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After falling to the Barton Cougars in last year’s Region VI Championship match, the Seward County freshman had 10 months of built up frustration when they took to the road Wednesday to take on the Cougars in the two teams Jayhawk West Conference opener. It didn’t take long for the Lady Saints to release their tension on Barton as they took a 13-3 lead in game one to set the tone for the night as they knocked off the defending conference champions 3-0 by the scores of 25-19, 27-25, 26-24 to start the 2012 Jayhawk West campaign with a bang.

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


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 6, 2012

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introduction of new faculty and staff
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Tour of Library and Math Lab

B. Personnel Report

C. TRiO Student Support Services Grant

D. NCA-HLC AQIP Quality Check-up Accreditation Visit

E. Board Policy #109: Senior Citizen’s Courtesy Card

F. Bids: Brent Gould Field Turf Replacement

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

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjourn

The Board of Trustees of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School met Monday evening August 6 for the annual budget approval meeting and to act on other items related to college operations. Chair Ron Oliver opened the public hearing for the FY2013 budget which included a 1.861 mill levy increase. Mr. Tommy Williams was present and stated that, “As a property owner and resident, I totally support the proposed budget as published, as a means of continuing the operations of the college.” At the conclusion of the regular business meeting Chair Oliver asked for Board action on the budget and the budget was passed as published.

Ms. Denice Paden and Ms. Sheila Scheib, cosmetology instructors, provided the Board with a report on their instructional program review. The program review included an analysis of student achievement, enrollment, financial management, and student placement in employment. The instructors explained that the addition of a part-time instructor has proved beneficial in meeting new regulations stipulated by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology for student faculty ratio and has reduced the length of time a student has had to complete the program. Additionally, the instructors explained that the SCCC/ATS program is above the state average in program enrollment, student completion, and student placement.

Mr. Todd Carter, director of assessment and research, provided the Board with a report on his use of professional development grant funds. Mr. Carter is pursuing a Certificate in Institutional Research through Florida State University and a Doctorate in Education through Wichita State University. Highlights of the report included development of a peer college comparative data analysis, use of National Community College Benchmark data for institutional measurements of effectiveness, development of a college wide improvement project in data and information management, and a collaborative research project for integrating and improving student support services at SCCC/ATS. Mr. Carter expressed his appreciation to the Board for their support of his work through the college’s professional development grant.

The Kansas Board of Regents, through legislative mandate, requires each public college and university to provide a 3-year performance agreement including specific initiatives addressing each college’s plans for achieving designated state goals in higher education. Among those requirements include student progress in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs of student, achievement in transfer/completion, achievement in college-level writing skills, and expansion of distance education opportunities for students. Additionally, SCCC/ATS has identified specific performance initiates toward student success in the number of career and technical education certificate program completions, student success in mathematics through Calculus II, and increasing the student completion in high demand labor fields as identified by the Kansas Department of Labor.
Mr. Carter presented the proposed Board of Regents performance agreement and the Board of Trustees approved submission of the agreement. Data collection and reporting for this agreement will include calendar years 2013 through 2015.

The Board approved a request from the SCCC/ATS Foundation to auction the naming rights to the campus circle drive. The naming rights will be included in the upcoming Foundation Scholarship auction on September 22. A minimum bid of $500 is required and the winning bidder will be able to name the drive for one year concluding in October 2013, with the name being approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Board approved FY2013 institutional goals which address expanding and securing the college’s financial strength, planning for facility needs, and strengthening programs of instruction. The Board finalized the goal, purpose and strategy statements for the college and discussed the inclusion of these goals toward the concepts identified in the 2010-2017 college strategic plan.

In other business the Board approved:
Employment of Mr. James Choate, sustainable agriculture specialist; Ms. Alyson Call, admissions coordinator; Ms. Sherry Farrell, director of outreach; and Mr. Andrew Highfill, director of wellness.
Reviewed a list of items designated for purchase through the Post-secondary Technical Education Capital Outlay grant through the Kansas Board of Regents. The items will be processed through SCCC/ATS policies for bids and quotes. The grant stipulations require that all equipment purchased through that fund are used in career and technical education programs at SCCC/ATS.
Approved the purchase of five Dynamic Simulator Systems from Simtronics of Little Silver, New Jersey for use in the process technology program for $30,050. Funds for this purchase are provided through the US Department of Education Title V grant.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be August 30, 2012. Other upcoming events include welcome day activities for new students and start of evening classes on Monday, Aug. 13, day classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 14, and the SCCC/ATS Foundation scholarship auction is Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Surgical Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, Kansas, has admitted new students to the fall 2012 class in Liberal, Kansas.
Incoming students for the 11-month program include Jason Ediger and Theodore Winter, both of Meade; Juaquin Flores, Hugoton; Genesis Luevano, Turpin, Okla.; Lauren Miller, Garden City; and Elizabeth Medina, Kelsi Moree and Jaclyn Ramirez, Liberal.
The lecture portion of this program is online while the clinicals are in area health care facilities that are convenient for the student.
To find out more about the program, contact Carmen Sumner, coordinator, 620-417-1411 or carmen.sumner@sccc.edu. Anyone interested in the 2013 program can begin taking general education courses now.
After a grueling three weeks of preseason practice, the 14th ranked Seward County Lady Saints Volleyball team is finally ready to get their regular season underway. Seward opens their 2012 campaign today at the New Mexico Military Classic in Roswell, New Mexico before returning home to kick off conference play Wednesday in a rematch of the 2011 Region VI Championship match on the road at Barton.

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Once again on Labor Day Weekend, Brent Gould Field will be filled with memories of times past as the Seward County Baseball program hosts its 2nd Saints Baseball Alumni Weekend. After an extremely successful event in 2010 that bought nearly 30 former Saints legends back to Liberal for a weekend of fun, Head Coach Galen McSpadden and company will more less mimic the format that was used for the Inaugural Weekend this time around.

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For the 18th consecutive season the Seward County Lady Saints Volleyball program has found itself ranked inside the NJCAA top 20, this year making an early appearance at #14 in the National Poll released this week.

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Darin Workman and Magda Silva performed a duet during “An Evening of Harmony” held recently at the Liberal Country Club.  Workman and Silva, music instructors at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, demonstrated their respective musical talents with jazz and opera selections.  Proceeds from the event went to the SCCC/ATS Foundation for music scholarships.  For more information or to make a donation, contact the SCCC/ATS Foundation office, 620-417-1130. Next up for the Foundation is the Party Auction, Sept. 22 at the Seward County Event Center.

Individuals who are interested in writing stories, poems or essays in a workshop environment should take Creative Writing this fall at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
The class is offered at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 15. Both beginning and experienced writers are welcomed. Students will also have the opportunity to publish their writing in the college’s award-winning literature and art magazine, Telolith.
For more information, contact Bill McGlothing at 620-417-1457 or enroll by coming by 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. Students with a current application for admission on file may enroll online.

Kim Thomas, business instructor at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, received the excellence in teaching award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas recently. Presidents of member colleges submit names of individuals their colleges wish to recognize as NISOD excellence award recipients. Member colleges are committed to enriching the learning experiences for all students, enhancing the standards of excellence throughout the academic community and celebrating outstanding educators and their accomplishments.


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

I. Call to Order

II. Open Official Budget Hearing

III. Approval of Minutes of July 16, 2012

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. Professional Development Grant

D. Kansas Board of Regents Performance Agreement

E. Program Review: Cosmetology

F.
FY2013 Institutional Goals

G. Vocational Capital Equipment Recommendations for FY2013

H. Bids: Process Technology Software

VIII. Colleges Reports
A.
Dean Donovan
B. Dean Rapp
C. Dean Sander
D. President Dunn

IX. Bills Pending

X. Close Budget Hearing/Adoption of 2012-2013 Budget

XI. Other

XII. Adjourn

The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer two short courses Thursday, Aug. 30.
Managing Conflict and Improving Relationships will be offered from 8:30- 11:30 a.m. and will be fresh approach in dealing with conflict in the workplace, as well as in other aspects of life. Armed with a heightened understanding of human behavior, participants will be able to choose to make adjustments in personal relating styles in order to improve relationships and manage conflicts. The session will utilize individual and group exercises, a validated personal relating inventory, and case studies.

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