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1E.5: Deals Fairly with External Constituents
Among the college’s external constituents are prospective students, as well as district residents, public and private school districts, businesses, faith-based and social service organizations, and local government (5A.3). Sauk maintains policies and processes to ensure that it deals fairly with these stakeholders. Here is a sampling:
- Prospective students: Student services representatives make information and recruitment visits to every district high school throughout the year. Every high school is treated in a consistent manner, as evidenced by a visit calendar kept of such contacts. All of the high schools in the region’s Partnership for College and Career Success (PCCS) participate in Sauk’s tech prep services.
- Bidders: The purchase of any equipment priced at $10,000 or higher and any construction project valued at $15,000 or higher is put out for bid. Project advertisements are sent to area newspapers, and notices are sent to known qualified vendors. Any qualified bidder may submit a sealed bid, which is opened at a public opening. To ensure that each bid meets qualifications, the bids are reviewed by the qualified person requesting the purchase prior to being forwarded to the Board for approval. This process ensures that all qualified bidders are given the chance to participate in the bidding process.
- Work Force Councils are comprised of representatives from regional employers who offer input regarding the types of programs and training that are offered by the college (5B.2). Sauk strives to ensure that this membership is inclusionary by sending invitations to join the Council to all employers listed on the Sauk database.
- Building use: Sauk facilities are available for use by individuals and outside groups. Board policy () establishes guidelines for use and appropriate charges. The Information Center handles all facility use reservations. Some of the groups that have used the building include the Women’s Health Fair, Bridal Fair, Boy and Girl Scout Groups, and Fire Departments. Sauk also collaborates with community organizations and schools to offer programs and events such as the Job Fair and Child Fair.