The Campus Update Vol.5, Iss.6, 8 December 1982, p. 1

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VOLUME FIVE ISSUE SIX CAMPUS UPDATE Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI DECEMBER8, 1982 Foundation Formed To Lessen Financial Woes by Lynn Lightner ae Community College stu- lents can contribute to the recent- ‘« established Alpena Community College Foundation. This foundation was just recently started on November 18th. The gifts grams, Cs and_ scholarships tor ACC sti One way a Sich ACC students can help themselves and the found- ation is with the mailing list. If any students know of any corner, business, group. might wish to be on the alg list or contribute they can contact Dean of Students John McCormack. Another way ACC students can as- sist is by making a donation them- wou ne ee be appt McCormack also agreed that any club, whether it is Circle K, Student Senate, Forestry, i Theta Kappa ‘or ACC Players that has been won- dering all year what type of service or fund-raising activity they could do, here is the answer. By raising funds for the ACC Foundation clubs would not only be doing a ser- vice to the community as a whole, but would also be helping them- selves and ACC by raising funds for their favorite cause. Lack of Participation Mars Talent Show by Jeannette Licavoli To make up forthe loss of sports this year at ACC, there are various activities provided for the entire campus to participate in and enjoy. Some of the activities that were put” on this semester were Casino Night, many . dances, and the _ Slave Auction. Recently a talent show was to be put on by efforts of the dorm staff, but only two partici- pants signed up for the event. It’s ~ evident that there has been a great decline in attendance among stu- dents in comparison to the last few years. Organizers. of such events and activities are wondering, “Why the decline?” One organizer asks if the ent are not advertised well e- ough. Acti ivity organizer Judy Avery says, “I really don't know how else to get students enthused about activities. It's a great let down after putting so much time and money into a dance or some (Continued on Page 4) received will sérve to support pro-- Poe 3. WASHINGTON, DC -- Women stu- dents may find their self confidence and ambitions cooled while men’s are fueled by the climate in many college classrooms, according to a report, The Classroom Climate: A Chilly One For Women?, issued by the Project on the Status and Edu- cation of Women of the Association of American Colleges. ‘Men and women may sit together. in the same classrooms but have very dif- ferent educational experiences be® cause faculty-both men and women--often treat male and fe- male students differently,” said Dr. Bernice R. Sandler, who directs the Project and supervised the develop- ment of the report. “It doesn’t hap- pen all the time, or in every class- room, but when it does, women’s self confidence and ambitions may: plummet,” Sandler explained. = Frequently, neither the faculty nor the students are aware that any dif- ferent treatment has occured. Never- theless, faculty may subtly--or not so subtly--discourage women stu- dents in the following ways: * Faculty may not be as likely to call directly on women-as * * * * New Report Outlines Sexism in the Classroom on men during class discus- sion. Teachers may often‘ask ques- tions followed by eye contact with men students only--as if only men were expected. to respond. Faculty may interrupt wo- - men more frequently than men--or allow them to be dis- proportionately ees by others in class. Teachers often address ier classes as if no women’ were: present’ (‘Suppose . your wife .. .?) or use classroom examples in which the pro- fessional is always “‘he,”” the client or patient always “she.” Some teachers still use sexist humor to “spice up a dull subject’’ or make disparaging comments about women as a group. Faculty may not give women informal feedback on their work, Teachers may overlook wo- men when it comes to choos- ing research or teaching assis- Photo by Chris Taylor earth Contest Results : earth, Magazine has announced the winners of its annual writing ntest. “We had a Aairly wide selection this semester,” stated Dave Beroset, editor of earth. earth Magazine will also be Producing an issue in the Spring and is alreddy accepting sub- missions for publications. The winners this semester are: First prize- “A Matter of Life” ee ven a short story by Joel fe prize- “Schools of the Possible,” an essay by John Loflin. Third” prize- ‘White Ice,”” a poem by Alice Bowen. s The winners will receive a cash for sale next Week. tants or give them less re- sponsibility _ than men_ in those positions. They may not be as likely to nominate women. for . awards and prizes, let them know about job opportunities, or offer to write letters of recommenda- tion for them. : ~ Supported by a 15-month grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary © © Education (FIPSE) and guided by an advisory committee of experts in student and faculty. development, The Classroom Climate: A Chilly One For Women? brings together the re- sults of recent institutional surveys, empirical studies of postsecondary and other classrooms, and general research in men’s and women’s communication. The report identi- fies overt and inadvertent faculty behaviors that can lead women stu- dents to. feel they “don't belong” and are “not taken seriously” in the college classroom. It concludes that the chilly learning climate-such be- haviors create can play a major role in limiting women students’ devel- opment. «< (Continued on Page 3)

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