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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume Issue lffi
Friday, February 18, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By MARK STINNEFORD
The Campus Governing Council voted
Thursday night to approve a special set of
treasury laws for The Daily Tar Heel re
quiring the paper to put its advertising
revenues back into an account with the
Students Activities Fund Office.
The DTH removed its advertising
monies from SAFO last May. The CGC in
November hired the accounting firm of
Burnstein, Cohen and Landis to draw up
the special treasury laws under which the
DTH would return its funds to SAFO.
During the meeting, the CGC amended
the bill to delete the requirement that the
paper have its budget approved by the
council each year. The CGC at first passed
the bill containing the requirement but
relented under threat that the bill would be
vetoed by Student Body Presidenf Mike
Although DTH Editor-elect Kerry
DeRochi presented a list of changes to the
proposed laws that the DTH Board of
Directors had drawn up, the council chose
not to discuss those changes. After about
15 minutes of debate, discussion was
closed on the issue, and the bill passed
DeRochi told the council that they were
unfair in not discussing the changes to the
DTH Treasury Laws before passing them.
"You did not even take the time to go
over the changes we proposed," she said.
"If you call this input into your process,
then I just don't agree with you."
Under an amendment to the Student
Body Constitution passed in 1977, the
paper receives 16 percent of Student Ac
tivity Fees. Vandenbergh said that it would
probably be unconstitutional for the CGC
to attempt to exert control over the DTH
"The students voted in 1977 to take the
DTH out from under the CGC," Vanden
bergh said. "I don't think it would be pro
per for the CGC to take that power from
Under the amended bill, the CGC re
commends that the 65th session of the
CGC swora-in last night approve a
student body referendum to determine if
the DTH should fall under the CGC
The referendum would also call for the
DTH Board of Directors to be expanded
to include two at-large members from the
student body, one member of the CGC
Finance Committee and the student body
DeRochi said after the meeting that she
was pleased with the CGC's action.
"You might consider it a victory for us
because we thought we were going to lose
going into the meeting; we thought we'd
have to go back under CGC," she said.
"Now students will get a chance to decide
Speaking before the CGC, DeRochi
said that placing the DTH under the CGC
budgetary process would restrict the edi
torial freedom of the paper.
But CGC member Dan Bryspn (District
18) said the DTH had operated successful
ly for years within the CGC budgetary
process and could still do so.
CGC Finance Committee Chairperson
Charlie Madison (District 23) urged
passage of the amended bill to preserve the
months of work his committee had
devoted to resolving the DTH issue.
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DTHCharles W. Ledford
CGC Speaker Bobby Vogler testified Wednesday in fee referendum hearing
. ... Vogler resigned Thursday before the last meeting of the 64th CGC
Decision handed do wn
upreme Court rules
fee increase referendum invalid
By CHARLES ELLMAKER
The Student Supreme Court Thursday threw out the Stu
dent Activity Fee increase referendum that students voted on
in the Feb. 8 campus elections. The court handed down its
decision after deciding there was not enough time between ap
proval of the referendum by the Campus Governing Council
and the student vote.
According to the Student Cbnstitutibfi, ;tibTefereridum elec
tion can be held less than one week after approval by the
CGC. The fee referendum bill was passed Feb. 2, only six days
before it was voted on by the students.
Student Supreme Court Chief Justice J.B. Kelly said Thurs
day that because of the court's decision, the ballots for the
referendum will not be counted. Last week, the court placed a
restraining order on the counting of the votes, until alter the
suit brought by CGC member Phil Painter could be de
cided by the court.
Painter brought suit against CGC Speaker Bobby Vogler
last week on charges that the council had illegally passed the
fee referendum because of breaches of the Student Constitu
tion and the CGC Bylaws. By Wednesday, the defendant list
had expanded to include Vogler, Speaker Pro-Tern James
Exum, Elections Board Chairperson Stan Evans and the CGC
asa body. . '.-...w-., ...... 1; -
' In a four-and-a-half-hour hearing Wednesday" nigHC
Painter's counsel, Ray Warren, charged that because Vogler
had moved out of his CGC district at the beginning of the
semester, he had broken an eligibility requirement of the CGC
Bylaws and thus was not a member of the council. If Vogler
See COURT on page 7
Gov. Jim Hunt's package to fight
drunken driving may be ready for a Senate
vote as early as next Thursday or Friday,
Sen. Henson Barnes, D-Wayne, said
After leaving the Senate Judiciary III
Committee Thursday, the bill went to the
Senate Finance Committee for approval of
fees, said Barnes, bill sponsor and chair
man of the Judiciary Committee. He said
he hopes the committee will look at it by
Martin Lancaster, D-Wayne, House bill
sponsor, said he did not expect the House
version of the bill to reach the floor for
"The two bills started out identical, but
changes have been made in both houses,"
he said. "We still have to approve Senate
changes before the bill can go to the
The biggest change in the bill involved
the dram shop proposal. Under the com
promise, on-premises distributors will still
be held civilly liable for sales to under-age
and intoxicated customers, but off
premises distributors will only be responsi
ble for sales to under-age customers.
The original provision allowed the
arresting officer to seize the car of an
intoxicated driver whose license was
already revoked for drunken driving. This
was changed to allow only the sentencing
judge this power, Barnes said.
Other changes include a reduction in
liability insurance required for an ABC
permit and heavier penalties for trying to
purchase alcoholic beverages with fake
Barnes' bill would raise the drinking age
to 19. But Sen. Bob Warren, D-Johnston,
-said he will propose an amendment on the
Senate floor to raise the drinking age to 21
instead of 19 if he has enough to support.
He said he did not propose the amend
ment in committee because there was not
enough support from the 10 members to
If Warren does not propose the amend-
UNG gets high rating for doctoral programs
By JAMES STEPHENS
The latest national assessment of doctoral programs of
fers a new approach to the rating of university depart
ments. Past tests have been regarded by some as little
more than popularity contests because of their total
reliance on the opinions of the faculty surveyed.
The report, "An Assessment of Research Doctorate
Programs in The United States," published by the Na
tional Academy of Sciences, states that there has been a
growing dissatisfaction in the academic community with
reputational survey. Responding to this, they have added ,
' 12 more easily quantified factors that they felt indicated,
the quality of a doctoral program. Hoping to emphasize a
broader assessment of programs than in past studies, the
report's introduction says, "No single measure adequately
reflects the quality of a research doctorate program."
Despite this admonition, the media has focused almost
exclusively on one area of the assessment: the reputational
survey of faculty quality.
As in previous reports, such as the "Roose-Anderson
Report" of 1969, the new assessment relied on professors
to rate other departments in their own field for faculty
quality. Raters gave their judgment on a zero-to-five scale.
UNC showed overall improvement since the 1969 re
port in these ratings. The departments of sociology, sta
tistics and classics placed in the top ten departments of
their kind in national rankings. Overall, 27 of the 29 doc
toral programs surveyed at UNC scored above the average
in their fields.
But UNC faculty reaction to the reputational part of
the assessment is varied.
Professor Sidney R. Smith, chairman of the linguistics
and German departments, said of the reputational rank
ing, "It is a value judgment from the first." On the high
rankings of some German departments that he and his
colleagues are familiar with, Smith said, "Particular
things have made iis snort with laughter."
Across campus, Professor John D. Kasarda, chairman
of the sociology department, believes that the assessments
of faculty quality are reliable.
"We are not surprised by the ranking we have." Kasar
da said the department looks toward being in the top five
in the country when it recruits and makes tenure decisions.
UNCs German department was rated 22nd of 48 de
partments in the country and sociology fifth of 92 in
quality of doctoral faculty. ,
One problem with the reputational survey that was
noted in the report involves the familiarity that the raters
have with the departments they are asked to judge. The
committee found that one-fifth of the departments on the
rating sheets sent to faculty were not rated because of un
familiarity. Each participant in the assessment of faculty
quality was asked to rate no more than 50 departments.
Another problem commonly raised with this type of
survey concerns the supposed "halo" around certain insti
tutions. One UNC professor recalled a quip about a past
ment, Sen. Bill Redman, R-Iredell, said he
will propose it.
Sixteenth district Sen. Wanda Hunt,
D-Moore, said she was in support of
Barnes' bill. She said she favored raising
the drinking age to 19 so that the problem
could be taken out of the high schools. But
she said she was "open to 21."
Sen. Hunt said there was already a
criminal offense similar to the dram shop
law "in North Carolina, but it was not
strictly enforced. She said that the provi
sion in Gov. Hunt's package was stricter
than the old one.
"Over half the states have toughened
their DUI laws," Sen. Hunt said. "What
we're doing is nothing new." She said that
the public agrees that the DUI laws must
be tougher and that prosecution must be
Dr. Ken Mills of the UNC Center for
Alcohol Studies said that he is strongly in
favor of the bill. He said that he had been
shocked by the public drunkenness al
lowed when he first came to North
"If you come to Chapel Hill for your
first drinking experience, you think that
that kind of behavior (public drunkenness)
is the norm," Mills said. "But you don't
see that in other states."
Mills said the dram shop provision,
which is in effect in 30 other states, is en
forced only when grossly violated. He said
that its purpose was not to harrass people
but to keep drunken drivers off the road
and save lives.
Mills said he sees raising the drinking
age as a measure of frustration by law
makers who have found that nothing else
works. "They have let things go too far,"
he said. "And now they are going the
Brent Hackney, Gov, Hunt's press
spoKesman; saia inat tiunt, wno is pusn
ing for the bill, believes the Senate com
promise on the dram shop provision made
it a better bill. He said the governor, who
supports raising the drinking age to 19, is
not concerned with the possibility of losing
votes from 18-year-olds. "The governor is
concerned with saving lives," he said.
survey in which it was said that Harvard could get a good
rating for a department that it didn't even have.
The new assessment, coordinated by UNC psychology
department chairman Lyle V. Jones and Gardner Lindzey
Of Stanford University, supplied the raters with a current
list of faculty in each of the departments judged. Pre
viously, Jones said, someone not abreast of a department
might rate it based on faculty who had left, retired or died
Professor Kimble King of the English department noted
that this measure would not eliminate all such problems.
Not only does one have to know who's where, he said,
one has to know something about the vitality of the in
dividual. A professor who once led his field may have
done nothing for ten years, King said, but his name alone
will in some cases unjustifiably influence a department's
Kasarda said that ratings are based on prominence, and
prominence comes from an individual's affiliation with
national organizations and his publishing. Asked whether
one could fairly judge the quality of a department he was
not familiar with, Kasarda said that a professor should be
current on who is publishing. Names should be familiar if
a department is active, Kasarda said. "Not knowing wjio
they are is an indication of their quality."
Another side of prominence is political, said Professor
Edward R. Perl, chairman of the physiology department.
See RATINGS on page 4
s . " programs -
I r:k rated
Sociology 5th 92
Siitxs ' 5ih ' 63
fhysiolocy 12th 101 :
Ch:n::riy " ISth 145 ;
CIiskcs : Cih 35 ,
Tcllticd Science ' 13th 83 :
rbycLobjy 23rd 150
Hiri-ry 17ih 102 ,
'MIcroLiclosy ' 22nd 134 ,
Erh lWi 106 I
oc!ccy - 13th 70 ;
Mjrle . 11th 53 '
Ectcry 20th 83 -
Xd-.e.-:: 34 A 139 ,
Fi.::v-hy 23rd 77
M. -.hematics 35ih 114
.I.'cr.crr..cs ' .h 93 ;
Ceil Diob- 2;th 89
Fhy:::s 37th . 118
Trc.-.h 19th 58 .
"Art Illnory 14:.h . 41 -
Ar.t;-.rcrcIr 2?li 70 ;
iC:rcza.t';;v 22nd 43 i
Gr:".'zy 43th 91 .
iC-ry - 2Cth ' 49
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': Ir.forr.-iticn on "An Assessment of
pz:z--A Pro-rr-s in the United States,"
'fi.'.'.-J by Vr2 N-'Jcnd Academy of
ministration 'mams e
By GARY MEEK
Rollie Tillman, vice chancellor of the division
of University relations, described the relationship
between faculty, students and administration as
"a three-legged stool."
"It's a partnership," he said, adding that he
felt his role was to provide the support the faculty
and students need in order to do their jobs.
Tillman described UNC as a faculty-governed
institution. The faculty decide what courses will
be offered and who will teach them, he said.
Students' interests are also looked after
through the Division of Student Affairs, he said.
He described his role as one of walking between
the students and faculty.
James O. Canslcr, associate vice chancellor for
student affairs, described the ideal faculty-student-administration
relationship as "one in
which each recognizes the roles of the others, and
each recognizes the limitations of the others,"
"The administration goes through the highly
technical and nitpicky process to see that, if a stu
dent wants to take Math 31 at 9 a.m. on Mon
day, Wednesday and. Friday, he can." The ad
ministration, Cansler said, must make sure there
is a professor to teach the class, a room to teach it
in and light and heat for the building.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Edith Elliot said the image of the administration
fluctuates in the eyes of students and faculty
members, depending on how well their needs are
being met. She denied, however, that students
and faculty members are too self-oriented.
Cansler said the common stereotype of the ad
ministration is "a bunch of men who sit behind
their desks with dollar signs in their eyes, trying
to make it difficult for student and faculty to do
their work." .:
Elliot explained that both students and faculty
expect the University to meet their needs, and
there just is not enough money to go around.
Students sometimes have the impression that
there is more money tucked away in a drawer
somewhere, that the University never, never runs
out of money, and that, she said, just isn't true.
Tillman agreed that money was a problem.
"We're a world-class university ot a second
class budget," he said, adding that he did not feel
the University was treated unfairly. "These are
hard times for everyone," he said.
The administrators discussed what they felt
was the most difficult problem each of them had
to deal with.
Tillman said his most difficult problem as an
administrator has been trying to maintain the
quality of the University in hard economic times.
Acting Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Harold Wallace shared this concern, particularly
toward maintaining the quality of the faculty
since there have been no raises for over a year.
He said it is difficult to keep good people when
better offers are made by other universities.
Another problem relating to the faculty that
Wallace said he is concerned about is attracting
o help students
minority faculty members. He said he thinks
UNCs white-male dominated faculty gives
minority and women students the wrong message
in terms of role models,
Elliot said the most difficult problem for her
has been to stay in touch with the desires of the
student body. There is Student Government, she
said, but that is not necessarily always represen
tative of what the general student population
wants. She did say she thought student govern
ment was representative despite the atmosphere
of the recent elections.
Cansler said another problem is that students
are sometimes frustrated because they do not
have more input, but, he explained, "it's not
possible to give a person the authority to do
something he cannot be held accountable for."
He went on to say students need to recognize
that although they may be ill-equippeJ to decide
how something should be done, their input is still
"Most faculty automatically have a better ap
preciation of the problems and issues than
students do," he said. "Some faculty members
may be more expert on some problem or issue
than any of the students."
Cansler said that professors often serve for
several years on one committee while the students
on it change over. The faculty committee
member may have participated in several studies,
may know the real issues and may have already
made up his mind, he said.
Cansler said he urged that students get reap
pointed to committees because a student who had
been on a committee for a year was then ready to
make a contribution.
Although mediating between different consti
tuents of the University is often the role of the
administrator, Cansler said, the divisions are not
as clearcut as they often seem.
"I don't remember being a part of any com
mittee where faculty and students were on a dif
ferent wavelength," he said. "1 very seldom see
votes split along facultystudent lines."