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By JENNY CLON1NGER
University Editor (
A new system of evaluating admin
istrators' performance that would al
low more faculty participation may be
established at UNC after a proposal
from the University Priorities Commit
tee at Friday's Faculty Council meet
ing. No formal action was taken, but
Officer to be awarded back pay
By MIKE SUTTON
Staff Writer
A University police officer who filed
a grievance last April stemming from a
1987 departmental reorganization will
receive 1 8 months back pay, and UNC's
public safety director and police chief
will be given oral warnings for appar
ently taking retaliatory actions against
him after he filed the grievance. Chan
cellor Paul Hardin ruled last week.
After reviewing the report of the
University Staff Employee Grievance
Committee, Hardin wrote that Sgt.
Arthur Womble had assumed the du
ties and working title of patrol sergeant
in June 1987 based on a promised 5
percent pay raise and job reclassifica
tion, from Police Officer I to Police
Officer II, six months down the road.
But Public Safety Director Robert
Sherman knew as early as Nov. 1, 1987,
that the raise and promotion would
never materialize, Hardin said. Womble
wasn't informed of the decision until
April 6, 1989, and continued to per
form the additional duties of the patrol
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committee members presented a report
and model system to the council mem
bers for consideration and discussion.
The report asks Chancellor Paul Har
din to implement the new system, said
Burnele Powell, committee chairman.
"We put the model together because
we wanted to put the debate on higher
ground. It was possible then for us to
call on the chancellor to design a model
sergeant position.
"I did it for nothing in the hopes I'd
get a pay raise," Womble said Thurs
day. Hardin wrote: "The department
benefited from his assuming the addi
tional workload while holding out to
him the : apparent promise of a
future reclassification. This was unfair
treatment of a loyal and competent
officer, and such treatment is not ade
quately redressed by an apology from
Director Sherman."
Hardin recommended that Womble
receive in back pay the difference be
tween the Police Officer I and Police
Officer II salaries.
The Chancellor's Committee also
found "hints of reprisal" against
Womble by his superiors, Sherman and
Public Safety Chief Charles Mauer, for
filing the grievance. Hardin noted that
about two weeks after Womble filed
his grievance, Sherman wrote back that
Womble would be relieved of his addi
tional duties.
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Court to decide referendum validity
By AMY WAJDA
Assistant University Editor
The Student Supreme Court will hear
a case against Student Congress and the
Elections Board asking for the invali
dation of Tuesday's referendum deal
ing with The Daily Tar Heel Board of
Directors, the court's chief justice ruled
Sunday evening in a pre-trial hearing.
The complaint, filed by Student
Congress Rep. Jeffrey Beall (Dist. 7),
claims that the referendum was not
valid because of violations of the stu
dent code by Student Congress and the
Elections Board. Supreme Court Chief
Justice Asa Bell ruled that Beall 's
complaints warranted a hearing and
tentatively scheduled one for Oct. 31.
"What I did tonight was to determine
whether or not there was an issue the
full court should address," Bell said.
Bell said that three of Beall's four
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and put it into place. The premise of this
report is that a system must be found to
give faculty an opportunity to put their
views on the record."
Hardin was out of town and could
not attend the meeting, but Harry
Gooder, chairman of the Faculty Coun
cil, said he thought the chancellor and
other administrators would support the
proposal. "I don't think there's any
kept records he used as a patrol ser
geant was suddenly changed, Hardin
said in his report. Womble was not
given a new key or any explanation for
the change, he added.
"No action may be taken in response
to a grievance that even hints of repri
sal," Hardin wrote. "Although there
may have been innocent explanations
for both actions, they were not ade
quately explained to Sergeant Womble
or to the panel at the hearing."
As a result, the Chancellor's Com
mittee recommended that Sherman and
Mauer be given oral warnings for mis
conduct. Neither Sherman nor Mauer could
be reached for comment.
"At this step, I've got basically eve
rything I've asked for," Womble said.
"I'm excited about the situation. I feel
like justice has been served."
Officer Keith Edwards, who said
racism played a part in the 1987 reor
ganization and also has a grievance
pending, said, "I think it sends a clear
complaints about the referendum
which would have changed the bylaws
of the DTH so that they agreed with the
makeup of its Board of Directors
might be valid.
Those complaints were: that the Oct.
8 special meeting where the congress
voted to place the referendum on the
ballot was illegal because the speaker
did not use the proper procedure to
notify the congress of the meeting time;
that the Elections Board is illegal be
cause it does not have the requisite
number of graduate and professional
students on it; and that congress voted
the referendum onto the ballot only two
days before the election, not six as re
quired by the constitution.
The change in bylaws would have
legalized five board positions held by
the Student Congress speaker, the con
gress Finance Committee chairman, the
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By NANCY WYKLE
Staff Writer
Chancellor Paul Hardin said in his
University Day speech Thursday that
the University , would stress and de
velop teaching, research and service in
the future, and many campus adminis
trators and leaders agree.
The University is working in three
directions, said political science pro
fessor Thad Beyle. Teaching, research
and service are all areas the University
emphasizes, and all three are important
when used together, he said.
"I'd like to see some effort visibly
put forward for students to experience
all three of those things," said Student
Body President Brien Lewis.
Measuring the most important mis
sion of the University is difficult, Beyle
said. If importance is measured by how
faculty members are tenured and pro
moted, then research is probably be
coming the most important, he said.
Research, service and teaching are
not three separate parts of the Univer
sity, said Bill Massey, bicentennial
observation officer. Hardin captured
this idea in his idea of a complete uni
versity, Massey said.
In the future, UNC needs to work on
unifying teaching, research and serv
ice, he said. "We need to bring those
three elements that make a complete
university much more in concert and
much closer together."
Each of the three elements became a
part of the University's mission sepa
rately, Massey said. "But the third
century (of the University) will see
them together."
Beyle said, "Even with research,
attention is paid to teaching." Research
is used to train people with the latest
knowledge the University has.
administrator of the chancellor him
self who has expressed to me any
problems with periodic faculty re
view." The model, though subject to
change, asks that reviews of adminis
trators with direct influence on teach
ing and research at UNC be evaluated
regularly at least every three years. A
majority of the members of the review
message out to supervisors that you are
an employee too, and you can be disci
plined. It says to supervisors that your
fun time is up."
Womble is the first University po
lice officer who filed a grievance in
connection with the 1987 reorganiza
tion to win his appeal. Officer Lonnie
Sexton, who also filed a grievance after
the reorganization, lost his appeal last
month, although the Chancellor's
Committee did find problems with the
grievance procedure itself.
Edwards said, "Each time we have
the grievances heard, it seems like we
win a little more."
Sherri Toler, assistant to attorney
Alan McSurely, who is representing
the officers, said of Womble's victory,
"We've said all along that there were
problems over there at the police de
partment, discrimination and other
problems that are going on. And now
the chancellor and the University are
listening to us and saying, 'You're
right. "
DTH editor's appointee, the Graduate
and Professional Student Federation
president, and a professional represen
tative from outside the University.
DTH General Manager Kevin
Schwartz said after the hearing that he
would recommend Tuesday to the
Board of Directors to incorporate ac
cording to the Student Code before the
trial..
Once the DTH is incorporated, the
trial would have no effect on the board,
Schwartz said.
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said the case was an example of
Beall's "wild-eyed approach to gov
ernment." But Beall said Davis was a "dema
gogue" and his opinion was based on
emotion rather than the facts of the
case.
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More emphasis will be placed on
research in the future, Lewis said. Al
though research can benefit undergradu
ate education, it has costs, too, he said.
'The area in which there is a lag is
the area of service," Beyle said. The
best way to teach service is to talk about
it and make people understand it is part
of what the University is all about, he
said.
Recognizing that a one-step and a
two-step service process exists is im
portant, Beyle said.
Two major aspects of the University
emphasize one-step service, Beyle said.
The Institute of Government trains
municipal and county officials to better
serve their constituents. A lot of the
teaching and research at the Institute is
geared toward servicing the state, he
said.
Area Health Education Centers
(AHEC) sends doctors out into the field
to provide medical services to people
around the state who normally wouldn't
receive them. "People can actually feel
that," Beyle said.
Other areas of the University pro
mote service in a two-step flow, he
said. "The service function is some
times a two-step process where we're
training people."
Journalism trains people to move in
the media structure in the state, and the
School of Education trains students in
the N.C. public school system. "Lots of
graduates go on to positions in the
state," Beyle said.
Students don't feel the need to serv
ice the state as much as they did in the
past, he said. "The nature of the student
body and the goals they have set for
themselves has changed immensely."
Student Congress Speaker Gene
Davis said: "The University must make
committee should be faculty members,
and a report summarizing the evalu
ation should be issued to the chairman
of the review committee, the chairman
of the Chancellor's Advisory Commit
tee and the chairman of the faculty, the
model said.
According to the committee's re
port, an evaluation system for adminis
trators does exist at UNC, but involves
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a strong commitment in every depart
ment and in every field to serve North
Carolina. This is a public institution
created to benefit the people of our
great state, and when its goal is service,
it will regain its position of respect
among North Carolinians and espe
cially in the General Assembly."
If the General Assembly sees the
University serving the state, UNC will
receive more funds, Davis said.
N.C. State University receives the
most money in the system, and that's
because of the services it provides, he
said.
"There has to be a sense of service
and that can only be directed from the
top down," Davis said.
"Just as students of this university
have benefited from the citizens of
North Carolina, so should the citizens
of North Carolina benefit from the
students as they become productive
citizens of our state."
Only if the faculty members direct
themselves toward service will the
General Assembly raise their salaries,
Davis said.
"We work hard at teaching," Beyle
said. The political science department
tries to evaluate and then offer teachers
constructive criticism, he said. "We get
an adequate look at what they're doing
in the classroom and feed back to them
what we saw."
The goal of faculty members is to
educate young people so they can bene-;
fit their communities and society, Davis
said.
Teaching incentives need to be
strengthened, Lewis said. Less atten
tion needs to be focused on professors'
publishing and researching, he said.
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only a limited number of faculty
members. The process is generally retro
spective, and used for re-appointment
purposes rather than planning for the
future, it says.
Another problem with the existing
system is its irregularity across depart
ments, which prevents evaluations from
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