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a nr tf ii ii f imm i fffl" 13303 CP2IlC33EiBi3aiD t ;' liyeazate, '(tom A . ' y . , ( K J i i ' ! ; (3ir? GH33& ' r A- iT aa . - Ui- 7) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 -- 2- DIXIESUNNEWS.COM resigning several weeks earlier due to his lack of time. That definitely is part of it. What really confirmed it is that he had problems with his department, academi- EFFORTS continued from Page 1 computer science major from Orem, said the situation arising with Mathews and his failure to disclose his resignation letter is the first time DSUSA has had to intervene with a resignation. The contracts members of the student government sign outline responsibilities and do not contain privacy policies, Lambson said. As far as the transparency of the total process, I feel like we could have said more, Lambson said. In the future, I feel like we could post the letter of resignation. That would probably be the best way. Since Mathews was the VP of academics, Sharp said Mathews was urged to resign. He agreed that it would be in the best interests of DSUSA and himself if he did, Sharp said. There were several reasons, Sharp said. DAndre and I discussed him tions. My advice to him was he needed to be open, very honest, Sharp said. I asked him to write the letter of resignation, including everything, which he did. I also told him he needed to take a copy to me, the student body president, and to the Dixie Sun, which he told me he would, which he did not do. He did ask that we allow him to talk about the details ... That it? As of this interview, Mathews said he does not plan on staying at DSU. Dean of Students Del Beatty said whenever there are cases of academic misconduct, the professors are the ones to take actions in failing the student on the assignment, in the course, or even remove the student from the academic program .Section IV of the student rights and responsibilities code outlines the appeal process. FERPA law protects students from academic information being publicly released. Campus to Community event and SERVICE continued from Page cally. Sharp said he was not involved with the proceedings, so he doesnt know the full outcome, but he knows Mathews is appealing the allegations. From what Mathews told us, he has been asked to leave the department, Sharp said. Since Mathews resigned on his own accord, Sharp said he felt that Mathews would have been upfront with his allega- would be fine, but he would have to address it ... If he did not, then we would. Mathews said he is currently in the appeal process for allegations of plagiarism from a paper he wrote spring semester 2014. Mathews said he turned the paper in first, and another paper with some of the content of the first paper was turned in by another student fall semester 2014. They are just allegations right now, Mathews said. The facts are the facts - I turned it in first. Mathews said he felt like he had been his resignagiven conflicting advice about tion. People say they had my best interest, but thats up for debate, Mathews said. He said he still loves DSUSA, but he had to take time to work on his grades. Either way I was going to resign, Mathews said. This just helped the case ... I still dont think it is fair to say DAndre resigned because of this appeal. That is not keeping it 100 percent. Mathews said he didnt know he was supposed to provide the resignation letter. He said he assumed that the staff would have asked for a copy if it was needed. He would have provided the letter if it was requested, he said. Someone on campus has the letter, so it wouldnt be hard to get, Mathews said. Those are public files. People have said I have tried to hide it ... Hide what? I know it is a public record. Whats to hide about When a student is found guilty of academic misconduct, it puts the integrity of the academic program at risk, Beatty said. Thats why we take it so seriously in higher ed. Previous to Mathews appeal, he had met with Sharp to discuss his inability to meet his obligations as vice president and his time constraints. As a result, he was facing impeachment (if he did not resign) for three areas of violation, according to a document provided by Layton: Article IV, Section A, fulfill duties in office DSUSA, so we learn about what events have worked and what events havent worked for next semester, Church said. With those experiences in mind, DSUSA plans to focus on its largest successes from fall while adding entirely new projects, she said. Another Campus to Community event, community partner events and an alternative spring break all round out next semesters service schedule. Barlow said a large portion of his job with student government deals with finding volunteer opportunities in the community orgamainly for nizations seeking help. He said these volunteer options deal more with individual work and demand much effort but ultimately give participants much fulfillment. A crucial project in particular, Barlow said, is volunteer work at the SwitchPoint Community Resource Center, 948 N. 1300 West. That is one of the greatest opportunities because youre changing their lives so dramatically, and you can go to their facility and help in so many ways, he said. Compounded with another rv ,nt'V v- I jT DSU needs to work toward removing the stigma that DSU is an associate school by promoting the Bachelors degrees offered at DSU. ' -Masters degrees must be added to the curriculum. A The identity of DSU must be stronger. That transition may require moving away from the Red Storm mascot. st For the record Dixie Sun News strives for 100 percent accuracy. However, English associate professor Ami Com-eforname was misspelled in the story Capstone projects prep for d experience in the print edition of the Dec. 3 issue. DSN regrets the error. ds real-worl- 1 success is to engage in blue ocean thinking rather than red thinking. Blue ocean thinking happens when we think about new possibilities and new creations. Red drinking is the opposite of that, Welty said. Red . Beat the Competition 2. Exploit die Existing Demand 3 Adapt to Current Trends 1 . Blue of niche that will make the school more unique and marketable. Community members, DSU faculty and students attend a planning meeting to determine a future course. Attendees brainstormed what could be done to improve DSU. continued from Page Failure to If members of the student government fail to fulfill roles, they are required to pay back a percentage of their scholarships to the students, Sharp said: Mathe vs has agreed to pay back a portion of his scholarship, which totals about $900. One thing that is really important to me is to let people know that the actions he is being accused of do not reflect DSUSA in any way, Samantha Tommer, vice president of academics and a senior integrated studies major from La Habra, California said, We want to have that trusting relationship with students. We dont want to do anything to ruin their trust because we are here for the students. That is what we are all about. That is what we care about. Sharpe said his role is to help create student leaders and part of that is the learning process. DSU is a place to come and learn but also to mess up, Sharp said. E 1S a safer environment to mess up and to challenge processes and to be creative, and to think and to learn. This is one of those experiences, but we take this very seriously. .f PLAN i: Article IV, Section A, 1 , a, v: Violation the student code of conduct i A '- a, in office jpi spring break trip to San Francisco. Church said next semesters alternative spring break will be DSUs first; participants spend five days in San Francisco and devote that time to various projects. DSUSA will pick 15 applicants to join the trip, and although not all details are concrete yet, Church said it should be low-cocompared to other universities alternative spring breaks. Its going to be an incredible time, and students can come in and talk to me to learn more about that, she said. Ultimately, Shaelie Knutson, DSUSA campus relations coordinator and a senior communication major from Preston, Idaho, said despite having busy schedules, students should take advantage of the service departments offerings next semester. I would say to interested students that getting involved is the best way to help them grow and contribute positively to their community, Knutson said. Students interested in service opportunities can visit Church in the DSUSA offices on the Gardner Centers second floor. , Article IV, Section A, 1, a, ii: Malfeasance individual opportunities Barlow mentioned, Church said students should consider an alternative 1 1 A fire truck came to the scene and attendees of the meeting were asked to stand outdoors and wait while officers, school officials and firemen checked the building and reset the alarm system. About 20 minutes later, the alarm was disarmed and the meeting resumed. During the second portion of the meeting, community members, students and faculty and staff worked together to answer the questions. The small groups then shared their ideas with the entire group. A portion of their answers are included in this article, but more detailed information can be found online on the strategic planning website at dixie.edustrate-gicplan. The reputation of DSU should be based off of the success of students. The successes of DSU graduates are worth highlighting The strategic plan wont be able to accomplish everything, Welty said. Four to six goals will be chosen and focused on dining the planning and execution process. Give us your ideas and flunk into the future, said William Christensen, executive vice president of academic services. We know were in for some big changes, but we feel we can stay ahead of that. Dont be afraid to think big. Make the Competition Irrelevant 2. Create a New Demand 3. Create New Trends 1 . DSU should teach students how to network and create relationg and ships that are will so meaningful. Doing increase their networking skills in the job mar ket. long-lastin- We can dunk about how we are going to beat Southern Utah University or we can think about how we are going to make Dixie State better, Welty said. His comment toward SUU is when the emergency alarms sounded in the Holland Centennial Commons building. Multiple attendees joked it was SUU getting back at him. The alarms resulted in building evacuation. DSU needs to expand academi- cally in various different areas, including environmental studies, hospitality and applied technology courses. DSU needs to find an academic DSU has excitement, community support, spirit, and has experienced huge successes in past years, Williams said. At least 50 people attended the meeting, with nearly 50 percent of attendees being community member The majority of the attendees were faculty and staff members with tire minority being students. This planning process is intended to identify our future so that in five years we will able to look back and think look at what we accomplished we are Dixie, - Williams said.