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					                   Sacramento City College
                         Unit Plan
                        Spring 2004




            Department Name:                Biology

       Department Spokesperson: David Wyatt

                Division Dean: Mary Turner

                              Elements of the Unit Plan:
                Place an X in the boxes of included elements
                                  X    Accomplishments
                                  X   Three Year Plan
                                  X   Action Plan
                                  X   Budget Request
                                  X   Budget Narrative

                                      Key Performance Indicators

Website address: http://scc.losrios.edu/~sccro/UnitPlansPage.htm
                               Biology          Department / Accomplishments 2003 - 2004
                                                Linkage to
#                    Action Item                                      Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                                other Plans
                               Goal 1: Maintain and improve faculty part-time/full time ratio
     Obtain approval for new hire faculty for Bio     PT1,4; DSS1,6; New faculty hire not approved for Fall 2004 in Biol 305, 350, and the Field
     305, 350, and Field Ecology Program.             DAG4; DTL1,3 Ecology Program. New faculty was hired for Biol 422 and Biol 100/430 to
1a                                                                   replace a non-returning tenure-track faculty terminated several semesters
                                                                     ago. New hire is Brian Gillespi
                                  Goal 2: Maintain and improve classified support staffing
     Seek funding for Instructional Assistant for     PT1,4; DSS1,6; Not accomplished.
2a   L115 computer lab, other labs and the Field      DAG4,7,8
     Ecology Certificate Program
           Goal 3: Increase opportunities for students by offering a Field Ecology Certificate Program
     Seek funding for training of faculty and         PT1; DSS1,6; Funding from training has come from the SCC budget to help fund travel to
     implementation of the program                    DAG4; DTL1,2,3 training opportunities. Steve James is able to attend Gulf of California
3a                                                    DOE4; DED1     Conference in Tucson Arizona.

     Seek funding for specialized equipment and       PT1; DSS1,6      Equipment purchases have occurred through the normal department budget
3b   supplies needed to teach the Field Ecology       DAG4; DED1;      process. Large equipment purchases have not occurred.
     program courses.                                 DTL1,2,3
     Print and distribute brochure to advertise Field                  Small numbers of brochures have been printed for distribution to students as
     Ecology program and enhance recruitment of                        requested. Brochures sent to UC Davis and CSU Sacramento for posting on
3c   students.                                                         biology bulletin boards. Some brochures have been posted at workplace
                                                                       locations.
      Improve coordination with employers in order                     Various sources of employment have sent job announcements to program
     to establish a clearinghouse within the                           faculty for posting on the Field Ecology Bulletin Board under job notices.
3d   department for receipt and posting of job
     announcements.
     Initiate coordination with CSU Sacramento’s                       Continue to interface with faculty from both University programs. Steve
     Biological Conservation program and UC                            James, Lisa Serafini, David Wyatt, and Virginia Meyer work frequently with
     Davis’ Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology                    faculty at UCD and CSUS to be able to better provide advise and
3e   program to open opportunities for SCC Field                       opportunities for SCC students. Several SC
     Ecology students to meet students and faculty
     from these programs.
                               Biology        Department / Accomplishments 2003 - 2004
                                                        Linkage to
#                    Action Item                                                   Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                                        other Plans
     Further establish the Los Rios Field Studies                     Met for several days during summer 2003 to establish procedures for the
     Consortium and Los Rios Outdoor Campus                           Los Rios Field Studies Consortium and to coordinate and develop
3f   with meetings and establishment of website                       consistency in policy among the various campuses and programs. Develop
     and intercampus coordination.                                    procedures to help alleviate risk management co
     Develop and implement a new course in                            Steve James developed curriculum and brought new course to SCC and
     Biology 390: Natural History of Baja California.                 District Curriculum Committees. Course was approved. First offering of
3g                                                                    course has full enrollment and maintains a wait list. Course will debut in July
                                                                      2004.

         Goal 4: Improve the quantity, quality and safety of stockroom, lecture and laboratory facilities
     Continue to advocate for new science facilities PT3,4; DSS1,6; New Biology/Chemistry building scheduled to be constructed during
                                                     DAG1,5         2009/2010. Must be along existing footprint. Need to continue to assist with
4a
                                                                    development of plans and acquisition of additional needed lab space.

     Continue to work with campus operations and PT3,4; DSS1,6; Better chalkboard was installed in L205. Ceiling and floor tiles replaced as
     district facilities personnel to repair and DAG1,5; DOE7 needed. Building maintenance (custodial staff) are outstanding and highly,
4b   improve Lillard Hall lecture halls and                     highly valued.
     laboratories.
     Seek additional lecture halls to accommodate PT3,4; DSS1,6; Lecture halls continue to be of short supply. Scheduling processes may help
     additional sections of courses to meet       DAG1,5; DOE7 alleviate some of the lecture hall needs. In particular, potential occasional
4c   enrollment demands                                          use of Mohr Hall lecture halls may help to mitigate room needs during high
                                                                 student-demand periods.
     Seek safety improvements for stockroom,      PT3,4; DSS1,6; Ventilation for L104 and L111 still needs to be completed. Ventilation in
     preparation areas and laboratories –         DAG1,5         classroom spaces appears to be adequate.
4d   especially in areas of hazardous materials
     storage and handling and ventilation
     Seek funding to purchase a replacement                           Funding remains elusive.
     commercial dishwasher and a sterilizer for
4e   use within the Biology Department's
     laboratories.
     Seek funding to replace broken and degraded                      Acquired a number of new models in Anatomy and Physiology to replace
     anatomy and physiology models, charts, and                       severely deteriorated models. A number of models still need replacement as
4f   slides.                                                          well as a large number of charts. Replacement slides continue to need
                                                                      replacement.
                                 Biology        Department / Accomplishments 2003 - 2004
                                                       Linkage to
#                      Action Item                                                   Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                                       other Plans
          Goal 5: : Improve the quantity and quality of information technology and projection equipment
       Seek funding or source for installation of       DSS1,4,6; DTL2 New smart-classroom for L205 has been approved as part of Instructional
       computer projector and computer, speakers,                      Technology's budget for Fall 2004. It is anticipated that the equipment will
5a     VCR, cabling and cabinetry in L205 (lecture                     be installed during summer 2004 or fall 2004.
       hall)
       Work with district facilities and media services DSS1,4,6; DTL2 No new cabinetry has been designed or installed in the laboratory
       to design and install cabinets to accommodate                   classrooms.
5b     newly purchased microscope/video/projection
       equipment in laboratories

       Replace obsolete computers in L115 with new PT3,4; DSS1,6; Computers have been upgraded from the prior 75 mhz machines to 233 mhz
       computers capable of running current        DAG1,5; DOE7 machines and from Windows NT to Windows 2000. Can now run some of
5c     software including physiology simulations.                 the new software programs, however, is unable to run some of the newest,
                                                                  memory-intensive programs.
                         Goal 6: Improve student success in both majors and nonmajors courses
       Develop key performance indicators for          PT1, DTL1        Faculty in these subjects continue to coordinate and discuss performance
6a     student success in Bio402,412,422 series.       DSS1,5,6;        evaluation protocols within these biology majors classes.
       Develop study/test-taking skills sessions for   PT1, DSS1,6;     Continued to provide formal and informal advise regarding test taking skills
6b     Bio402,412,422 series students.                 DTL1             for students. Provide tutors for students with difficulties.
       Seek funding for laboratory equipment and       PT1, DSS1,6;     Acquired a number of new models in Anatomy and Physiology to replace
6c     supplies needed to teach pre-allied health      DTL1             severely deteriorated models. A number of models still need replacement as
       related courses (Bio440, Bio430, 431).                           well as a large number of charts.
                                                   PT1, DSS1,6;         Some additional laboratory equipment (principally glassware) has been
       Seek funding for laboratory equipment and   DTL1                 replaced by using breakage card money from the last several semesters.
6d     supplies needed to teach biology major                           However, this only replaces lost glassware and does not result in a net
       course sequence (Bio402,412,422).                                increase in supplies and equipment.
       Seek funding for laboratory and field       PT1, DSS1,6;         Funding was provided as part of the current budget. However, with the
       equipment and supplies needed to teach non- DTL1                 expansion of the Biology 308/309 series as a response to requirements from
6e     major courses (Bio305, Bio350, Bio308,                           the Liberal Studies curriculum at CSU Sacramento, additional funding will
       Bio309)                                                          need to be identified.
     Goal 7: Improve articulation and communication with four-year institutions and area feeder high schools
       Continue to participate in the UCD-SCC          PT1; DSS1,6,8; No UCD students applied for this program during fall 2003 or spring 2004
7a     Teacher Preparation Liason Program              DAG9; DED1     semesters.
                                  Biology         Department / Accomplishments 2003 - 2004
                                                           Linkage to
  #                     Action Item                                                      Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                                           other Plans
        Continue to participate in the Faculty Diversity                  During Spring 2004, had three interns from the Faculty Diversity Internship
        Internship Program.                                               Program successfully complete their internships. All of the graduate
  7b                                                                      students were from UC Davis. One student interned under Robin Roffey in
                                                                          Cell and Molecular Biology (Biol 402
        Coordinate and host pilot series of                PT1; DSS1,6,8; Undergraduate and graduate students from UC Davis participated in a
        undergraduate research seminars in                 DAG9; DTL3     seminar to discuss their own research and other research opportunities
  7c    collaboration with UCD faculty and UCD                            within the Biology curriculum at UC Davis. Provided opportunities for SCC
        undergraduates.                                                   students to ask questions of the UC Davis
        Continue to participate in a general biology       PT1; DSS8;     Various faculty from SCC attended a meeting with Los Rios Community
  7d    articulation effort among CSUS, SCC, ARC           DTL3           College science faculty and CSU Sacramento science faculty to discuss
        and CRC biology faculty.                                          articulation and better collaborative efforts.
        Obtain IGETSE transfer to UC and CSU                              IGETSE approval was obtained during Spring 2004 for Biology 323
  7e    systems for Biology 323, 370, and 464.                            (Ethnobotany), Biology 370 (Introduction to Marine Environment), and
                                                                          Biology 464 (Dinosaurs and the Science of Life).
        Pursue avenues of communication with area          PT1; DSS8
  7f    feeder high schools
Goal 8: Improve faculty accommodation for adminstrative duties and for the development of new teaching materials,
        Pursue release time to support faculty that are    DAG7,8;       Science Transfer Project release time (0.30) granted to David Wyatt during
  8a    developing new course materials, educational       DTL,2,3; DOE4 Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 to pursue research opportunities with CSU
        technolgies and/or texts                                         Sacramento Biology faculty.
        Spread administrative duties amongst faculty       DAG7,8;       Developing methods to assist with scheduling duties and coordination with
  8b    so as not to overburden any individual             DTL1,2,3;     faculty assigned to particular classes.
                                                           DOE2,10
                 Goal 9: Improve exposure of Biology Department programs and courses in the region
        Sent one combined student/faculty team to           DSS8; DOE9      Captured first place in the competition of science knowledge.
  9a    the Explorit Science Challenge in October,
        2004
        Pursue avenues of communication with AP             DSS8; DOE9      Initial discussions regarding Sacramento Unified School District's planned
  9b    Biology instructors in area high schools                            Health Academy. No further consultation has occurred.
        Distribute Field Ecology Certificate program        DSS8; DOE9      Brochures distributed to students as requested. Brochures sent to UC Davis
        brochure to the community and industry to                           and CSU Sacramento for posting on biology bulletin boards. Brochures
  9c    enhance recruitment of students.                                    provided to people when program faculty have given public
                                                                            lectures/programs. More outreach needed.
                               Biology       Department / Accomplishments 2003 - 2004
                                                     Linkage to
   #                  Action Item                                               Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                                     other Plans
        Conduct public outreach/education programs                 Virginia Meyer and David Wyatt have conducted numerous
        for the American River Conservancy.                        workshops/lectures at the American River Conservancy for the general
  9d                                                               public. These activities range from a study of plants of the American River
                                                                   to an examination of bats along the river.
Other Accomplishments:
                                              3 - Year Plan
                                          Biology Department

                        Long Range Plans                             2005 - 2006 2006 - 2007 2007 - 2008
      Hire additional faculty position for Bio 305, 350, and the
1.    Field Ecology Program.                                             X
      Hire new full-time, tenure track faculty to meet enrollment
2.    needs and improve the part-time/full-time faculty ratio                        X            X
      Hire Additional Stockroom Laboratory Technician - potential
3.    shared position with Chemistry.                                    X
      Hire Instructional Assistant for majors biology laboratories
4.    and the Field Ecology Certificate Program                          X           X            X
      Replace obsolete computers in L115 with new computers
5.    capable of running current software including physiology           X
      simulations.
      Replace faculty computer in L108d (Ken Naganuma) with
6.    USB compatible computer or insert USB capabilities into            X
      current computer.
      Replace obsolete faculty computers in L108a (Steve
7.    James), L107 (Andrea Greenwell and Brian Gillespie), and           X
      L108b (Robin Roffey).
      Stockroom Area - Autoclave needs replacement. Autoclave
      necessary to sterilize potential biohazard materials used in
8.    Allied Health-related courses, Majors Biology courses, and         X           X
      non-majors Biology courses.
      Room L104 - Ventilation is necessary due to storage of
9.    hazardous waste within the room.                                   X
      Room L114a - Ventilation of this room would be necessary
10.   if renovation results in use of this room as a cadaver                                      X
      storage room.
      Rooms L112, L113, and L115 - Television
      cabinet/instructor computer workstation needed for these
11.   rooms to address current use of refrigerators as television        X
      stands.
      Stockroom Area - New test tube washer needed to replace
      old washer which is leaking and experiencing aging
12.   problems. Short of replacing the unit, at a minimum, hoses         X           X
      need replacement to improve water flow and to prolong
      usage. Parts for repair of current
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Ventilation for this room is
13.   necessary due to the presence of chemicals and other               X
      biological materials utilized within laboratories.
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Several floor tiles and ceiling
14.   tiles are loose or coming loose and need replacement.              X
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Two test tube drying racks need
15.   to be mounted on the wall. Additionally, shelves need              X
      repainting and rearranged for better organization.
                                                 3 - Year Plan
                                             Biology Department
      Seek funding for laboratory equipment and supplies
16.   needed to teach biology major course sequence (Bio402,              X   X
      412, 422).
      Seek funding for laboratory equipment and supplies
17.   needed to teach pre-allied health related courses                   X   X
      (Bio440, 430, 431).
      Seek funding for specialized equipment and supplies
18.   needed to teach the Field Ecology program courses.                  X   X
      Seek funding for laboratory and field equipment and
19.   supplies needed to teach non-major courses (Bio305,                 X   X
      Bio350, Bio308 & 309)
      Purchase anatomy and physiology models, charts, and
20.   slides to replace broken and degraded infrastructure.               X   X   X
      Obtain office facilities for full-time faculty and laboratory
21.   technical staff on the first floor of Lillard Hall. Obtain office   X   X
      facilities for adjunct faculty.
      Establish an undergraduate research seminar series in
22.   collaboration with UCD and CSUS faculty and UCD and                 X
      CSUS undergraduates and graduate students.
      Establish bridge to facilitate transfer student undergraduate
23.   research opportunities for biology majors in cooperation                X
      with UCD and CSUS.
      Design laboratories and lecture halls and computer
24.   laboratories for a new science facility                             X   X   X
      Obtain new building and implement designed laboratory,
25.   lecture and computer laboratories in new facilities                         X*
      Obtain funding for and participate in faculty training in field
26.   ecology methods and environmental regulations updates               X   X
      Obtain funding for, develop and produce marketing
27.   brochures and letters, and survey forms for the Field               X
      Ecology Certificate Program
28.   Obtain new greenhouse facility                                      X
      Establish avenues of communication with area feeder high
29.   schools                                                             X   X   X
      Pursue research and employment opportunities for biology
30.   students and students in the Field Ecology Certificate              X   X   X
      Program
      Explore funding sources and collaboration with regional
31.   organizations to develop and build a natural history                        X*
      museum
      Room L114 - Non-functional thermostat box next to white
32.   board needs to be removed.                                          X
      X* - New building planned for 2009/2010.
                                     Biology        Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                            Linkage to
#                 Action Item              Other Plans               Year-End Status and Accomplishments
                                Goal 1: Maintain and improve faculty part-time/full time ratio
     Obtain approval for new hire faculty for   PT1,4; DSS1,6;
     Bio 305, 350, and Field Ecology            DAG4; DTL1,3
1a   Program. Currently, 50%+ of the
     sections of Bio 305 and 350 are taught
     by adjunct instructors.
                                  Goal 2: Maintain and improve classified support staffing
     Hire Instructional Assistant for majors    PT1,4; DSS1,6;
2a   biology laboratories and/or the Field      DAG4,7,8
     Ecology Certificate Program
                Goal 3: Increase opportunities for students in the Field Ecology Certificate Program
     Seek funding for specialized equipment
     and supplies needed to teach the Field
3a   Ecology program courses.

     Obtain funding for, develop, and
     produce marketing brochures and
3b   letters, and develop survey forms for
     the Program.
     Pursue research and employment
     opportunities for biology students and
3c   students in the Field Ecology Program.

     Continue coordination with ecology
     programs at UC Davis Wildlife, Fish
3d   and Conservation major and CSU
     Sacramento Biological Conservation
     major.
         Goal 4: Improve the quantity, quality and safety of stockroom, lecture and laboratory facilities
     Continue to advocate a new building        PT3,4; DSS1,6;
     and implement designed laboratory,         DAG1,5
4a   lecture, and computer laboratories in
     new facilities.
                                       Biology           Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                                     Linkage to
#                  Action Item                       Other Plans           Year-End Status and Accomplishments
     Design laboratories and lecture halls           PT3,4; DSS1,6;
4b   and computer laboratories for a new             DAG1,5
     science facility.
     Obtain a greenhouse facility to
4c   propogate plants used in a number of
     course laboratories.
     Seek safety improvements for                    PT3,4; DSS1,6;
     stockroom, preparation areas and                DAG1,5
     laboratories - especially in areas of
4d   hazardous material storage and
     handling and ventilation. (See Goal 10
     items)
     Obtain additional office facilities for full-
     time faculty and laboratory technical
4e   staff on the first floor of Lillard Hall.
     Obtain office facilities for adjunct
     faculty.
     Stockroom Area - Autoclave needs
     replacement. Autoclave necessary to
     sterilize potential biohazard materials
4f   used in Allied Health-related courses,
     Majors Biology courses, and non-
     majors Biology courses.
     Stockroom Area - New test tube washer
     needed to replace old washer which is
     leaking and experiencing aging
     problems. Short of replacing the unit, at
4g   a minimum, hoses need replacement to
     improve water flow and to prolong
     usage. Parts for repair of current

         Goal 5: : Improve the quantity and quality of information technology and projection equipment
                                   Biology         Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                               Linkage to
#                Action Item                   Other Plans           Year-End Status and Accomplishments
     Obtain television cabinet/instructor     DSS1,4,6; DTL2
     computer workstation needed for these
5a   rooms to address current use of
     refrigerators as television stands.
     Replace obsolete computers in L115       PT3,4; DSS1,6;
     with new computers capable of running DAG1,5; DOE7
5b   current software including physiology
     simulations.
     Replace faculty computer in L108d (Ken
     Naganuma) with USB compatible
5c   computer or insert USB capabilities into
     current computer.
     Replace obsolete faculty computers in
     L108a (Steve James), L107 (Andrea
5d   Greenwell and Brian Gillespie), and
     L108b (Robin Roffey).
                       Goal 6: Improve student success in both majors and nonmajors courses
     Continue to develop key performance       PT1, DTL1
6a   indicators for student success in         DSS1,5,6;
     Bio402,412,422 series.
     Continue to develop study/test-taking     PT1, DSS1,6;
6b   skills sessions for Bio402,412,422        DTL1
     series students.
     Seek funding for laboratory equipment     PT1, DSS1,6;
     and supplies needed to teach pre-allied   DTL1
6c   health related courses (Bio440, Bio430,
     431).
     Seek funding for laboratory equipment     PT1, DSS1,6;
     and supplies needed to teach biology      DTL1
6d   major course sequence
     (Bio402,412,422).
     Seek funding for laboratory and field     PT1, DSS1,6;
     equipment and supplies needed to          DTL1
6e   teach non-major courses (Bio305,
     Bio350, Bio308, Bio309)
                                        Biology         Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                                    Linkage to
  #                  Action Item                    Other Plans           Year-End Status and Accomplishments
        Purchase anatomy and physiology
  6f    models, charts, and slides to replace
        broken and degraded infrastructure.
       Goal 7: Improve articulation and communication with four-year institutions and area feeder high schools
        Continue to participate in the UCD-SCC PT1; DSS1,6,8;
  7a    Teacher Preparation Liason Program     DAG9; DED1

        Continue to participate in the Faculty
  7b    Diversity Internship Program.
        Coordinate and host series of               PT1; DSS1,6,8;
        undergraduate research seminars in          DAG9; DTL3
  7c    collaboration with UCD faculty and UCD
        undergraduates.
        Continue to participate in a general        PT1; DSS8;
        biology articulation effort among CSUS,     DTL3
  7d    SCC, ARC and CRC biology faculty.

        Pursue avenues of communication with PT1; DSS8
  7e    area feeder high schools
Goal 8: Improve faculty accommodation for adminstrative duties and for the development of new teaching materials,
        Pursue release time to support faculty      DAG7,8;
        that are developing new course              DTL,2,3; DOE4
  8a    materials, educational technolgies
        and/or texts
        Spread administrative duties amongst        DAG7,8;
  8b    faculty so as not to overburden any         DTL1,2,3;
        individual                                  DOE2,10

        Obtain funding for and participate in
  8c    faculty training in field ecology methods
        and environmental regulations updates.
                  Goal 9: Improve exposure of Biology Department programs and courses in the region
        Send a Student team to the Explorit         DSS8; DOE9
  9a    Science Challenge in October, 2004
                                    Biology        Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                                 Linkage to
 #                Action Item                    Other Plans           Year-End Status and Accomplishments
      Pursue avenues of communication with DSS8; DOE9
9b    AP Biology instructors in area high
      schools
      Distribute Field Ecology Certificate      DSS8; DOE9
      program brochure to the community
9c    and industry to enhance recruitment of
      students.
      Explore funding sources and
      collaboration with regional organizations
9d    to develop and build a natural history
      museum.
      Conduct public outreach/education
      programs for the American River
      Conservancy, Stone Lakes National
9e    Wildlife Refuge, Yolo Basin Wildlife
      Refuge, and other public and school
      groups.
                                        Goal 10: Facility Plant Repairs and Renovations
      Room L114 - Non-functional thermostat
10a   box next to white board needs to be
      removed.
      Stockroom Area - Autoclave needs
      replacement. Autoclave necessary to
      sterilize potential biohazard materials
10b   used in Allied Health-related courses,
      Majors Biology courses, and non-
      majors Biology courses.
      Room L104 - Ventilation is necessary
10c   due to storage of hazardous waste
      within the room.
      Room L114a - Ventilation of this room
      would be necessary if renovation results
10d   in use of this room as a cadaver
      storage room.
                                     Biology        Department / Action Plan 2004 - 2005
                                                  Linkage to
 #                 Action Item                    Other Plans         Year-End Status and Accomplishments
      Rooms L112, L113, and L115 -
      Television cabinet/instructor computer
10e   workstation needed for these rooms to
      address current use of refrigerators as
      television stands.
      Stockroom Area - New test tube washer
      needed to replace old washer which is
      leaking and experiencing aging
10f   problems. Short of replacing the unit, at
      a minimum, hoses need replacement to
      improve water flow and to prolong
      usage.
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Ventilation
      for this room is necessary due to the
10g   presence of chemicals and other
      biological materials utilized within
      laboratories.
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Several floor
10h   tiles and ceiling tiles are loose or
      coming loose and need replacement.
      Room L111 (Stockroom) - Two test
      tube drying racks need to be mounted
10i   on the wall. Additionally, shelves need
      repainting and rearranged for better
      organization.
                                               Biology      Department Budget Request - 2005 - 2006
                                       Operating                                               New
                                                 Instruction                                          Marketing Remodel   Faculty   Staff   Student    Temp
Line #          Description             Budget               Computers Equipment Furniture   Program
                                                  Supplies                                            Materials  Space     Hires    Hires    Hires     Hires
                                       Increase                                              Start-up
  1      Biology faculty                                                                                                    1
  2      Instructional Assistants                                                                                                    1
         Additional Stockroom
         Laboratory Technician -
  3      potential shared position
         with Chemistry                                                                                                              1
  4      Stockroom Help                                                                                                                     10 hr/wk
  5      Instructional Lab help                                                                                                             10 hr/wk

  6      Increase in Support for
         Maintenance Agreements           500.00
         Faculty training in field
  7      methods, environmental
         regulations - regist.          2,000.00
  8      Travel for faculty training    1,200.00
         Upgrade and complete
         L115 computer facilities
  9      including Computer
         Physiology Modules
         (LR6)                                              18,500.00   44,540.00

         Replace faculty computer
 10      in L108d with USB
         compatible computer.                                1,400.00
         Laptop computer for use
 11      in labs and lecture halls
         for projection                                      3,300.00
         Replace obsolete
         computer in L108a (Steve
 12      James) with new eMac or
         iMac.                                               1,000.00
         Replace obsolete
 13      computer in L107
         (Andrea Greenwell)                                  1,400.00
                                             Biology      Department Budget Request - 2005 - 2006
                                     Operating                                               New
                                               Instruction                                          Marketing Remodel   Faculty   Staff   Student   Temp
Line #          Description           Budget               Computers Equipment Furniture   Program
                                                Supplies                                            Materials  Space     Hires    Hires    Hires    Hires
                                     Increase                                              Start-up
         Replace obsolete
 14      computer in L107 (Brian
         Gillespie)                                        1,400.00
         Replace obsolete
 15      computer in L108b (Robin
         Roffey)                                           1,400.00
         Ventilation improvements                                                                            L104,
         for stockroom safety,                                                                               L110
         hazardous waste storage                                                                             annex,
 16      and A&P cadaver                                                                                     L114
                                                                                                             annex

 17      Greenhouse                                                   30,000.00
         Fossils for Bio305 and
 18      Bio464 & 465 (LT10)                                           7,200.00
         Protist models       (LT-
 19      8,9,10)                                                       3,400.00
         Shaker incubator
 20      (LT-8,9)                                                      5,500.00
 21      Laminar flow hood (L-T8)                                      5,000.00
         Spotting scope + tripod -
 22      2 each. (LT-7,8,10)                                           1,200.00
 23      Sterilizer (LT-7,8,9,10)                                     56,315.00

 24      Lancer Commercial
         Dishwasher (LT-7,8,9,10)                                     31,086.00

         Anatomy and Physiology
 25      Models, Slides, and
         Charts (LT-8,9)                                              50,000.00
         Field dissecting scopes -
 26      10 (LT-7,8,10)                                                1,500.00
         Sphygmomanometer and
 27      stethoscope 12 each (LT-
         8,9)                                                          2,200.00
                                                 Biology        Department Budget Request - 2005 - 2006
                                         Operating                                               New
                                                   Instruction                                          Marketing Remodel   Faculty   Staff   Student   Temp
 Line #          Description              Budget               Computers Equipment Furniture   Program
                                                    Supplies                                            Materials  Space     Hires    Hires    Hires    Hires
                                         Increase                                              Start-up
          refractometers - 4
  28      (LT-8,9)                                                        2,000.00
          Ultra low temp freezer
  29      (LT-8,9)                                                       10,000.00
          Trailmaster Camera
  30      system (LT-7,10)                                                  750.00
  31      GPS unit - 2 (LT-7,10)                                            650.00
          Digital camera          (LT-
  32      7,8,9,10)                                                         500.00
          Differential blood cell
  33      counters - manual - 6
          (LT-8,9)                                                        1,200.00
          Field Ecology program
  34      OTO supplies (LT-7)                        2,000.00
          Field Ecology program
  35      ongoing supplies (LT-7)           500.00
          PCR reagents for Bio 402
  36      (LT-8)                                     1,000.00
          Bio 440, 430, 431
  37      supplies (LT-9)                 3,400.00
          Non-majors courses
  38      supplies (LT-10)                  500.00
          Stockroom supplies -
  39      OTO (LT-7,8,9,10)                          1,000.00
          Jepson Manual of
  40      California Plants (8)
          (LT-7)                                      800.00
          ZCAIM Interface for
  41      Anabat Bat Detector (LT-
          7)                                                                500.00
          Night vision binoculars
  42      (LT-7)                                                            500.00

Totals:                                   8,100.00   4,800.00 28,400.00 254,041.00      0.00       0.00     0.00
                                                       Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                          Biology Department
                                                          Total      Priority
Line #                  Description                                                                     Justification
                                                         Amount       Rank
                                                                                The Department has experienced high enrollment numbers for
                                                                                several years in the Biology 305 and 350 classes. For several
                                                                                semesters, over half of the sections are taught by adjunct
  1      Biology faculty                                  $0.00         7       faculty. With the continuing development of the Field Ecology
                                                                                Certificate Program, an additional facultymember for Biology
                                                                                305, 350, and the Field Ecology Program is warranted.

                                                                                With increases in enrollment and new sections, the lab
  2      Instructional Assistants                         $0.00         4       technicians cannot complete the laboratory preparation work
                                                                                without Instructional Assistants.
                                                                                During the past five years, there has been a significant increase
         Additional Stockroom Laboratory                                        in number of lab courses in the department and the number of
  3      Technician - potential shared position with      $0.00         3       hours of lab classes offered in the Department. An additional
         Chemistry                                                              laboratory technician jointly shared with Chemistry is warranted.

                                                                                An increase in student hire is needed to help with stockroom
  4      Stockroom Help                                   $0.00         5       work as the enrollment and section offerings increase.
                                                                                An increase in student hire is needed to help with laboratory set-
  5      Instructional Lab help                           $0.00         6       ups for Bio 305 lab, Bio 412 lab, Bio 422 lab, and Bio 320 lab.

                                                                                This increase is necessary to provide maintenance services for
         Increase in Support for Maintenance
  6      Agreements
                                                          $0.00         1       microscope and other equipment in the Biology Department.

                                                                                Faculty teaching Bio 360, 362, 364, and 320 need to have
         Faculty training in field methods,
  7      environmental regulations - regist.
                                                         $2,000.00     11       updates in training in field ecology methods and environmental
                                                                                regulations.
                                                                                Travel monies are needed for faculty to attend training courses
  8      Travel for faculty training                     $1,200.00     12
                                                                                as in item #9.
                                                    Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                       Biology Department
                                                       Total      Priority
Line #                Description                                                                    Justification
                                                      Amount       Rank
                                                                             Completion of the biology computer lab/lecture room in L115 is
                                                                             critical for effective space utililization as we manage enrollment
                                                                             growth. Biology is an intensely visual field of study, with
                                                                             complex and involved concepts and processes to master. With
                                                                             the purchase of BioPac software and equipment, we would be
                                                                             able to utilize modern teaching modules for future Allied Health
         Upgrade and complete L115 computer                                  professionals. This request will support the Sutter Health
  9      facilities including Computer Physiology    $63,040.00     19       partnership with SCC. We plan to expand the use for all
         Modules (LR6)                                                       biology students to include tutorials, simulations, and modeling
                                                                             with purchased software and with interactive web sites. We
                                                                             also plan to incorporate student research and data analysis into
                                                                             existing studies. These educational technologies are being
                                                                             incorporated as tools to increase successful program
                                                                             completion rates and promote higher transfer rates.

         Replace faculty computer in L108d with                              The current computer is very old and does not have USB
 10      USB compatible computer.
                                                       $0.00        14       capability.
         Laptop computer for use in labs and                                 A second laptop computer for use with computer projectors in
 11      lecture halls for projection
                                                      $3,300.00     20
                                                                             lecture halls is needed
         Replace obsolete computer in L108a                                  The current computer is very old and is unable to utilize new
 12      (Steve James) with new eMac or iMac.
                                                      $1,000.00     15
                                                                             programs.
         Replace obsolete computer in L107                                   The current computer is very old and is unable to utilize new
 13      (Andrea Greenwell)
                                                      $1,400.00     16
                                                                             programs.
         Replace obsolete computer in L107 (Brian                            The current computer is very old and is unable to utilize new
 14      Gillespie)
                                                      $1,400.00     17
                                                                             programs.
         Replace obsolete computer in L108b                                  The current computer is very old and is unable to utilize new
 15      (Robin Roffey)
                                                      $1,400.00     18       programs.
                                                                             Ventilation improvements are necessary for the air quality and
                                                                             safety in L110 annex which is used to autoclave microbiology
         Ventilation improvements for stockroom                              wastes and store laboratory solutions. Ventilation
  16     safety, hazardous waste storage and A&P                     2       improvements are necessary for the storage of hazardous
         cadaver                                                             waste materials and use of a cadaver in Anatomy and
                                                                             Physiology classes in L114 annex. L104 contains hazardous
                                                                             material storage.
                                               Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                  Biology Department
                                                  Total      Priority
Line #                Description                                                                Justification
                                                 Amount       Rank
                                                                        Living plant materials and a controlled environment for plant
                                                                        propagation and experimentation are needed for Bio 412, Bio
                                                                        305 and Bio 320. Currently, these plants are grown and
                                                                        experiments conducted in one plant growth chamber. The size
  17     Greenhouse                              30,000.00     42
                                                                        of the chamber limits the number of plants that can be
                                                                        propagated. The ability to propagate plants on campus would
                                                                        greatly increase our abilities to provide students the plant
                                                                        material needed for lab work.
                                                                        Fossils are needed for the Biology 305 and Biology 464
         Fossils for Bio305 and Bio464 & 465                            courses. They will be needed for the lab Biology 465
  18                                             7,200.00      21
         (LT10)                                                         associated with Biology 464.
                                                                        The department currently teaches many courses and sections
                                                                        which rely on the use of models for class demonstration as well
                                                                        as individual study. Some of the most heavily used models are
  19     Protist models      (LT-8,9,10)         3,400.00      22       needed in more than one classroom at a time, and several
                                                                        additional models are needed. The models are necessary
                                                                        learning aids which serve the general education and majors
                                                                        students taking these courses.
                                                                        Shaker incubators are used to prepare specialized cultures and
                                                                        preparations in molecular biology and microbiology. This
                                                                        equipment will allow the department to offer students training
  20     Shaker incubator     (LT-8,9)           5,500.00      23       and experience in performing experiments and procedures
                                                                        used in modern molecular and microbiological labs, a
                                                                        necessary part of an up to date and relevant curriculum.
                                                                        This type of hood is used for procedures in which it is
                                                                        necessary to limit the number of microbes in the air that reach
                                                                        specimens being worked with. This will be used in Bio 412 for
  21     Laminar flow hood (L-T8)                5,000.00      24       plant tissue cultures and in Bio 440 for the preparation of sterile
                                                                        plates. A laminar flow hood is essential for many molecular
                                                                        biology and microbiology procedures and will allow the
                                                                        department to teach current biology laboratory practice.
                                                      Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                         Biology Department
                                                         Total      Priority
Line #                 Description                                                                     Justification
                                                        Amount       Rank
                                                                               Spotting scopes are used for observing wildlife and other
                                                                               aspects of habitats. Currently, our department offers several
                                                                               courses that involve field trips during the semester to various
         Spotting scope + tripod - 2 each. (LT-
  22                                                    1,200.00      25       natural habitats. The new courses of the Field Ecology
         7,8,10)
                                                                               Certificate Program will also involve observing and censusing
                                                                               wildlife. Spotting scopes greatly enhance the ability to observe
                                                                               and identify animals and their behavior.
                                                                               A new sterilizer is necessary for the Biology Majors program as
                                                                               well as the various Allied Health-related courses that require
  23     Sterilizer (LT-7,8,9,10)                       56,315.00      8       sterilizaation of equipment and glassware. The existing
                                                                               sterilizer is very old and continues to require more frequent
                                                                               repairs and servicing.
                                                                               The current commercial dishwater in use is very old and is
                                                                               currently leaking. Due to the age of this machine, repairs are
         Lancer Commercial Dishwasher (LT-                                     unavailable due to lack of available parts. The dishwasher is
  24                                                    31,086.00      9
         7,8,9,10)                                                             ncessary for materials used in all of the biology department's
                                                                               laboratories, including the Biology Majors program and the
                                                                               Allied Health-related program.
                                                                               The infrastructure of the Anatomy and Physiology program has
                                                                               been degrading for many years. The models are in great
                                                                               disrepair (simply wearing out), the charts are tattered,
                                                                               skeletons lack vital parts, torso models are old and
         Anatomy and Physiology Models, Slides,                                deteriorating, slide boxes contain a large percentage of
  25                                                    50,000.00     10       cracked, broken, and obliterated slides, and physiology
         and Charts (LT-8,9)
                                                                               computer modules are antiquated and no longer live up to
                                                                               expectations. In addition, with the Sutter Health partnership
                                                                               expected to double the number of students utilizing the models
                                                                               and charts, new equipment is vitally needed.
                                                                               Dissecting scopes that can be used in the field will greatly
                                                                               enhance the field biology experience of Bio 305 students,
  26     Field dissecting scopes - 10   (LT-7,8,10)     1,500.00      26
                                                                               Bio412 students and Field Ecology Certificate Program
                                                                               students.
                                                       Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                          Biology Department
                                                          Total      Priority
Line #                 Description                                                                       Justification
                                                         Amount       Rank
                                                                                Blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes are used in the Bio 430
                                                                                and Bio 431 courses, as well as in Bio 422. Our current blood
         Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope 12                                    pressure cuffs are breaking down and gradually becoming
  27                                                     2,200.00      27       unusable. Thus, new cuffs and stethoscopes are essential to
         each (LT-8,9)
                                                                                continue to give students the experience of using them to learn
                                                                                the physiology of the circulatory system.
                                                                                Refractometers are hand-held instruments for the
                                                                                determination of specific gravity of solutions. Currently, the
                                                                                Anatomy and Physiology courses use a large hydrometer for
  28     refractometers - 4       (LT-8,9)               2,000.00      28       this purpose, for which a large volume is needed. These
                                                                                instruments would expose the Anatomy and Physiology
                                                                                students to the actual instruments that are used in health care
                                                                                laboratories and hospitals.
                                                                                Very low temperature freezers are necessary to best store
  29     Ultra low temp freezer (LT-8,9)                 10,000.00     29       certain reagents used in molecular biology procedures used in
                                                                                the biology majors courses
                                                                                This camera system is needed for use in the field work for the
  30     Trailmaster Camera system (LT-7,10)              750.00       30
                                                                                courses involved in the Field Ecology Certificate Program
                                                                                GPS units will be used in the Field Methods in Ecology course
                                                                                for students to learn modern methods of positioning points on
  31     GPS unit - 2 (LT-7,10)                           650.00       31
                                                                                the ground. These methods are used in assessing habitat
                                                                                parameters.
                                                                                A digital camera will be used for photo documentation in the
  32     Digital camera         (LT-7,8,9,10)             500.00       32       field courses that can be then directly input into computer files.

                                                                                Manual cell counters will be used by Bio 440 and Bio 430, 431
         Differential blood cell counters - manual -
  33                                                     1,200.00      33       students to count the different types of blood cells seen in
         6 (LT-8,9)
                                                                                stained blood smears.
                                                                                Additional supply monies are needed on a one time only basis
         Field Ecology program OTO supplies (LT-
  34                                                     2,000.00      34       for the courses of the Field Ecology Certificate Program.
         7)
         Field Ecology program ongoing supplies                                 Additional supply monies are needed on a yearly basis for the
  35                                                      500.00       35
         (LT-7)                                                                 courses of the Field Ecology Certificate Program.
                                                    Budget Narrative 2005 - 2006
                                                       Biology Department
                                                       Total     Priority
Line #                Description                                                                  Justification
                                                      Amount      Rank
                                                                            Polymerase Chain Reaction is an important procedure used in
                                                                            modern molecular biology labs. The reagents used for this
                                                                            procedure are expensive, but experience with the procedure
  36     PCR reagents for Bio 402 (LT-8)              1,000.00     36
                                                                            would be very valuable for the Bio 402 students. Additional
                                                                            yearly supply monies are needed for the department to provide
                                                                            this experiment to the Bio 402 students
                                                                            Additional supply monies are needed to buy the materials
                                                                            necessary to add more physiology experience and blood typing
  37     Bio 440, 430, 431 supplies (LT-9)            3,400.00     37       experience procedures in the lab portion of the Anatomy and
                                                                            Physiology as well as the Microbiology courses.

                                                                            Additional supply monies are needed to by kits used in the lab
  38     Non-majors courses supplies      (LT-10)      500.00      38
                                                                            portion of the Bio 309 course.
                                                                            Additional supply monies are needed by the stockroom for the
  39     Stockroom supplies - OTO (LT-7,8,9,10)       1,000.00     13       purchase of a replacement handtruck and additional service
                                                                            carts.
                                                                            These manuals are essential instructional materials for the
         Jepson Manual of California Plants (8)                             Field Botany course (Biology 320). We currently have 8
  40                                                   800.00      39
         (LT-7)                                                             manuals which is insufficient for a potential enrollment of 40
                                                                            students per spring semester.
         ZCAIM Interface for Anabat Bat Detector                            This interface is needed for the study of bats in the Field
  41                                                   500.00      40
         (LT-7)                                                             Methods in Ecology course.
                                                                            The night vision binoculars are needed for the study of
  42     Night vision binoculars (LT-7)                500.00      41
                                                                            nocturnal animals in the Field Methods in Ecology course.
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