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The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has released the results of the "Impact of Budget Cuts" survey.
 

What is the percentage difference in your FTES target for fall 2012 relative to fall 2011?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 55 (70.5%) indicated a decrease, 16 (20.5%) indicated an increase and 7 (9%) had no response to this question or no difference. The average change of the reported difference was -2.0%, the maximum decrease was 10.8% and the maximum increase was 10.5%.

What is the percentage difference in the number of course sections offered at the start date of your fall term by your campus in fall 2012 relative to fall 2011?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 55 (70.5%) indicated a decrease, 19 (24.4%) indicated an increase and 4 (5.1%) had no response to this question or no difference. The average change of the reported difference was -2.3%, the maximum decrease was -16.9% and the maximum increase was 11%.

How many fall 2012 courses have a waitlist?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 62 (79.5%) indicated they had waitlists for their fall 2012 courses. 16 (20.5%) either didn’t respond or indicated they had no waitlists. The average number of waitlists per college responding is 370 courses. The total waitlists for all of the colleges responding was 22,909.

How many fall 2012 course sections have a waitlist?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 66 (84.6%) indicated they had waitlists for their fall 2012 course sections. 12 (15.4%) either didn’t respond or indicated they had no waitlists. The average number of waitlists per college responding is 831 courses. The total waitlists for all the colleges responding was 54,867. This results in an average slightly more than 2 course sections per course.

How many students are on the waitlist for fall 2012?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 66 (84.6%) indicated a total of 472,349 students are on a waitlist. That’s an average of 7,157 students on a waitlist per college who responded to this question. 12 colleges (15.4%) either didn’t respond or indicated they had no waitlists.

What percentage of fall 2012 course sections are currently full?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 77 (98.7%) indicated an average of 64.1% of all course sections for fall 2012 are currently full. 1 college (1.3%) did not respond to the question.

What percentage of course sections do you anticipate will be full when the fall 2012 term starts?
Out of 78 colleges responding to the survey, 74 (94.9%) indicated an average of 78.7% of all course sections for fall 2012 are anticipated to be full. 4 colleges (5.1%) did not respond to the question.

Using the same point in time in number of days prior to the first day of your term, what is the percentage difference in median course section size for fall 2012 relative to fall 2011?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 17 (21.8%) colleges indicated a decrease in the median course section size for fall 2012, 25 (32.1%) indicated an increase and 36 (46.1%) indicated none or had no response to the question. The average percentage difference in median course section size for this period was a decrease of 1.5%.

What was the percentage change in your college’s annual unduplicated headcount for 2011/12 compared to 2010/11? (annual unduplicated headcounts should be counted in an academic year that goes in a summer, fall, winter, spring order)
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 65 (83.3%) indicated a decrease in headcount for 2011/2012, 9 (11.5%) indicated an increase and 4 (5.2%) indicated no change or had no response to the question. The average change in headcount was a decrease of 6.2%.

What was the percentage change in total course sections offered for 2011/12 compared to the 2010/11 academic year?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 63 (80.8%) indicated a decrease, 10 (12.8%) indicated an increase and 5 (6.4%) indicated no change or did not respond to the question. The average change in course sections offered was a decrease of 6.1%.

Is your college planning to offer –
Winter session/intersession for the 2012/13 academic year?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 12 (15.4%) indicated “Yes”, 64 (82.0%) indicated “No” and 2 (2.6%) did not respond to the question.
Summer session 2013?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 62 (79.5%) indicated “Yes”, 13 (16.7%) indicated “No” and 3 (3.8%) didn’t respond to the question.

Did you reduce staffing levels for 2011/12 compared to 2010/11 to manage state budget cuts?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 68 (87.2%) indicated “Yes” they had reduced staffing levels, 10 (12.8%) indicated “No” they had not reduced staffing levels.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced number of adjunct faculty?
Out of 66 colleges responding to this question, 50 (75.8%) indicated the reduction involved adjunct faculty.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in adjunct faculty was 9.5% for the 46 out of 50 colleges indicating they reduced staffing levels in this area. 4 colleges indicated they had a reduction, but did not provide a percentage.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced number of permanent faculty?
Out of 70 colleges responding to this question, 36 (51.4%) indicated the reduction involved permanent faculty.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in permanent faculty was 5.0% for the 34 out of 36 colleges indicating they reduced staffing levels in this area. 2 colleges indicated they had a reduction, but did not provide a percentage.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced number of classified staff?
Out of 69 colleges responding to this question, 56 (81.2%) indicated the reduction involved classified staff.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in classified staff was 5.7% for the 51 out of 56 colleges indicating they reduced staffing levels in this area. 5 colleges indicated they had a reduction, but did not provide a percentage.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced number or administrators?
Out of 69 colleges responding to this question, 48 (69.6%) indicated the reduction involved administrators.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in administrators was 10.1% for the 45 out of 48 colleges indicating they reduced staffing levels in this area. 3 colleges indicated they had a reduction, but did not provide a percentage.

Did you reduce per employee compensation for 2011/12 compared to 2010/11 to manage state budget cuts?
Out of the 78 colleges responding, 14 (18.0%) indicated they did reduce compensation per employee for 2011/12, 64 (82.0%) indicated they did not reduce compensation per employee.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced compensation for adjunct faculty?
Out of the 32 colleges responding to this question, 4 (12.5%) indicated the reduction involved adjunct faculty.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in adjunct faculty was 3.3% for the 4 colleges indicating they reduced compensation in this area.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced compensation for permanent faculty?
Out of the 32 colleges responding to this question, 5 (15.6%) indicated the reduction involved permanent faculty.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in permanent faculty was 3.6% for the 5 colleges indicating they reduced compensation in this area.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced compensation for classified staff?
Out of the 32 colleges responding to this question, 6 (18.8%) indicated the reduction involved classified staff.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in classified staff was 3.4% for the 6 colleges indicating they reduced compensation in this area.

If you answered "yes" on question 14, have you:
Reduced compensation for administrators?
Out of the 31 colleges responding to this question, 13 (40.6%) indicated the reduction involved administrators.
If yes, by what percent
The average reduction in administrators was 3.0% for the 12 colleges which provided a percentage indicating they reduced compensation in this area.

Reduced number of staff?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 67 (85.9%) indicated they had reduced numbers in staffing, 10 (12.8%) indicated they had not reduced staffing and 1 (1.3%) did not respond to this question.
If yes, by what percent
Out of the 67 colleges responding they had reduced their number of staff, 54 colleges provided a percentage by which staff where reduced, with an average reduction of about 21.7%.

Reduction in hours of service?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 55 (70.5%) indicated they had reduced hours of service, 22 (28.2%) indicated they had not reduced hours of service and 1 (1.3%) did not respond to this question.
If yes, by what percent
Out of the 55 colleges responding they had reduced hours of service, 45 colleges provided a percentage by which hours where reduced, with an average reduction of 19.7%.

Increase in student wait times for appointments?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 52 (66.7%) indicated they had an increase in student wait times for appointments, 24 (30.7%) indicated they had no increase in wait times for appointments and 2 (2.6%) did not respond to this question.
If yes, by how many days
Out of the 52 colleges responding they had increased appointment wait times, 43 colleges provided an indication of the wait time for appointments, with an average wait time of about 12 days.

Reduction or elimination of services offered?
Out of the 78 colleges responding to the survey, 53 (68.0%) indicated they had reduced or eliminated services, 23 (29.4%) indicated they had not reduced or eliminated services and 2 (2.6%) did not respond to this question.
 

Release Date: 09/05/2012
Contact: Juan Gutierrez , Director Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7264
Email: jfgutierrez@pasadena.edu