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Full text of "Outlook / the University of Maryland, College Park (1986)"

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Number 4 



The University of Maryland College Park 




September 22, 1986 



News 
Briefs 



Self-Study Complete 

A review of the recommendations 
contained in "The Middle States Self- 
Study: The University of Maryland 
College Park" replaces the Closeup 
and College Park People sections of 
this week's edition of Outlook. These 
sections will appear again next week. 

Task Force Open Forum 

The chairman of the Task Force on 
Academic Achievement of Student 
Athletes at UMCP, J. Robert Dorfman, 
will hold an Open Forum Tues., 
Sept. 23 in Rm 1139 of the Stamp 
Union from 1 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Members of the campus 
community — faculty, staff and 
students — are invited to share their 
views and opinions with Chairman 
Dorfman and Ray Gillian, Task Force 
liaison with the Chancellor's Office, 
at this time. The Task Force was 
created by Chancellor Slaughter 
following the June 19 death of 
basketball star Leonard Bias to carry 
out a comprehensive review of the 
strengths and weaknesses of the 
academic and nonacademic support 
programs for UMCP student-athletes. 
The Task Force will submit its Fin- 
dings and recommendations to the 
Chancellor Sept. 30. For info, call 
x6273. 



Rhodes Scholar Deadline 

Prospective candidates for the 
Rhodes Scholarship have until Tues., 
Sept. 23 to apply. Interviews will be 
scheduled with applicants by the UM 
Rhodes Scholarship Committee Mon., 
Sept. 29. Candidates must be single, 
between 18 and 23 years old, hold a 
bachelor's degree, and demonstrate 
literary and scholastic achievement, 
strong personal characteristics, and an 
interest and success in athletics. Ap- 
plicants should contact John 
Howarth, General Honors Program, 
at x2532 for details. 



Inside 

Historic Collection 2 

Chancellor's Best. 3 

Calendar 4 

Composer 5 

Self-Study report. 6 

Self-Study continued. 7 

Campus Comment. 8 

FYL 8 



Maley To Receive 
Chancellor's Medallion 

At Third Annual Campus Convocation 







Dr. Don Maley, the 1986 Chancellor's Medalist, in shop classroom. 



Donald Maley's four decade-long 
UMCP career and the accomplish- 
ments of four associate staff members 
will be celebrated at the Third An- 
nual Faculty and Associate Staff Con- 
vocation, Mon., Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in 
Memorial Chapel. 

The campus' five Distinguished 
Scholar-Teachers for 1986-1987 also 
will be recognized. 

A reception, with music by the 
The University of Maryland Wood- 
wind Quintet, will be held at 4:15 
p.m. on the Chapel lawn following 
the convocation. 

Maley, professor and chairman of 
the Department of Industrial, 
Technological and Occupational 
Education in the College of Educa- 
tion, will be presented with the 
Chancellor's Medal in recognition of 
his extraordinary contributions to the 



Middle States 

Recommends 



When the review team from the Mid- 
dle States Association of Colleges and 
Schools visits campus this week, the 
accreditation group will have in hand 
a 155-page report: "The Middle 
States Self-Study: The University of 
Maryland College Park," which the 
team will rely on as the basis for its 
wide-ranging examination of the Col- 
lege Park Campus. 

This report completed as part of 
the ten-year cycle of reaccreditation 
required by the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools 
culminates a self-study process which 
began at College Park in the Spring 
of 1985 with the formation of a 
planning group — a Steering Commit 



intellectual, social and cultural life of 
the campus. 

Maley joined the faculty in 1946 as 
an instructor in the Department of 
Industrial Education following U.S, 
Navy service as commander of PT 
106 in the South Pacific during 
World War II. He has been chairman 
of the department since 1957. 

The Chancellor's Medal was 
established in 1985 to honor 
members of the UMCP community 
for outstanding service to the campus 
through their professional and per- 
sonal commitments. Paul Traver, UM 
Chorus founder and director and 
music professor received the first 
medal at last October's convocation. 

A graduate of UMCP (M.A. and 
Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Educa- 
tion), Maley has received some 30 
awards and honors including the 



Outstanding Service Award of the 
American Vocational Association and 
the Certificate of Recognition as 
Outstanding Educator from Phi Delta 
Kappa, both presented in 1986. 

The annual convocation is part of 
Chancellor John B. Slaughter's ongo- 
ing effort to build a stronger com- 
munity and unites the campus in 
celebrating the accomplishments of 
some of its members at the start of 
each new academic year. 

"Don Maley has dedicated his life 
to the advancement and dissemina- 
tion of knowledge in his field, to 
strengthening the community on the 
College Park Campus, and to increas- 
ing the campus' support of the 
State," Slaughter says. "He represents 
all the best in the Land-Grant Univer- 
sity tradition." 

continued on page 3- 



Self-Study 
Changes for UMCP 



tee headed by Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs and Provost William 
E. Kirwan. In addition to this Steer- 
ing Committee, almost one hundred 
faculty, staff and students represen- 
ting a broad cross-section of the cam- 
pus community also were appointed 
to serve on five committees and met 
almost weekly during the ensuing 
year. These groups produced exten- 
sive reports which were discussed by 
the Steering Committee and many 
campus leaders. 

The document which was finally 
produced by these committes is an 
eight-chapter report described in its 
Introduction as "an attempt at con- 
structive self-criticism, attending most 



closely to matters that lie under the 
campus' jurisdiction but touching as 
well on the important roles played 
by the Central Administration, the 
State Board for Higher Education and 
other State offices." 

The report views the campus as 
facing many challenges, but states 
that this perspective should be 
"recognized as an inevitable conse- 
quence of a critical review commit- 
ted to self-improvement rather than 
to self-congratulation." 

The year-long process of self- 
appraisal at UMCP "provided an ideal 



Self Study continued on page 6. 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 



Tax Bill Creates Problems 

The tax reform bill approved by the 
House-Senate conference committee 
could create problems for univer- 
sities. In particular, graduate students 
will be required to pay taxes on that 
portion of a fellowship that does not 
go for tuition or other course-related 
expenses. Another provision of the 
bill puts a 21 percent minimum tax 
on the appreciated value of property 
donations to universities. 



Taking a Bite Out of Crime 
UMCP Style 

The campus' many-faceted security 
program includes the efforts of five 
crime prevention inspectors who 
work in conjunction with Loss 
Prevention, a division of Physical 
Plant. The crime prevention unit pro- 
vides two shifts of student inspectors 
that patrol the campus between 6 
p.m. and 7 a.m., seven days a week 
looking for suspicious activities and 
checking to see that buildings are 
properly secured. 




One of the many 'Safety Posters' on campus. 



Library Receives Preservation Materials 



The largest and most comprehen- 
sive collection of historic preserva- 
tion materials in the United States has 
been donated to UMCP by the Na- 
tional Trust for Historic Preservation. 

"The National Trust Collection 
now becomes the core of a major ef- 
fort by the University of Maryland to 
create a comprehensive research 
library for scholars in this field. We 
applaud the university's commitment 
to maintain the integrity of the Trust 
Collection and to build from it a real 
national historic preservation library," 
said J. Jackson Walter, president of 
the National Trust for Historic 
Preservation. 

The materials include 1 1 ,000 
books; 500 periodical titles; extensive 
vertical file material which contains 
monographs, reprints, pamphlets and 
brochures arranged under 13,000 



preservation-related topics, 
geographic locations and preservation 
organizations; close to 100 16 mm 
films; an extensive collection of 
audio cassettes; over 18,500 
postcards printed from 1903-14; and 
a special collection of microfiched 
newspaper clippings related to 
preservation issues. 

The subjects covered in the 
materials range from archaeology, ar- 
chitecture, fine arts, the building in- 
dustry and community development 
to crafts and decorative arts, environ- 
ment, history and historical 
geography, housing and interior 
design, landscape architecture, legisla- 
tion, museum planning and proper- 
ties, and real estate and travel. 

The collection is housed in the 
School of Architecture Library for 
ease of access to architecture 



historians. Architecture Dean John 
Ames Steffian said, "In conjunction 
with our new graduate program in 
historic preservation, I expect the Na- 
tional Trust Library to become a na- 
tional focus of scholarship and 
research in the field. Not only the 
Washington region, but the country 
as a whole should benefit by this 
unique resource in its new role in a 
major institution of higher learning." 

"This collection will be a major 
resource to University faculty and to 
students of historic preservation; 
equally important, it will serve the 
wider community of scholars, ar- 
chitects, builders and the many 
friends of historic preservation," said 
UMCP Director of Libraries H. Joanne 
Harrar. The transfer agreement calls 
for the collection to be maintained 
by the University as a separate collec- 



tion accessible to all users of the 
University's library. Outside circula- 
tion will be limited, but Historic 
Trust staff members and others 
designated by the Trust will have 
complete access to the collection. 
The collection has been open oh the 
mezzanine of the library since July 1 , 
says Harrar. 

Materials will be fully catalogued, 
and all bibliographic records will be 
entered into the On-line Computer 
Library Center system and the 
University's own on-line catalog. 
Trust employees will have instant ac- 
cess to the collection through an in- 
formation interchange terminal which 
can be used with a modem and 
telephone line to provide dial-up ac- 
cess to the University's on-line 
catalog. ■ 

— Rick Borchelt 



UMCP, NIH Plan Joint Graduate Program 



Campus administrators have signed a 
letter of agreement with the National 
Institutes of Health to establish a 
joint Cooperative Graduate Program 
in the Sciences, reports Vice 
Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
William Kir wan. 

The agreement recognizes the 
already-existing close collaboration 
between NIH and UMCP, campus 
researchers say, and simply formalizes 
the method by which graduate 
students are trained and adjunct 
faculty participate in the program, 
This collaboration has involved 
primarily College Park faculty and 
scientists in the Intramural Research 
Program at NIH in Bethesda and has 
included joint scientific projects and 
graduate student training. 

The letter of agreement establishes 
a Coordinating Committee for the 
Cooperative Graduate Program made 
up of the UMCP vice chancellor for 
academic affairs, the dean for 
graduate studies and research, and 



Outlook 

Outlook is published weekty during the academic 
year by the Office of Institutional Advancement for 
the faculty and staff of The University of Maryland 
College Park Campus. 
A.H. Edwards, Vice Chancellor for Institutional 

Advancement 
Roz Hlebert, Director of Public Information & Editor 
Rick Borchelt, Production Editor 
Mercy Ccogan, Tom Otwell, Rick Borchelt, 
Brian Busek Staff Writers 
Harpreet Kang, Student Intern 
Richard Horchler, Director, Creative Services 
John T. Consoli, Designer & Coordinator 
Stephen A. Darrou, Design & Production 
Margaret Hall, Design & Production 
Al Danegger, Contributing Photography 
Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus informa- 
tion and calendar items are welcome. Send to Roz 
Hiebert, Editor OUTLOOK, 2101 Turner Building, through 
campus mail or to The University of Maryland, College 
Park, MD 20742. Our telephone number is (301) 454-5335 

M 



the dean of an appropriate school or 
college at the UMCP campus. The 
Colleges of Life Sciences, Agriculture, 
and Computer, Mathematical and Phys- 
ical Sciences have been the primary 
participants in collaborative efforts to 
date. 

Graduate students admitted to the 
cooperative venture must meet ad- 
missions criteria for graduate study at 
UMCP and will be reviewed by the 
Cooperative Graduate Program Com- 
mittee. Students already enrolled at 
UMCP may apply directly to the 
Committee. Students are expected to 
spend the first two years of the pro- 
gram in residence at UMCP com- 
pleting course requirements. 



SRC Research 
Review 
Conference Set 

A two-day conference designed to 
encourage dialogue and the exchange 
of information between academic, in- 
dustrial, and government researchers 
will be held Sept. 29-30 at UMCP. 
The "Annual Research Review Con- 
ference of the Systems Research 
Center" will be hosted by UMCP and 
Harvard U. Established by a National 
Science Foundation grant in 1985, 
the Center is a new forum of fun- 
damental systems engineering 
research and education. Its research 
focus is the promotion of basic study 
In the applications and implications 
of advanced computer technology. 

The conference will feature a series 
of eight technical sessions devoted to 
intelligent servosystems, flexible 
manufacturing systems, computer 
communication networks, VLSI 
systems, chemical process control, 
signal processing systems, engineering 
design integration, and expert 
systems in engineering design. For 
conference info caJl 454-6167. ■ 



UMCP and NIH, through the Foun- 
dation for Advanced Education in the 
Sciences, will seek long-term financial 
support to cover stipends and tuition 
for partipating students. Initially, 
UMCP will provide tuition remission 
for students in the program and the 
campus and NIH will each contribute 
$20,000 for stipend support during 
the trial phase of the program. 

NIH researchers involved with the 



program will be nominated for ad- 
junct faculty membership at UMCP, 
as well as for Associate Membership 
on the UMCP Graduate Faculty so 
they may serve as primary advisors 
to graduate students. Teaching, joint 
seminars and other collaborative pro- 
jects between NIH and UMCP faculty 
will be encouraged under the terms 
of the agreement. ■ 




Agar Examines 
Life on the Road 

Former trucker and now UMCP 
professor of anthropology Michael 
Agar explores the trucker's way of 
life in Independents Declared; The 
Dilemmas of Independent Trucking, 
(Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986). 

Agar's new book examines life on 
the road and cultural images of the 
trucker, as well as the history of the 
industry. 

The book chronicles what happens 
to truckers on the job — their pro- 
blems with loading and unloading 
freight, meeting delivery deadlines, 
unexpected weather changes and 



variable road conditions. It also 
focuses on the nagging paper work, 
and the volumes of detailed logs 
drivers must keep to receive pay- 
ment from carriers and prove com- 
pliance with the many state and 
federal rules and regulations. 

In addition to providing up-to-date 
information about the trucking 
business, Independents Declared pro- 
vides historical background on such 
subjects as regulation enforcement 
and revenue in the early days of the 
industry. It also examines the 
development of the tractor and its 
greater power and comfort, along 
with accidents involving trucks and 
the changes in truck stops, road and 
traffic conditions. ■ 



Rood New TAM Vice President 

Jon Rood, director of the campus 
Dept. of Communication Services, 
has been elected vice president of 
the Telecommunications Association 
of Maryland (TAM). The association, 
made up of representatives from ma- 
jor corporations and organizations 
throughout the state, provides a 
forum for telecommunication ad- 
ministrators to exchange 
communication-related ideas. 



PCB Workshop Offered 

The UMCP Department of En- 
vironmental Safety will sponsor a 
free, day-long workshop and seminar 
on compliance with Environmental 
Protection Agency rules and regula- 
tions dealing with polychlorinated 
biphenyls (PCBs) in electrical 
transformers. Department director 
Edward Blackburn says the Sept. 24 
seminar, "Where Will Your PCBs Be 
In 1990?" is aimed at facility owners, 
operators, managers, planners, elec- 
trical, and health and safety workers. 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 

Canadian Studies, Anyone? 

The Office of International Affairs 
seeks eligible faculty and doctoral 
students for a number of Canadian 
Studies grants. Application deadlines 
are Sept. 30 or Oct. 31 depending 
on the program. The Office is also 
encouraging students interested in 
pursuing a graduate degree in 
England to apply for the U.K. Mar- 
shall Scholarships. Application 
deadline is Oct. 22. For info about 
these and other scholarships, contact 
Michael Miller, x3008. 



Recognizing Faculty, Associate Staff Accomplishments 



continued from page 1. 

The major address at this year's 
convocation will be delivered by 
Glenn Ricart, director of the Com- 
puter Science Center. He was one of 
five associate staff members recogniz- 
ed at last year's convocation for his 
leadership in bringing about dramatic 
changes in the campus computer en- 
vironment. Ricart's topic will be "Pas 
de Deux For Computer and You." 

Four associate staff members will 
be recognized for their outstanding 
contributions to the campus. They 
are Richard E. Berg, supervisor of the 
Teaching Support Service, Dept. of 
Physics and Astronomy; Gary Pavela, 
director of Judicial Programs and ac- 
ting director of Campus Activities; 
Shirley Sorensen, administrative assis- 
tant, Department of Mathematics and 
James Otis Williams, director of the 
Nyumburu Cultural Center. 

Berg has contributed not only to 
the College Park Campus but to the 
general high school community of 
greater Washington by developing 
the UMCP Physics Lecture 
Demonstration Facility into one of 
the best in the nation. His popular 
annual lecture series "Physics is 
Phun," an introduction to physics for 
the general public, consistently draws 
large and enthusiastic audiences. 

Immediately following Pavela's ar- 
rival at UMCP in 1978, he began the 
difficult and demanding task of 
rewriting the campus Student Code 
of Conduct. The resulting document 
has achieved national acclaim. He 
also developed an institutional code 
of Academic Dishonesty that is wide- 
ly regarded as a model for other 
schools. Pavela is recognized as a na- 
tional authority on university judicial 
affairs. 

Each year there are between 
30,000 and 40,000 undergraduate 
mathematics registrations. Since 1971, 
Sorensen has been Coordinator of 





James Otis Williams 



Gary Pavela 





Shirley Sorenson 

the Undergraduate Mathematics Pro- 
gram where she oversees the staffing, 
advising, credit by examination, and 
placement of these students. Despite 
these awesome numbers, she has 
consistently managed this demanding 



Richard Berg 

and complex operation with en- 
thusiasm, patience and unfailing good 
humor. In addition, she developed 
and runs the Dept.'s model Graduate 
Teaching Assistant Orientation and 
Training Program. 



Since becoming its first director in 
1972, Williams has been instrumental 
in making the Nyumburu Cultural 
Center one of the most influential 
factors in campus life for minority 
students. Emphasizing the creative 
arts, African and Afro-American 
history, music, dance and literature, 
Williams has developed a campus 
facility that has become a source of 
personal and cultural growth for 
members of the entire UMCP com- 
munity. By doing so, he has helped 
make the College Park Campus a 
model multi-cultural academic 
institution. 

The Distinguished Scholar-Teachers 
for 1986-1987 also will be recognized 
during the convocation. 

They are: Elke P. Frederiksen, 
associate professor, Dept. of Ger- 
manic and Slavic Languages and 
Literatures; Jerald Hagc, professor, 
Dept. of Sociology; Louis R. Harlan, 
professor, Dept. of History; Richard 
C. Hula, associate professor, Dept. of 
Family and Community Develop- 
ment; and Jogesh C. Pati, professor, 
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy. 

This fall, each scholar-teacher is 
teaching an honors course, a course 
for general undergraduate students 
and a graduate seminar. Next spring, 
each will deliver talks to the campus 
community as part of the Distinguish- 
ed Scholar-Teacher lecture series. 

Convocation opening and closing 
remarks will be made by Ralph D. 
Bennett, associate professor of ar- 
chitecture and outgoing chairman of 
the Campus Senate. 

Soprano Carmen Balthrop, assistant 
professor of music, will sing "Ecco 
respiro appena" from Francesco 
Cilea's opera Adrians Lccouvreur and 
"A Real Slow Drag" from Scott 
Joplin's Treemonisha. She will be ac- 
companied by Asst. Professor of 
Music Robert McCoy. ■ 

—Tom Otwell 



New Administrators Take Campus Posts 



A number of new appointments to 
campus academic administrative posts 
have been made during the past 
year. 

Among them are: Agriculture and 
Life Sciences — Raymond J. Miller, 
Vice President and Dean of 
Agriculture and Dean of Life 
SciencesQan. 1986) and Glenn Patter- 
son, Acting Associate Dean (July 
1986); Arts and Humanities — 
Stavroula Fanos, Assoc. Dean (July 
1986); Behavioral and Social 
Sciences — Stewart Edelstein, Assoc. 
Dean (July 1986); and Business and 
Management — Burt Leete, Acting 
Assoc. Dean (July 1986). 

Others are: Education — C. Ray- 
mond Anderson, Assoc. Dean and 
Caroline Cody, Acting Asst, Dean 
(both July 1986); Journalism — 
Kathryn Theus, Asst. Dean (Sept. 
1986); PERH— Jerry Wrenn, Acting 
Asst. Dean (Aug. 1986); and Public 



Affairs — Michael Nacht, Acting Dean 
and Frank Morris, Assoc. Dean (both 
July 1986). 

Nearly 30 other administrators new 
to the campus or named to new 
posts will receive an orientation to 
the campus Wed., Sept. 24. The 
briefing and orientation will cover 
budget, sponsored programs, pro- 
curement, maintenance, engineering 
and architectural services, loss 
prevention, the judicial program, and 
personnel matters. It will be held in 
the Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall from 2:30 to 5 p.m.. 

Chancellor Slaughter will provide a 
genera] campus overview and official- 
ly welcome the new administrators. 

They include: Agriculture and Life 
Sciences — Sashi Mohanty, Acting 
Chair, College Vet. Medicine; Merl 
Miller, Acting Chair, Agriculture and 
Extension Education; and Stephanie 



Pullen Brown, Assistant to the Vice 
President/Dean. 

Arts and Humanities — James 
Gilbert, Acting Chair, Art; Ralph 
Hcyndels, Director, Comparative 
Literature Program; J. Thomas Rimer, 
Chair, Hebrew and East Asian 
Languages and Literatures; Richard 
Price, Chair, History; H. Robert 
Cohen, Chair, Music; and Adele Seeff, 
Executive Director, Renaissance and 
Baroque Studies. 

Behaviorial and Social Sciences — 
Sue Dowden, Acting Director, Survey 
Research Center; William W. Falk, 
Chair, Sociology; Stuart B. Kaufman, 
Acting Director, Industrial Relations 
and Labor Studies; and Samuel L. 
Myers, Jr., Director, Afro-American 
Studies Program. 

Education — Richard P. Chait, Ex- 
ecutive Director, National Center for 
Postsecondary Governance and 
Finance; Robert E. Carbone, Acting 



Chairman, Education Policy, Planning 
and Administration; and William 
Holliday, Director, Science Teaching 
Center. 

Engineering — Cathy Ferrell, Direc- 
tor, Engineering Coop Education; 
William Destler, Chairman, Electrical 
Engineering; and Manfred Wuttig, 
Director, Engineering Materials 
Program. 

Journalism — Carroll Volchko, Direc- 
tor of Business Administration; 
PERH— Glen Gilbert, Chair, Health 
Education. 

Office of Institutional 
Advancement — Leonard R. Raley, 
Director, Alumni Programs; and Of- 
fice of the Vice Chancellor for Ad- 
ministrative Affairs — Vic Chiariello, 
Acting Director, Motor Transporta- 
tion; and Jean Whittenberg, Director, 
Engineering and Architectural 

Services. ■ m J. 

—Tom Otwell 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 




Emerson Head 



UMCP Club: Something for All 

UMCP's Campus Club has been gear- 
ing up for the new season and plans 
are underway for a year of 
something for everyone. Open to 
women faculty and staff, as well as 
faculty wives, the Club offers a wide 
range of intellectual, cultural and 



social programs. Activities on the 
agenda include lectures, concerts, 
social events, tours, gatherings with 
international friends, gourmet cook- 
ing demonstrations, and more. For 
membership info, or a complimen- 
tary copy of the Club newsletter, call 
Jo Good, 864-0055. 



CALENDAR 

September 22—28 



MONDAY 



September 22 

Outstanding Woman Award Presenta- 
tion and New Women Faculty Introduc- 
tion and Reception by the Chancellor's 
Commission on Women's Affairs, 3:15-5 
p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall.* 

Stability, Budget Deficits and the 
Monetary Dynamics of Hyperinflation, 

international trade and development 
workshop by Miguel Kiguel (ECON), 3:30 
p.m., 2106 Tydings Hall. Call Dr. Clague, 
x6362 for info.* 

The New Role of the JCC in AID: Ex- 
periences in Education Policy and 
Planning in Thailand, Vice Chancellor's 
International Lecture by- Dick Hopkins 
(EDPA), noon-1 p.m., Maryland Room, 
Marie Mount Hall.* 

Modeling of the Brown Plant Hopper 
Pest Population in Tropical Rice, en- 
tomology colloquium by K.L. Heong 
(Malaysian Agri. R&D Inst.), 4 p.m., 0200 
Symons Hall.* 

Niels Bohr and Erwin Schrodinger: 
Complementary Physicists, a Collo- 
quium Series lecture by Aage Petersen 
(Yeshiva U.), 4 p.m., 1412 Physics.* 

Asymptotic Methods in Stochastic 
Systems, workshop featuring lectures by 
top scientists in the field, 9 a.m. -6 p.m., 
3164 Engr. Classroom Bldg. For more in- 
fo call Armand Makowski, x6868.* 

A Visual Navigation System for 
Autonomous Land Vehicles, computer 
science lecture by Larry Davis (CMSC), 4 
p.m., 2324 Computer Science Center.* 

Programming a Progressive Radio Sta- 
tion, workshop by David Enstein (WHFS- 
FM), 7 p.m., main studio, WMUC, 3130 
S. Campus Dining Hall. For info call 
Francis Marra, x2743.* 

Shoah, Part I, movie about the 
Holocaust, 7 p.m., Hillel. Also shown on 
Sept. 23, 7 p.m., multi-media room, 4th 
floor, Hornbake Library. Call 422-6200 for 
info.* 

Connections: The Architecture of Gott- 
fried Boehm at The American Institute of 
Architects Building, 1735 New York Ave. 
NW. On view through Oct. 3. Exhibit 
hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
and Sat. & Sun., 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by 
the School of Architecture in cooperation 
with the American Institute of Architects.* 

William Kapell Remembered, an exhibi- 
tion of the great pianist's papers, diaries 
and memorabilia, at the Music Library, 
third floor Hornbake, through Oct. 31. 
Library hours are Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-11 
p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 
p.m. and Sun. noon-1 1 p.m.* 

New American Paperworks, exhibit at 
the Art Gallery in the Art-Sociology 
Building. Show on display until Oct. 12. 
Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 
p.m. (Wed. until 9 p.m.) and Sat. and 
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Call x2763 for info.* 

Technology: Another World arts and 
sciences exhibit, Parents Assn. Art 
Gallery in the Stamp Student Union. 
Show runs through Oct. 3; gallery hours, 
Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-8 
p.m.* 



TUESDAY 



September 23 

Nonlinear Patterns: S no wf lakes and 
Fluid Motion, physics colloquium by 
Jerry Gollub (Haverford College & U of 
Penn.), 4 p.m., 1410 Physics Bldg.* 

Navigating the Campus System: Legal 
Rights and Responsibilities of the 
UMCP Student, Human Relations Pro- 
gram workshop by Gladys Brown, 3-4:30 
p.m., 1137 Stamp Student Union. Call 
x4707 or X5924 for info.* 

Rebel Without a Cause, movie, 7 & 9:30 
p.m., Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 

Women's Field Hockey vs American U, 
4 p.m., Denton Field.* 



noon, seminar room, Mill Bldg. Call 
Claire Moses, x3841, for info.* 

Shoah, Part II, movie about the 
Holocaust, 7 p.m., Hillel. Also shown on 
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., multi-media room, 4th 
floor, Hornbake Library. Call 422-6200 for 
info.* 

Rebel Without a Cause, movie. See 

Sept. 23. 

Athletic Events: 

Men's Soccer vs. Navy, 3 p.m.* 
Women's Volleyball vs. Towson, 7 
p.m., Cole Field House.* 



THURSDAY 



September 25 

Guarneri String Quartet open rehearsal 



OPERATING HOURS 

OF VARIOUS EATING PLACES ON CAMPUS 




Location 

Stamp Student Union: 

Bakery Stop 
Dory's Sweets 

Farmer's Market 

Md. Deli Sandwich Factory Too! 

Md. Sandwich Factory 

Oasis 

Pizza N' Pasta 
The Butcher's Block 
The Pizza Shop 

This N' That 

What's Your Beef LUNCH 
DINNER 

Elkins Building: 

ATRIUM 

South Campus Dining Hall: 

GAZEBO ROOM 

Rossborough Inn 

LUNCH 



Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Saturday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Saturday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Friday 

Saturday 

Monday-Friday 

Saturday 

Monday-Friday 

Monday-Saturday 



7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 
7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 
7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 
7 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10 a.m.-9 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

10 a.m.-7 p.m. 
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
5 p.m.-9 p.m. 



Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 



WEDNESDAY 



September 24 

New Administrator's Orientation, 2:30-5 

p.m., Maryland Room, Marie Mount 
Hall.*' 

Scanning for Violence at the Edge of 
the Universe, astronomy colloquium by 
D.P. Schneider (Instit. for Advanced 
Study, Princeton), 4 p.m., 1113 Computer 
& Space Sciences Bldg.* 

Campus Retention Office: One Year 
Later, Counseling Center R&D lecture by 
William Higgins (ZOOL), 12-1 p.m., 
testing room, Shoemaker Bldg.* 

Media Relations, workshop by Lou Cor- 
letto (Washington Capitals Hockey Team), 
4 p.m., main studio, WMUC, 3130 S. 
Campus Dining Hall. Call Francis Marra, 
x2743for info.* 

Cultural Diversity Workshop: Benefit- 
ting from the Campus' Diversity, 

Human Relations Program workshop by 
Pamela Paul, 3:30-5 p.m., 1137 Stamp 
Student Union. Call x4124 for info.* 

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lun- 
cheon Series, organizational meeting, 



featuring Janacek's String Quartet No. 1 , 
5 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall. For info call 
x6669.* 

OMSE Open House for minority 
students, 12-3 p.m., 1101 Hornbake. Call 
x4901 for info.* 

UMCP Black Women's Council Fall 
Welcome and Student Contact Pro- 
gram, 4-7 p.m., Nyumburu Cultural 
Center. Call Pamela Paul, x4707, for 
info.* 

Scaling Theory for Quantal Suppres- 
sion of Chaos, physics seminar by S. 
Fishman (Haifa), 3 p.m., 4220 Physics. 
Call Mary Ridgell, x3511 for info.* 

Ruthless People, movie, 7 & 9:30 p.m., 
Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 



FRIDAY 



September 26 

Dance Theatre Works, by Meriam 
Rosen, 8 p.m., Hand Chapel, Mt. Vernon 
College. Tickets are $7 for general public 
and $4 for students and senior citizens. 
Also performed Sept. 27. 



Aging and Developmental Disabilities, 

statewide conference sponsored by the 

Center on Aging, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., 
Center of Adult Education. For info call 
Edward Ansello or Thomas Rose, x5856. 

CLIS Alumni Day, including presentation 
of the 1986 Alumnus of the Year Award, 
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Adelphi Mill, 8402 Riggs 
Road, Adelphi, MD. Call Esther Herman, 
x2590, for info and reservations. 

The First Women's Studies Program 
Assembly, a "get acquainted" gathering 
for everyone interested in feminist 
studies, 3 p.m., 1107 Benjamin Bldg.* 

Learning Theory Perspective in Brief 
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Lunch 
'n Learn Conference by Richard 
Goldberg (Georgetown U), 1-2 p.m., 
3100E University Health Center.* 

What's Wrong with Applied An- 
thropology Consortium Anthropology 
Departments Series lecture by Erve 
Chambers (ANTH), 3:30-5 p.m., 12 Hurst 
Hall, The American University, 
Washington, D.C.* 

Escalation Between Species and Their 
Enemies: A Theme in Phanerozoic Life, 

geological sciences seminar by Geerat 
Vermeij (ZOOL), noon, 1238 Zoo-Psych 
Bldg. For info call x6321.* 

Ruthless People, movie. See Sept. 25. 

Absolute Beginners, midnight movie, 
Hoff Theater. Call x2594 for info. 

Women's Volleyball vs. Baylor, 7:30 

p.m., Cole Field House.* 



SATURDAY 



September 27 

Ruthless People, movie. See Sept. 25. 

Absolute Beginners, midnight movie. 
See Sept. 26. 

Athletic Events: 

Men's and Women's Alumni Cross 

Country Meet, 10 a.m., UMCP Golf 

Course.* 

Men's Football vs. N.C. State, 7 p.m., 

Byrd Stadium. 

Women's Soccer (MD) Invitational, 9:30 

a.m.* 

Women's Volleyball Tournament, 10 

a.m.-2 p.m., Main Floor, Cole Field 

House.* 



SUNDAY 



September 28 

Faculty Recital: Emerson Head, 
Trumpet accompanied by his son Brian 
on guitar, 8 p.m., Tawes Recital Hall.* 

Ruthless People, movie. See Sept. 25. 

Women's Soccer Invitational consola- 
tion match, 10 a.m. & finals, 12:30 p.m.* 



Adrrnssi 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 



Take a Journey to "Journey" 

"Journey to the Unknown," a pain- 
ting by UMES art instructor Acha 
Debela has been selected for perma- 
nent exhibition in the "Hall of 
Distinguished Maryland Artists" at 
University College. The work, which 
is dedicated to the victims of war 
and famine in Ethiopia, will also be 
published in an upcoming Smithso- 
nian Institution book on contem- 
porary African artists. 



Guests of the Guarneri 

The Guarneri String Quartet wants 
music-loving eavesdroppers for at 
least one night this month. The 
group will give a free open rehearsal 
Thurs., Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. in Tawes 
Recital Hail. They will perform 
Janacek's "String Quartet No. 1." The 
listeners who visit the Recital Hall 



will hear a nationally known ensem- 
ble described by Newsweek as "one 
of the world's most elegant chamber 
ensembles." The quartet features 
UMCP faculty members Michael Tree, 
viola; David Soyer, cello; John 
Dalley, violin; and Arnold Steinhardt, 
violin. 



ARTS AT MARYLAND 



Symphony Invites 
Non-students to Join 




William Hudson, conductor of The University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, leads a performance. 

The University of Maryland Sym- 
phony Orchestra is looking for 
players outside the student body this 
season. Faculty and staff on campus 
and any skilled musicians in the 
Washington area are invited to 
audition. 



For area classical musicians with dus- 
ty instruments and rusty fingers, 
there's a chance to unpack the violin 
or bassoon and limber up. 



Talks Dwell on 
Making Dwellings 

Architecture enthusiasts wili enjoy a 
taste of work both historical and 
contemporary during a lecture series 
this fall. 

The lectures, sponsored by the 
University's School of Architecture, 
will be given periodically on 
Wednesday nights throughout Oc- 
tober and November. 

W.G. Clark, a Charleston, S.C. ar- 
chitect, will appear Oct. 1. Clark is 
the designer of many nationally 
known buildings and was the first 
prize winner of the New Orleans 
Museum Addition Competition. 

Clark will discuss his own work. 
His greatest interest lies in the 
southeastern region of the country, 
and his work often draws upon 
regional traditions. 

Dr. Henry Millon, dean of the 
Center for Advanced Studies in the 
Visual Arts at the National Gallery, 
will speak Oct. 22 about Michel- 
angelo's use of architectural models. 
Millon is an architecture historian. 

Patrick Pinnell, a Washington ar- 
chitect and former UMCP faculty 
member, appears Nov. 12. He will 
discuss the sources of images and 
ideas in the work of Frank Lloyd 
Wright. 

All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in the 
Architecture Auditorium, rm. 0204 of 
the Architecture Building. The public 
is invited to each lecture; refresh- 
ments will be served afterward. ■ 



"We want to establish stronger 
musical ties to the community of 
Washington," symphony conductor 
William Hudson says. 

The orchestra has been open to 
outsiders in the past. But this season 
a more concerted effort is being 
made to find more outside people to 
work shoulder to shoulder with cam- 
pus music students. 

This season Hudson has moved 
rehearsal times to 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Thursday evenings. Previously, the 
ensemble met in the late afternoon, 
making it more difficult for working 
people to participate. 

The music department also sent 
out flyers and ran ads in The 
Washington Post and on WGMS 
radio to make off-campus people 
aware of the opportunity. 

All the players must be skilled 
musicians. In the past Hudson has 
drawn people from a variety of 
situations. 

"Sometimes we get a musician 
whose spouse moved here for a job, 
and that person is looking for a place 
to play. Music teachers with free 
time will audition. We've even had a 
few exceptionally talented high 
school students. 

"Basically, they're people looking 
to play for an orchestra with high 
musical standards," Hudson, a UMCP 
music professor, says. 

While seeking outside people, 
Hudson emphasizes that education 
remains the orchestra's primary job. 

"It's stimulating to the students to 
work with people who have had 
more experience," Hudson says. 



Persons interested in auditioning 
for the orchestra can set appoint- 
ments with Hudson, who will hold 
auditions until the end of September. 
The orchestra's first rehearsal was 
Sept. 11. 

The size of the orchestra will range 
from 50 to 100 players depending on 
the results of auditions. A limited 
number of places are available for 
wind players, with more flexibility in 
the string section. 

The group performs twice each 
semester. This semester there will be 
a November concert featuring Saint- 
Saens' "The Muse and the Poet" 
with faculty soloists Joel Berman on 
violin and Evelyn Elsing on cello. 
The orchestra also will perform at 
the "Happy Birthday, Mozart" con- 
cert Feb. 7 with faculty soloist Nelita 
True. 

In addition to the symphony, 
classical musicians also are welcome 
in the Repertoire Orchestra. The 
Repertoire is a less formal group that 
meets to read music but does not 
give public performances. 

That group, directed by Emerson 
Head, UMCP music professor, meets 
from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday 
evenings. "This is an opportunity for 
the person who simply enjoys play- 
ing with an orchestra and for the 
young player who is interested in 
playing with a symphony orchestra 
but needs some more experience 
with the literature," Head says. ■ 

— Brian Busek 



Dance Theater Takes a Break 



After 1 5 straight years of perfor- 
mance, the Maryland Dance Theatei 
is on sabbatical. 

The group, a professional modern 
dance company in residence at 
UMCP, will not perform during the 
1986-87 season but anticipates resum- 
ing operations in May 1987. 

"This is a very, very exhausting 
business; we felt the need to take a 
rest," says Larry Warren, company 
director. 

"We want a chance to reflect on 
what we've achieved and to study 
new directions and trends in dance." 

Before going on sabbatical, the 
company received recognition from 
two state arts organizations. 

The Maryland Council for Dance 
in April honored the group with the 
Award for Outstanding Contribution 
to Dance. The council recognized the 
group for its "versatility, artistry, and 
technical skills." 

Warren recently received a 
choreography fellowship, which in- 
cludes a $5,000 grant, from the 
Maryland State Arts Council. The 
dance theater includes a mix of pro- 
fessional dancers, students and UMCP 
faculty members. It has given 400 
performances since its formation in 
1971. ■ 




Members of the Maryland Dance Theater soar In a past performance. This fall they will be Inactive as 
the company takes a sabbatical. 






5 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 



Middle States Study 



continued from page J 

opportunity, not only to address 
concerns raised in the last self-study, 
but to choose several central issues 
for examination so that we can use 
this document to plan strategies for 
future improvements over the next 
decade," says Vice Chancellor 
Kirwan. 

Assisting Kirwan in the selection of 
topics and issues to be considered, 
the Steering Committee was compris- 
ed of the heads of the five individual 
committees appointed to work on 
the Self-Study. This key planning 
group included Drury Bagwell (Stu- 
dent Affairs), Marilyn Brown (Institu- 
tional Studies), Marie Davidson 
(Academic Affairs), Harry 
Kriemelmeyer (Facilities Management), 
James Lesher (Philosophy/Graduate 
Studies and Research), Murray 
Polakoff (Behavioral and Social 
Sciences), and Ronald Weissman 
(History and Computer Science 
Center). 

Lesher, appointed as Executive 
Secretary for the Self-Study, was tap- 
ped by Kirwan for what Lesher 
refers to in the Afterword of the 
report "as a job that would involve 
'a little writing,'" Says Lesher, who 
was responsible for coordinating in- 
formation between the five commit- 
tees and ultimately for completing 
the difficult assignment of crafting 
unwieldy initial committee reports in- 
to what would become a coherent, 
readable, and often fascinating docu- 
ment: "One year and almost a hun- 
dred committees later, I can now see 
how far a little writing can go." 

The final report was delivered to 
campus just a week ago. It contains a 
series of far-reaching recommenda- 
tions which, if implemented, have 
significant implications for improving 
the College Park Campus in the 
future. 

Since the campus self-study con- 
ducted by the campus ten years ago 
focused primarily on research and 
service, the 1985 Steering Committee 
felt that the current self-assessment 
should emphasize other concerns 
which have become increasingly im- 
portant over the past decade. 

The main questions considered in 
the self-study are; 

— How well is the campus perform- 
ing as an educating institution? 
— How robust is the quality of life 
for students, staff, and faculty? 
— Do the physical facilities and ad- 
ministrative systems meet the needs 
of the academic program? 
— Where are the critical problems in 
the funding, construction, and 
maintenance of facilities? 
— How effective are our ad- 
ministrative and governance systems 
in dealing with routine business as 
well as with new technology and 
new academic needs? 
— How good are the library and 
computer facilities? 
— Does the campus have a clear 
view of its main objectives for the 
next decade, and a sense of what 
will be needed to reach them?" 




Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost William Kirwan meets with Dr. James Lesher, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary for the Self-Study, to discuss the report findings.. 



"In setting these questions as the 
focal points for the Self-Study, we do 
not intend to suggest that they ex- 
haust all the issues, even ail the ma- 
jor issues, that the campus faces," 
says the report. "Admissions stan- 
dards and policies, the compatibility 
of academic excellence with suc- 
cessful intercollegiate athletic pro- 
grams, tenure and promotion prac- 
tices, the performance of department 
chairs, outside consulting activities, 
restricted research, the adequacy of 
student housing and judicial systems, 
each deserves attention, and many of 
these topics were touched on by the 
Committees, but not examined at 
length. We would claim however 
that our topics have an equal claim 
for attention, that they admit of 
analysis by our broadly representative 
Committees, and have more than oc- 
cupied our time and energy over the 
last year. We therefore simply note 
here the remaining items on the 
agenda and commend them to the 
attention of other campus groups." 

Each of the five committees set its 
own direction and agenda for how it 
would examine its topic and make its 
recommendations. An extensive 
survey was conducted by the Survey 
Research Center and the Office of In- 
stitutional Studies, and survey results 
are referred to in several chapters of 
the Self-Study, with a summary in- 
cluded as an appendix. There are 
three supplemental volumes contain- 
ing various reports, surveys and 
other compilations of material used 
or collected by the committees in 
the process of completing their 
deliberations. 

The self-evaluation process has 
already served a useful purpose by 
encouraging many campus units to 
reflect on their operations and ways 
in which they might be improved, 
which the study calls "a valuable ex- 
ercise in any organization where 
long-term planning tends to get 



crowded out by short-term problems 
and crisis management." 

The following is a summary of the 
findings and recommendations con- 
tained in the final chapter, "An Agen- 
da for the Campus." 

POSITIVE FINDINGS 

...we would include the following 
among the most promising 
developments uncovered through the 
Self-Study; these are individual and 
group achievements that deserve 
campus recognition and reinforce- 
ment. Taken in conjunction with the 
evidence of improvement in faculty 
and student quality mentioned at the 
outset they confirm the propositions 
that the campus has many strengths 
and that it has improved markedly 
over the last decade. 

* The general level of satisfaction 
with the quality of life on the cam- 
pus is quite high, as is the level of 
faculty satisfaction with the strength 



of individual academic departments. 
While increasing the quality of 
academic units and faculty appoint- 
ments remains a high priority, the 
campus now has many recognized 
centers of excellence. 

* The campus has introduced two 
successful and important reward pro- 
grams: the Distinguished Scholar- 
Teacher program, and the research- 
support programs of the General 
Research Board of Graduate Studies 
and Research. 

* The campus has well-conceived 
and functioning critical review and 
long-term academic planning 
mechanisms and, over the next 
decade, it should be possible for the 
campus to focus resources on pro- 
grams and projects of real merit. 

* By re-thinking its curriculum and 
introducing new administrative ar- 
rangements, it should be possible for 
the campus to provide an honors ex- 
perience that will attract larger 
numbers of students of the highest 
caliber to the College Park campus. 

* The recent academic reorganiza- 
tion represents, both in its outcome 
and procedures, a successful 
cooperative effort in reforming and 
improving academic administration. 

* The campus has improved its 
mainframe computer capacities, ter- 
minals, and terminal rooms, and it 
has developed some consensus on 
the main ingredients in a successful 
campus computer environment: 
mainframes, workstations, networks, 
support services, and supercomputer 
resources. The F1LUM/FULCRUM pro- 
jects are a step toward the successful 
integration of computer technology, 
and they illustrate perfectly a kind of 
creative, collective approach to 
teaching that is urgently needed at 
College Park. 

* The physical appearance of cam- 
pus grounds has improved markedly 
thanks to extensive landscape 
redesign and planting programs. 
These efforts should continue. 

* The Designated Research In- 
itiative Funds represent a catalyst for 
research and development in all areas 
of the campus. Wisely utilized they 
may spawn new research projects 
and groupings that will stimulate ex- 



Stute Support Per FTE Student FY 85 

UMCP AND PEERS 
Dollars (Hundreds) 



$100 



80 - 



60 - 



40 : 



20 r 



0E 



- _ — I — I J — I J — I 1 — I . — I — J 1 — J L — I L-J 1 — I l. 



UMCP Mich 

St 



Texas UVa Mich Wise VPI 



III NCSt 



Tex 
A&M 



UNC 



Campus enrollments as measured by unweighted student credit hours have fluctuated within a narrow range 
over the last ten years while research and public service programs have grown. With Increased respon- 
sibilities and overall funding Increasing at less than the rate of Inflation, the College Park budget has eroded 
badly over the last 10 years. 



1984—85 Operating Budgets of Peer Institutions (in SlOOO's) 



$600,000 
$500,000 
$400,000 
$300,000 
$200,000 
$100,000 
$0 



t- J '-i-' ■-» 

Virginia NC Stale Virginia UMCP Michigan Texas Texas Illinois Michigan Wiscon 
Tech State A&M 

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, FY 1984 — 85 data. 



OlTTLOOK 

September 22, 1986 



• 



ternal funding and intellectually 
enrich the campus; for years to 
come. 

* The Chancellor has targeted 
several items of critical importance to 
the campus: administrative reform, 
the quality of our community life, 
and the achievement of a multi- 
ethnic and diverse population. The 
campus should welcome his in- 
itiatives arid help to translate them 
into action. 

* As a result of the Self-Study, the 
campus may now gain a fairly clear 
picture of some problem areas in the 
curriculum and administrative opera- 
tions, and in budget processes and 
financial resources. If correct, our 
diagnoses of contributing causes can 
serve as mechanisms for resolving in- 
ternal problems, and help to make a 
compelling case for higher levels of 
State support. 

SUMMARY OF 
RECOMMENHA TIONS 

I. With its comprehensive program 
of teaching, research, and service in a 
variety of pure and applied areas, 
College Park is the flagship campus 
of the University of Maryland system; 
it should increase its efforts to 
translate that status into concrete, 
operational terms. Specifically, the 
campus requires an exemplary cur- 
riculum, effective and efficient ad- 
ministration, up-to-date computing 
and library facilities, modern physical 
facilities, and adequate resources. It 
must also develop a sense of intellec- 
tual and academic community com- 
mensurate with that of our peer in- 
stitutions. And in recognition of its 
standing as a major university cam- 
pus, ColJege Park deserves a greater 
degree of autonomy, especially in its 
administrative procedures, and in its 
relations with Central Administration. 

II. Curriculum. The campus should 
revise the USP requirements to unify 
the curriculum. Specific recommen- 
dations include the introduction of a 
freshman seminar, a senior 'capstone' 
experience, a heightened student sen- 
sitivity to normative questions 
throughout the curriculum, revision 
of foreign language entrance and 
graduation requirements, reconsidera- 
tion of the credit requirements and 
rationale for departmental major re- 
quirements, and consideration of the 
creation of an Honors College. As 
part of a more integrated approach 
to curriculum and instruction, the 
campus must improve its system of 
student advising. 

HI. Teaching. The campus should 
improve its evaluation and reward of 
teaching; one important step would 
be the creation of a Teaching Center 
to stimulate teaching innovation at 
the undergraduate level. 
IV. Academic Community. The 
campus should seek to create a 
greater sense of community among 
faculty, staff, and students. Specifical- 
ly, it should: 

— devise new measures for horizon- 
tal integration across the campus; 
create a standing committee on the 
quality of campus life; improve inter- 
nal communications through more 



open meetings and academic and 
social gatherings, the creation of a 
new campus journal, and enhanced 
use of telecommunications 
technology to create networked com- 
munities across campus; 
— provide more common facilities 
for group meetings and conferences. 
A centrally located Faculty Club or 
Faculty Activities Center is an urgent 
need. 

— provide greater means of recogniz- 
ing individual achievement and take 
special steps to improve faculty-staff 
relations and communication. 

V. Administration. The campus 
should restructure the Campus Senate 
and re-examine its administrative 
structure, having among its objectives 
better integration between faculty 
and administrative offices, a more 
academically responsive ad- 
ministrative structure (especially in 
support of externally funded 
research), and better communication. 
Among the steps which could be 
taken to realize these objectives, we 
recommend: expert reviews of ad- 
ministrative and service units, in- 
cluding Motor Vehicles, Personnel, 
Purchasing, Physical Plant, Payroll, 
and the Financial Accounting System; 
improved means of recording and 
disseminating the results of campus 
planning studies, to create an institu- 
tional memory; and greater delega- 
tion of academic policy formulation 
to faculty bodies. 

VI. Physical Resources. The State 
must make a major investment in the 
campus' physical plant and facilities, 
both to correct problems created by 
chronic underfunding and to support 
the current operations of its flagship 
campus. This investment should in- 
clude resources for expansion, 
renovation, and maintenance of the 
existing stock of classrooms, offices, 
and laboratory space. In addition, the 
campus should make a greater com- 
mitment to excellence in visual 
design and conduct a review of the 
ways its physical plant serves or fails 
to serve academic needs. In par- 
ticular, College Park should improve 
building ambiance, particularly in 
public spaces, to afford greater 
hospitatlity to newcomers and assist 
visitors through the creation of a 
Visitor's Center and improved public 
information about the layout of the 
campus; and improve parking 
facilities and management. In order 
to finance such initiatives, the cam- 
pus should seek new financing 
measures and sources. Finally, if cam- 
pus efforts to improve the quality of 
the campus physical plant are to suc- 
ceed, procedural changes will also be 
required: fundamental alteration of 
the architect/engineer selection pro- 
cess; relief from the oversight role of 
State Offices for Planning and 
General Services; and the delegation 
of major construction authority to 
the campus. 

VII. Academic Resources. The 
campus should attempt to make 
significant improvements in its prin- 
cipal academic resources, the com- 
puting and library systems. In par- 
ticular, the campus requires a 
substantial investment in distributed 



computing (workstations, networks, 
and computing support staff), major 
improvements to annual library ac- 
quisititons, special initiatives to 
remedy historic deficiencies in cam- 
pus library collections, and more staff 
positions for the Library. If the 
Library is to enhance its collections, 
it will also need to expand its inter- 
nal data collection efforts and better 
integrate academic and library plan- 
ning. In order to ensure that the 
most appropriate and advanced 
technology is made available to the 
campus, we recommend the creation 
of a position for a senior campus of- 
ficer to coordinate information 
technology development across 
academic computing and library ac- 
tivities and systems. 
VIII. Financial Resources. The 
campus must seek aditional means 
for acquiring the resources needed to 
support its mission including addi- 
tional borrowing, public fund-raising 
initiatives, new tuition strategies, and 
increaed efforts to raise the level of 
State appropriations. 



aspects of campus facilities and 
planning; 

* a committee on the quality of 
campus life, to improve the quality 

- of academic life and form a more 
cohesive community; 

* a committee for long-range 
library planning; 

* an academic-administrative com- 
mittee to monitor support services; 

4 a committee to revise the USP; 

* a committee on the administra- 
tion of the revised USP; and 

* a committee to consider the 
creation of an Honors College. 
III. To help facilitate the response 
we believe essential, we recommend 
that the Chancellor designate one 
person involved in the present 
review to serve as his Special Assis- 
tant for follow-up to the Self-Study, 
and that the Chancellor provide 
periodic reports to the Campus 
Senate on the implementation of the 
findings and recommendations of the 
Middle States Self-Study. 



Library Volumes JPer Faculty Member, 
FY 1984—85 



4,000 
3,500 
3,000 
2,500 
2,000 
1.500 
1,000 
500 




Texas Virginia NC State UMCP Michigan North 
A&M Tech State Carolina 



Texas Virginia Wiscon Michigan Illinois 



Sources: ARL Statistics: 1984 — 85, Association of Research Libraries, 1986 National Center for Education 
Statistics, FY 1984—85 data. 



FINAL 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

The Self-Study report contains 
three proposals for follow-up 
measures to the entire report. They 
are: 

I. In cooperation with campus public 
information personnel, the 
Chancellor should take measures to 
bring the contents of this Self-Study 
to the attention of University, State, 
and community bodies. While our 
report candidly discusses both 
strengths and weaknesses, our fin- 
dings and recommendations should 
be made known. Much of the work 
to be done requires the assistance 
and support of persons and bodies 
external to the campus, and the Self- 
Study presents an unusually good op- 
portunity to bring campus needs and 
aspirations to that larger community. 

II. The Chancellor, working in con- 
junction with the Senate, should 
move to institute the seven Commit- 
tees called for in earlier chapters. 

*an architectural advisory commit- 
tee to advise the campus administra- 
tion on the architectural and aesthetic 



In addition to this list of recom- 
mendations, the first seven chapters 
of the Self-Study contain a wealth of 
significant information on such issues 
as undergraduate instruction, cur- 
ricular reforms, the quality of campus 
life, governance, academic computing 
and library resources — information 
that has relevance for every campus 
constituency. Copies of the docu- 
ment have been widely distributed to 
each college and school. They can 
be obtained in each dean's office or 
found in McKeldin Library. ■ 

— Roz Hiebert 



Outlook 

September 22, 1986 



Campus Photo Service 
Dispensing Goodies 

To celebrate its grand reopening at 
its new location in the Home 
Management House, Campus 
Photographic Services is giving away 
free gifts to all who drop by to say 
"hello," says Supervisor Larry 
Crouse. "We're standing by to give 
any photographic help possible/' he 
says. The festivities close with a 
drawing, Fri., Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. 
Prizes include a 35mm Polaroid 
autoprocessor, Polaroid slide 
mounter, an 8 x 10 color portrait 
and color print enlargements. 




Behind counter: Rosalba Nelra, Larry Crouse Customer: Pablo Menlnato (HSAD). 



CAMPUS COMMENT 

Letters to the Editor 



Since Outlook made its campus 
debut Sept. 2, we have received 
many comments about the new 
weekly publication. The follow- 
ing is a sampling of letters to the 
editor. We hope you keep the 
letters coming on what you read 
in Outlook, or on any other cam- 
pus issue in which you have an 
interest and wish to share with 
our readers. 



Just wanted to take a minute to say 
how nice the Outlook looks. I'm im- 
pressed! It's really a very attractive 
publication, one that you've clearly 
put a lot of work into. Ice cream for 
all hands! 

Glenn Dickinson 

Editor in Chief 

the diamondback 



Congratulations on the new Outlook. 
1 like it. It has already served to let 
me know what's going on in my 
own department — one of my col- 



FYI 



Kontrol Kards on Kampus 

While eight campus parking lots cur- 
rently are equipped with control 
gates, only those at lots C, L, Y, and 
Z* can be programmed. Should a car 
owner's control card become lost or 
stolen, a replacement card can be 
issued. The gate is "reprogrammed" 
to not accept the original control 
card, says Paulette Godin, faculty/staff 
supervisor in the Dept. of Motor 
Vehicle Administration. Lots W, A, U 
and HH are gated but not yet equip- 
ped with programming capability. 
"Although everybody wants them," 
Godin notes, "gates are not always 
the answer to parking problems." 
Cost, approximately $6,000 per gate, 
is often prohibitive, she says, and 
gated lots are sometimes the targets 
for vandalism. 

Gold Star Honor 

The Maryland Alpha chapter of Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity was recently 
honored by the General Fraternity 
when it was named winner of the 
Fraternity's Gold Star Chapter award. 
The award is symbolic of excellence 
in scholarship, finances, community 
service, pledge education programs 
and overall operations. 

Lewis' Post Column Praised 

The Metropolitan Area Mass Media 
Committee of the American Assn. of 
University Women has presented a 
Letter of Recognition to Roger K. 
Lewis (Architecture) commending 
"the sound workmanship and high 
quality of accomplishment" of Lewis' 
"Shaping the City" column in The 
Washington Post, 

Dardis Speaks at 
Consumer Conference 

Rachel Dardis (Textiles and Con- 
sumer Econ.) spoke on "International 



leagues was promoted. I was on the 
founding committee for "Precis," but 
this is a classier publication. It should 
be even more adept at filling that 
great communications void at College 
Park. 

Mavis Reeves 

Associate Professor 

Government and Politics 



Congratulations on Outlook. I am 
glad you can expand all the informa- 
tion about what is going on on cam- 
pus into this larger format. 1 would 
like to mention one produc- 
tion/distribution problem. Of the four 
copies for our four staff members, 
three were without the inside pages. 
We shared the one complete one, 
but other people might be missing 
four pages of valuable information. 

Elizabeth McElroy 

Chemistry Librarian 
Chemistry Bldg. 




Kontrol Kard machine 

Trade: The Consumer's Stake" at the 
International Conference on Research 
in the Consumer Interest in 
Wingspread, Wisconsin last month. 

Wolde-Tinsae Vists China 

Amde Wolde-Tinsae (Civil Eng.) spent 
two weeks in the People's Republic 
of China during the summer as a 
guest lecturer at Hunan University. 
He delivered a series of lectures on 
his research on passive solar applica- 
tion in masonry structures, seismic 
strengthening of masonry walls, in- 
tegral abutment bridges, soil-structure 
interaction, and composite masonry 
structures. 

Wirth on Visiting Committee 

UMCP mechanical engineering 
graduate and general supervisor in 
the Real Estate and Facilities Services 
Section of the Baltimore Gas and 
Electric Company Joseph J. Wirth, 
Jr., has been appointed to the 



When I opened the envelope and 
saw the new Outlook I exclaimed 
"Terrific!" When I finished reading 
it, I breathed, "Outstanding!" If you 
can maintain that quality, and I 
believe you can, you should win 
some prizes from publications 
organizations this year, as well as the 
gratitude of the campus community 
to be so well served newswise. 
Thank you so much for keeping me 
on your mailing list. I keep involved 
on the campus and need this 
publication. 

Alice M. Piper 

Hyattsville, MD 



Your recent article in the Sept. 2 
issue of Outlook was received very 
favorably by the Department of 
Physical Plant and no doubt by the 
campus as well. Jim Ashby is a very 
popular and respected employee in 
Physical Plant and your article 
highlighted his many attributes, as 
well as highlighting the Department 
through Jim and the Hafer Award. . 



Visiting Committee of the School of 
Architecture. 

New Member for SBHE 

Governor Hughes has named a 
UMCP graduate to membership on 
the State Board for Higher Education. 
C. Lawrence Wiser, an attorney in 
Kensington, holds a bachelor's 
degree in economics from UMCP. He 
is a former member of the Maryland 
State Senate and the House of 
Delegates. He will serve a five-year 
term which began July 1 . 

ISEC Participants 

WiJliam Rivera (Ag and Extension 
Educ.) has been appointed co- 
chairman of the Committee on Inter- 
national Organizations of the Interna- 
tional Science and Education Council, 
and Earl Brown (Ag and Resource 
Economics) serves on ISEC's 
Research Committee. 

Applications Sought 
for Honor Society 

Sigma Circle of Omicron Delta Kap- 
pa, the national leadership honor 
society, is accepting applications for 
membership. Established a.t UMCP in 
1927, the society recognizes men and 
women who have attained a high 
standard of efficiency in collegiate ac- 
tivities including scholarship, 
athletics, service, communications 
and creative and performing arts. Ap- 
plications are available in the Office 
of the Vice Chancellor for Student 
Affairs, 2108 North Admin. Deadline 
is Sept. 29. 

Heim at Clarinet Conference 

Norman Heim (Music) presented a 
session on Clarinet Repertory at the 
recent International Clarinet Society 
Conference in Seattle. Heim's new 



both Frank Brewer, our Director, and 
I are very pleased. 

A. D. Guggolz 

Assistant Director 
Physical Plant 



What a surprise — Outlook, I mean! 
Super. ..professional.,, and I couldn't 
even find a single typo! I like the 
journalistic style — no puffery, no 
propaganda — real news. Therefore, I 
either read or scanned every word. 
The design is nice, too, worthy of an 
institution such as the University of 
Maryland; it is simple, clean, modern 
but also attention-getting. Keep up 
the good work. 

Marjorie H. Silver 

Squaw Valley, CA 



Congratulations on Outlookl It looks 
real good. 

Thomas D. Wilkerson 

Research Professor 
IPST 



work, "Arabesques, Op. 99" for 
clarinet and piano had its premiere at 
the Conference. In August, Heim was 
appointed Eastern Division Chairman 
for the National Assn. for College 
Wind and Percussion Instructors. 

Electrical Engineers to Munich 

Fazi Emad and Isaak Mayergoyz 
(Electrical Eng.) recently attended a 
meeting of the International Con- 
ference on Electric Machines in 
Munich, West Germany where they 
delivered papers on their research 
work. 

Hospitality Families Sought 

More than 5,000 students from 135 
countries are attending UMCP this 
fall. The Office of International 
Education Services is looking for 
families to join the Hospitality Family 
Program by periodically sharing a 
meal and conversation with an inter- 
national student. If you would like to 
open your home to a UMCP student 
from another culture, contact OIES at 
454-3043. 

Memoriam 

Herman Maril, professor emeritus of 
painting at UMCP and one of 
Baltimore's best known and most 
popular native artists, died Sept. 6 at 
Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., 
near his summer home in Pro- 
vincetown. He taught studio art at 
College Park for 30 years, beginning 
in 1947 and ending with his designa- 
tion as professor emeritus in 1977. A 
lifelong Baltimore resident, Maril is 
survived by his wife, Esta, and two 
children. 



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