Students Harvesting Broccoli

Current Student Resources : College-based Fees

HCS Department Disbursements, 2017

The HCS College-Based Fees (CBF) Committee met on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to debate and decide how available funds would be disbursed. The purpose of the fees is to maintain the excellence of instruction in the department, and where possible, to further improve instruction. HCS student committee members were Joel Leonard, Kelsea Jones, Lauren Mocettini, and (Vegas) Lilly Riffle. Faculty were represented by Dr. Scott Steinmaus, the HCS Department Head. Total available funds were only $16,000 (90% of the HCS CBF funds are used to support lecturers through the payment of salaries and benefits). The Committee approved the following items:

  • $3,000 of $4,000 required to create a cement pad and install donated wind machine ($3,000)
  • 24 lab chairs for Bldg 11, Rm. 118 ($6,000)
  • FieldScout pH 400 meter ($699)
  • FieldScout Direct Soil EC Meter with 8-inch Probe ($395)
  • Professional grade, battery-powered landscape maintenance equipment, including hedge shears, chain saw, string line trimmer, leaf blower, plus battery chargers ($1,116)
  • 2 microscopes @ $2,000 each for plant pathology classes and research (need 22 more)($4,000)
  • Extech EA480 Indoor air quality meter and datalogger/indoor air quality (IAQ) Meters for crop physiology class ($789)

Total Disbursements = $15,999



College-based Fees: HCS Department Disbursements, 2016

The HCS College-Based Fees (CBF) Committee met on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to debate and decide how available funds would be disbursed. The purpose of the fees is to maintain the excellence of instruction in the department, and where possible, to further improve instruction. HCS student committee members were Anna Thengvall, Sara Do, Joseph Chambers and Joel Leonard. Faculty were represented by Dr. Scott Steinmaus, the HCS Department Head. Requests totaled $36,300 though the total of available funds was only $21,427 (90% of the HCS CBF funds are used to support lecturers through the payment of salaries and benefits). The Committee approved the following items:

  • Tissue homogenizer generator, micropipettes, flow meter, assorted lab supplies and funds to maintain the coolers in the HCS Postharvest Lab (Dr. Wyatt Brown, $8,000)
  • 12 loppers, 24 avocado clippers, 24 citrus clippers, 2 weedwackers, 2 safety masks/shields, 2 safety chaps (Dr. Lauren Garner, $2,950)
  • Computer with high-end video card for new microscope (Dr. David Headrick, $1,500)
  • Radial Arm Saw and 10 new climbing lines to support AEPS 425, Arboriculture (Chris Wassenberg, $2,100)
  • Tools for the Cal Poly Organic Far (clippers, hoes, gloves, shovels, etc); soil moisture eqiupreemtn (TDR unit and probes)(Dr. Ashraf Tubeileh, $1,877)
  • 30 lab chairs for 11-118 (Dr. David Headrick, $5,000)

Total Disbursements = $21,427