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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 30, 2012

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introduction of Student Government Association (SGA) Officers
B. Introduction of New Employees
C. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Program Review Annual Updates:
1. Humanities Division
2. Math, Science and HPERD Division

C. Full Program Reviews:
1.
Journalism
2. P.E.

D. Approve Circle Drive Signage as per Board Policy 113

E. Authorize Employee Holiday Leave

F. Designation of Voting Delegate at ACCT Congress

G. Capital Equipment Recommendations for FY13

H. Quotes:
1.
Athletic Gear
2. Process Technology Computers
3. Surgical Technology Laparoscopic Tower Systems
4. Medical Assistant Smart Board and Teaching Station
5. Cosmetology Software


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

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjournment
In a place where they rarely have sustained success, the Dodge City Gymnasium, the Seward County Lady Saints came out slow Wednesday night against the Lady Conquistadors after a week layoff from Jayhawk West competition. Tied 1-1 going into the intermission, Seward came out of the break a different team, taking right at the home team, winning the third set 25-14 and the fourth going away again 25-13 to secure a 3-1 victory and reach the .500 mark on the season for the first time.

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One day after picking up her first Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Week honors, Seward County Lady Saints outside hitter Thayna Silva has added an even bigger award to her trophy case as she was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week for her performance in three Seward wins.

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Members and officers of the newly formed Drama Club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are front row, from left, from Tyconda Millsap, president, Liberal; Elmer Montes of Liberal; second row, Katie Kraemer, Ulysses; Sherelle Shuck, Hugoton, vice president; Telma Arredondo, Hugoton, secretary/treasurer; and third row, Martin Alex Pinon of Guymon and Giovanni Macedo, Liberal.

Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School’s Refrigeration Service Engineer’s Society (RSES) Corporate Chapter recently elected their 2012-2013 officers. The RSES Chapter provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and professionalism and enhances their technical competences through participation in various programs directly related to area industries.  From left are Jenny Fierro, alternate, Optima, Okla.; Russell Thompson, president, Liberal; Fabian Perea, secretary, Lakin; and Christopher Ruiz, vice president, Garden City. These students are enrolled in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program.

Veda King, Director of Nursing at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal and Karen Miller, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing, sign an agreement for SCCC/ATS nursing graduates to advance their careers through an online bachelor’s of nursing program from KU.

Liberal, Kan.— Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an innovative agreement between 18 Kansas community colleges, including Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their bachelor of science in nursing, KU’s online RN-to-BSN program.
“Health care today is increasingly demanding bachelor’s-prepared nurses,” said Karen Miller, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, dean of the KU School of Nursing. “We want to ensure that Kansas’ nursing workforce can meet that demand, but that the state’s nurses can earn an affordable bachelor’s degree without having to leave their home community.”

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She may have joined the team a couple of weeks late and may be the youngest player on the team at just 17, but Seward County freshman outside hitter Thayna Silva hasn’t taken long to catch up to speed and make a big impact on a team that was picked as the Jayhawk West Conference favorites at the start of the season. Wednesday night in a special triangular, Silva hammered down 34 kills and had 39 digs defensively to lead the Lady Saints to four set wins over Garden City and Redlands to push Seward to within one win of the .500 mark after a slow start to the 2012 season.

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If you are a Facebook fan, learn more about the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation Party Auction Saturday, Sept. 22. Go to Facebook and search for SCCC/ATS Foundation.
See what exciting items will be featured at the auction this year.
Tickets for the auction, which are $25 per person, are now on sale. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, Sept. 20. Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 620-417-1131, online at alumni.sccc.edu or at SCCC/ATS at 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
Proceeds from the auction provide scholarships for SCCC/ATS students.
This year childcare is provided by Saints Cheer and Dance Squad for $5 per child. Call 620-626-5878 for reservations.
Once again Wednesday night in front of their home crowd, the Seward County Lady Saints showed that they were going to be a force to be reckon with in the Greenhouse this season, following up a three set sweep of Colby in their opener a week ago by rolling the Pratt Lady Beavers in three to improve to 3-1 in Jayhawk West Conference play on the season.

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The Kansas Small Business Development Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will present a three-hour workshop, providing information on starting a small business. The free workshop, “Steps to Startup,” will run from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27 in SW229 D on the second floor of the Student Activities Center, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The workshop will outline the necessary and fundamental steps in starting and operating a small business. Information on grants and financing, licensing, business plans and feasibility are among the topics that will be covered.
Although the workshop is free, pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available by contacting the KSBDC at 620-417-1955 or mike.okane@sccc.edu.
The KSBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

New officers for Saints Promoting Education Careers (SPEC) are, from left, Courtney Carlile, secretary, from Liberal; Amanda Collins, president, from Liberal; and Cami Stahly, vice president, from Forgan, Okla.  Not pictured is Nicole Kirk, treasurer, from Liberal. Saints Promoting Education Careers is a club for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School students interested in teaching or other education careers. Advisors are Janice Northerns and Susan Copas.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Respiratory Therapy program completed an annual review process with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and has met or exceeded its “thresholds” for success on each required outcome.
The threshold levels are based on program graduate and employer satisfaction surveys, as well as credentialing success and job placement data. SCCC/ATS respiratory therapy students are employed in healthcare facilities throughout the United States as well as providing more than 90 percent of employed respiratory therapists within 150 miles of Liberal.
The program was also recently notified of CoARC approval for a new curriculum revision, which allows the completion of science, algebra, and other general education courses prior to admission to the newly revised program with the start date now in the spring semester each year. This change will allow an additional 176 hours of clinical education experience in partnering clinical facilities while maintaining a 24-month Associate in Applied Science degree program.
The SCCC/ATS respiratory therapy program currently affiliates with healthcare facilities in Liberal, Garden City, Dodge City, Ulysses, Meade, Hugoton, Pratt, Hays, Guymon, Amarillo, and Lubbock, Texas.
The 2012 Annual Report of Current Status and Resource Assessment Matrix was submitted for approval to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) to determine ongoing compliance with accreditation Standards and CoARC Accreditation Policies and Procedures.
The Commission commended the staff for their commitment to continuous quality improvement in education, as demonstrated by their participation in programmatic accreditation.
Program staff include Ed Anderson, Respiratory Therapy instructor/coordinator and Ken Killion, clinical coordinator/instructor.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come-and-go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $7 per person and includes student entertainment.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to an open forum as part of its accreditation visit through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
The public forum is scheduled for 3:30 on Monday, Sept. 24 in room 229 of the Student Activities Building on the SCCC/ATS campus, 1801 N. Kansas.
Accreditation reviewers from Des Moines Community College and Independence Community College will facilitate the forum.
SCCC/ATS is a participating college in the Academic Quality Improvement Project through the Higher Learning Commission and the site visit is designed to provide insight as to the achievements the college has attained toward continuous improvement in student learning, operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
The review team will provide a report of their findings at a public meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Showcase Theater in the Shank Humanities Building on the SCCC/ATS campus.
After coaching for more than 30 years and racking up more than 1,000 wins, Seward County Head Coach Galen McSpadden has taken home his fair share of awards and has been inducted into three different Hall of Fames including the NJCAA Hall of Fame but this call was different. McSpadden, whose roots were grown in the Southern part of Missouri, received a very special call last week from Southeast Missouri State Athletic Director Mark Alnutt. Alnutt informed McSpadden that he had been elected to the Hall of Fame of his alma mater, Southeast Missouri State, and before Alnutt could finish the invitation, McSpadden had accepted the invite back to Cape Girardeau and penciled in his February 8th induction date on his calendar.

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Over the past two weeks, the Seward County Lady Saints have picked the right time to play at the top of their game. While going just 2-7 in nonconference competition, the Lady Saints opened Jayhawk West play with a 3-0 sweep at defending conference champions Barton a week ago, and Wednesday night in front of an amped up Greenhouse crowd, took it to the 2011 league runners-up Colby by the same 3-0 count to move to 2-0 in Jayhawk West Conference action.

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Following a nearly flawless week on the court, Seward County sophomore middle hitter Bailey McFerren has been named the Jayhawk West Conference Player of the Week. McFerren led Seward to three wins last week including a conference opening win on the road at Barton by averaging 2.78 kills and 1.35 blocks per game for the Lady Saints. McFerren hit .403 on the week, hammering down 64 kills and committing just 8 errors in six Seward matches.

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It was a weekend in which the Lady Saints just couldn’t quite get over the hump in a three day road trip to Texas over Labor Day, as Seward County picked up wins over Clarendon and Richland, but lost five game matches to Vernon and Northern Oklahoma as well as dropping a match to #2 Tyler to finish the weekend action 2-3.

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Join us for an evening of food, beverages, student entertainment and a live and silent auction at the 18th annual Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation Party Auction Saturday, Sept. 22.
This year’s theme is “A Night of Good Fortune” and promises to be a fun-filled evening complete with a wide variety of live and silent auction items. The food will include pulled pork, brisket, potatoes, vegetables, desserts and a touch of oriental.
Tickets for the auction, which are $25 per person, are now on sale. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, Sept. 20. Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 620-417-1131 or online at The Community Bank; Sunflower Bank; Byron Bird & Associates; KSCB; Scantlin’s Furniture; Al Shank Insurance; The Liberal Light; Mortgages Unlimited; First National Bank of Liberal; Southwest Agri Center (Kismet); Bank of Beaver City, Liberal/Turpin; Yoxall Antrim Yoxall Fitzgerald & McCaffrey; Versus Signs, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School; or from SCCC/ATS Foundation board members.

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The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees met Thursday, Aug. 30 for the September board meeting. Due to the Labor Day holiday the board met early.
The board had an opportunity to tour the library and the new math lab that was funded through the United States Department of Education STEM grant for science, technology, engineering and math. The lab is located at the south end of the library and consists of a glass panel wall, student workstations, computer desks and an instructor teaching station. The move to more digitized resource materials in the library has enabled the addition of the math lab to the library. The math lab is also adjacent to the Academic Achievement Center, which allows for increased access to peer tutors and other academic assistance provided by college personnel.

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Businesses and organizations were invited to the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus to open the 2012 school year. This was their opportunity to welcome students to the community and introduce themselves the new students.

The 2012 Measurement and Pipeline Institute is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 at the Seward County Event Center in Liberal, Kansas.
For 60 years, the combined institute for measurement and pipeline has proven ideal for field operators, technicians, maintenance crews, production supervisors and superintendents. The institute features a variety of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on sessions and industry exhibits to inform participants about the maintenance and operation of measurement and pipeline equipment. Exhibitors will also display products that are on the cutting edge of technology for the measurement and pipeline industry.

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