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OUTLOOK 



A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK 



JUNE 21, 1993 
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 32 



University to Offer Country's First Master's 
Degree in Survey Methodology 



The country's first Master of Sci- 
ence d eg ree i n Su r vey M e t h od o lo gy 
will be offered this fail at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland at College Park 
through a joint program with the 
University of Michigan and Westat, 
Inc., a survey organization located in 
Rockville, Md. 

The program is funded bv a five- 
vear, $4.1 million grant from the 
National Science Foundation through 
a congressional appropriation 
designed to improve the technical 
skills of the federal statistical work 
force. 

According to Stanley Presser, pro- 
fessor of sociology at College Park 
and director of the new Joint Pro- 
gram in Survey Methodology, federal 
agencies spend billions of dollars on 
surveys that are vital to setting and 
administering government policy. 
But many of the professionals con- 
ducting these surveys have had no 
formal training in survey methods. 

"The inter-disciplinary nature of 
survey methodology has thwarted 
previous efforts to formalize a pro- 
gram, but we can now offer these 
professionals an inter-disciplinary 
approach to state-of-the-art practices 
in the statistical and methodological 
aspects of surveys," says Presser. 

"The Joint Program in Survey 
Methodology is, in essence, a depart- 
ment of survev methodology, coalesc- 
ing the skills of survey statisticians 
and methodologists from a variety of 
institutions," added University oi 
Michigan faculty member Robert 
Groves, associate director of the Joint 




Lilly Teaching Fellows Named 

13 Faculty Receive Award J 

Budget Supplement 

'hurts. Btplunations, Etc 

Goldhaber Retires 



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Reflects on Cbaikngcs Fai iflg 

ihe University... 

New MBA Curriculum 

Workplace Experience is Key 



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Program. 

The program also will conduct 
innovative research in survey statis- 
tics and methodology, with special 
f o cu s o n federal surveys. 

"This award is yet further recogni- 
tion of our faculty's expertise and the 
institution's commitment to serve the 
needs of the state and nation," says 
President William E, Kirwan. "We 
look forward with great anticipation 
to working with our colleagues at the 
University of Michigan and Westat in 
the delivery of this vitally important 
new program." 

The program will be administra- 
tively headquartered in College 
Park's College of Behavioral and 
Social Sciences, and will utilize exper- 
tise found in that college, hut it also 
will draw on the expertise of profes- 
sors from the Colleges of Education; 
Business and Management; and Com- 
puter, Mathematical and Physical Sci- 
ences; and the School of Public 
Affairs. 

The Westat team will be led by 
Graham Kalton, who will be joined 
by other Westat senior technical staff 
to provide instruction in the graduate 
program. 

In addition to Groves, two other 
University of Michigan staff will relo- 
cate to College Park, while other 
Michigan staff will remain in Ann 
Arbor and teach in the Joint Program 
through use of two-way audio/ video 
connection. 



Students who enroll in the pro- 
gram can choose from two areas of 
concentration: statistical science, 
focusing on sample design, estima- 
tion in complex samples, variance 
estimation, statistical measurement 
error models, and statistical adjust- 
ments for missing data; and social 
science, focusing on questionnaire 
design, modes of data collection, sur- 
vey management, non -sampling error 
reduction, and cognitive psychologi- 
cal approaches to survey measure- 
ment. 

— Beth Workman 




Some of the 4,800 graduates who received degrees at Commencement on May 20. 



University Hosts U.S. and Russian Business Conference 



Seven high-ranking Russian offi- 
cials met with U.S. business leaders 
in College Park on June 1 1 and 12 to 
discuss mutually beneficial business 
development in Russia and the 
Newly independent States. 

The exclusive conference and busi- 
ness dialogue, titled "Russia and the 
United States— Economic Progress 
Through Cooperation," is designed to 
create and advance business relations 
by providing a forum for one-on-one 
consultations that will become the 
foundation of long-lasting business 
relationships. 

"While the Clinton administra- 
tion's assistance packages to Russia 
and other efforts to stabilize the ruble 
are substantia! in their own right, 
they are actually only pump priming 
aimed at enticing private investment 
to make the major impact," savs War- 
ren Phillips, professor of government 
and politics, and senior vice chairman 
of Maryland -Moscow, Inc., which 



organized the conference with the 
Russian Academy of National Econo- 
my. "And the kev to private invest- 
ment is better coordination between 
Russia's government and newly 
emerging private sector and the 
Western business community, which 
can only come about with significant- 
ly increased interaction and under- 
standing." 

Thev held discussions about eco- 
nomic reform in Russia, financial and 
banking infrastructures, and the cre- 
ation of large-scale entrepreneurial 
cooperation with representatives 
from the international Monetary 
Fund, the World Bank, the U.S. 
Chamber of Commerce, BiSNIS, Edi- 
son Electric Institute, SA1C, Unibros, 
Goldman-Sachs, CONOCO, the Mar- 
riott Corporation and others. 

While Tolkachvov gave assurances 
that Russians are moving more rapid- 

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Fourth of July Celebration 

A country music concert and fireworks display will take place at the university 
on Sunday, July 4. The one-hour concert, featuring Marge Calhoun and The 
New Heartbreak Band, will be held in Lot 1 at 8 p.m. A fireworks display will 
follow at 9:15 or 9:30 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks display only will be 
Monday, July 5. Those attending the events may feel free to picnic, but alcohol 
will not be permitted. For more information, call 864-8877. 



Freshman Theme Book Program to Begin in Fall 




To increase the sense of commu- 
nity for first year students, all 
incoming freshmen will read a 
special theme book that will be 
incorporated into class discus- 
sions and lectures. The book to 
be used this fall is Garry Wills' 
Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln 
at Gettysburg. 

The goal of the theme book 
program is to give first vear 
students their first common 
experience together on cam- 
pus, which usually doesn't 
occur until graduation, says 



Student Regent Michael Seel man, 
who helped develop the idea with 
Student Government Association 
President Jennifer Kelly. 

The book will be distributed to 
freshman at orientation, and then dis- 
cussed in ENGL101, a class which 
most first year students are required 
to take. To reach those students not 
taking ENGL101, freshman orienta- 
tion courses such as HONRHH) and 
EDCP108O will also use the text. 

The book was chosen on the basis 
of its readability, positive tone, inclu- 
siveness, brevitv, appropriate title. 



engaging quality, and its easily 
understandable context. 

TheSGA has pledged SI 0,000 in 
support of the program. Financial 
support has also been offered by the 
Provost's Office, the Student Affairs 
Office, and the University Honors 
Program. In addition, each of the 13 
members of the Council of Deans has 
verbally pledged $1,000. 

J'Jen and I are so excited that so 
many people could come together so 
quick! v to accomplish this for the stu- 
dents of our university," says Seelman. 
— Heather Davis 



Shuttle-UM Wins Achievement Award 



Shuttle- Li M has been awarded the 
Neil E. Goldschmidt Achievement 
Award in the 1993 American Public 
Transit Association Bus Safety Award 
Competition. This award is given in 
recognition of high achievement in 
traffic and passenger safety among 



transit systems of the United States 
and Canada. 

A total of 124 transit systems, clas- 
sified by bus vehicle miles operated, 
weather, population and general traf- 
fic conditions of the service area, 
were divided into five divisions and 




In mid-May. Coopers & Lybrand's Technology Network Exchange hosted its Collegiate 
Challenge in Reston. Virginia. The challenge? Global expansion—literally. Each five-student 
squad attempted to inflate a 12-inch globe using a variety of unconventional sources and 
an impractical design buift to accomplish a simple, practical task. The grand prize of 
S 5,000 in scholarships went to a student team from the University of Virginia. Teams from 
George Washington University, Howard University and the University of Maryland at College 
Park (pictured above) split the remaining $5,000 in scholarship awards. 



Maryland-Moscow 

continued from page 1 

lv than ever to put into place appro- 
priate legal, banking and insurance 
policies to facilitate business, Agan- 
begvan stressed the need for Ameri- 
can government funds to assist in 
creating a market opportunity for 
Western companies. He also noted 
that the creation of Russian business 
plans and investment portfolios 
requires training that, despite being 
underway, would benefit from busi- 
ness-to-business relations. 



The Russian Academy of National 
Economy is a direct arm of the Rus- 
sian Council of Ministers and the 
country's leading training and 
research center providing solutions to 
the wide range of problems related to 
the Newly Independent States' transi- 
tion to market economies. 

Maryland-Moscow, Inc., is an 
independent, non-profit corporation 
established by the University of 
Maryland at College Park on the ini- 
tiative of Maryland Governor Donald 
Schaefer. 

— Beth Workman 



competed for the Bus Safety Awards. 
Shuttle-UM was ranked second in its 
class for overall safety this past year. 

The 1993 Achievement Award 
marks the second year in a row that a 
Neil E. Goldschmidt Award was 
received by Shuttle-UM. In 1992, 
Shuttle-UM received the Silver 
Award, given for best overall safety 
record in its class. 



Correction 

• Bart Landrv, sociology, 
should have been included in the 
1993-94 Graduate Research Board 
Semester Research Award list that 
appeared in the May 3 OUTLOOK, 

• Instead of combining to give 
in excels of $1 million dollars to 
the university over the past two 
decades, a May 10 OUTLOOK 
photo caption of representatives 
from AlliedSignal, Inc. and the 
General Electric Company should 
have stated that each company has 
given more than $1 million dollars. 



OUTLOOK 



OUTLOOK is the weekly faculty-staff newspaper serving 
the College Park campus community. 



Kathryn Costello 


Vice President for 




Instituiional Advance mem 


Roland King 


Director o( Public Information 


Judith Bair 


Director of University Publications 


John Fritz 


Editor 


John T. Consoll 


Format Designer 


Kerstln A. Neteler 


Layoul & Produclion 


Al Danegget 


Photography 


Jennifer Grogan 


Production Interns 


Wendy Henderson 





Letters to the editor, story suggestions, campus infor- 
mation & calendar items are welcome. Please submit 
all material at least two weeks before the Monday of 
publication. Send It lo Editor OUTLOOK. 2101 Turner 
Building, through camous mail or to University ol 
Maryland, College Park, WID 20742. Our telephone 
number is (301 1 405-4621. Electronic mall address is 
jtrit?@umcfacc.umd.edu. Fas number is (3011 314-9344. 



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Therapeutic Massage Now Available at Health Center 

Do you suffer from stress, tension, or aching muscles? If so, try the Therapeutic 
Massage Services at the University Health Center. Both Swedish Massage (for 
deep relaxation and stress reduction) and Deep Tissue Massage (to eliminate 
muscular pain) are available. Massages are provided bv Gloria Rav Carpeneto, 
M.A., who is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body-work and is a 
member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). The cost is 
$30/ hour, $20 /ha If hour, or $15 for a 15-minute head and neck massage. 
Patrons should pay through the university. For more information or to sched- 
ule an appointment, call the Health Education Office at 314-8128. 




1993-1994 Lilly-CTE Teaching Fellows Named 




Standing (l-r) are Maynard Mack, Jr., co-director of the program; Bruce James, Spencer Benson, 
Patrick Craig. Charles Schwartz, Marilee Lindemann, Jo Paoletti and Ira Berlin, acting dean for 
undergraduate studies: seated (l-r) are Richard Racusen, Ronald Terchek and Gabriele Strauch. 



The university's Lilly-CTE Teach- 
ing Fellows Program is designed to 
provide faculty members with the 
opportunity to meet regularly during 
the academic year to develop individ- 
ual and common interests in under- 
graduate teaching. 

Thirteen faculty members from 
diverse disciplines have been selected 
to be 1993-94 Lilly-CTE Teaching Fel- 
lows. 

They are: Spencer Benson, assis- 
tant professor, microbiology; Erve 
Chambers, professor, anthropology; 
Patrick M. Craig, associate professor, 
art; Patti Gillespie, professor, theatre; 
Bruce James, associate professor, 
agronomy; Peggy Johnson, associate 
professor, civil engineering; Marilee 
Lindemann, assistant professor, 
English; lohn Otlahavan, assistant 
professor, curriculum and instruc- 
tion; Jo Paoletti, associate professor, 
American studies; Richard Racusen, 



Letter to the Editor 

The article bv Solly Granatstein, 
"Libraries Saddled with Budget Cuts 
and Rising Journal Costs" (April 19 
issue of OUTLOOK) includes the sug- 
gestion that faculty should use their 
influence to restrain publishers from 
charging excessive subscription 
prices for journals. But the onlv way 
to influence those publishers is to 
start canceling subscriptions for the 
worst offenders. 

It would make sense to start with 
Gordon & 13 reach, since thev have 
become notorious for trying, through 
lawsuits and threatening letters, to 
intimidate scientists and librarians 
who have complained about their 
excessive prices. Gordon & Breach's 
reputation is now so bad that thev 
have trouble getting scientists to edit 
their journals or submit good papers 
to them, so the journals are becoming 
worthless. Canceling most or all Gor- 
don & Breach journals would ease 
the UMCP library budget and also 
serve as a warning to other publishers. 
— Stephen C. Bru^li 
History & IPST, UMCP 
(on' leave for 1992-93) 



associate professor, botany; Charles 
W. Schwartz, associate professor, 
civil engineering; Gabriele L. Strauch, 
associate professor, German and 
Slavic; and Ronald J. Terchek, associ- 
ate professor, government and politics. 

This program is open to all full- 
time tenured and tenure track faculty 
regardless of rank. Faculty members 
are each provided with $3,000 to 
assist with the development of pro- 
jects and topics related to undergrad- 
uate teaching. 

The Lilly-CTE Teaching Fellows 
Program is a joint venture between 
the Office of the Dean for Undergrad- 
uate Studies and the Center for 
Teaching Excellence (CTE). It contin- 
ues to kindle some of the most excit- 
ing dialogues and projects 
concerning undergraduate education, 
and is dedicated to improving the cli- 
mate for teaching on this campus. 

"What makes this program so 
unique is that it allows faculty from 
several disciplines to come together 
outside of their individual depart- 
ments and broaden their horizons 
concerning methods and ideas for 
teaching," says Jim Greenberg, co- 



director for the Lilly-CTE Teaching 
Fe 1 1 o vv s pro g ra m . 

The 1992-93 fellows accomplished 
more than thev expected last year 
and felt the year's efforts to be a suc- 
cess. As a part of their efforts, they 
organized an Invitational Symposium 
last spring entitled, "Revitalizing 
Higher Education Through Revalu- 
ing Teaching". 

The 1993-94 Fellows will begin 
meeting at the start of the academic 
year. Forthcoming plans have yet to 
be decided. 

For more information on the pro- 
gram, call Jim Greenberg at 405-3154 
or 405-9363. 

— Kntln/ Eteniiht 




George Meyerson, president of the 
System Sciences Division of the 
Computer Science Corporation, visited 
College Park for a luncheon with 
President Kirwan and a check presenta- 
tion for the College of Computer, 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 
The $10,500 gift is the second annual 
installment for a CSC scholarship for 
academically talented students in the 
Department of Computer Science. 



Stone Receives NSF Grant to Study Urban Education 



Clarence Stone, professor of gov- 
ernment and politics, has been 
awarded a $420,000 National Science 
Foundation grant for a project study- 
ing the politics of urban education in 
ten large American cities. 

In addition to Stone, the principal 
investigator, the 17-member research 
team includes well-known urban 
scholars from a number of academic 
institutions from around the nation. 

The cities to be studied include 
Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, 
Houston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St. 
Louis, San Francisco and Washington, 
DC. 

Manv studies conclude that class- 
rooms in the inner city are over- 
crowded and underfunded, and that 
urban school systems have not taken 
the appropriate steps to accommo- 
date or serve the increasingly poor 
and mainly minority students that 



they serve. 

The research will examine the con- 
nections between schools and many 
other urban institutions that con- 
tribute formally and informally to the 
process of education. In particular, 
the project seeks to discover the civic 
and political circumstances that have 
allowed some cities to respond to the 
crisis in urban education more effec- 
tively than others. 

The study will begin examining 
pre-K programs and finish with post- 
graduation transitions to college or 
work, and will focus on the efforts of 
inner city schools to initiate innova- 
tive programs. 

The project will analyze successful 
and unsuccessful attempts at school 
reform, and include a list of recom- 
mendations for government, school, 
and community officials. The study is 
to be completed in 1 995. 




Clarence Stone 



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Editor's Note 

When the 1994 fiscal year begins next week, the university will have completed 
a process that is one and half years long and includes documentation of every- 
thing from the odometer readings on all vehicles to the number of PCs. Devel- 
oped by Warren Kelley, acting director of ORPB, this chart provides a general 
overview of the operating and capital budget processes. Exact revenue-expense 
descriptions are difficult to represent, but generally revenue sources progress 
from left to right as arrows; expenses end in boxes. 



Budget Office Creates 
New Preparation 
Software 

To simplify the process of prepar- 
ing the university's budget, the Office 
of Resource Planning and Budgets 
(ORPB) distributed a budget software 
package to departments and colleges 
to replace the bulky computer print- 
outs thev used to send out and 
receive several years ago. 

The Preparation Analysis Support 
System (PASS), which replaced 
Microbud, a previous software pack- 
age used since 1989, includes menu- 
driven screens, data query capabilities 
and can be distributed and retrieved 
across the campus network. 

"We used to get printouts that 
were four feet high," says Warren 
Kelley, acting director of ORPB. "This 
year, we just distributed and collect- 
ed the information on floppy disks 
and consolidated it into our overall 
working budget." 

The idea for PASS was created 
when former assistant vice president 
for ORPB James Hyatt and Bill 
McLean, director of budget and fiscal 
affairs in academic affairs, were dis- 
satisfied with the Microbud software 
system. 

"We checked with a number of 
institutions, including MIT, concern- 
ing the types of budget and analysis 
systems they were using," says 
Hyatt, now associate chancellor at 
UC-Berkeley. 'They were basically 
entering budget data into spread 
sheet software, such as Excel and 
Lotus." 

Rather than adapt commercial 
budget software to their needs, Hyatt 
and McLean — who named the sys- 
tem — worked with the College of 
Computer, Mathematical and Physi- 
cal Sciences over a two year period to 
develop and test PASS. 

ORPB Systems Analyst Juancho 
Baino, who actually developed the 
package and oversaw the training 
and implementation of PASS with 80 
budget officers on campus this year, 
received rave reviews. He's even 
received a request from UMBC to do 
a presentation. 

The PASS software could become 
popular at other institutions, too. 
Though Berkeley's budget prepara- 
tion process is different from College 
Park's, Hyatt says he is looking at 
how to integrate PASS into Berkeley's 
new relational budget system. 

"I believe PASS is quite unique in 
the world of budget preparation at 
higher education institutions," he says, 

— John Fritz 



OPERATING BUDGET PROCESS 

• $596 million for FY '94 



Non-State Program 

• Sponsored Research 

• Private Giving 

• Auxiliary (self-supporting) 
Enterprises 

• Mandatory fees 

• $266m for FY '94 



University projects nttn- 
state budget levels for 
sponsored research; 
reviews auxiliary budgets 
such as tnlcrcolEeftiatc 
athletics and Shuttle-lfM.; 
mandatory f«* are set 



ftgfo Asking 
Budget 



State Program 

* Tuition 

* General Funds 

* $350m for FY 94 



LWiCPisoncof II 
system institutions that, 
through 8GR. submits 
(lurrcni People Services 
request for general hinds 
for the state program 
Funding ceiling is set, 
needs & pfeaitagwffl 
become more defined at 
end of l he current fiscal 
year. 



8Gff.5tt6wfij 

Astoug Hndgei to 

DHrVuhiih 

guivnittrajhr 



Tuition and associated 
fees arc 5CE; UMSA 
allocates use of general 
funds fur institutional 
priorities such as 
enhancement plan and/or 
stale-mandated increases 
such JisCOlA 



CPS 
REQUEST 



ASKING 
BUDGET 



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July 



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CAPITAL BUDGET PROCESS 





Via (.PS, fat icn funding \ 
ceiling is set. Since '90. \ 
operating funding was \ 
cue from Slim to$4m } 
annually hy shifting part / 
of base to state capital / 
hudgei / 




Facilities Renewal 

Similar to depredation 
expen.se. this annual budget 
program provides for 
renovation of existing facilities 
and infrastructure. 


t'rujecl listing 
submitted 

with Asking 

Operating 

Budget. 



System Funded 
Construction 

Non-state funded allocations for 
specific construction projects. 



UM: 
con 
pro; 



State Capital Budget 

State-funded allocations 
for teaching, research, 
service and institutional 
support facilities. 



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\ 

Through BOR. IIMCP \ 
requcsl for capital funds \ 
is submitted as part of \ 
UMSA capital budget to / 

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DBFP/DGS 
Hearings 












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Budget Key 

BOR = Board of Regents 

UMSA = University of Maryland System Administration 

MHEC = Maryland Higher Education Commission 

DPFP = Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning 

DGS = Department of General Services 

CPS = Current People Services 

GA = General Assembly 



PROCESS 



USE OF FUNDS 



BORudmOs 

Asking BuigH i" 

WFPuhcb 

[ancaras tu 
gatvmtr after 

remit 



Like (tA, governor s main 
concern is the slate 
program; however, 
governor reviews nun 
stale budget levels, such 
,,, |] K tpunvirc-d rtH'jn li 
progrmt and indirect 
costs rceoverv. 



Gwrttur submits 
budget to 

GA. which can 
utiiyatt biuret 



Governor reviews use of 
(icncral Funds. Governor 
tan increase hudgcl levels 
E"n >n> iMitial (IPS 
allocation hul possibly 
R-dlKCS. 



CiA may review non-stale 
issues: during recent 
session, legislators 
inquired about lack of full 
capacity in residence halls. 
I ;ii jv. seis non-mandatory 
fee* such as reborn, btiartl 
and parking 



Current Funds 
Restricted 

(20% of FY '94) 



After (1 A 

apfm>ral in 

tyring, unto 

begins athn.cltitig 

budget, which 

takes effect July I. 



GA reviews use of state 
funds .1 : i I deliberates on 
tullion: recent session 
resulicd in inquiry alxiut 
full et>sts of educating 
non-state students. 
Through PASS budget 
software, I 'MCP 
distributes working 
budget lo prepare for 
alkx ation 




Current Funds 
Unrestricted 

(80% of FY 'J4) 



Tuition 
General Funds 

• S201m for FY 94 
f Includes classified 
increment, 1,25% 
merit Increase 
and $Z.5mdebi 
service for plant 
sciences and 
compuler/space 
sciences buildings) 



I'mjei i Specific , such as: 
■ IBM grinl 
■AltHRlS 
• ICONS (A & H) 



Aux. enterprises, such as: 

• Athletics 

• Dining Services 
Revolving Accounts 

• All divisions 



Academic Affairs: 

■ Agriculture 

■ Architecture 
-A&tl 

• Bch & Soc Sci 
•BMCT 

• CMPS 

• Education 

• Engineering 

• Journalism 

• lib & info Services 

• life Sciences 

■ 1IIJIP 

• Public Affairs 

■ Libraries 
■CSC 

• Academic Aff.(othcr) 

President 
Admin. Affairs 
Student Affairs 
1 nst , Advancement 
Gen. Univ. Exp. 



GOVERNOR'S 
BUDGET 



WORKING 
BUDGET 



January 



GOV. CAPITAL 
BUDGET 



GENERAL 
ASSEMBLY 



Mr 





Finance Committee 


\ 


\ 


Approval: 


Smaller Campus \ 


Departmental Funds 


Projects / 


Central Funds 


/ 


OSHA, Access 


/ 


Programs 


\ 


Renovation Projects: 


Facilities Renewal \ 


Infrastructure 


/ 


(Fumes Hnofc Skinner) 


/ 


Self Support Set-Asides 



Campus initiates 

IW-SA-funcaed 

construction 

program. 




Stale 

appropriated 

plant funds 

available; 

authority 

granted to 

fund projects 

from sale of 

revenue bonds 

during the 

year. 



UMCPCash 



> 



11MS Cash 



Auxiliary' Revenue 

Hoiltis 



Clr. Superconductivity 



Surge Bldgs. 



Manufacturing Bldg. 
Neutral Buovancv 



Parking Garage 2 
Athletics 

• Bm for FY '94 
Campus Recreational Bklg 

• J7.9rn for FY '94 



Academic Revenue 
IVhhIs 



State Bonds 



Governor submits 

stale capital 

budget lo GA, 

includes UMSA 

funded 

construction 

program and 

facilities renewal 

prognim 



Academic Revenue 
Bonds 



Genera! Obligation 
Bonds 



Business/Public Affairs 
Performing Arts Ctr. 

' 12.2m for FY ^ 
Planl Science 
Computer & Space Sci. 



McKcldin I & II 
Animal Science I 
Veterinary Sd. Ctr. 
Microbiology 



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POINTOFVIEW 



Songbook Celebrates 100 Years of "Songs of Spirit" 

Most students, alumni and community residents are familiar with the songs 
"Maryland, Mv Maryland" and "The Maryland Alma Mater," but how many 
can hum a few bars of "Terrapins on Parade"? The new College Park Song Book, 
to contain over twenty- five school songs that have served College Park for 
over 130 years, will serve as a reminder of old favorites. The University of 
Maryland Bands have collected and arranged these songs, but have not, in 
some cases, been able to recover complete versions. If you have music for any 
old Maryland school songs, or if you have interesting anecdotes about their 
use, contact the Band Office, 1 lt)o Tawes Fine Arts Building, or call 405-5542. 



Goldhaber Reflects on University's Growth 



Because of our 
long and 
close relationship, it 
is impossible for me 
to separate my insti- 
tutional view of Jack 
from my personal 
view. I have benefit- 
ted from his leader- 
ship, learned from 
his counsel, been 
sustained by his 
support, and 
enriched by his 
friendship, 
— William E. Kirwan 




During his 32 years at College Park, Jacob 
Goldhaber served as chair of the math depart- 
ment, chair of the Campus Senate, acting 
dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and 
acting provost. In 1986, he received the 
President's Medal for Distinguished Service, 

At the recent Commencement exercis- 
es, President Kirwan announced the 
retirement of Jacob Goldhaber after 32 
yea rs of sen 'ice. Wlrile he didn't give a 
farewell speech then, Goldhaber reflected 
on the challenges facing the university 
during remarks to the last Campus Sen- 
ate meeting on Mail 6. The following is a 
much shortened version. 

! want to tell you, as simply and 
honestly as I can, what I see as the 
immediate challenges before us. 

First, I acknowledge that the set- 
backs to individuals because of the 
cuts have been great: all administra- 
tors — all of us — must recognize, and 
in no wav minimize, the fact that the 
financial difficulties have meant per- 
sonal sacrifice on the part of manv 
faculty, staff, and students. 

I am equally concerned, however, 
about the cumulative, deleterious 
effect this crisis has had on the 
morale of the campus as a whole: my 
clear impression is that the fabric of 
our community has been frayed. 

I believe, first and foremost, it is 
absolutely essential that we reaffirm 
our belief in community. But, how 
are we to be a community if we don't 
trust each other? And unfortunately, I 
have recently felt a growing distrust 
in our relations on campus- — too 
many of us appear to distrust the 
intentions, methods, and ultimate 
goals of others. As a result, too many 
of us are simply becoming disen- 
gaged. We have work to do to regain 
our trust in each other. Only when 
we trust each other can we maintain 
the hallmarks of community— civility 
and openness in discourse, concern 
for individuals, communal ity of goals 
and mission. 

There are also specific issues we 
need to address from the vantage 
poinfof our individual groups: as 



students, faculty, staff and adminis- 
trators. 

Students need to remember that 
education is a two-sided equation: 
teachers teach, but students must 
learn, and must do so by the sweat of 
their brows. . . . Mow well do the stu- 
dents accept their responsibilities, to 
come to classes prepared, to keep 
appointments, to question, to 
immerse themselves in the life of 
intellectual inquiry? 

As faculty, too, we also need to 
pause now, consider our responsibili- 
ties, and see where our efforts have 
gone astray. I have three items to put 
before the faculty. First: Let me give 
you a fact: our undergraduate reten- 
tion rate is approximately 52 percent 
and a substantial majority of the stu- 
dents who drop out are in good aca- 
demic standing: We must care about 
this fact; we must ask why? To what 
extent do we as faculty have a duty to 
nurture students that extends bevond 
preparation for an hour lecture? 

Second: In spite of the fact thai we 
have grown over the years in stature 
and quality in many of our graduate 
programs, for lo these many years, 
approximately half of the graduate 
students who enrol! each year are 
part-time. Why is the number of full- 
timers so small? A corollary issue: the 
75 percent of full-time graduate stu- 
dents who receive support through 
assistantships or fellowships are usu- 
ally integrated completely into the 
life of the graduate program and are 
exposed to the culture of the disci- 
pline. Too often those who pav their 
own way as full or part-time students 
are left to twist in the wind, What are 
our expectations for, and our respon- 
sibilities to, these students? 

And third: I remember one of my 
teachers saying to the class, "1 will 
take you on a stroll through the pas- 
ture o f m a th e m a t i cs . " Th e u n i v ers i ty 
of today has increasingly become a 
market in which experts pass through 
selling their skills instead of a com- 
munity for scholars, full of commit- 
ment, vigor, and intellectual 
excitement. Mas the campus done 
enough to create the atmosphere that 
helps us sustain our joy, our pleasure, 
our dedication to a great calling? 

Administrators and staff also have 
a responsibility: our duty is to serve. 
Independent of the comfort level we 
have in making the decisions, we — 
administrators and staff — should 
make our decisions and perform our 
tasks with humility. Even at the uni- 
versity, or especially at the universi- 
ty, those of us who make the 
decisions, large and small, and per- 
form the tasks that fuel the engine of 
a modern academic enterprise must 
resist the temptation to lord it over 
those who need our service. At every 
level, those of us pushing the paper 



and monitoring the rules need to 
remember that we are here to help — 
in tone, manner, and action. 

Before Vietnam, each faculty 
member had the responsibility to 
advise students. During the Vietnam 
period, at the urging of students, the 
faculty w e re u n bu rd e n e d of this 
responsibility. But the need for advis- 
ing of students remains. Many of our 
students never get to know a faculty 
member outside the classroom; their 
needs range from having a trusted 
faculty member to write a letter of 
recommendation to knowing a facul- 
ty member who can guide and 
encourage their growth within a dis- 
ci p 1 i n e . H o w ca n w e m eet t h ese 
net 'lis.' I recall thai \ er\ reeenth the 
Senate had the courage and foresight 
to add the responsibility of teaching 
to the duties of administrators; might 
we not once again also have a policy 
that requires all faculty members to 
serve as student advisors? 

A second issue the Senate needs to 
address is faculty productivity and its 
compensation. Why not empower a 
tenured faculty member to arrange 
with the department chair thai for a 
period of time, say three vears, the 
faculty member's merit would be 
judged predominantly bv productivi- 
ty in teaching? Some such policy 
needs to be devised that sends the 
clear message that productivity in 
teaching is on a par with productivity 
in research. 

We have come a long wav in 
achieving I he goal of being a great 
university. We surged in the 50s and 
60s, throwing off the old image of a 
university whose one claim to fame 
was thought to be its football team. 
We have been on a Mirge in tin- 80s, 
taking on new challenges, certain that 
we could move from being a good 
state research university to a great 
state research university. We have a 
long way to go. We have the potential 
for greatness; we have a lot going for 
us. But our vision of the university 
we wish to become must go bevond 
the here and now. If our aspiration is 
to become only the kind of institution 
that we now perceive as great, based 
on current models, not only will we 
not significantly improve, we will 
backslide. 

We have had high aspirations, we 
did indeed accomplish much, and we 
can draw renewed strength from our 
achievements. Our next surge must 
be fueled bv our pride, creativity, and 
self-confidence as much as by 
renewed financial resources. We have 
weathered a severe storm and now 
we must once again be bold in our 
aspirations. 



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Now We're Cooking! 

The 1993 Student Affairs Cookbook is now available. Included are over 150 
recipes, from "Sweet & Sour Plum Salad" to "Aunt Michelle's Dog Biscuits." 
All proceeds will go to the Student Affairs Scholarship Fund which is part of 
the faculty and staff campaign. Any donation (tax deductible) will be accepted, 
but a minimum of $10 is suggested. Couriers will deliver cookbooks to pur- 
chasers' offices. Send orders and checks (made payable to the University of 
Maryland Foundation) to Anita K, Ahalt, Office of Commuter Affairs, 1 195 
Stamp Student Union. For more information, call 314-5274. 




"Action Learning" to be Focus of New MBA Curriculum 



Faculty of the College of Business 
and Management voted unanimously 
in May to adopt a new curriculum for 
the MBA program. 

The new curricu turn's most strik- 
ing feature is its emphasis on "action 
learning," that is, experienced-based 
rather than lecture-or case-based 
learning. Students will be divided 
into teams of five and put to work on 
real- world problems in actual compa- 
nies or non-profit organizations. 
Each field project will provide stu- 
dents with far more extensive hands- 
on experience than that which they 
now receive. 

Students also will participate in 



seven Experiential Learning Modules 
(ELMs), which are intensive, week- 
long courses that focus on such topics 
as leadership and career develop- 
ment, business ethics, and interna- 
tional business. Part of each ELM will 
be spent in the classroom, but a larger 
portion will consist of visiting compa- 
nies and bearing from practitioners. 

Another key aspect of the new 
curriculum is the increase in the 
number of electives available to stu- 
dents; 21 credit hours out of the 54 
required. Currently, students can 
take only 12 credit hours of electives. 

In addition, the college will hire a 
director of business communication 



who will develop a comprehensive 
communications program for MBAs. 
The director will teach courses in 
written and oral communications, 
and work closely with instaictors to 
ensure the use of good communica- 
tions skills in all courses, 

"This curriculum is a good exam- 
ple of the Maryland Business School's 
commitment to continuous improve- 
ment," says Dean William Mayer, "It 
shows just how serious we are about 
improving our product — our stu- 
dents — so that they meet the require- 
ments of our customers, the people 
who employ our MBA graduates." 

— Mercy Coogmi 



College Park to Participate in National Service Initiative 



MPOWFR, the university's Sum- 
mer Service Program, is one of 17 
pilot programs selected to be a part of 
President Clinton's "Summer of Ser- 
vice" Initiative. Over 430 programs 
competed for the 17 slots. 

"This is a wonderful opportunity 
for the University of Maryland and 
our community to be a part of a 
national effort thai loi uses people on 
helping one another," says President 
William E. Kirwan. 

The university's Center for Politi- 
cal Leadership and Participation 
(CPLP) and the Office of Community 
Service developed the MPOWER pro- 
gram in partnership with Volunteer 
Maryland and the Maryland Student 
Service Alliance (MSSA). The pro- 
gram was designed to address the 
health, educational, and environmen- 
tal issues affecting youth at risk in 
Baltimore Citv. 



The MPOWER program will 
recruit 75 Maryland high school stu- 
dents, from diverse racial, economic, 
and educational backgrounds. Stu- 
dents will be paid for participating in 
a variety of community service activi- 
ties including tutoring, mentoring, 
promotion of good health habits and 
environmental clean up. 

MPOWER participants enroll in 
service- learning and leadership train- 
ing courses, designed to help stu- 
dents understand the significance of 
t h e i r com m u ni ty se r v i ce com m i t - 
ment. The course will be conducted 
by CPLP, nationally recognized in the 
area of leadership and public service 
development. 

Upon completing a nine week ser- 
vice term, program participants will 
receive course credit and a $1,000 
post benefit educational gift. In addi- 
tion, the university has established a 



Business Faculty Make Teaching Evaluations 
Available to Students 



The "grades" faculty receive from 
students have always been privileged 
information, available only to depart- 
ment chairs, the dean and individual 
faculty members. This is no longer 
the case at the College of Business 
and Management. 

Beginning next semester, under- 
graduate and graduate students will 
have access to this information. Sur- 
vey results will be placed in unlocked 
file cabinets in three locations through- 
out the college, and will be available 
to students during the business day. 

"To my knowledge, the business 
school is the only unit on campus to 
open up teacher evaluations to 
students," said James Creenberg, 
director of the campus' Center for 
Teaching Excellence. "1 hope others 
will do likewise." 



In addition to making the infor- 
mation collected on teacher surveys 
available to students, the business 
school is completely revamping the 
instrument il uses to measure class- 
room performance. These new and 
improved surveys will contain many 
open-ended questions that will let 
students go into greater detail about 
their classroom experiences. In addi- 
tion, the data will be used to make 
many more correlations than are cur- 
rentlv made, such as, whether or not 
the student looked forward to the 
course he/she is now evaluating, and 
whether it was an elective or required 
course. The additional correlations 
will make the entire evaluation pro- 
cess more equitable both to students 
and faculty. 

— Mercy Coogan 



four year National Service Scholar- 
ship to be awarded to a Maryland 
high school student participating in 
the MPOWER program. 

CPLP was established to foster 
future generations of political lead- 
ers, activists, and public servants 
through education, service, and 
research. CPLP is especially commit- 
ted to encouraging the participation 
of women and minorities, and other 
groups historically under-represent- 
ed in the political process. 

— Enneitc Puree 




Two students test the strength of their balsa wood platform during the 
14th Annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition. About 
14,000 participants from 47 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and 
17 other countries attended the competition held at College Park from 
June 1 to 7. By the way, the strongest platform held 1210 pounds. 



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Brown Bag Concerts Held Every Thursday 

Starting Thursday, June 17, and continuing every Thursday throughout the 
summer, you can enjov your lunch listening to live classical, string and light 
ja/y music outside of the Stamp Student Union CtJte Atrium will serve .1- the 
rain location). Concerts will start at 11:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Call 314- 
8618 for more information and a schedule of performers. 



GTE Focus Grant Helps Minorities in Science and Math 




Rosemary Parker 



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In 1992, General 
Telephone Electronics 
sponsored a competi- 
tion among colleges 
and universities to pro- 
mote innovative pro- 
grams to help 
traditionally under-rep- 
resented minority stu- 
dents enter and 
complete undergradu- 
ate degrees in mathe- 
matics, the sciences, or 
engineering. 

One of fifteen recipi- 
ents nationwide, the 
university's Center for Minorities in 
Science and Engineering received a 
$30,000 grant which is designed to he 
spent over two academic years for 
the Transfer Project, a program to ini- 
tiate recruitment and retention activi- 
ties for minority students transferring 
from community colleges. 

The Center for Minorities in Sci- 
ence and Engineering is dedicated to 
increasing retention and graduation 
rates for African Americans, Hispanic 
and Native American students major- 
ing in engineering and computer sci- 
ence. The Center will enhance its 



URCI Manages Space 
Station Grant 

A team of Russian design engi- 
neers has been meeting with the 
NASA Space Station Redesign Team, 
with the aim of producing a more 
streamlined space station design by 
early June. Roaid Sagdeev, distin- 
guished professor of physics and 
director of the university's East-West 
Space Science Center, was called 
upon by NASA to coordinate the col- 
laboration between the Russian Space 
Agencv and the NASA team (see 
April 26 OUTLOOK). 

Given the need for rapid execution 
of this effort, and the international 
complexities involved, College Park 
turned to the newly-formed Universi- 
ty Research Corporation internation- 
al (URCI) to receive and administer 
the NASA grant. URCI (incorporated 
in 1991 as an affiliate of College Park) 
quickly processed the necessary doc- 
uments, arranged for federal financing, 
and provided the grant administration 
necessary to assure prompt response 
and adherence to federal requirements. 

The emergence of URCI was possi- 
ble through the foresight and efforts 
of the Chancellor and the Board of 
Regents in approving the Corpora- 
tion as an affiliate of the University of 
Maryland at College Park. URCI is 
expected to become the recipient of a 
large US AID-funded IRIS grant pro- 
ject now housed at College Park, 



present spectrum of successful 
minority student support programs 
by commencing with recruitment and 
retention activities specifically target- 
ed at community colleges that are 
within commuting distance of the 
College Park campus. 

In particular, the Center will begin 
by working with faculty and admin- 
istrators at Prince George's Commu- 
nity College, the New Community 
College of Baltimore, and Mont- 
gomery College to identify and 
recruit minority students interested 
in science and engineering. 

Because the objective of the Trans- 
fer Project is to recruit as many 
minority students from 
these populations, stu- 
dents from the surround- 
ing community colleges 
will be invited to campus 
to tour labs, visit classes, 
and interact with engi- 
neering faculty and stu- 
dents. The students will 
participate in programs 
and activities of the Black 
Engineers Society and 
the Society of Hispanic 
Professional Engineers. 

The Center plans to 
develop a recruitment 
brochure and newsletter 
targeted to minoritv 
transfer students. The 
newsletter will provide 
information to both 
enrolled and potential 
students about issues 
and activities pertinent 
to transfer students. 



The most visible evidence of this 
program will begin in September, 
when meetings with community col- 
lege personnel and the Center will 
commence. 

Rosemary Parker, director for the 
Center for Minorities in Science and 
Engineering states, "This summer is 
our time to spend putting things into 
place in order to go full force in 
September." 

For more information on The 
Transfer. Project and the Center for 
Minorities in Science and Engineering, 
call Rosemary Parker at 405-3878. 

— Knthy Etemad 




Twelve Russian fire officers from Moscow were treated to an edu- 
cational and cultural exchange with officials of the university's 
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute during their week-long visit to 
Maryland in late April. Moulishkin Viacheslav, deputy chief of the 
Moscow Region Fire Department, shows off the MFRI faculty shirt 
presented to him by Director Steven Edwards (third from left) at an 
April 30 forum and social. President Kirwan presented the officers 
with a University of Maryland plate: in return, he was presented 
with a Russian vase. Eugenl Karpov, deputy chief of fire suppres- 
sion, holds a Russian glass helmet which he later presented to 
Director Edwards. 




Winners of the second annual UMCP Paper Competition Awards sponsored by Science 
Applications International Corporation (SAIC) were honored at a banquet on May 15. The 
awards are offered for outstanding papers in the fields of electrical and mechanical engi- 
neering, aerospace engineering, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, chem- 
istry, international relations and environmental sciences. The $500 awards are presented 
to individual students or student teams. Pictured (I to r) are Robert Rehwoldt, senior, fire 
protection engineering; Steven Burns, senior, aerospace engineering; William Layson, 
senior vice president, 5AIC; Laura Knox, recent graduate, mechanical engineering; and 
Donald DeVost, senior, mechanical engineering. 



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