The Campus Update Vol.6, Iss.14, 12 April 1984, p. 1

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’ CAMPUS UPDATE Volume 6 Issue 14), Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI April 12, 1984 Education Commission Law Enforcement Students Tour State Facilities Releases Report The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education to- day released an 80 page progress report stating that the present high- er education system in Michigan is spread too thin and action must be taken to preserve and enhance its quality. “Michigan’s higher education enterprise is a great system, but it is in jeopardy. It is in desperate need of more careful targeting of its efforts and resources to maxi- mize scarce dollars and respond to future needs,” stated Chairman James K. Robinson. “The long term well-being of Michigan and the fu- ture of our higher education sys- tem are inextricably intertwined.” He stated, “In order to make the most of scarce dollars and respond to future needs of Michigan’s citi- " zens, colleges and universities must be systematically downsized: How- ever, even with this action, the clos- nless rigorous action is taken to make all institutions more respon- sive and streamlined.” The report also said that a stra- tegic planning mechanism is abso- lutely necessary. to accomplish these goals. The report said, how- ever, that a single or governing ody or “Superboard” is neither “politically practical nor admini- stratively prudent.” The Commission will consider average tuition rates in the nation. “The Commission is committed to finding ways to hold tuition rates down. Many students and their families are now heavily mortgag- ing their futures to get an educa- tion,” the chairman said. _ The Commission recognizes a need for statewide coordination to ensure cooperation between Michi- gan’s higher education institutions. At the present time, Michigan has the most autonomous system of higher education in the nation. “During the past decade, there has been little effort to work to- gether. The recent tough economic times have made our colleges and universities even more competitive among themselves,’” Robinson said. He said the progress report is based on two conclusions -- that state financial support will remain relatively static the next 16 years and that enrollment at universities tion assumes policy makers will. take aggressive action to increase the participation of older students. and minorities and will work in partnership with industry to offer more job training programs. The Commission underlined the importance of a high quality K-12 education and supported sevg eral recommendations of a recent State Board of Education report. The commission also stressed a to. increasing the qual- mergers, program and eliminations, establishment of consortias and more clearly defined roles and missions for each insti- tution, Robinson said. The Commission urged all insti- tutions to establish an immediate moratorium on significant new pro- grams until a better statewide review process is in place. The Gov- ernor previously a cap- ity of through competency tests, a core of basic required courses and strength- ening of faculty. Concern was ex- pressed over the present decline in minority enrollment and the need to recruit and train minority fac- ulty and staff. In the area of economic devel- opment, the Commission called for ital outlay moratorium which the ‘Commission recommended be con- tinued. : Although. studies show a sub- stantial maintainance and equip- ment problem for universities and colleges, priorities need to be estab- lished before final recommenda- tions can be made. The report details the spiraling cost of college tuition, noting that Michigan has one of the highest to en- courage saint industries through innovative researchand to resolve conflict of interest rules that hin- der the transfer of technology: Be- cause research at the cutting edge is critical to this effort, an inven- tory of the state’s research efforts was proposed to target resources and secure cooperation of institu- tions to attract more federal re- search and development funds. (Continued on Page 3) by Michelle Hamilton Fifteen ACC Law ‘A on in this institution, they were able to tour the ¢ doi enn, ‘swimming students recently went on a field trip to our state capital, Lansing, and toured many of Lansing’s law related establishments and educa- tional institutions on March 28, 29, an . The club began their tour at the Lansing Police Department and were guided through the records, and i departments by ae host, Potice Captain Baylis. They were also able to see the new patrol car which has a computerized terminal that ties into Michigan's Law Enforcement Information Network and also ties into the National Crime Network or FBI in Washington, D.C. The com- puterized terminal is a new devel- opment and Lansing is one of the few places that have it. The Law Enforcement students then proceded to the Capital Senate e John Pridnia and Senator Connie Binsfeld. The students received off- icial recognition from Senator Binsfeld-and joined Representative Pridnia and his office staff for lunch afterward. Following lunch they proceded to. the Steven Mason Building where their host Beverly Perry guided them though the Depart- ment of Natural Resources offices. The students were then able to wit- ness the role of the DNR and it’s Conservation Officers and their in- volvement with hunting and envi- ronmental controls. The final step of the day brought them to Michigan State University. With host Dennis Banas the stu- dents reviewed the Criminal Justice fo pool, li on in this institution, they were able to tour the dorms, swimming pool, gymnasium, classrooms, |li- brary, shooting range, and become aware of the many different groups that come here for some sort of for- mal education. Spring Fling Plans Underway by Marti Hurford The annual Alpena Community College’s Spring Fling has been scheduled for April 27-29, 1984. Anthony Terry and Scott Fowler of the Campus Activity Board re-. leased. the following tentative schedule of events: “ Friday, April 27, 1984 - First round of the Co-ed Softball Tour- nament followed by a Sadie Ha 00a Saturday, April 28,1984 - Se- . cond round of the Co-ed Softball Tournament followed by a game of _ flag football between fierce arch- rivals, “The Townies’” and “The Dormies”. The piece de resistance of the Spring Fling will be the Pig Roast followed by a bonfire on Saturday - evening. Sunday, April 29, 1984 - the championship Co-ed Softball game. All of the above events are free to the ACC student body. Location for the games and dance was still undetermined when the Campus Update went to press. Watch the Splinter for specific times and loca- tions. a Program and the req for students wishing to transfer to this institution. They began the following day: with a visit to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab in East Lansing. With hosts Lieutenant George Hein and Sergeant Malcolm Hall they went over the forensics fo all that goes on in the crime lab. Their final stop was the MSP Training Complex and Secondary Institution and their host was Lieutenant Bernie Schrader. Al- though they were unable to witness New S$‘ Treasurer For 84-85 ‘by Sandra Suszek The Student Senate at ACC wag to hold another. election on April 5th and 6th for the office off reasurer. Being that only one per- son ran for the office, the election| was not held. The person who ran for the po sition, Matt Parcells, will hold the office for the 84-85 school year. any of the actual training that goes LD ALA LLLP LE Bop ’LPEDL LAT LALA LA

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