NACE brought its industry-standard training to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. The class is the latest installment in a 23-year partnership with the industry leader.

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, August 4, 2014
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 p.m.


I. Call to Order

II. Open Official Budget Hearing

III. Approval of Minutes of July 21, 2014

IV. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Faculty and Staff
B. Board of Trustee Comments

V. Old Business

VI. Hearings/Petitions

VII. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. SCCC/ATS Foundation Facility Request as per Board Policy #113
C. Board Policy Manual: Policy #301 College Organizational Structure
D. Bids and Quotes: Food Science and Safety Laboratory Equipment

VIII. College Reports
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

IX. Bills Pending

X. Close Budget Hearing/Adoption of 2014-2015 Budget

XI. Other

XII. Adjourn





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July 30, 2014
AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, July 21, 2014
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.



I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of June 23, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:
A. Introduction of New Employees
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business:

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A. Personnel Report
B. Annual Organization of Board:
1. Election of Officers
2. Designation of Voting Delegate at ACCT Congress
3. Trustee Committees
C. Board Policy Manual:
1. Board Policy Series #114, Policy on Nondiscrimination/Appointment of Compliance Officer
2. Board Policy Series #619, Fringe Benefits
D. EduKan Consortium Financial Audit Report
E. Adoption of FY2015 Institutional Goals
F. September Board Meeting Date
G. Agreement to Employ Board Attorney
H. Legal Publication of the College
I. Authorization to Publish FY2015 Budget

VII. College Reports:
A. Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Final June 2014 Bills

IX. Bills Pending

X. Other

XI. Adjourn

Camper Emily Ibarra of Great Bend and visiting professor, Dr. Pamela Hatesohl of Kansas State University stir small batches of yogurt they will allow to ferment.

Though the Food Science and Safety program at Seward County Community College/ATS is relatively new, the career and industry possibilities are broad. This year’s FSS Summer Academy introduced students to the chemistry and biology used to study food properties, food spoilage, food processing and foodborne diseases.
What that meant in practical terms was yogurt-making, Amish friendship bread and even a cookout — after students learned the science of meat safety by injecting E.coli bacteria into raw hamburger, preparing slides, and observing what happened over time.

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Liberal High School student Jason Oyler collects soil samples during Sustainable Agriculture Academy, hosted on the SCCC/ATS campus in June.

Time was, Southwest Kansas kids spent the summer helping on the farm. Thanks to the newly-introduced Sustainable Agriculture Summer Academy, high school students in the area had the opportunity to take a look at farming in the future. With guest lecturer Dr. DeAnn Presley of Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy, Sustainable Ag program specialist Erin Russell covered topics directly tied to the long-term enhancement of agriculture.
Topics included examination of water and soil quality, agriculture basics and how agriculture connects to basic human food and fiber needs, economic viability and quality of life not only for farmers, but for society as a whole.
Students sampled soil and water, visited a lagoon operated by Seaboard Farms and observed how lagoon water can be used for irrigation, toured the Seward County Landfill, an award-winning facility that composts materials sourced from National Beef Packing, and traveled to the Garden City research development site operated by K-State. Participants in the four-day camp stayed in SCCC/ATS dorms and ate in the cafeteria.

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SCCC/ATS students Alisha Clark and Jose Moreno-Torres, front, served as ambassadors for high school students from Liberal and the area, who attended Allied Health camp in late May.

Just after area high schools dismissed classes for the summer, the Allied Health Division hosted a two-day camp for students entering grades 9-12. Participants explored health careers in conjunction with the college’s programs for Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, Sports Medicine and Nursing. Instructors addressed educational requirements, skills and typical job duties. Students participated in interactive, hands-on activities that highlighted skills, equipment, technologies and resources of the individual programs.

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A collaborative project spearheaded by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School's Dean of Career and Technical Education Janese Thatcher brought a donated jet from FedEx to the Mid-America Air Museum, where it will be transformed into a classroom for students of all ages.

Sunlight broke through a haze of overcast sky just as the roar of a rapidly-approaching cargo plane alerted a crowd of hundreds that Alina had arrived.
The retiring FedEx jet taxied to a stop on the grounds of the Mid America Air Museum in Liberal June 5, to be greeted by cheering schoolchildren and officials from the entities that will collaborate in the project to transform the aircraft into a classroom for education in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — subjects. The Liberal Learning Jet will involve Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, the City of Liberal, USD 480, and the air museum’s own foundation board, which now owns Alina.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of May 5 and May 21, 2014

III. Visitor Reports:

A. Introduction of New Employees
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. City of Liberal Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

C. Mathematics Full Program Review

D. Board Policy Manual: Board Policy 603, Sexual Misconduct Policy

E. FY2015 Institutional Goals

F. FY2015 Budget Planning

G. FY2014 Audit Proposal

H. Bids and Quotes:
1. Phone System Upgrade
2. Physics Lab Equipment
3. Vehicle

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Rapp
B. Dean Thatcher
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. President Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. FY2014 Encumbrances Pending

X. Other

XI. Executive session

XII. Adjourn



 Brady Heger, a 2014 graduate from Hugoton High School, has signed a scholarship certificate to be a member of the Crops Judging Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the 2014-15 academic year. He will attend the SCCC/ATS Sustainable Agriculture program and will complete on the Crops Judging Team coached by Teddi Winslow. He is pictured with Sustainable Agriculture instructor Erin Russell. For information about SCCC/ATS scholarships, call admissions at 620-417-1100.

Brady Heger, a 2014 graduate from Hugoton High School, has signed a scholarship certificate to be a member of the Crops Judging Team at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School during the 2014-15 academic year. He will attend the SCCC/ATS Sustainable Agriculture program and will complete on the Crops Judging Team coached by Teddi Winslow. He is pictured with Sustainable Agriculture instructor Erin Russell. For information about SCCC/ATS scholarships, call admissions at 620-417-1100.

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Homework assignments in college rarely result in delicious food, but that’s what happened during the 2013/14 spring semester at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.  It all started with Director of Food Service Jerry Odle’s dream.

Homework assignments in college rarely result in delicious food, but that’s what happened during the 2013/14 spring semester at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
It all started with Director of Food Service Jerry Odle’s dream.
Odle wanted a smoker. A spacious one, with room for brisket, burgers and more.
“I gave a very rough drawing and an idea to Steve Merz,” the instructor of Drafting and Design Technology, Odle recalled. Hours of research and practice, combined with a heartfelt desire for tasty smoked meats expressed by SCCC/ATS director of food service Jerry Odle, resulted in a smoker beyond all his hopes.

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