1975-03-28; Central Michigan Life
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"1 w !r darit|, ttow "V Pei Jopson tour. kalsohuij 8 5-3 in dMj *ool recc sing 20 ical fatigue P netters.. >am was' oa, s every day," av a part foi J1 waAjivj face Northi i michi Volume 55 No. 70 Central Michigan.University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859 LIFE Friday, March 28, 1975 University to appeal? udge favors union in ULP case by MITCH HEAD LIFE Ass't News Editor STEVE MORSE LIFE Managing Editor A decision in favor of the tafulty Association (FA) in the fnfair labor practice (ULP). charge it tied last January has been handed down by a Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) administrative law judge. The decision means the University must bargain with the union in connection with the implementation of any Teaching Effectiveness program. "I was never hopeful of achieving a good result before MERC... "- J. David Kerr, University Counsel. In a 27-page statement issued Wednesday, Schlomo Sperka ordered the University to "rescind Section 1 of the Teaching Effectiveness resolution passed Aug. 15, 1973 and remove any disqualification attached to any employe resulting from application of that part of the resolution." The Teaching Effectiveness Program consists of a series of recommendations to departments for evaluating the teaching effectiveness of individual faculty members. THE RESOLUTION itself consists of five sections, but Section 1 is the "primary target" of the FA charges "on the grounds that it changed working conditions," according to Sperka's statement. The University now has the option of appealing Sperka's Recommended Order to MERC by filing "written exceptions," within 20 days, according to MERC guidelines. If no exceptions are filed within 20 days, or any period MERC may authorize, the Recommended Order will become the Order of the Commission and shall become effective. University Counsel J, David Kerr, who learned of the decision late Thursday afternoon, said a decision will be made concerning an appeal after consultation with University officials. Kerr was not surprised at Sperka's decision. "I was never hopeful of achieving a good result before MERC, although I was more hopeful after the hearing than before we started," he said. "I have always felt that if the independence of the University from outside interference was to have any hope of being preserved it would have to be the courts which would preserve that right." THE ULP CHARGE, filed by the FA Jan. 29,1974, was the subject of a hearing conducted by Sperka last March in Mt. Pleasant. Two months after the hearing, court transcripts were sent to the two parties. Then the parties filed legal briefs containing their final arguments concerning the case. Sperka has been deliberating the case since August. The lawyers for both' parties learned of the decision Thursday. However,, Clifford Weiler, attorney for the FA, had not read the Sperka statement in detail and declined to comment. The other union attorney, James White, was unavailable for comment.' FA President Robert Clason was pleased upon learning of the decision late Thursday afternoon. "We're gratified they came down in our favor requiring the board to rescind the Teaching Effectiveness Program," Clason said after reading the decision Thursday night. "This bears out one 'of the arguments I used earlier in trying to get people to join the Association," he continued, "This shows our strength' and makes it more important that the Association be widely representative of the faculty." "If the Faculty Association can precipitate such action as this," he added, "the faculty has to be aware of it." ' ". ■ Section I of the Teaching Effectiveness program instructs each department to establish ja systematic program for evaluating and improving teaching effectiveness of all faculty members. The program also includes student evaluation of faculty members and that information obtained about the instructors would (See ULP case . . . page 12) iolations bureau may move rom city back to University "We're gratified they came down in our favor... "-Robert Clason, FA president by CHARLES GAMBLE A recommendation to move the larking violations bureau back to jampus has been made by Jerry tubbs, vice president of business Ind finance. Tubbs said he made the lecommendation to President pliam B. Boyd about 10 days ago. The Mt. Pleasant municiple violations bureau currently collects fines from parking tickets issued in Mt. Pleasant and on the CMU campus, however if Boyd accepts the recommendation and the Board of Trustees passes the proposal, Central will establish its own parking violations bureau. owing policy a kes effect Vehicles illegally parked in the jltawa Court north of Washington Ipartments or in an area west of pston Apartments will be towed py. The towing, which went into fel this week, is the first stage of J University towing policy as an- joimced by President William B. T°yd March 10. Seven more areas will be designated for towing after July 1, according to Jerry Tubbs, vice president of business and finance. Signs have been posted In the two areas that are presently marked for towing. Tubbs said local wrecker services are towing, the vehicles, rotating on a weekly basis. TUBBS SAID his reasons for making the ^commendation concern the timeliness issue of parking tickets. He said moving, the violations bureau for tickets issued at CMU, back to the campus would cut down on the time it takes to enforce parking violations. Tubbs said it would free many parking spaces from cars parked illegally. Tubbs also pointed out Boyd still must act on the recommendation. "It is not incumbent upon the president to except' my' proposal." Mt. Pleasant City Manager Bill Barrons said Tubbs had told him of his recommendation. "If they feel they want it back they can have it. They originally asked us to help them by handling the parking violations at CMU." Barrons said the city would not change its policies on the handling of parking violations. "We believe our policies are the ones we want to stay with," Barrons said. "They believe there is a difference in our polices and the time of processing tickets. It is not possible for us to have separate handling of city and University tickets." Barrons said if the violations bureau is moved back to CMU the city would lose abou.t $30,000 in funds. "We have a $2 million budget so it's not going to be a crisis. It will reduce our flow of tickets about 50 per cent and will change our needs Project 5000 but we believe our policies are the one's we want to stay with," Barrons said. Tubbs' recommendation follows action by the Mt. Pleasant City Commission March 3 which made a permanent agreement between CMU and Mt. Pleasant in which the city will pay CMU $6,000 a year to help in the issuing of parking tickets at Central. Tubbs earlier had said this was not the major conflict, but that the timeliness issue needed to be worked out. Boyd said at a press conference Thursday the recommendation by Tubbs has not yet been presented to the President's Council for review. Citing advantages and disadvantages of the parking violations bureau on campus Boyd said he believes one major disadvantage to having violations handled by the city has been no adequate enforcement. Boyd said some students have compiled a large number of tickets without any action being taken. He said he believes this has created a lack of respect by violators. However, Boyd noted that in the past 30 to 60 days there has been noticeable improvement in enforcement with warrants being issued, Boyd expects to clear , the matter up before he leaves in June. "I would not like to stockpile problems for my successor," he said. Robert G. Clason Superstar contest to fund Olympics A CMU Superstars Competition, similar to the program shown on television, is scheduled to raise money for the International Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a world-wide program of athletic training and competition for the mentally handicapped. The International Special Olympics will be at Central this August. THE SUPERSTARS competition is open to any CMU student and each participant will be sponsored by a campus organization. All varsity athletes will be sponsored for $100, other athletes will be sponsored for $50. The athletes will participate in various athletic events to test strength, endurance, speed and coordination, joints will be awarded to the top finalists in each event. The SF begins fund drive Student Foundation (SF) will kick off its second annual Project 5000 Monday in effort to make SF self-sufficient. The fund-raising activities, sponsored by the Student Development area, will continue through April 5, according to Student Development Director Marc Berkley, On Monday various dorms will conduct their own fund raising projects for SF, Jim Wittebols, Student Development adviser, said. The dorms may donate pinball receipts or conduct slave sales. "It's up to the individual dorm councils," Wittebols, Mt. Clemens junior, said. Students will be able to contribute to SF by calling campus radio station WMHW beginning Wednesday. Students will1 pledge a donation for a song, usually about 25 cents, Berkley, New York senior, said. Callers will identify themselves by dormitory. CM LIFE PHOTO BY GEORGE BENISEK CM Lire rnuiv ■»■ ■»—-— | f ASTER EGG HUNT-Emvt bunny Jackie Paris* Merely senior, and I J*M view children searching for Easte* eggs in Warmer Mall I fhui'sday. The Panhellenic Council sponsored the event. SF Will award a trophy to the dorm which contributes the most money on a percentage basis, according to the number of residents. Therefore, if a quad pools its donations, it has no better chance of winning than a single dorm, Berkley explained. Trophies also will be awarded to the sorority and the fraternity which make the largest donation, Berkley said. A "dunking" machine will be set up in front of the University Center Thursday, Wittebols said. For 25 cents a throw, students will have a chance to" dunk various campus personalities. Wittebols said the participants, have not been determined yet. Now, Berkley said, SF fs funded by the Development Board, however. He said'Project 5000 is an' 1 attempt to" become self-sufficient. athlete scoring the highest cumulative score will be awarded a Superstar Champion trophy along with the sponsor. * Ten events are scheduled. Each athlete will choose seven of 10 events to compete in and will not be. eligible to compete in his or her major sport. The Superstars Competition, sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be April 27 and'May 4. ' . - Scheduled events for April 27 are bowling, distance run, run' dribble-shoot, rope climb an'd, swimming. Final events on May 4- are bike race, canoe race, 100 yardC dash, punt-pass-kick and obstacle course. Money to sponsor the superstars athlete must be in to the Special Olympics Office, 103 Warriner, by 5 p.m. April 25. *",' The Fellowship of Christian* Athletes welcomes any interested persons to their meeting Tuesday at" 8 p.m. in the Rose faculty lounge... Any questions can be answered by Fellowship of Christian Athletes member Dan Henson at 772-5104 or' Sponser a Champ Co-director Dean Wallin in the Special Olympics office. License tab y * deadline neat Monday is the deadline for purchasing 1975 license plate tabs! To accommodate the expected overflow of late purchasers the Secretary of State office, 107 S. Leaton.will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; Proof of "insurance and the driver's license of the person pur* chasing'the tabs must be brought to the office. Persons owning vehicles without 1975 tabs after Monday may be ticketed and fined.
|Title||1975-03-28; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Friday, March 28, 1975 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;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1975 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|