Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 16, 1976 · Page 3
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 3

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, March 16, 1976
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Restrictions on UNC enrollments relaxed ·Ities., iviarcn it, l»m (MKKLEY (Colo.) TKIHUNK :i THE LOCKHORNS Z By UNC Newt Service Restrictions hive been relaxed for new freshmen and transfers and graduate students seeking enrollment at the University of Northern Colorado for spring quarter. "We have been able to get our enrollment under tight control during fall and winter quarters so we can loosen the restrictions spring quarter," said Dr. Frank P. Lakin, UNC vice president for academic affairs. At the same time Lakin announced "self-imposed" caps on several large academic units within the University and pointed out the result of UNO's drive to control enrollment is apparently successful in meeting the overall cap imposed by the state legislature. Lakin said UNC's winter quarter enrollment is 510 students below winter quarter 1975, or a total of 10,205 students. Fall quarter enrollment was 10,1129, a figure well-below the high mark set by UNC in the fall of 1974 or 11,110. In an effort to control enrollments and to meet the legislative mandate, UNC has instituted a number of devices. Included were spring curtailment of new undergraduate admissions last year, and similar summer curtailment of g r a d u a t e a d m i s s i o n s ; restrictions on the number of credit hours a student may take; and last fall restricted numbers of new students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The lid for enrollment winter quarter was placed at 290 students a quarter where UNC on the average has admitted 600 students. There will be no such restriction for spring quarter, according to Lakin. "We hope that in the future we can keep fall enrollment under tight control so that we can admit a substantial number of students at the beginning of winter and spring quarters," Lakin said. "It isn't fair to transfer students from community colleges, or to veterans, or to graduate students who might get a mid-year sabaticil if we only admit during the fall or summer," Lakin said. The restrictions UNC has been instituting tie directly to the legislatively mandated enrollment cap which limits UNC's student population through a "full-time- equivalent" (FTE) quota. UNC's FTE cap is 10,120 average for the fall, winter and spring quarters and one FTE is measured as one student taking 15 quarter hour credits. UNC's winter quarter FTE count is 10,196, down 612 from the previous winter. Students enrolling for spring quarter beginning March 22, will continue to face the Ill- credit restriction unless they are graduateing that quarter and can show a need for additional credit hours for that purpose. . This restriction will remain in effect at UNC unless change is reflected through the Long Appropriations bill now in the legislature. Lakin added that should II ic legislature modify the FTE cap, UNC might be in a position to relax the credit restriction. Beginning this fall at UNC Enrollments limited in three academic areas By UNC News Service The University of Northern Colorado has moved to limit enrollment in three academic areas beginning with the 1976-77 academic year. The limits, according to the school's academic vice president, are aimed at quality rather than putting a lock on growth. "We will reduce our undergraduate enrollment in Uie mental retardation cognate of special education by five per cent, and hold at current levels the enrollment in elementary education and the school of Business," said Dr. Frank P. Lakin. The reduction and holding levels will be based on fall, 1975, enrollment, according to Latin. In the area of mental retardation, this will mean a reduction to 742 students. Fall UNC trustees to discuss tuition, fees March 25 A leave policy, a new degree program, renovations and the setting of tuition and fees for the coming academic year will be but a few of the many action items with which University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees will deal Thursday, March 25. The meeting will be held in the University Center Panorama Lounge beginning at 1:45 p.m. A public hearing on administrative leave policy will be held at H a.m. and a presentation by the UNC School of Business will precede the business agenda at 1 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Boy Scout troop has new /coder Boy Scout Troop 204, sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Church, welcomed their new leaders at its recent meeting. Scoutmaster Robert Kunisch presented badges of troop office to Carl England, Bruce Raymond and Wade Wood as assistant scoutmasters, Leroy Geist, senior patrol leader, Rodney Heiden and Terry Goodrich, patrol leaders, Terry Colgrove, and Mike Goeschl, assistant patrol leaders, Brad Tafoya, troop scribe, and Daniel Warne, troop librarian. The scouts discussed participation in the upcoming Scout Show, and also discussed ticket sales for ths show. Also discussed were the Weld District First-Aid Camporee and the week-long camp at Camp Ben Delatour this summer. For boys 11 years old or older who would like to join the troop or visit the meetings, the Troop meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16th Street and 7th Avenue. Boys can also call the scoutmaster at 356-1656. SCARE PIGEONS PHOENIX, Ml. (AP) - A department store here has found an effective way to scare away pigeons: two rubber snakes dangled from the side of the building. "We were anxious to try anything," said Toland Snap, service manager of the store. "Those pigeons made a mess of things and customers don't like to have droppings on their clothes." The idea of using the rubber snakes came from an employe, Snap said. "We wanted to gel rid of the pigeons without hurting them," he said. "The snakes are doing the trick." All sessions will be open to the public. Agenda items include an amendment to the board's bylaws, two leave policies, a degree in health occupations in the area of vocational teacher education, room and board rates for University residence halls in 1976-77, renovations at the student health center, the University Center, and the Gunter Hall swimming pool, a new COPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group) contract, 1976-77 tuition and fees, and the university gift policy. GRASS SEED · FRANK'S Seed Hatchery 709 10th St. 352-1W6 CASH for SCRAP v METALS · Copper ant? Brass · Aluminum · Batteries Scrap Iron, Steel *^n^*^*^K»H^*«y»**^*^ i [CARPET; SAMPLES CHECK WITH US LAST! W« can beat almost any othtr interest rate quoted for 2nd mortgage loans in this area. When you borrow on the equity In your home, get the lowest rate you can, then come dare us to beat it, W« think we can. GREELEY INDUSTRIAL BANK 1400 8th Av«. enrollment figures in elementary education included 796 undergraduates and 62 graduate students. The School of Business, UNC's fastest growing academic unit, had a fall enrollment of 1,633 of which 1,578 were undergraduates. The business school is made up of journalism, business administration, and business teacher education. Each of these programs has become too large for available staff and facilities, according to Lakin. "We have been so busy in some areas in accommodating increasing enrollments, that the energy could not be directed toward continued quality emphasis. "What we may see with our School of Business is a temporary cap, a cap to catch up by, a cap to let people catch their breaths," Lakin said. "With these caps we are In · effect saying 'now we can place more emphasis on quality in some of these fast-growing areas.' Our faculty in special education have had a problem of trying to accommodate all the mandates of the state and to still maintain quality. "I think this is vital with any program that has had a prolonged growth rate, a growth that could be perceived as an enrollment explosion," Lakin said. Lakin pointed out that other areas on the UNC campus are under similar restrictions, but he said he could not classify them as "caps." "Instead of saying some are capped, we have been using the term 'enrollment control. 1 A large number of our graduate programs are controlled and control is different than a cap. "We are trying to prevent any of the programs from having a sudden enrollment explosion and we have been doing this for some time in areas such as psychology, counseling and guidance and with educational administration on the graduate level. "At the undergraduate level we have had music and fine arts, for instance, under control for some time. The controls in these areas are effected by auditions in music and by the presentation of a portfolio in fine arts before a student will be admitted," Lakin said. Nursing, on the other hand, has been under a tight enrollment cap for several years due to limited facilities and staff. "I really think, although we are not making a big thing of it, that there are more things occuring on this campus to emphasize quality, to encourage students to take their academic work more seriously. There is a real informal quality thrust that is permeating the institution," Lakin said. Lakin said one element which c o m p l i c a t e s e n r o l l m e n t predictions and thus precise control is the fact current UNC policy does not turn away students once they have enrolled. "If we are within two per cent of our predicted enrollment, we are fortunate. The reason for this is we have long encouraged some students to drop out and back in, we have said to many of our students, higher education isn't necessaryly a four-year experience, come for awhile, drop out for a while, work, go in the service, do whatever, but maybe it is more appropraite for you to obtain a* baccalaureate degree after 8-10 years. "With this emphasis, it creates an enrollment control problem for we can never tell which quarter a lot of these students are going to come back who have been out for a few quarters. This might be determined to an extent by the job market or by the economy. A significant drop over the last three years in out-of-state enrollment has also reduced UNC's student population. 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