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.
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
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
- 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 The press box is outdated and in need of repairs.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.
- 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
Student Activities...................................................... 5,000
Foundation Fundraising Accounts............................... 28,000
|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.|