Cougar print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1976-1977, January 13, 1977, Page 3, Image 3

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    hild care lobbying set as priority
Bellavita named CCOSAC rep
By Joe McFeron
Staff Writer
Jerry Bellavita
... chosen CCOSAC rep
■As winter progresses and the thermometer
lips below freezing, the possibility of school
losings due to icy roads becomes more
In the case of Clackamas Community
liege, it will be the decision of Ronald
iser, Dean of Instruction, whether to
ow CCC to remain open when hazardous
id conditions arise.
Dean Kaiser's decision will then be re-
fed to a school announcement network
which will then alert the nine major radio
stations in the area.
I If CCC is closed, the announcement
should be broadcasted before 7:00 a.m., and
If evening classes are cancelled, the message
should be broadcasted before 4:00 p.m.
■ "Unless people hear the college is closed,
it's open," said John Hakanson, president of
Money stolen
i Two hundred dollars was stolen from the
[change machines in Clairmont and Ran­
dall Halls, Jan 6. Chief of Campus Security,
Stan Johnson, stated that the theft was
possibly committed by one of the Servo-
matic employes, as there was no sign of
forced entry of the machines. New locks
are being put on the machines to prevent
Further theft.
Two hit-and-run drivers were picked up
on fcampus in different instances, Jan. 8
and 9. One had hit a motorcyclist in Oregon
City. The cyclist was taken to Willamette
Falls Hospital for treatment and then re­
leased. Minor injuries were sustained. The
[second driver backed into a car and then
I left! the scene. Both drivers were turned
over to the Oregon City Police Department.
Jerry Bellavita, who resigned last month
as Associated Student Government's (ASG)
assistant to the president, has been named
as ASG's representative to the Community
Colleges of Oregon Student Association and
Commissions (CCOSAC).
Recently, Bellavita enumerated plans,
proposals and possibilities, as well as what
he sees, wants and hopes for during his
involvement with CCOSAC.
CCOSAC is comprised of representatives
from each of Oregon's 13 community col­
leges. It has statewide political value be­
cause it represents 250,000 students.
According to Bellavita, CCOSAC works
in close coordination with the Oregon Stu­
dent Lobby, which is the corresponding
organization to CCOSAC's Lobbying Com­
mission at Oregon's four-year institutions.
"We share the same priorities," Bellavita
said. "Present financial aid services should
include aid in the form of day care vouchers
which would guarantee payments to any
accredited day care facility."
If state dollars are allocated for this pur­
pose, Bellavita believes that a by-product
would be "a rapid increase in the number of
day care centers in Oregon."
Another priority of CCOSAC's Lobbying
Commission is two-fold and "guaranteed to
raise some hackles," Bellavita said.
"The Student Information Bill of Rights
(of which Bellavita is a Bill Captain) and the
Student Process Bill of Rights are based on
the premise that the student is a consumer,"
he said.
"If you accept this as à premise -- that
the student is a consumer of the services
offered by educational institutions " he con­
tinued, "you must recognize that, as con­
sumers, students have a number of rights."
"The student is entitled to - and the
institution bears the responsibility to pro­
vide - information about the product," Bell­
avita said. "These rights include access to the
evaluation reports on instructors, job success
of recent graduates, qualifications and publi
cations, if any, of faculty members."
concept of "consumer/student"
would necessitate the recognition of enroll­
ment as "a contract between the student
and the college," he said. "Class cancella­
tions by the college, that raise havoc with a
student's two or four-year schedule could
then be viewed as breaches of that contract."
"Under the provisions of the Student
Process Bill of Rights, the student, as con­
sumer, would be entitled to involvement in
search committees for enrollees, faculty and
administrative personnel," Bellavita said.
"I see CCOSAC as the potential viable
voice of the community college student,"
he said. "In the past a lack of management
skill, difficulty in inter-campus communi­
cation, and an inadequate funding and
budgeting process have contributed to CCO­
SAC's ineffectiveness."
Bellavita believes he can have an effect
on the immediate management problem. "I
want to contribute to a continuity in man­
agement, budgeting and record
nence," he said. "I believe I can have a high
impact on the group."
"It is possibly the Machiavellian part of
my nature that I am task-oriented," he
said, "and in one respect CCOSAC is a
position of power which may be used to
accomplish a task."
Bellavita is the only representative to
the CCOSAC Board of Presidents who is
not a student body president. He recognizes
the "delegation of authority" by Mike
Ayers, ASG President, as an appreciable
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