Faculty Insider: Dr. Eli Velder, Education Department

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Amid the various faculty offices on the second floor of Van Meter sits a modest yet

Dr. Eli Velder of the undergraguate and graduate education departments in his office. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Dr. Eli Velder of the undergraguate and graduate education departments in his office. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

influential man who has dedicated 56 years of his life to Goucher College. Dr. Eli Velder started teaching part-time at Goucher in 1958.
“I got a phone call from the then chair of the department asking me if I would like to teach one course,” Velder said. “I knew her and she knew me because she was on my doctoral committee at Hopkins. One course [turned into] two courses, then three courses … By 1963 I became full-time.”
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Snowy sidewalks slick due to lack of salt or sand

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

I love snow days. I love waking up to that glorious text message from Goucher College informing me that campus is closed and classes are canceled. I love opening up my alarm clock app and simply swiping from “on” to “off.” I love cozying up in a sweatshirt and sweatpants, drinking tea, and watching Netflix as the snow falls outside my window.
But it’s after these glorious class-free days when the allure of snow slowly plummets and we all remember what terrible inconveniences snow brings to our daily lives.
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Ungar works with White House to increase aid

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

President Barack Obama briefly discussed his plan to make higher education more accessible to low income

President Obama delivers his 2014 State of the Union address (Photo: Google Images)

President Obama delivers his 2014 State of the Union address (Photo: Google Images)

families in his Jan. 28 State of the Union address. Twelve days prior, the president and first lady hosted a College Opportunity Summit, in which Goucher President Sanford Ungar and over 100 other college and university presidents were celebrated for solidifying their commitment to the cause.
“The White House just organized a College Opportunity Summit where already, 150 universities, businesses, and nonprofits have made concrete commitments to reduce inequality in access to higher education –and help every hardworking kid go to college and succeed when they get to campus,” President Obama said in the State of the Union address.
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Provost Roy visits Goucher Assembly, explains faculty cuts

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Provost Marc Roy attended Student Assembly on Sunday, Nov. 24 to present the

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

college’s recent budgetary restraints and subsequent changes with the student to faculty ratio.
About 80 students gathered in the Hyman Forum to hear Roy’s presentation, which began with an overview of the college’s financial shortfalls in tuition net-revenue.
“This year our budget has about six main areas; two-thirds of the budget comes from net undergraduate tuition and fees and housing and dining,” Roy said. “That means tuition after any financial aid you received is factored out… That’s $40 million right there.”
Roy explained that the college’s expenses must equal its revenue. Therefore, when the college budgeted for more students than the number that actually enrolled, they had to re-balance the budget. In addition, Roy explained that within the college’s $59.9 million budget, about two-thirds is designated to salaries and benefits for faculty and staff.
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