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November 27, 1999 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County community college students are taught fewer hours by full-time faculty than students in most other districts in California, figures from the state chancellor's office show. According to the findings, part-time and full-time faculty members at each of the county's three community colleges split about 50% of the instruction time, while statewide, full-time faculty members, on average, teach 62% of the instructional load.
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March 8, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Facing a $1.6-million budget gap this fiscal year and a $6-million shortfall next year, Ventura County Community College District officials are considering laying off instructors, eliminating or reducing nearly two dozen academic programs and shutting down cafeteria services at all three campuses. Scores of students and faculty are expected to turn out this evening at the district's board meeting in Oxnard to protest the proposed cuts, some of the deepest in recent memory.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1999
The county's community college students are taught fewer hours by full-time faculty than students in most other districts in California, figures from the state chancellor's office show. According to the findings, part-time and full-time faculty members at each of the county's three community college campuses split about 50% of the instruction time, whereas statewide, full-time faculty members, on average, teach 62% of the instructional load.
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April 25, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Moving to shore up an anticipated budget shortfall that has grown to nearly $14 million, trustees of the Ventura County Community College District this week accepted a package of faculty concessions that could save the district more than $5.88 million. "When you have the teachers union join in, it gives us a big boost in overcoming our deficit," board President Art Hernandez said Thursday. "We didn't really know where or how far to go until we had negotiated with the largest bargaining unit.
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June 30, 1991 | Tina Daunt, Times staff writer
Editor's Note: When Dr. Thomas Lakin, 47, becomes chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District on Monday, he will take over a $64-million education system with 32,500 students. It is also a system that has been plagued by financial and personnel scandals in the past year. Lakin, former president of Los Angeles Southwest College, talked about his new job and how he will approach it with Times staff writer Tina Daunt. Q. Dr.
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April 25, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Moving to shore up an anticipated budget shortfall that has grown to nearly $14 million, trustees of the Ventura County Community College District this week accepted a package of faculty concessions that could save the district more than $5.88 million. "When you have the teachers union join in, it gives us a big boost in overcoming our deficit," board President Art Hernandez said Thursday. "We didn't really know where or how far to go until we had negotiated with the largest bargaining unit.
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March 8, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Facing a $1.6-million budget gap this fiscal year and a $6-million shortfall next year, Ventura County Community College District officials are considering laying off instructors, eliminating or reducing nearly two dozen academic programs and shutting down cafeteria services at all three campuses. Scores of students and faculty are expected to turn out this evening at the district's board meeting in Oxnard to protest the proposed cuts, some of the deepest in recent memory.
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April 25, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday night asked board member Tom Ely to meet with staff members to answer questions about an audit of his district expense records, the focus of a criminal investigation by the district attorney's office. The audit of Ely's financial records revealed that he charged $8,422 in questionable expenses on business trips he took during the past three years.
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August 31, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the Ventura County Community College District board said he wants instructors and all other employees at Oxnard, Moorpark and Ventura colleges to attend mandatory classes on avoiding sexual harassment. Board President Pete Tafoya said a workshop or seminar is needed to clarify the district's policy against sexual harassment, and plans to suggest the idea at Tuesday's trustee meeting. "The definition is not really clear-cut," Tafoya said.
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June 11, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trustee James T. (Tom) Ely testified Monday that travel expenses prosecutors say he and his wife owe the Ventura County Community College District are largely offset by money the district owes him for mileage. Ely said that according to his calculations, he owes the district $684 for three trips that he and his wife, Ingrid, took during 1989 at district expense, while the district owes him $544 for the miles that he drove on business.
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November 27, 1999 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County community college students are taught fewer hours by full-time faculty than students in most other districts in California, figures from the state chancellor's office show. According to the findings, part-time and full-time faculty members at each of the county's three community colleges split about 50% of the instruction time, while statewide, full-time faculty members, on average, teach 62% of the instructional load.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1999
The county's community college students are taught fewer hours by full-time faculty than students in most other districts in California, figures from the state chancellor's office show. According to the findings, part-time and full-time faculty members at each of the county's three community college campuses split about 50% of the instruction time, whereas statewide, full-time faculty members, on average, teach 62% of the instructional load.
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September 10, 1997 | LISA FERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of frustrated teachers staged a 3 1/2-hour rally outside the offices of the Ventura County Community College District on Tuesday while trustees and Chancellor Philip Westin met to consider a joint campus arrangement with CSU Channel Islands. About 350 teachers union members showed up before the board meeting wearing signs that read: "Unfair!" "Settle now," "Put management on a diet" and "Would you want your daughter to marry a trustee?"
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November 3, 1996
Four candidates are contesting the open trustee seat for Area No. 3, which represents Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai and Piru on the five-member governing body for the three-college district.
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November 29, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A medical expert Monday questioned why doctors reportedly never exposed Ventura County's community college chief, dying from a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection, to one of medicine's primary defenses against the condition: pure oxygen treatments in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. Thomas G.
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November 28, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sudden death of Thomas G. Lakin, chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, was met with surprise and then grief by college officials and community leaders. "I am quite shocked," Trustee Gregory P. Cole said. "He was a marathon runner in tiptop physical shape."
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November 29, 1994 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A medical expert Monday questioned why doctors reportedly never exposed Ventura County's community college chief, dying from a "flesh-eating bacteria" infection, to one of medicine's primary defenses against the condition: pure oxygen treatments in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. Thomas G.
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April 23, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County Community College District trustees Monday picked a new chancellor, a man credited with reviving a dying junior college in one of Los Angeles' poorer areas. Thomas Lakin, 47, president of Los Angeles Southwest Community College, emerged the winner in a seven-month search by the district to replace retiring Chancellor Barbara Derryberry. He will take the reins of the three-campus, 30,000-student district on July 1.
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October 12, 1992
Pete Tafoya, President, Board of Trustees, Ventura County Community College District Let me approach the answer from the position of the court case, "Leticia A," in which a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of lower fees for undocumented Cal State University students. For those residents who are either in the transition of becoming a citizen or for whatever reasons haven't become a citizen, I am in favor of that. "Leticia A." pointed out that there are many, many residents of California who have, for whatever reasons, not sought citizenship.
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August 31, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the Ventura County Community College District board said he wants instructors and all other employees at Oxnard, Moorpark and Ventura colleges to attend mandatory classes on avoiding sexual harassment. Board President Pete Tafoya said a workshop or seminar is needed to clarify the district's policy against sexual harassment, and plans to suggest the idea at Tuesday's trustee meeting. "The definition is not really clear-cut," Tafoya said.
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