General Education2019-03-31T15:27:58+00:00

General Education

Every set of job skills is more valuable if enhanced with the abilities a broader education provides.

The goal of our General Education department is to give all of our students the opportunity to learn to write effectively, speak persuasively in front of a group, and understand people better. Those are skills that can help our students advance into supervisory and management positions, and some General Education classes are required to earn an Associate Degree from Salina Tech.

These classes aren’t only for our full-time students. At just $99/credit hour, they’re also a great value for high school students or adults planning to go back to college who want to save time and money by taking some classes through Salina Tech.

And the credits earned at Salina Tech will transfer to most other colleges and universities in Kansas and across the nation.

You Will Learn

  • Compose coherent written communication.

  • Deliver coherent oral communication.

  • Show proficiency in locating, analyzing, documenting, and ethically using information sources.

  • Perform and interpret calculations.

  • Develop logical problem solving skills and/or critical thinking skills.

  • Identify appropriate strategies for gathering, analyzing, and displaying data to draw conclusions from scientific data.

  • Collaborate effectively, cultivating a respect for human diversity.

  • Demonstrate technology literacy appropriate to area of study.

Faculty

Photo of James HawleyJames Hawley began teaching at Salina Tech in the summer of 2014. He teaches courses in English Composition, Ethics and Public Speaking.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts degree in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Ca. and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was named a Reichenbach Scholar and was awarded the Reynolds Prize in Writing.

He has contributed poetry at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and at Yale University. James delivered an interpretation of Rudolpho Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” at the Western Literature Conference in 2008, a paper Anaya described as “the best on my work I have ever read.”

He comes from a line of college and university scholars. His brother Steve was one of the original 35 Space Shuttle astronauts and flew on five missions. Steve currently directs the Physics and Engineering department and teaches astronomy at the University of Kansas. James’ sister, Diane, is a professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon and James’ brother John is the Associate Dean for Sciences and holds the Hamilton Chair in Astronomy at the University of Virginia.

Prior to teaching at Salina Tech, he taught at Hastings College, Hutchinson Community College, Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas State-Polytechnic as an adjunct. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and spent twenty years in the ministry before turning to teaching full-time.

James.Hawley@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3141

Photo of James KnappJames Knapp grew up in Lincoln, and earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mathematics at the University of Missouri.

He then did post-graduate work in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, completing all of the work necessary for a Ph.D. in Mathematics except for his dissertation.

He started teaching various math classes at Salina Tech in the fall of 2014.

Outside of work, he is an avid sports fan, and enjoys being a referee for football games and an umpire for baseball games.

James.Knapp@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3135

Scholarships

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