|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
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DSU General Counsel Doajo Hicks said the university applies the principle of academic freedom as well as state and federal laws when interpreting the rights of both students and faculty. "Most policies in institutions, it's the academic freedom of the professor to determine whether or not he or she wants to give the student permission to record," Hicks said. "If there's an Americans with Disabilities issue, so a student with disabilities and things like that, then the professor's rights are trumped by that." Utah is what is known as a "one party consent" state, which means that nearly any form of , 1 ,, 1 r i t: v 1 , i i , - i WEDNESDAY 2017 MARCH 1, VOLUME XLVI NO. 22 .ii 0 -. Itist,,,y1 fillitt ', trlt, it ly. ,- 11'-'114":- 1 BY DON GILMAN r ,,,,-,,,,,,,,, , 10-11FA- il ,j r 11)V't h 4 1 1 ng kilo': '4 ,1 itl 'I'J Ani t....s.", HOICEOFDIXIE DIXIESUNNEWSCOM , ,, i , communication including classroom lessons and lectures, can be recorded as long as one person in the conversation agrees to the recording and participates in it. This includes faxes, texts, emails and even Skype conversations. However, Hicks said it has yet to be determined in the courts on the academic side. "I would say all of the states more or less look at it as academic freedom where the professor can say what you can do or cannot do," Hicks said, adding that it was still a legal gray area. One issue that arises with students recording has to do with information also depends on the class being taught, Young said. "When I'm in a class that gets into direct application of theory, say visual communicatio, I'm not getting off on much in terms of personal opinions and politics or philosophy or things along that line, so that class I really have no hesitation," he said. However, other classes that he teaches, such as social media, look into issues such as how social media influences human communication behavior, and the inherent nature of the discussion involves a lot of opinions on both his and his student's part, so a other forms of technology. "There are a number of factors distraction being one of them," Wignall said. "Unequal ownership of technology puts recording presents more risks. "Another class I teach is interpersonal communication, and I use my life experience to teach there," Young said. "What I say in the room stays in the room. I make that pretty clear to them, so at that point, you can record it, but I'm going to trust you not to distribute it, which hasn't happened." On multiple occasions, students at colleges across the country have recorded teachers who have been venting about politics or have become verbally abusive and then the instructor has lost their job. A recent example of this lead to Orange Coast College, California, banning students from recording in the classroom. A teacher at the school was recorded comparing people who voted for Donpld Trump to terrorists. When the student posted the recording of the teacher, the professor received threats and went into hiding after it went viral. Professor of communication Dennis Wignall said while he does allow students to record lectures in his classroom if it facilitates learning and success in the course, he does ask students to refrain from the use of all students at a disand it is difficult to advantage, tell what students are doing with their technology if they are using it in class." Wignall said technology isn't an appropriate tool for some comclasses, such as lower-incom- e hon-verb- al munication. "How can that be taught using technology?" Wignall asked. One further reason not to use recording devices in the classroom is that science has shown that deeper learning is accomplished if done in a tactile manner, Wignall said. "Learning is enhanced by physical engagement," Wignall said. Casey Kinross, a sophomore general studies major from Beaver, said she uses the recording app on her phone to help her on days when she feels unfocused. "Somedays when I'm not all the way paying attention like when I am tired, I just record their voices," Kinross said. "It's see RECORD page 2 I WHAT'S lack Lives Matter rally focuses on positivity INSIDE News 1 opinion 4 Sports 5 BY 7 Features Positivity took precedence over politics at the Black Lives Matter vigil at Dixie State University 10 Bison Tail , CONTACT NEWS TIPS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR DixieSunDixie.edu Jennings room 34 225 S. 700 E. St. George, UT 84770 435-652-78- 18 ADVERTISING SPENCER RICKS Spencer Ricks Thursday. Joyce Gray, the keynote speaker at the event, didn't mention "black lives matter" once during her presentation, and instead focused on her experience chasing her dreams. Following Gray's Stupresentation in the Gardner members audience dent Center, rallied at the outdoor amphitheater on campus, lit candles, and listened to students share poems and stories about unity. A stiff breeze prevented the candles for being lit for long and temperatures sent the students packing quickly, but Kendall Pitts, a junior communi cation major from Las Vegas and president of the Black Student Union, said the event was a good start for spreading increased diversity awareness at DSU. "1 just wanted people to see the positive light (of Black Lives that's it's not just Matter) crazy riots and shootings, but it's taking a stand when everyone else is afraid to," Pitts said. Gray was the first African-America- 435-4- 1 fax: 435-656-40- 19 4-0- 09 6 see RALLY , , t , '....- , , z , page 3 ,Th ' A .1 , i 1 ,0" .7 .1 . . 1 ,,, 1 i '' ,, 40-degr- ee DixieSunAdsDixie.edu 1 n principal in Utah when she was hired at Arcadia Elementary School in Taylorsville in 1984. She was awarded the Rosa Parks Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for breaking the color barrier in Utah public school's faculty. Gray said she didn't know the event was centered around the ' . 4 ,s . , , i 1 A M Z , ils.. t' t t ' ,, rn i f , 0 , JS ? .S,Re''' '' '''.-- - '',. i I i i 4 Z , Students of all colors hold candles Thursday at the Black Lives Matter vigil hosted by Dixie State University's Black Student Union at the outdoor amphitheater on campus. The vigil emphasized how positivity can be beneficial for your community, no matter the differences one has with another person.