2013-14 Unit Plan
Physical Education-General

Mission Statement

The Butte College Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Department offers quality education within a student-centered environment that provides comprehensive instruction through various modalities.  The curriculum incorporates innovative teaching methods and flexible scheduling that foster critical thinking and support the needs of our diverse student population. The uniqueness of our integrative discipline is that we work to empower students to develop healthy behaviors and promote lifelong learning and physical activity, which can enhance their quality of life.



Program Description

The Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Department offers a comprehensive two-year program leading to an Associate of Arts Degree in Physical Education. The Physical Education major is designed for students who will transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in Physical Education and related degrees.  Additionally, the activity courses within the Physical Education Department are a mandatory requirement in area "F" for all students working towards their respective Associates degree.  

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

The Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Department will continue to refine its schedule and explore ways to offer courses that will be conducive with student needs (block, short term, and distance learning). The department will strive to offer courses and programs that reflect current trends, professional career needs, and student interests.

Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture

  • Supporting Rationale
    This strategy mirrors the recommendations of our Program Review Validation Team as well as Butte College’s Educational Master Plan Priorities #2- “Increase the Capacity and Capability of Faculty and Staff,” #3- “More Flexible Schedules/Alternative Delivery."

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 2

    The Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Department will continue to explore new revenue streams to enhance our current facilities.  The current state of the facilities limits our course offerings mentioned in strategy #1 due to out dated and dilapidated instructional areas which pose health and safety concerns.    

    Initiatives
  • Inspiring passion through collaboration
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning
  • Enhancing an innovative, responsive, and accountable culture
  • Modelling sustainability

  • Supporting Rationale
    This strategy mirrors the recommendations of our Program Review Validation Team as well as Butte College’s Educational Master Plan Priority #4- “Build New and Update Existing Facilities.”

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Resolving health, life, and safety issues
  • Maintaining core programs and services
  • Increasing student success
  • Establishing new initiatives that support the Strategic Direction
  • Required Resources

    Physical Facilities

         Physical Education

    Recommendations from the Program Review Validation Team (2006)
    Kam Bull, Dean of Art/ Digital Art Design, Communication & Performing Arts, Family & Consumer Studies and Social & Behavioral Sciences, remarked that the updating of facilities is a significant issue throughout the self-study. LaRee Hartman commented that she certainly understood the need for facility upgrades especially when there are safety issues.
    The validation team stated, “The department should work with Facilities Planning and Maintenance to improve the condition of the department’s classrooms, and the college should allocate funds for these improvements. As the classrooms age this upkeep becomes more and more of a pressing need. Upgrading room dividers is a particular priority.”


    **The department continues to be frustrated and concerned with the lack of follow through by the district in regards to repeated department and validation team recommendations to upgrade and improve the dilapidated condition of our teaching facilities. (02/01/2011, 11/29/11, 02/05/13)

     

    1. Replace track:

        Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Replace Track  (Based on feedback from Butte College students in Spring 2011) 

    2.  Paint & update the Gymnasium

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Purchase paint and update "Dash" logo

    3.  Take out lower tennis courts and redisign the area for physical education and athletic fields.

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Remove lower courts and replace with playing fields

    4.  Repair the 4 top northeast tennis courts.

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Resurface and restripe upper courts

        - Replace nets

        - Refurbish backboard on upper courts

    5.  Relocate and develop new golf facility.

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Relocate and develop a dedicated golf facility

     6.  Repair and soundproof the dividing wall in between rooms 113 and 114.

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Purchase soundproof walls

     

         Safety Concerns & Requests

    1.  Replace gymnasium bleachers

         - The existing bleachers have been in place with no upgrades since 1974 and present major safety issues. 

         Recommendations & Consideration:

        - Replace gymnasium bleachers with up to code (ADA), fully automatic bleachers with proper handrails and wheelchair access in spectator areas.

     

         On-Going Requirements

             Physical Education

         - Hire a full-time Health and Physical Education Instructor/Head Coach

        - Return Physical Education Equipment Specialist position to full-time status (classified)

        - Augment Physical Education account for ongoing maintenance and repairs to equipment

        - Discussion of elevation of Secretary I position

    Current Revenue Stream

    Physical Education Budget...........793,684

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Track-Physical Education Facilities Replace Track 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $200,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issue
    2 Yes Health and Physical Education Personnel Hire full-time faculty in Health, Physical Education, and Athletics (Head Coach) 11.000.617.1.083500 51110 $0.00 $70,651.00 The Health, Physical Education, and Athletics department is in need of a full-time instructor. Our need is in Health because we currently have 17 associate faculty and only 3 full-time faculty teaching Health. Our overall ratio in our department is 73 associate faculty to 7.69 full-time faculty, but 1 is non-instructional.
    3 Yes Playing Fields-Physical Education Facilities Replace and upgrade the irrigation system on all playing fields 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $50,000.00 $0.00 All playing fields are used as classrooms for our activity courses and the current status creates health and safety issues to students. The department would like to see the irrigation system and sprinklers updated to provide a student centered learning environment.
    4 Yes Golf Facility-Physical Education Facilities Relocate and develop new golf facility 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $50,000.00 $0.00 Golf needs an area that is allocated for golf only so classes can be taught without the worry of hitting someone in another class. Also, with the recent addition of the solar panels adjacent to the lower tennis courts, the golf classes no longer have a dedicated instructional area.
    5 Yes Equipment Speacialist-Physical Education Personnel Return the Physical Education Equipment Specialist position to full-time status 11.000.618.1.0835000. 52120 $0.00 $40,000.00 A full-time Physical Education (PE) Equipment Specialist would better serve faculty and students by properly maintaining all PE equipment. With the new equipment upkeep and regular maintenance has increased. In addition, this position can help with the set-up and takedown of equipment for athletic contests. Having to train a new person every 1-2 years is a real hardship.
    6 Yes Physical Education Facilities Repair and soundproof wall between rooms 113 and 114 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $20,000.00 $0.00 Soundproofing walls will alleviate noise disturbance between classes creating a better environment for learning and teaching.
    7 Yes Tennis Court (Lower)-Physical Education Facilities Remove lower tennis courts and redesign the area for physical education and athletic fields 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $250,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issue.
    8 Yes Tennis Courts (Upper)-Physical Education Facilities Repair the four upper tennis courts 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $150,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issue.
    9 Yes Gymnasium-Physical Education Facilities Paint and Update Gymnasium 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $25,000.00 $0.00 Gymnasium is in need of painting due to the warn walls. The painted logo on the West wall needs to be updated to align with our updated Roadrunner mascot, "Dash."
    Total(s) $745,000.00 $110,651.00