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


I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 5, 2013

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.
Personnel Report
B. Board Policy Manual
i.
Policy 105 – Southwest Kansas Technical School Articulation Agreement
ii. Policy 106 – Public Records
iii. Policy 112 – Institutional Integrity
iv. Policy 202 – Legal Status

C. TRiO Student Support Services Grant

D. Criteria for Administrative Review of Programs

E. Revision to Criminal Justice Program

F. Bid: Spray Painting Simulator

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

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn

Want to try out a new class that may be offered in the spring at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School?
The Business & Industry Office at SCCC/ATS will offering a dance demonstration and beginner’s lesson of “West Coast Swing,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 in the student union.
Come have fun and learn the West Coach Swing or just come and watch. No partner is needed to learn the basics.

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has named its  Refrigeration Service Engineers Society officers for 2013. From left are Luis F. Perez, secretary, Reno, Nev.; Dustin Fisher, vice president, Satanta; Luis Santos Rosales, alternate, Garden City; and Josh Chavez, president, Hugoton. The RSES chapter provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and professionalism. It also enhances their technical competences by their participation in various program educational activities directly related to area industries, including but not limited to all types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R).

Want to try out a new class that may be offered in the spring at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School?
The Business & Industry Office at SCCC/ATS will offering a dance demonstration and beginner’s lesson of “West Coast Swing,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 in the student union.
Come have fun and learn the West Coach Swing or just come and watch. No partner is needed to learn the basics.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 in SU214 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring a Kansas driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or normajean.dodge@sccc.edu.
Youth will be the name of the game for the Seward County Lady Saints Volleyball team in 2013. Seward returns just two players from last year’s 2nd place Jayhawk West finishers to go along with nine new faces for the gals in green.

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Presidential scholars at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School were honored with a dinner recently which gave them an opportunity to meet college Board of Trustee members, Foundation trustees and college administrators. The dinner was held at the Mid-America Air Museum.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Business & Industry will offer an Arc-Flash Training for Non-Electricians from 1-3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26 in TB136.
The cost is $35 per person.

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Want to try out a new class that may be offered in the spring at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School?

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Auditions for the fall production of Picnic at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27th and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28 in the Showcase Theatre on campus, 1801 N. Kansas.
The Drama Department will supply the materials for the audition.

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New freshmen to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal participated in Welcome Day activities Monday. Student participated in group exercises as a way of developing new friendships and meeting people and learned about the college. Area representatives from businesses and clubs and organizations welcomed students Monday evening as a way of introducing themselves to the college’s new students.

Mark your calendars for an evening of food, beverages, student entertainment and a live and silent auction at the 19th annual Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation Party Auction Saturday, Sept. 21.
This year’s theme is “Party Like it’s 1888” and promises to be a fun-filled evening complete with a wide variety of live and silent auction items.
Individuals or businesses who would like to donate a new or hand-crafted item or cash to the Foundation Auction may call 620-417-1131.
Proceeds from the auction provide scholarships for SCCC/ATS students.

The Wellness Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to a free lunch & learn from 12:15-12:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6 in SU214. Topic of the day is Yoga and Lydia Augustine will talk about what it is and its benefits.
Participants may go through the cafeteria line or bring their own lunch.

The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees adopted the 2013-14 budget at the end of the official budget hearing Monday, Aug. 5.  The local tax revenue for the adopted budget is $7,979,839, which is approximately $34,000 less than local tax revenue in FY2013.
Dr. Mark Sarver, eduKan chief executive officer, gave an overview of the success of the eduKan consortium between SCCC/ATS and Garden City, Dodge City, Pratt, Barton and Colby community colleges.  He said that enrollment has continued to increase since its inception in 2000. This past year headcount enrollment increased 7.5 percent and credit hour enrollment, 11 percent.

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Check out the affordable tuition costs at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School this fall.
SCCC/ATS faculty and staff invite you to Go Green, Save Green by comparing us to other colleges and universities.
Tuition and fees are Seward County resident, $74 per credit hour; Kansas resident, 78 per credit hour; border state, $97 per credit hour; non-Kansas resident/international, $112 per credit hour; Seward Online courses, $122 per credit hour ; Seward Online out-of-state or international, $122 per credit hour; and eduKan online courses, $135 per credit hour.
For 30 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, a Kansas resident would pay about $2,340 for tuition and fees to attend SCCC/ATS, compared to about $9,678 at the University of Kansas, $6,407 at Wichita State University or $4,233 at Fort Hays State University.
Enroll online today at www.sccc.edu or come by 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal. Classes begin Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 12-13.


Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is the recipient of the 2013 Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award, one of three colleges and universities chosen to receive this award. Accepting the award are Rhonda Kinser, center, SCCC/ATS counselor/retention specialist, and Celeste Donovan, dean of student services, shown here with Kevin Crockett, president and CEO of Noel-Levitz. The award recognizes state-of-the-art programs and services that are improving retention by promoting student success and satisfaction through a comprehensive advising program, mandatory first-year seminar course, strong academic support, early alert and at-risk team intervention systems, Student Support Services through the TRiO program and opportunities for student engagement. SCCC/ATS, which has been recognized as having one of the highest percentages of foreign-born residents of any city in the United States, has made great strides in increasing the retention rates of its Hispanic students. Over 70 percent of the SCCC/ATS students are first-generation students and the vast majority enroll in at least one developmental education course.

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 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 14 in H112. 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.



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 22, 2013

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. eduKan Annual Report

D. Kansas Board of Regents Performance Agreement

E. Post-secondary Capital Equipment Requests for FY2014

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 2013-2014 Budget

XI. Other

XII. Adjourn
Just over 11 years after her outstanding career on the hardwood at Seward County was completed, former Lady Saint Kim Ortega has been inducted into the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She joined legendary coaches Alfreda Harris of Roxbury CC, Susan Summons of Miami Dade College, and Gwyn Young of Copiah Lincoln CC as the Class of 2013 in a ceremony in Niceville, Florida last week.

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The campus at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, will be closed for institutional meetings from until 12 noon, Wednesday, Aug. 7. The campus will reopen at 12 noon for enrollment and information.

Jerome Edinger of Bass Engineering, Longview, Texas, was one of three instructors for the CP1—Cathodic Protection Tester course at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently. Industry personnel entering the cathodic protection industry from Ulysses; Mullinville; Great Bend; Richfield; Lakin; Russell; Omaha, Neb; Aurora, Colo;  Pinedale, Wyo.; Fayetteville, Ark; Birmingham, Ala.;  Oakland, Iowa;  Montgomery, Ala.;  Oak Grove, Lous.; and Pampa, Texas; were certified as NACE cathodic protection testers upon successful completion of the course. Students learned about the basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry; corrosion and CP theory and components; polarity related to current flow and metal corrosion activity; reference cells; location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping; and safety and code requirements. They used test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating and rectifier readings and conducted tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems. For more information about this training, contact Curt Near, 620-417-1645.