Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Budget Stew

Who, me joke?
Recently, the SCEA (faculty union) and Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs Nicholas Alioto have challenged each others' budget interpretations. The history of this debate is covered in the
most recent issue of the Sun, and we have also published the union's view.

At the March 10 Governing Board meeting, VP Alioto presented his side of the story, at points directly challenging union claims in an exhausting, um, we mean
exhaustive PowerPoint presentation of almost 60 slides.
Alioto slams SCEA
Mr. Alioto felt this was inadequate, however, and in a campus-wide email sent on March 12, he promised a written transcript:

The link below will take you to the PDF of the presentation made at the GB meeting this week. Of course, without having been there, you cannot truly gain a full understanding so we are also working on some type of written update as well.

I can't hear you!

Although the "written update" is thus far not available, you can be treated to the
entire show, complete with voiceover. (Our apologies to the hearing impaired on VP Alioto's behalf. Apparently neither accessibility considerations nor federal law were an issue here).

SCEA responded to Alioto's report in the form of an
Informational Alert, which will make perfect sense once you endure the PowerPoint and review our earlier post.


  1. Hahaha. I love it. The animals/joker represent exactly the sentiment rolling through this campus.

  2. I'm so pissed off that they have not sent us our corrected taxes forms! They NEED to have them sent to us by the 31 of March! If we dont get them by then it is against the law and they can see MORE problems!

  3. If SWC has an extra $3 million in reserve because we didn't hire more administrators, then apparently not spending money actually CREATES money.

    Hmmmmm. Thinking I'd save a few million bucks, I deliberately didn't buy five Rolls Royces this year. I'd planned to retire in June, but when I checked my bank account this morning, it was still in four figures.

    --Philip Lopez