of the Law Building.
Also contrary to the Kentucky Wildcat, this proposal would benefit the studentsand everyone else in this University. This is because such a reconstituted
Senate would help to recognize both
the propriety of student participation in
and the
broad academic policy-makin- g
special experience and expertise of the
faculty. This latter fact appears to be
easily recognized. The former fact, however, deserves more attention. It is often
forgotten that teaching involves not only
what is done by the faculty member,
but also what is done by the student.
Though the faculty member was indeed once a student, he is often unable
to realize by himself the necessary understanding of academic matters from the
student perspective necessary because
no adequate academic policies can be
formulated without extensive consideration of the impact of such policies from
the student perspective. In many cases,
the faculty member has unavoidably
simply forgotten what that perspective
was all about when he was a student.
But even where this is not the case,
retention of such a perspective is now
inadequate because being a student today is a good bit different from what
being a student has been in previous
The Tripartite Report embodies and
promotes the pursuit of the sense of community which is sadly lacking on this
campus. By itself, practice of what this
report preaches would not ensure such
community, but it is difficult to conceive of such community without implementation of such institutional channels for student-facultcooperation.
Because this report is so critically important to the student's stake in this
institution and thereby to the unity of