2013-14 Unit Plan
Varsity-Intercollegiate

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 Butte College Athletic Department offers a comprehensive, two year program consisting of 13 sports; 7 women’s and 6 men’s. They include: 

WOMEN’S             	MEN’S
	                        
track and field	           track and field
cross country	           cross country
basketball	           basketball
softball	                        baseball
volleyball	                        football
soccer	                        soccer
golf

This program allows student-athletes to compete in various conferences and be recruited by four year institutions.

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

The Athletics Department will continue to encourage the district to upgrade the facilities to provide a safe and healthy experience for our student and student-athletes. In order to prevent liability to the district, many of the facilities are in need of repair or replacement. The department will collaborate with the Butte College Foundation, Facilities, Planning & Management, as well as the community for its upgrades.

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 (2006) as well as Butte College’s Educational Master Plan Priorities #2- “Increase the Capacity and Capability of Faculty and Staff,”  and #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
  • Required Resources

         Physical Facilities

    • Update, repair or replace Gym bleachers: The gym bleachers are in need of repair and rails need to be installed in the middle. The bleachers need to be automatic which would make it safer to pull the bleachers in and out.
    • Construct press box on Women’s Softball field. This is a Title IX issue. The softball complex needs to be comparable to the baseball complex.
    • Paint and update the gymnasium.  This facility has not been updated for years and is in need of paint and an updated mascot logo "Dash."
    • Re-surface the track. This facility is in need of repair. There are areas that have become uneven creating a safety issue. There are also areas that are cracking and peeling up from the surface. This facility is used by our activity classes, our athletic teams, the Butte College fire and police academy participants and various community program events.
    • Relocate the golf instructional area.
    • Construct press box on football field. The press box is outdated and in need of repairs.
    • Take out lower tennis courts and redesign the area for physical education and athletic fields. In addition, repair the four top, northeast tennis courts. The tennis court facility has deteriorated beyond use. Cracks in the court create an unsafe environment. This facility has become very aesthetically unpleasant.
    • Install turf on the football field to make it a football/ soccer stadium. This would create a safe playing surface for the football and soccer teams. It would save the district money in terms of maintenance, water, fertilizer and man hours.

         Athletics

     

    • Change the 2012 budget augmentation for officials' fees and travel from one time to on-going requirements.
    •  Hire full-time Health and Physical Education Instructor/Head Coach

      According to the Program Review validation team (2006), “The Physical Education Department has repeatedly advocated for an additional full-  time hire, and in the past, the Transfer and General Education Leadership Team has listed such a hire as a high priority. Given the disproportionate amount of associate faculty in the program, we concur with this judgment: an additional full-time instructor would help provide the additional leadership this varied department needs.” At this time, only two head coaches are full-time faculty members.

    • The men’s soccer program was budgeted as a one-time request. As the program was funded as an ongoing item, it was funded $1,500 lower than the original allocation.

     

    Current Revenue Stream

    Athletic Budget..................................................... 662,648

    Century Club...........................................................62,000

    Student Activities...................................................... 5,000

    Foundation Fundraising Accounts............................... 28,000

    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-Athletics Facilities Replace or resurface the track 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $200,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issue.
    2 Yes Health, Physical Education, and Athletics 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 13 associate faculty and only 3 full-time faculty teaching Health. Our overall ratio in our department is 53 associate faculty to 7.69 full-time faculty, but 1 is non-instructional.
    3 Yes Tennis Courts-Athletics Facilities Replace lower tennis courts with play fields and repair upper tennis courts for instructional use 11.000.618.696001. 55890 $400,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issues.
    4 Yes Softball Field-Athletics Facilities Construct a pressbox at the softball field 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $40,000.00 $0.00 Construct press box on Women’s softball field. This is a Title IX issue. The softball complex needs to be comparable to the baseball complex.
    5 Yes Gymnasium-Athletics Facilities Replace Gymnasium Bleachers 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $50,000.00 $0.00 Health and safety issue due to the lack of handicap accessibility and handrails.
    6 Yes Golf Facility-Athletics Facilities Relocate and develop new golf facility 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $50,000.00 $0.00 Relocate and develop new golf facility. We currently do not have a location for our golf athletes to practice, which leads to increased travel and budget expenditures. The small area that was utilized and dedicated to our student athletes was absorbed by the installation of solar panels (without the departments input).
    7 Yes Play Fields-Athletics Facilities Fertilize and seed all playing fields 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $20,000.00 $0.00 All playing fields in the Health, Physical Education, and Athletics area are in need of fertilizer and seed in order to provide safe playing surfaces. Currently there are trip hazards, soft areas, hard areas, and areas with no growth or overgrowth by weeds. The current conditions of the playing fields present health and safety issues, along with an increased liability to the district.
    8 Yes Softball and Track Area-Athletics Facilities Replace fencing for Track and Field throwing area and softball field 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $20,000.00 $0.00 The fencing in the Track and Field throwing area is coming down and is presenting health and safety issues to our throwing athletes and baseball athletes. The softball fencing is not secure along the bottom of the fence area and is presenting trip hazards to our student-athletes.
    9 Yes Football Stadium-Athletics Facilities Install to create a football/soccer field 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $600,000.00 $0.00 This would create a safe playing surface for the football and soccer teams. It would save the district money in terms of maintenance, water, fertilizer and man hours.
    10 Yes Football Stadium-Athletics Facilities Construct a pressbox in football stadium 11.000.618.1.696001. 55890 $150,000.00 $0.00 The press box is outdated and in need of repairs. It is a safety concern due to the dilapidated structure.
    11 Yes Gymnasium-Athletics Facilities Paint and update gymnasium 11.000.618.696001. 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."
    12 Yes Athletics Operating Expenses Augment travel/meal budget for all sports 11.000.618.1.696001. 552000 $0.00 $5,000.00 The cost of food and travel has increased and we need on-going augmentation to this budget to provide nutritional meals for our student athletes.
    13 Yes Men's Soccer-Athletics Operating Expenses Augment Men's Soccer budget 11.000.618.1.696001. 55200 $0.00 $1,500.00 The Men’s Soccer program was budgeted as a one-time request. As the program was funded as an ongoing item, it was funded $1,500 lower than the original allocation.
    14 Yes Athletics Operating Expenses Augment game officials budget 11.000.618.1.696001. 55200 $0.00 $13,000.00 The fees for game officials has increased for every sport. We would like this budget augmented as on-going requirements.
    Total(s) $1,555,000.00 $90,151.00