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Page 4 Tfie Tfuuuferfnrcf Monday , February 13, 1984 O O NV Faculty must be free for limited research Weve heard a lot lately largely via the accreditation report about the low salaries of our faculty. We trust that the 984-8budget as allocated by the legislature will somewhat aid in the solution of this problem. However, its doubtful that the added funds will solve another lingering evaluation problem addressed by the accreditation team that of an overloaded faculty. SUSC s Institutional Council heard Saturday of the dismal record of the faculty in scholarly research and service. The failings in this work can be traced to one source: lack of funding to adequately provide the personnel necessary to evenly disperse the teaching load one which is from 25 to 75 percent higher than the national average, depending on the discipline. The type of research demanded by the accreditators is not the complex, sort which requires massive government grants to do research to earn more grants to build more buildings to do more research and ad infinitum, but is the type of research which bolsters the basic mission of this institution: teaching. The research that it takes to read a scholarly paper at a national conference is the type that can only benefit students. At many research universities, faculty members are so engrossed in the pursuit of research and its attendant funds that students are the ultimate losers turned away when seeking help from professors busily engaged in those complicated research projects. The research which should be sought here is of the type that makes students the great winners. The faculty member who endeavors to keep abreast of knowledge, and to pass that knowledge onto students, is truly fulfilling his primary function. 1 5 time-consumi- state-of-the-a- UC.TURB TO THI ?. g Student leader assails newspaper To the editor: CF)e THfc sRPtST Omnderbird NDlLVl'.Oh "OLTHERN ITAH MATt COLLEGE CfcEVR CTTt LTAH Volume 79, Number 19 Editor Tamara Rumbaugh Associate Editor Lynn Nolan Copy Editor Vicki Baxter Photo Editor Anthony Ford Sports Editor Stewart Smith Entertainment Editor Stacey Smith Senior Staff Writer Fletcher Mat'n Production Manager Donna Messerly Advertising Manager Scon Mitchell Faculty Adviser Larr Baker The Thunderbird is published each Monday of the academic year by and for the student body of Southern Utah State College. The views and opinions expressed m The Thwnderhirci are the opinions of the publications individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the institution, faculty, staff or student body in general. The unsigned editorial directly above is the opinion of The Thunderbird as a single entity. Letters to the editor must include the name, student number (if from a student) and phone number. Only the name will be printed. Names will not be withheld under any circumstances and the editor reserves the right to edit letters for length and to preclude libel. Letters must be submitted by noon Friday for inclusion m the following weeks edition. The Thunderbird: editorial and advertising offices at 529 West 200 South, Cedar City, UT 84720. Mail at SUSC Box 384, Cedar City, UT 84720. (801) 7758. CdrfSS rt The Thunderbird applauds the vision of those administrators who hold fervently to the original ideals of the founders. Those ideals include providing a quality education and growing atmosphere for those who are the future of this state. Lets leave to others the burden of research. world-savin- Tb and not In the past few months The Thunderbird has taken numerous opportunities to point out the faults of ASSUSC. Most of these criticisms have been deserved and well taken. well I hope The Thunderbird will take this letter of constructive criticism with the same ease which it has bestowed its own on our association. Last week I was grossly misquoted on the front page. I did not say that I wanted all elected and appointed officials to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher although I did say that an Academic Vice President should have at least a 3.5 GPA. This was a comment a proposal. Had the editor, prior to publication, been organizing the news in terms of importance, this article may have been found on the final page. As a newspaper The Thunderbird is faced with the challenge of informing the students of student concerns. How does The Thunderbird propose to do this when it is itself uninformed? I am referring to page 12 of last weeks issue: Are the college radio station call letters KGSU, KGDU, or SGSU? All of these were used in an article presumably referring to the same station. The officers Thunderbird h other student body throughout the year. Ironically The Thunderbird expounds on the importance of communication in several of its editorials. I challengi you to put out a more accurate paper. And I wish to remind all readers of The Thunderbird to please consider the source. Paul Ward Editors note: While ue uould not attempt to depute Ward or any other student of the right to express an opinion, we question whether typographical errors such as the ones in the KGSU story truly constitute The uninformed being Thunderbird staff has never professed to be perfect and may . at times have been uninformed. The KGSU story is not, we believe, an example of this.