1981-01-14; Central Michigan Life
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Lyman Van Winkle, Jr., associate professor of student teaching, was recommended for termination Friday by the Student Teaching Department, because he allegedly had "not met his responsibilities" as a student teaching supervisor, said Provost John Cantelon. In an earlier incident, Van Winkle was barred early last semester from teaching further courses in the Schools of Continuing Education or Graduate Studies when it was discovered he had been awarding excessive credit to-some students through Continuing Education's career, education cadre. In a Dec. 22 meeting with Curtis Nash, dean of the School of Education, and Michael Wolfe, student teaching unit coordinator, Van Winkle admitted the allegations, according to Administration sources. Van Winkle has not resigned his position although he has been suspended since Jan. 5, Cantelon said. He also has not ' filed' f*a ^grievaiicev- V- Faculty Association spokesman said. Reached at his home in Flint, Van Winkle said he had no comment. Although specific allegations were not made available, Cantelon said Van Winkle had been accused of failing to meet his responsibilities as a student teaching supervisor. The investigation, being conducted by R. William Dunham, associate vice provost for faculty contractual relations, will determine which of those responsibilities had not been met, Dunham said. Dunham's report and the recommendation by the Student Teaching Department, will be the basis on which Cantelon will determine whether Van Winkle is terminated, Cantelon said. Dunham said he hopes to have his investigation finished by Jan. 23 after which Cantelon will make his decision. , Wolfe said responsibilities set for all of CMU's more than 22 student teaching supervisors included such duties as meeting with student teacher's regularly, conducting seminars and visiting the schools where the students are placed. Although Wolfe did not say which responsibilities weren't met, Cantelon revealed Van Winkle had fraudulently filed reports on the students' progress. "The career education story came from outside the University. This came from inside."—Provost John Cantelon Lyman Van Winkle, Jr. Some of the students involved told CMU officials late last semester they had never met with Van Winkle, Cantelon said. A representative from the Genessee County Superintendent's Association would not give extensive comment on the case. "We're cooperating with Dunham on this," said Thor Petersen, superintendent of the Lakeview School District. "We're in concurrence with his (Dunham's) approach." Wolfe said there were 16 student teachers under Van Winkle's supervision. He would not say how many of the students reported the allegations. The student teachers will not be penalized, Cantelon said. Those students, as well as any others assigned to Van Winkle's area, are now under the supervision of William Dickinson, who began his duties Monday, Wolfe said. Previous to a Jan. 7 conference with Nash, Wolfe, Cantelon, Dunham and Edward McKenna, chairman of the FA's Grievance Committee, Van Winkle had declined the presence of an FA representative. However, at that meeting he requested one, Cantelon said. FA Executive Director Michael McKeown, said of the group's involvement in the situation: "We are not thoroughly familiar with the case. Our involvement has been minimal." The discovery of Van Winkle's alleged wrongdoings came out when some students .spoke with CMU Counselor Don Holland who notified Dunham. This occurred right before graduation last semester, Wolfe said. The meetings with Van Winkle and CMU officials as well as the recommendations to suspend, then terminate, Van Winkle occurred between Dec. 22 and Jan. 7. In talking with Van Winkle, Cantelon said the suspended supervisor gave no reasons for his alleged actions. The new development in the Van Winkle situation is much more serious than his previous problems with Continuing Education, Cantelon said. Early last semester Van Winkle was barred from teaching in Graduate Studies and Continuing Education after Flint area school superintendents reported some teachers were getting "ex- (See "Van Winkle"—page 6) Trustee membership awaits Milliken move by JOHN BARNES LIFE Ass't. News Editor Untii Gov. William G. Milliken announces his new appointees for two open seats on CMU's Board of Trustees, the membership of the University's governing and policy setting body will remain uncertain. Technically, Trustees Lawrence Rahilly and James Umphrey, whose eight-year appointments expired Dec. 31, are no longer members of the Board. But until the new appointments are made, the two may continue to serve as trustees. Rahilly, however, said he has no intention of attending the Board's scheduled Jan. 27 meeting, while Umphrey, who has indicated he wishes to be reappointed, said he would attend the meeting. Rahilly, one of three members who have been on the Board since its inception in 1964, and one of two Democrats, said he would not seek reap pointment because "I'm too damn old." He is 73. Umphrey, who is the only CMU alumnus on the Board, served as chairman last year (see related story). He has been a Board member for 14 years. "I've enjoyed it immensely and I certainly hope that I'm reappointed," Umphrey said. "I've tried to be a regular attender, have positive input into the Board, and I feel if I were reappointed I could continue to contribute." Umphrey said the appointment is the governor's perogative, however. "I know that if they do want to be reappointed, that is taken into consideration," Farrar said. The Board was established by a new Michigan constitution in 1963, and was put into effect Jan. 1,1964. Once Milliken makes his nominations for appointment to the Board, the appointments have tc be ratified by a simple majority of the state Senate. However, if 60 days pass without the Senate (See "Trustees"—page 13) Drinking age foes team up for law enforcement by SCOTT FOSGARD LIFE Staff Writer State Rep. Richard Fitz- patrick, D-Battle Creek, who campaigned to lower the drinking age to 19, and the Rev. Allen Rice, who supported the 21-year-old drinking age, are now working together. Rice and Fitzpatrick suggested several ideas at a recent press conference that they believe would help enforce the present law. Fitzpatrick pointed to four problem areas: the number of offenders, minors who use false identification, minors getting alcohol at keg parties, and a Constitution principle, which allows 18 to 20-year-olds to be admitted into bars. — Rice and Fitzpatrick" suggested fines for first offenders be increased from $25 to $50. On the second offense, the offender would lose his or her license for possibly 30 days. — When buying kegs, the person would have to get a temporary license so police would have the name of the person throwing the party. That person would then be held responsible should any minors be served at the party, Fitzpatrick said. — Both Rice and Fitzpatrick would like to see tougher penalties for the use of false identification. Rice said he didn't know how that would be enforced. — Two years ago the State Civil Rights Department ruled bar owners would be violating the civil rights of 18, 19 and 20- year-olds if they didn't let them into bars, according to Fitzpatrick. Presently, attorneys are looking for any loopholes that would allow bar owners to deny admittance to minors for any period during any time of the day, Fitzpatrick said. "I'm not sure that could be done," he admitted.. The proposals will be in bill form sometime in February or March, Fitzpatrick said. State Rep. Gary Randall, R- Elwell, a member of the State Liquor Control Commission, said he didn't know whether or not the proposals would pass in the state Legislature. The Legislature was for the 19-year-old drinking age, Randall said, but the Legislature "has some new faces" and he's not sure how they feel about the issue. Randall said the voters were conservative in the last election and the "new faces" may reflect that mood. Fitzpatrick said the bills would pass because of the strong lobby he and Rice make together. The duo has been meeting with bar owners and the Office of Substance Abuse Services since the election, Fitzpatrick said. "I don't have any choice," said (See "Rice"—page 13) In Brief ' Beginning Thursday, the University Health Service pharmacy will be open in afternoons dnly from 1 to # _».m. until further notice. Campus /& Much to the frustration of car, owners, auto batteries often rest in peace during winter months, page 3 - vl ; -l • If i"Y^!iVf' fAUJw Sports Six Northern Illinois basketball players will hot be in Rose Arena Wednesday when CMU hosts the Huskies. page 10 n*M#frm*mi^'m&w*Wf\vif*f*t\*ftmp+mmmi*****m Index Arts and Leisure 7 Classifieds. 13 Comment 4 Doonesbury >, 4 Horoscope. 13 Off the Wire 2 Sports 10 Spotlife is . ■. _ n_i *mt**ummsmm.
|Title||1981-01-14; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, January 14, 1981 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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