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Prior to the Board Meeting:
6:30 p.m. – Tour of Showcase Theater, Activities Center Conference Rooms, and Activity Center entryway.


SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 5, 2008

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

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel report

B. Board Policy Manual
1. First reading of revisions to Policy 607 – Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens

2. Second reading of revisions to Policy #202, Legal Status

3. Second reading of revisions to Policy #619, Fringe Benefits

C. Program Review:
1. Respiratory Therapy Full Program Review

2. ABE Full Program Review

D. Establishment of outreach office for Kansas Small Business Development Center

E. PEI Bond Loan Fund Redistribution

F. Establishment of Petty Cash Fund at Technical School

G. Designation of voting delegate at ACCT Congress

VII. College Reports:
A.
Director Poley
B. Associate Dean Reed
C. Dean Rapp
D. Dean Donovan
E. Dean Williams
F. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjourn
Seven students successfully completed the seven-week Truck Driving Course at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently.
Students included Jessica Padley, Johnson; Sim Khamphouvong, Liberal, Sotero Salazar, Dodge City; Sandra Kessler, Holcomb; Angela Hatfield, Atwood; Jaco Hugo, Garden City; and Blain Derek, Texhoma, Okla.
The next Truck Driving Course will run Aug. 25-Oct. 10. This seven-week course will meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, students will complete one Saturday for a CDL Seminar, one Saturday for a DDC Seminar and one Saturday for a CPR/First Aid.
The cost is $480 tuition, $859 applied course fee, $100 fuel charge, plus books and incidentals.
For information, call Mike McClure, 620-417-1695 or email mike.mcclure@sccc.edu. To enroll, visit the SCCC/ATS technical campus at 2215 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas.
Seven students recently completed their coursework to graduate from the Seward County Community College Cosmetology program.
The students include Elizabeth Evans, Satanta; Cristal Sanchez, Kismet; Cinnamon Rodkey, Forgan, Okla.; Marisela Orozco, Liberal; Virginia Dunn and Tiffany Constancio, both of Perryton, Texas; and Amy Landrum, Ellsworth.
For more information about the program, contact Sheila Scheib, 620-417-1359.
Four students recently completed their course work to graduate from the Seward County Community College Surgical Technology program.
Graduates are Ericka Moser, Meade; Kimberly LeAnn Williams, Johnson; and Maria Christina Carrillo and Laura Yesenia Barragan, both of Liberal.
Mark your calendars for the 2008 Seward County Community College Development Foundation Party Auction, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Seward County Event Center, Fairgrounds.
This year’s theme is Ride the Wave of Success. This annual event raises money for scholarships. The cost is $20 and includes food and beverages, entertainment and the silent and live auctions.
To donate a new or hand-crafted item or service or to inquire about tickets, call 620-417-1131 or email tammy.doll@sccc.edu.

The Board of Trustees for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School met Tuesday to approve the 2008-09 budget, following the official budget hearing.
The 2008-09 is $24,405,592 of budgeted expenses and transfers. The budget has an estimated Seward County mill levy equivalent to the mill levy in 1996.
The 2008 fall semester kicks off Monday, Aug. 18 with Welcome Day for new students and the first session of evening classes. Day classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, reported that the college is now able to benefit from a tax credit program offered through the Kansas Department of Revenue and monitored by the Kansas Board of Regents. Individuals can donate to the college and assist with identified deferred maintenance projects. The donors of these funds may then be awarded a tax credit equal to 60 percent of their donation with approval by the KDR. The board approved a recommendation to accept contributions at a minimum amount of $500. Funds must be used for campus deferred maintenance items and cannot be used for the purchase of property, for student dormitories or for athletic facilities. This year’s projects include the air handling system, the fire alarm system, boiler/chiller replacement, electrical system upgrades, concrete/sidewalk repairs and expansion of the agricultural building for wash rack renovation.
If a donor is interested in contributing toward a specific project, which is not on the deferred maintenance list, that project can be brought to the trustees for review and approval as long as it meets KDR guidelines.
The board directed the administration to pursue an agreement with the Kansas Small Business Development Center to establish a regional outreach center on the SCCC/ATS campus. The center would provide counseling services for any individual who is interested in starting a private business venture. KSBDC will provide the office equipment and furniture. The college will provide office space on the technical school campus and a match for the salary and benefits.
Dale Reed, associate dean of educational services, informed the board about the possibility of offering the Certified Nurses Aide and Certified Medication Aide programs to high school students. These courses would be offered to students in area high schools through the interactive television format. The courses were offered last year to a pilot group of students through the technical school with the potential to expand the program to more schools this year. The courses will be offered as a component of the technical school medical assistant curriculum and provided through the continuing education offices.
Cynthia Rapp, Dean of Instruction, provided information regarding the upcoming professional development activities which will include all faculty and staff. Those activities will conclude with a presentation and workshop by Dr. Mark Taylor. He will provide information on “Generation neXt” and the expectations and interactions which result in effective instruction and student services for young adult students.
Dean of Students, Celeste Donovan, reported on the schedule of enrollment clinics for students pursuing technical programs as well as those who are pursuing transfer degrees. She emphasized that enrollment is open and that the admissions office is available to provide information for any individual interested in attending classes this fall.
Following a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meeting, Dunn reported that all basketball games during the 2008-09 school year will be played at 6 and 8 p.m. this year. In addition, the college will consider developing a policy on lightening which has become a growing concern among community colleges in the conference, and to participate in a conference study for student athletic insurance.
In other action, the board
1. Accepted the resignation of Velma Martinez, Adult Basic Education assistant Director, and Greg Scruggs, assistant tennis coach/Physical Education instructor; and
2. Approved the capital equipment list as presented by the administration with $18,000 from the KBOR Technology Grant, $150,000 from the technology fee fund and $150,000 from the general fund.
The September board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering two new courses for the fall 2008 semester: Introduction to Broadcasting and Zumba.
Introduction to Broadcasting will be offered from 9:30-10:50 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at the KSCB Studios, 1410 N. Western, Liberal.
Zumba® Fitness will be offered from 11-11:50 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays and 7-7:50 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in the basement of the Student Activities Center. Individuals can dance their way to fitness with Latin moves and rhythms. Other ways to keep fit and stay healthy include Personal Wellness, Active Living Everyday, Healthy Eating, Outdoor Challenge Course Rock Climbing, Yoga, Weight Training, Tai Chi, Aquarobics and Yogalates.
To enroll in these classes come to 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal or enroll online at www.sccc.edu.
The next Truck Driving Course at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will run Aug. 25-Oct. 10.
This seven-week course will meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, students will complete one Saturday for a CDL Seminar, one Saturday for a DDC Seminar and one Saturday for a CPR/First Aid.
This course offers opportunities for both men and women and those who successfully complete the program will receive their CDL with tanker, double, triple and airbrake endorsements.
The cost is $480 tuition, $859 applied course fee, $100 fuel charge, plus books and incidentals.
For information, call Mike McClure, 620-417-1695 or email mike.mcclure@sccc.edu. To enroll, visit the SCCC/ATS technical campus at 2215 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting local and area businesses and organizations to campus from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18 in the gymnasium to meet our students and introduce your business to them.
To sign up, call 620-417-1064.
It’s not too late to enroll for the fall 2008 semester at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Evening classes begin Monday, Aug. 18; day classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 19.
If students have a current application for admission on file, they may enroll online at www.sccc.edu. New students may come to 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
Other SCCC/ATS campuses include the Colvin Adult Learning Center, 930 N. Kansas, which offers adult basic education classes; Epworth Allied Health Education Center, 520 N. Washington, which offers four allied health programs; or the Technical School campus at 2215 N. Kansas, that provides training for 12 technical programs.
For information, call the Admissions Office, 620-417-1100 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 1100.