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									       Sacramento City College
             Unit Plan
            Spring 2003




   Department Name:

Department Spokesperson: Michael Richardson

     Division Dean: Mary Turner

                Elements of the Unit Plan:

     Place an X in the boxes of included elements

                     Accomplishments
            x        Three Year Plan
            x        Action Plan
            x        Budget Request
            x        Budget Narrative
                     Key Performance Indicators
                                                                 3 - Year Plan
                                                              Physics      Department

 Column1                 Long Range Plans
           Expand and upgrade physic equipment inventory




1.
           Expand and upgrade astronomy equipment inventory




2.
           Obtain technical aide for astronomy


3.
           Develop plans for a solar observatory.
           Develop plans for a radio observatory.


4.
           Develop plans for a campus planetarium.




5.
           Develop plans for a permanent dark site
           observatory.


6.
      Develop computer-based laboratory experiments




7.
      Acquire audio/visual equipment




      Set up a database of departmental multimedia
      resources on the campus network.




9.
      Develop plans for a scientific information kiosk.



10.
      Plan for retirement of Chris Hulbe


11.
      Develop plans for new facilities


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                           3 - Year Plan
                        Physics      Department

                         2003 - 2004                                           2004 - 2005
Submit budget requests for needed laboratory equipment.         Submit budget requests for needed
 Physics                                                        laboratory equipment. Continue to assess
   5 Photo electric apparatus                                   the need for new and updated equipment.
  12 Electrostatic lab systems
  10 e/m apparatus
   9 Millikan apparatus
   3 Geiger-Mueller systems
   3 Spectrophotometer systems with prism kit
  Geology
    Compact Combination Thin Section Saw/Grinder
Continue to assess the need for new and updated
equipment.

Submit an appropriate budget request for equipment.             Continue to assess the need for
    SBIG ST-7 CCD Camera                                        instructional resources for astronomy,
    5 Meade 10" GPS LX-200 Schmidt-Cassegrain                   and seek the necessary funding.
telescopes
    1 Meade 14" GPS LX-200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
    6 sets of eyepieces with carrying case
    6 sets of light filters
    Flip mirror with TV eyepiece
    Computer for the observatory
Continue to assess the need for instructional resources for
Assess the need for student help and/or a permanent             Continue to assess the need for
technical aide for astronomy. Formulate appropriate budget      astronomy technical staff.
requests.

Determine equipment and facilities needs for a solar            Continue efforts to establish and/or
observatory. Investigate the possibility of obseving radio      improve solar and radio observatories.
sources from our facilities. Submit appropriate budget
requests.

Investigate existing planetarium facilities. Integrate          Develop planetariun specifications.
planetarium into the campus master plan. Explore                Continue to develop funding support
community interest. Search for special funding sources.         through the campus master plan.
                                                                Continue to develop community interest.
                                                                Continue the search for outside funding.
Search for potential dark site locations. Seek campus and       Continue efforts to establish a permanent
district help to formulate plans for acquiring property for a   dark site observatory.
dark sight location. Develop plans for dark site observatory
facilities.
Formulate budget request for initial sets of data acquisition   Formulate budget request for additional
equipment.                                                      sets of data acquisition equipment. Use
   15 laboratory computers with carts                           new equipment to develop computer-
   15 data acquisition equipment sets                           based laboratory experiments. Determine
   Data acquisition software                                    needs for additional equipment.
Use new equipment to develop computer-based laboratory
experiments. Determine needs for additional equipment.


Submit media services request for audio/visual equipment.       Continue to develop multimedia
  High resolution multimedia projector for M-1                  capabilities and submit audio/visual
  Advanced document imagers for M-1 and M-3                     requests as needed.
  Laptop computer for M-1


Develop detailed plans for creating an on-line database of    Continue development of on-line
the department's multimedia resources. Test usability of      multimedia resources.
network storage provided by campus servers. Investigate
possibility of local storage systems. Initiate budget request
as needed. Formulate budget appropriate budget requestsfor
necessary equipment.
   High resolution film scanner.
Investigate on-line sources of scientific information and ways Continue to expand user-friendly access
of making it accessible to the campus populationg it in a user to on-line scientific information.
friendly format. Submit budget request when appropriate.


Submit a request for tenure-track position in Geology to        Submit a request for tenure-track position
replace Chris Hulbe, if needed.                                 in Geology to replace Chris Hulbe, if
                                                                needed.

Formulate plans for new physics/astronomy/geology               Continue to refine plans for new
teaching facilities. Integrate facilities planning into the     physics/astronomy/geology teaching
campus master plan.                                             facilities.
               2005 - 2006
Submit budget requests for needed
laboratory equipment. Continue to assess
the need for new and updated equipment.




Continue to assess the need for
instructional resources for astronomy,
and seek the necessary funding.




Continue to assess the need for
astronomy technical staff.


Continue efforts to establish and/or
improve solar and radio observatories.



Continue to refine planetariun
specifications. Continue to develop
funding support through the campus
master plan. Continue to develop
community interest. Continue the search
for outside funding.
Continue efforts to establish a permanent
dark site observatory.
Formulate budget request for additional
sets of data acquisition equipment. Use
new equipment to develop computer-
based laboratory experiments. Determine
needs for additional equipment.




Continue to develop multimedia
capabilities and submit audio/visual
requests as needed.



Continue development of on-line
multimedia resources.




Continue to expand user-friendly access
to on-line scientific information.



Submit a request for tenure-track position
in Geology to replace Chris Hulbe, if
needed.

Continue to refine plans for new
physics/astronomy/geology teaching
facilities.
                                            Physics                     Department / Action Plan 2002 - 2003
                                            Goal 1: Hire new faculty to replace Wayne Anderson
                                                  Linkage to
                    Action Item                                 Year-end status and accomplishments
#                                                 other Plans
     Submitted replacement hiring request to                    Replacement position was approved
1a   the academic senate.
     Adopted intercampus transfer request                       Transfer of Wil Iley from CRC to SCC was approved.
1b   from Wil Iley at CRC.
1c
1d
1e
1f
                                           Goal 2: Improve modern physics laboratory instruction
     Submitted budget request for                               Budget request was funded for 4 sets of photoelectric apparatus.
2a   photoelectric apparatus.
     Submiited requisition for 4 sets of                        Received 4 sets of photoelectric apparatus.
2b   photoelctric apparatus.
                         Physics     Department / Action Plan 2002 - 2003
                                   Goal3:




  3e
  3f
                                   Goal 4:
  4a
  4b
  4c
  4d
  4e
Other Accomplishments:
                                                Physics                      Department Budget Request - 2003 - 2004
                                    Operating                                                         New
                                                 Instruction                                                 Marketing Remodel   Faculty   Staff   Student
Line #          Description          Budget                  Computers   Equipment      Furniture   Program
                                                  Supplies                                                   Materials Space      Hires    Hires    Hires
                                    Increase                                                        Start-up

  1      5 Photo electric
         apparatus                                                       $   9,300.00

  2      12 Electrostatic lab
         systems                                                         $   9,660.00

  3
         12 e/m apparatus                                                $ 33,750.00

  4
         9 Millikan apparatus                                            $ 15,345.00

  5
         3 Geiger-Mueller systems                                        $   7,845.00

  6      3 Spectrophotometer
         systems with prism kit                                          $   4,950.00

  7
         SBIG ST-7 CCD Camera                                            $   3,000.00

  8      5 Meade 10" GPS LX-200
         telescopes                                                      $ 16,600.00

  9      14" Meade GPS LX-200
         telescopes                                                      $   7,750.00

 10      6 sets of eyepieces with
         carrying case                                                   $   3,300.00
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     6 sets of light filters                   $    300.00

12   Flip mirror and TV
     eyepiece                                  $    600.00
     Computer for the
13   observatory
                                 $ 3,500.00

14   Compact Combination
     Thin Section Saw/Grinder                  $ 15,500.00

15
     15 laboratory computers     $ 18,000.00

     15 data acquisition
16   equipment sets                            $ 40,000.00

     Data acquisition software
17   site license                $   400.00
     High resolution
     multimedia projector for
18   Mohr Hall 1                               $   5,500.00

     Document imagers for
19   Mohr Hall 1 and 3                         $   8,400.00

     Laptop computer for
20   Mohr Hall 1                 $ 3,500.00
21   High resolution film
     scanner
                                               $   2,000.00
22              Total                          $ 199,900.00
Temp
Hires
                                        Budget Narrative 2003 - 2004
                                           Physcs              Department

                                           Total        Priority
Line #                Description                                                          Justification
                                          Amount         Rank
                                                                   An important component of our physics sequences is modern
                                                                   physics concepts that point out the quantum nature of matter
                                                                   and energy. However, we lack the resources necessary to give
                                                                   students needed experience with quantum phenomena in their
                                                                   laboratory exercises. In order to remedy the situation the
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                                                                   department chose Einstein’s photoelectric effect as the most
                                                                   compelling single experiment demonstrating a basic quantum
                                                                   phenomena. In order to fully implement this experiment as a
                                                                   standard exercise in our physics laboratories five photoelectric
         5 Photo electric apparatus         $9,300.00              apparatuses are needed.
                                                                   The department has very few of the resources needed to
                                                                   provide students with direct quantitative laboratory experience
  2                                                                with electrostatic phenomena. This leaves a gap in the students
                                                                   appreciation for basic electrical principles. The requested
         12 Electrostatic lab systems       $9,660.00              electrostatic lab systems will help greatly to fill this gap.
                                                                   There is a need for resources in our physics laboratories to
                                                                   support exercises that would give students direct quantitative
                                                                   experience with modern physics concepts. Thompson’ s e/m
                                                                   experiment nicely combines principles of electromagnetism and
  3                                                                the physics of the electron in a very obvious and educational
                                                                   way for introductory physics students. A collection of ten e/m
                                                                   apparatus would provide for this need, and greatly enhance the
                                                                   departments ability to provide a more up-to-date laboratory
         12 e/m apparatus                  $33,750.00              experience for our students.
                                                          The physics department lacks the equipment necessary to
                                                          provide our laboratory students valuable quantitative experience
                                                          with modern physics techniques and principles. The Millikan
4                                                         apparatus provides a powerful insight into the unique aspects of
                                                          modern experimental physics, and is a perfect complement to
                                                          other modern physics experiments, such as the Thompson e/m
    9 Millikan apparatus                     $15,345.00   experiment.
                                                          Our current collection of six Geiger-Mueller systems serves
                                                          students in several weekly experiments and one semester long
                                                          experiment. In order to provide enough systems for full classes
5                                                         of sixteen students (two per station), and avoid downtime which
                                                          could jeopardize the semester long experiments, an additional
    3 Geiger-Mueller systems                  $7,845.00   three systems are needed.
                                                          Spectral analysis is an integral parl of virtually every field of
                                                          investigation in modern physical science; yet the opportunity to
                                                          study its principles and techniques has been limited because of
                                                          the lack of appropriate equipment. A spectrophotometer for
6                                                         physics education is now available that allows a quantitative
                                                          study of the radiation spectrum of a light source. These
                                                          instruments provide an ideal opportunity to fill a significant gap
    3 Spectrophotometer systems with prism                in the laboratory training of our introductory physics and
    kit                                       $4,950.00   engineering students.
                                                          The physics department acquired our current STS-8 CCD
                                                          camera for dedicated high sensitivity tasks such as
                                                          spectroscopy and viewing very dim objects. The effectiveness
                                                          of the STS-8 has convinced us of the value of extending the
                                                          use of a CCD camera to the whole range of our observing
7                                                         activities. Though well suited to our many specialized tasks the
                                                          STS-8 requires a lengthy set up period (20 to 30 mins.) for each
                                                          use, limiting its usefulness for workhorse observing activities
                                                          that require frequent readjustments. Hence, we request the
    SBIG ST-7 CCD Camera                      $3,000.00   purchase of an STS-7 CCD camera which will give us this
                                                          capability.
                                                           The effectiveness of student telescopes in our astronomy lab
                                                           courses has been limited by the time consuming and
                                                           complicated tasks of setup and alighnment. Recent models of
                                                           telescopes appropriate for student use now have the capabiity
8                                                          to accomplish these tasks automatically. Acquiring a set of
                                                           these new telescopes would greatly increase the amount of
                                                           observing time and types of observations that could be
     5 Meade 10" GPS LX-200 telescopes        $16,600.00   accomplished in these astronomy lab classes.
                                                           The large field telescope that we currently use as the main
                                                           support for our astronomy field trips (star parties) is difficult to
                                                           transport, set up, and allign. It's almost impossible for one
                                                           person to manage, and must be manually alligned and pointed.
                                                           The department needs a modern large apperture portable
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                                                           telescope that is easier to transport and has automatic
                                                           allighment and pointing cababilities. This will turn an arduous
                                                           field exercise into much more managable process while at the
                                                           same time making possible a much broader range of observing
     14" Meade GPS LX-200 telescopes           $7,750.00   opportunities.
                                                           The astronomy labs currently operate with a minimal collection
                                                           of telescope accessories that must be shared among several
                                                           telescopes. This situation comsumes valuable observing time,
10                                                         and is prone to loss and/or breakage of components. We need
                                                           a compete set of eyepieces with storage/carrying cases for
     6 sets of eyepieces with carrying case    $3,300.00   each telescope in order to solve these problems.
                                                           Images formed in a telescope can be significantly enhanced by
                                                           filtering out selected components of light. The department
11                                                         would liike to add a set astronomical light filters to the
                                                           accessory kits of each of our telescopes in order to enhance
     6 sets of light filters                    $300.00
                                                           their functionality.
                                                       Our main observatory telescope is used to produce high quality
                                                       images of dim objects that are difficult to see in the smaller
                                                       student telescopes and to reveal finer detail in bright images. In
                                                       order to make make more main telescope observing time
12                                                     availabe to the twenty or so students in an astronomy lab class
                                                       its light is converted by a camera into a TV display or a
                                                       multimedia projection. In order to have this capability without
                                                       sacrificing the ability to view images directly from the telescope
     Flip mirror and TV eyepiece            $600.00    a flip mirror system with TV eyepiece is required.
                                                       The full functionality of the main telescope of our campus
                                                       observatory will be realized when it is interfaced with a
                                                       computer. Under software control the telescope can be
13                                                     operated from a remote location. Data collected from the
                                                       telescope can be analyzed, enhanced, and made available over
                                                       the campus network. The variety of data collected from the
                                                       telescope will be increased, and access to the data will be
     Computer for the observatory          $3,500.00
                                                       greatly expanded.
                                                       An important technique for analyzing rocks in a geology class is
                                                       to cut and polish thin cross sections of the rocks for
                                                       microscopic study. This requires a specialized saw/grinding
14                                                     machine. The geology program needs a modern efficient thin
                                                       section saw/grinder to provide this type of support for its
     Compact Combination Thin Section
                                                       laboratory classes that is currently lacking.
     Saw/Grinder                          $15,500.00
                                                       Computer-based data acqusition is an increasingly ubiquitous
                                                       experimental method of science and engineering. The
                                                       department needs to add experience with these methods to the
                                                       lab training of our students. Moreover, computerized
15                                                     instrumentation can significantly increase the types and number
                                                       of experiments that can be done in our laboratory settings which
                                                       will further enhance our students lab training. A complement of
     15 laboratory computers              $18,000.00   15 computers will be needed initially.
                                                       A vital component of a computer-based data acquisition system
                                                       consists of an interface module and sensor collection. The
16                                                     department will need 15 sets of these to complete the hardware
                                                       requirements of our initial data acquisition systems.
     15 data acquisition equipment sets   $40,000.00
                                                            The final component needed for our data acquisition systems is
                                                            software to provide hardware control, data management, and
17                                                          data display and analysis. We will need to purchase a site
                                                            license for the appropriate software.
     Data acquisition software site license      $400.00
                                                            The resolution of the older multimedia projector used in Mohr
                                                            Hall 1 is no longer adequate to display current high quality
18                                                          images used for teaching astronomy and physics.
     High resolution multimedia projector for               Consequently, a brighter, higher resolution (XGA) projector is
     Mohr Hall 1                                $5,500.00   needed.
                                                            Presentations in astronomy and physics often involve a mix of
                                                            different multimedia sources (book diagrams, slides, overhead
                                                            transparencies, photos, etc.). The department needs high
19                                                          resolution document imagers for Mohr Hall 1 & 2 in order to to
                                                            handle our mixed presentations in a manner that will match the
     Document imagers for Mohr Hall 1 and 3     $8,400.00   capabilities of our high resolution projectors.
                                                            Although we have a multimedia projector in Mohr Hall 1, the
                                                            department lacks the computer necessy to project our computer-
20                                                          based presentations. For the physical layout of this classroom a
                                                            laptop computer would be best suited to fill this need.
     Laptop computer for Mohr Hall 1            $3,500.00
                                                            In order to digitize our large collection of slides for inclusion in
                                                            an on-line multimedia database a high resolution film scanner is
21                                                          needed.
     High resolution film scanner               $2,000.00
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