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					Holiday Inn
301 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25401

I 81 South toward Roanoke
Take Exit 13 toward WV 15/King Street
Turn left onto Co. Route 15/Tuscarora Pike
Take 2nd right onto Foxcroft Avenue. Holiday Inn is on the right.




Holiday Inn to Blue Ridge CTC Tech Center
5550 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg WV 25405

North on Foxcroft Avenue toward Co. Route 15/W King Street
First right onto Co. Route 15/W King Street, go 1 mile
Turn right onto US 11 S/Winchester Avenue, go 5.7 miles to Blue Ridge CTC Tech Center




Tech Center
5550 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg WV 25405

From Hagerstown/Martinsburg:
I-81 South to exit 8 (Tabler Station). Turn left off exit onto Tabler Station Road. At the stop sign
(1.4 miles), turn right onto Winchester Avenue (Route 11). Continue on Winchester Avenue/Route
11 for 1.7 miles and the Berkeley Business Park will be on your right. The entrance for the Tech
Center is at the end of the parking lot on the right.

From Winchester/Inwood:
I-81 North to exit 8 (Tabler Station). Turn right off exit onto Tabler Station Road. At the stop sign
(1.4 miles), turn right onto Winchester Avenue (Route 11). Continue on Winchester Avenue/Route
11 for 1.7 miles and the Berkeley Business Park will be on your right. The entrance for the Tech
Center is at the end of the parking lot on the right.




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    West Virginia Council for Community
     and Technical College Education
             __________________________


                             AGENDA

                         October 20, 2011



                                  Members

Robert Brown, Chair
Clarence Pennington, Vice Chair                      David Hendrickson
Greg Smith, Secretary                                Mary McKinley
Jerry Berry                                          John Panza
Keith Burdette                                       Nelson Robinson
Kathy D’Antoni                                       Greg Wooten

                     James L. Skidmore, Chancellor




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WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION

                 Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
                               Tech Center
                              Martinsburg, West Virginia

                                 October 19-20, 2011




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

     4:30 pm    Visit to New Headquarters Building Site


     6:00 pm    Dinner
                Bus will leave from the Tech Center promptly at 4:30




Thursday, October 20, 2011

     8:30 am    Continental Breakfast

     9:00 am    Council Business Meeting

    12:00 pm    Lunch

     1:00 pm    Conclusion of Business Meeting
                Council will reconvene at this time to conclude
                remaining business only if needed




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       WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION

                                 Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
                                               Tech Center
                                                  Martinsburg, West Virginia

                                                      October 20, 2011

                                                            AGENDA



I.        Call to Order

II.       Welcome and Presentation by President Pete Checkovich

III.      Advisory Council of Faculty Presentation

IV.       Approval of Minutes

          A.   *August 18, 2011 and September 7, 2011 ....................................................................pg 6

V.        Academic Affairs

          A.   *Program Review........................................................................................................pg 13

          B.   *Post Audit Review of Occupational Programs at Blue Ridge Community and Technical
               College .......................................................................................................................pg 19

VI.       General

          A.   *Approval of Institutional Compacts for Planning Period 2010-2015 ........................... pg 21

          B.   *Final Approval of Series 32, Tuition and Fees ...........................................................pg 24

VII.      Information Only

          A.   Veterans Programs Update ........................................................................................pg 33

          B.   Middle Skills Jobs Report

          C.   Chancellor’s Report

VIII.     Finance and Facilities

          A.   *Approval of Advanced Technology Center Design for the North Central Region ....... pg 34

          B.   *Approval of Project Design for Applied Technology Center at West Virginia Northern
               Community College’s Wheeling Campus ....................................................................pg 35

IX.       Additional Board Action and Comments




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X.    Next Meeting

      Location:      Town Center Marriott
                     Charleston, WV

      Date & Time:   December 8, 2011
                     9:00 a.m.

XI.   Adjournment




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                                      MINUTES

                        WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR
                COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION

                                  August 18, 2011



A meeting of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
was held on August 18, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Center Marriott in
Charleston, West Virginia. Council members present were: Jerry Berry, Robert Brown,
Keith Burdette, Kathy D’Antoni, John Panza, Clarence Pennington, Gregory Smith, and
Greg Wooten. Council members absent were: David Hendrickson and Mary McKinley.
Also in attendance were Chancellor James Skidmore, Council staff, community and
technical college presidents, faculty, staff, and guests.

Call to Order

Chair Brown called the meeting to order and noted that a quorum was present.

1.   Resolution Honoring Ralph Kelly

     Mr. Berry moved the adoption of the following resolution:

     WHEREAS, Mr. Ralph Kelly served as a member of the West Virginia Council for
     Community and Technical College Education from May 2007 – June 2011; and,

     WHEREAS, Mr. Kelly has served as an energetic, experienced and dedicated
     ambassador for community and technical college education in West Virginia; and,

     WHEREAS, Mr. Kelly took particular interest in the attainment of higher education
     for veterans of the United States military forces; and,

     WHEREAS, Mr. Kelly was an advocate of fair and equitable retirement and
     compensation benefits for the staff and faculty of West Virginia’s Community and
     Technical College System; and,

     WHEREAS, Mr. Kelly’s inquisitive nature added to the breadth and depth of
     issues presented to the Council; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Kelly is highly respected by the Chancellor, members of the West
     Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, and Presidents
     of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia.



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     THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community
     and Technical College Education and the Community and Technical College
     System of West Virginia expresses appreciation to Mr. Ralph Kelly for his service
     to the citizens of West Virginia and extends best wishes for continued success
     and much happiness in all future endeavors; and,

     FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED, That this resolution be inscribed upon the Council
     minutes of August 18, 2011.

     Mr. Wooten seconded the motion. Motion carried.

2.    Approval of Minutes

      Mr. Pennington moved the approval of minutes for the Council’s meetings on
      June 9-10, 2011 and July 20, 2011. Mr. Smith seconded the motion. Motion
      carried.

Academic Affairs

3.    Post-audit Review of Occupational Programs

      Mr. Smith moved the adoption of the following resolution:

      RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
      College Education receives post-audit reports for occupational programs at
      Mountwest Community and Technical College, Pierpont Community and
      Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College,
      and West Virginia Northern Community College and recommends that the
      programs be subject to the recommended actions as noted.

      Mr. Berry seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Finance and Facilities

4.    FY 2013 Budgetary Improvement Request

      Mr. Smith moved the adoption of the following resolution:

      RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
      College Education approves the FY 2013 appropriation improvement package
      request as amended to reflect the emphasis on college completion for the $5
      million request.

      Mr. Berry seconded the motion. Motion carried.

5.    Series 32, Tuition and Fees

      Mr. Berry moved the adoption of the following resolution:

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     RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
     College Education approves Series 32, Tuition and Fees, for submission to the
     Secretary of State for a 30-day public comment period.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, That the rule be presented to the Council for final
     approval following the 30-day public comment period.

     Mr. Wooten seconded the motion. Motion carried.

General

6.   Institutional Compacts for Planning Period 2014-2015

     Mr. Berry moved the adoption of the following resolution:

     RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
     College Education approves the institutional compacts for the 2014-2015
     planning period for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Bridgemont
     Community and Technical College, Eastern WV Community and Technical
     College, Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, New River
     Community and Technical College, Southern WV Community and Technical
     College and WVU at Parkersburg.

     Mr. Wooten seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Information Only

7.   Allied Health/Nursing Program Committee Report

     Pam Alderman, Committee Chair, provided an update on the Committee’s July
     28, 2011 meeting. She presented information on student enrollment, LPN
     transfer rates and success rates at programs in West Virginia's community and
     technical colleges.

8.   Gear-Up U!

     Dr. Adam Green, Director of Student Success & P-20 Initiatives/Gear-Up,
     provided a report on the second annual “Gear-Up U!” summer academy held this
     past June. He stated that during the four-day academy, more than 50 students
     took classes to assist with development of leadership skills and to learn more
     about options for college and careers.

9.   Transfer Report

     Dr. Angela Bell, Interim Director of State Financial Aid Programs, presented a
     report on Postsecondary Student Transfer in West Virginia which was created in
     response to a request by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education
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      Accountability. The report detailed which undergraduate students are able to
      transfer from West Virginia public institutions to public baccalaureate institutions
      without transition barriers and without duplicating courses.

10.   New Programs Academic Year 2010-2011

      Dr. Mark Stotler, Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, presented details to the
      Council regarding 17 newly implemented programs at West Virginia’s community
      and technical colleges.

11.   Enrollment and Graduation Report

      Chancellor Skidmore presented enrollment and graduation reports for the
      following areas:

      •   Annual Headcount Enrollment – Community and Technical Colleges; total
          students enrolled per year

      •   Board of Governors Associate in Applied Science Degree Program enrollment
          and graduates – Community and Technical Colleges

      •   Bluefield State College enrollment and graduates of associate degree
          programs delivered through a contract with the Council

      •   Fairmont State University enrollment and graduates of associate degree
          programs delivered through a contract with the Council

12.   Workforce Grant Summary Academic Year 2010-2011

      Chancellor Skidmore provided for the Council’s review, a report on workforce
      grant awards given to individual community and technical colleges for academic
      year 2010-2011.

13.   System Initiatives Update

      Chancellor Skidmore presented a progress report on the Community and
      Technical College System initiatives for 2010-2011.

Additional Board Action and Comments

14.   West Virginia State University Vote of No Confidence

      Chairman Brown spoke in regard to the recent "no confidence" vote for President
      Hazo Carter at West Virginia State University. He indicated that some sources
      blamed the University’s troubles on the separation of the university from the
      community college. He stated that he "takes issue" with comments that lay the
      blame at the feet of the West Virginia Community and Technical College System
      or at Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College.
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Executive Session

Mr. Smith moved that the Council go into Executive Session in accordance with WV
Code §6-9A-4 to discuss personnel matters. Mr. Wooten seconded the motion. Motion
carried.

Following Executive Session, the Council reconvened in open session.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Next Meeting

Location:         Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
                  Martinsburg, WV
Date:             October 20, 2011
Time:             9:00 am



____________________________________                Chairman
Robert Brown



____________________________________                Secretary
Gregory Smith




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                                      MINUTES

                        WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR
                COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION

                                 September 7, 2011


A conference call meeting of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
College Education was held on September 7, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. originating
from the Council’s Central Office in Charleston, West Virginia. Council members
present were: Robert Brown, Jerry Berry, Keith Burdette, John Panza, Nelson Robinson
and Greg Wooten. Council members absent were: Kathy D’Antoni, David Hendrickson,
Mary McKinley, Clarence Pennington and Greg Smith. Also in attendance were
Chancellor James Skidmore, Presidents, and higher education staff.

Call to Order

Chairman Brown called the meeting to order and noted that a quorum was present.

1.    Financing Plan for Headquarter Building at Mountwest Community and
      Technical College

      Mr. Berry moved the adoption of the following resolution:

      RESOLVED, That the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
      College Education approves Mountwest Community and Technical College’s
      proposal: (i) to raise the $3.5 million in additional funds required for the
      renovation, improvement, equipping and furnishing of its Headquarters Building
      in Huntington, West Virginia through the issuance by the Board of Governors of
      Mountwest Community and Technical College of its revenue bonds payable from
      certain student fees and payments to be made by Marshall University to
      Mountwest Community and Technical College; and (ii) to sell the foregoing
      revenue bonds to First Sentry Bank or such other purchaser or purchasers as
      designated by the College, subject to review and approval of final documents by
      Council staff prior to execution.

      Mr. Panza seconded the motion. Motion carried.

      Adjournment

      There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


      Next Meeting

      The next meeting of the WV Council for Community and Technical College
      Education will be:


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Location:   Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
            Martinsburg, West Virginia
Date:       October 20, 2011
Time:       9:00 a.m.



____________________________________             Chairman
Robert Brown



____________________________________             Secretary
Gregory Smith




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WV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                    Program Review

INSTITUTIONS:                            Blue Ridge Community and Technical College,
                                         Eastern West Virginia Community and
                                         Technical    College,   Kanawha     Valley
                                         Community and Technical College, Mountwest
                                         Community and Technical College, Pierpont
                                         Community and Technical College, Southern
                                         West Virginia Community and Technical
                                         College, and West Virginia University at
                                         Parkersburg

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                  Information item

STAFF MEMBER:                            Mark Stotler

BACKGROUND:

In accordance with West Virginia Code and Council Policy Series 10, Policy Regarding
Program Review, the institutions through their respective governing boards conducted
academic program reviews for 2010-2011 and submitted summary reports and actions
taken. In order to standardize the reporting of annual program review results to the
Council, the institutions followed a new reporting format this year. This provided staff
with sufficient evidence to assess a program’s adequacy and viability. A summary of
the reports is presented in the following table as information to the Council.

The institutions reviewed a total of 22 programs during the program review cycle and
took the following actions:

   •    Twenty programs were recommended for continuation at the current level of
        activity
   •    One program was recommended for continuation at the current level of activity
        with corrective action or follow-up
   •    One program was recommended for termination (A.A.S. in Fire Science at Blue
        Ridge Community and Technical College)

Earlier this year, the Council approved revisions to Series 11, Degree Designation,
General Education Requirements, New Program Approval, and Discontinuance of
Existing Programs. The policy contains the following provisions:

   •    Associate degrees require a maximum of sixty-credit hours unless otherwise
        required by accrediting agencies for completion of the degree and the certificate



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       degree requires a maximum of thirty-credit hours for completion unless otherwise
       required by accrediting agencies
   •   Certificate and associate degree programs must include a full complement of
       general education requirements appropriate to the level of the degree, including
       essential communication and computation skills

Based on the provisions of Series 11, the staff recommendations call for follow-up
reports for fourteen programs that exceed the number of hours required for graduation
and one program that does not have the necessary general education requirements for
computation skills.

Three institutions – Bridgemont Community and Technical College, New River
Community and Technical College and West Virginia Northern Community College – did
not have any scheduled reviews for 2010-2011.




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                                                                                                                               Total Number of
                                                                                                                                  Graduates
     Institution                            Program                                      Recommendation                         Last five years
                        A.A.S. Occupational Development                     Continue at the current level of activity                  16
                        The program has had two approved concentrations – Child Development and Direct Support Services (Eldercare). Direct
                        care facilities have not expressed interest in establishing an apprenticeship. Because of this fact, the Direct Support
                        Services concentration will be removed. Credits in general education and program core will be increased to allow Blue
                        Ridge to control more than 50 percent of the program.
    Blue Ridge          A.A.S. Information Technology                       Continue with corrective action or follow-up               66
   Community &          One hundred percent of the instructors have experience working in the technology field with 80 percent currently
 Technical College      employed in the field. The program has no full-time faculty member assigned specifically to the program. It is recognized
                        that program growth may necessitate the hiring of a full-time faculty member. Based on advice from the Advisory Board,
                        an introductory course was removed because the content was covered in other courses. The number of credit-hours
                        required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up
                        report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                        A.A.S. Fire Science                                 Discontinuance of the program

                        C.A.S. Business Management                          Continue with corrective action or follow-up                1
                        The hiring of a full-time business faculty member is expected to improve the program. The math requirement has been
                        removed and replaced with a business management elective. Enrollment is up following this curricular review and more
                        students are opting to apply for the certificate. Most students continue with the AAS degree. In light of the decision to
                        remove the math requirement, a follow-up report is requested by August 15, 2012 that addresses how the program meets
                        the requirements of Series 11 that states that certificate programs include a full complement of general education
                        including computation skills.
                        A.A.S. Business Management                          Continue with corrective action or follow-up                55
                        Many courses are regularly offered in both face-to-face and online formats. A full-time faculty member has been hired for
                        fall of 2011. Course revisions have facilitated transfer. Approximately 70 percent of graduates are employed in their field
Eastern West Virginia
                        of study. A web-based program will be explored. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the
   Community &
                        standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that
 Technical College
                        addresses this issue.
                        C.A.S. Technical Studies                            Continue at the current level of activity                   4
                        The program has served six students. In order to enhance enrollment, the college will build parallel certificate tracks with
                        the AAS program. During the review period the program had approved partnerships in Child Development Associate and
                        Industrial Maintenance.
                        A.A.S. Technical Studies                            Continue at the current level of activity                   5
                        Approved partnerships include Child Development Associate and Industrial Maintenance. Forty-five students have been
                        serviced since 2005; however, only nine percent completed degree requirements. A program improvement plan includes
                        a transcript analysis of all majors to determine student progression through development courses into college level
                        courses to discern possible impediments to course completion.

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                                                                                                                        Total Number of
                                                                                                                            Graduates
   Institution                        Program                                    Recommendation                          Last five years
                    A.A.S. Occupational Development                Continue at the current level of activity                    23
                    The program has ten approved partnerships. The program has served 91 students; however, only 22 percent completed
Eastern (cont’d)
                    degree requirements. The college speculates that the large number of students taking development courses impacts
                    graduation. A program improvement plan includes a transcript analysis of all majors to discern student progression.

                    A.A./A.S. General Education                          Continue with corrective action or follow-up                154
                    This program is designed to prepare students to transition to a baccalaureate or professional degree program. Sixty AS
                    gradates (77 percent) transitioned to West Virginia State University (WVSU). Eleven AA graduates (62 percent)
                    transferred to WVSU. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series
                    11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                    C.A.S. Paraprofessional Education                    Continue with corrective action or follow-up                 9
                    The program offers a skill set that meets all the requirements for a Paraprofessional Certificate as outlined by the WV
                    Board of Education. Student can easily transition into the A.S. in Education at KVCTC and a four-year degree program in
                    education. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The
                    college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                    A.S. Education                                       Continue with corrective action or follow-up                N/A
                    The program is designed as a transfer program for students interested in a teacher preparation program. Many of the
                    education courses must be taken as transient students through West Virginia State University. The number of credit-
 Kanawha Valley
                    hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a
  Community &
                    follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
Technical College
                    A.A.S. Applied Process Technology                    Continue with corrective action or follow-up                 10
                    The program has established a partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology. Since its
                    inception in 2006, the program has shifted its emphasis from training incumbent operators to preparing a new workforce
                    for the local chemical industry. The program is currently offered at an off-site location but will be moving into the
                    Advantage Valley Advanced Training Center upon completion. This move will coincide with a purchase of a process
                    simulator as part of a $350,000 grant. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards
                    established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this
                    issue.
                    A.A.S. Occupational Development                      Continue at the current level of activity                    31
                    Occupational Development Degrees at KVCTC have been developed for 1) child development specialists, 2) chemical
                    operators, 3) professional firefighters, and 4) building and construction trades. Two recent grants totaling more than
                    $150,000 have been received to support the program. The college is working with apprenticeship organizations to
                    enhance student recruitment efforts.

   Mountwest
  Community &
Technical College   A.A.S. Hospitality Management                   Continue with corrective action or follow-up              86


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                                                                                                                            Total Number of
                                                                                                                               Graduates
    Institution                           Program                                     Recommendation                         Last five years
                      The program has made significant improvement since the last review, including scheduling lab practicums in mandatory
                      pre-determined times rather than on a voluntary basis. Continued improvements are underway including obtaining a new
                      faculty and hiring additional faculty. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards
                      established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this
                      issue.
                      A.A.S. Paramedic Science                           Continue with corrective action or follow-up               21
                      The program continues to grow and expand into Putnam, Kanawha and Clay counties. An evaluation of pass rates on
                      the National Registry Exam resulted in increasing program standards. The program intends to hire a full-time faculty
                      member in fall 2011 and anticipates receipt of national accreditation by January 2013. The number of credit-hours
                      required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up
Mountwest (cont’d)    report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                      C.P./A.A.S. Police Science                         Continue with corrective action or follow-up     CP – 130 / AAS – 89
                      The program has national recognition with the State Police Academy as being the only national state trooper training
                      program that offers a degree as part of the curriculum. All graduates are pre-screened and hired by the WV State Police
                      and have jobs upon completion of academy training. The certificate program was approved since the last review. The
                      number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested
                      to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                      A.A.S. Technical Studies                           Continue at the current level of activity                  94
                      Recognized challenges include lack of 1) participation in the program advisory committee and 2) job placement services
                      for graduates. Plans are in place to provide job placement services and to work with local businesses to increase
                      membership on advisory committee. Data collection will be facilitated by the implementation of a capstone course.

                      A.A.S. Food Service Management                       Continue with corrective action or follow-up             71
                      Four areas of study are offered – Dietary Management, Resort and Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, and Pastry and
                      Baking Arts. The latter two areas are nationally accredited. Graduates can enroll in the Hospitality Management program
                      at Fairmont. Enrollment in all four areas is consistent. The Culinary Team has won state-level American Culinary
                      Federation competition for five of the last seven years. A full-time Baking and Pastry chef was hired in 2011 which should
                      increase student interest. An evening program began in Fall 2011 to meet the needs of adult and part-time students. A
                      recent survey indicated that 72 percent of the graduates were working in the field. The number of credit-hours required
Pierpont Community
                      for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by
& Technical College
                      August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
                      A.A.S. Homeland Security                             Continue with corrective action or follow-up             31
                      The program offers four tracks of study – Aviation, Criminal Justice, EMS, and Safety. The program has been a good
                      vehicle for the retraining of nontraditional and displaced workers. Graduates can transfer to the Criminal Justice program
                      at Fairmont. Graduate surveys indicated that 83 percent of the graduates were employed within the field of study. The
                      number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested
                      to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.


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                                                                                                                             Total Number of
                                                                                                                                Graduates
    Institution                           Program                                        Recommendation                       Last five years
                       A.A. Associate in Arts/ A.S. Associate in
                       Science (University transfer)                        Continue with corrective action or follow-up             208
    Southern West      The transfer programs are highly viable, but could be strengthened by taking the following actions: 1) review the math
Virginia Community &   requirement to ensure that students complete the requirement prior to transferring, 2) restructure transitional math and
  Technical College    English courses, 3) hire more full-time faculty in the most burdened areas, and 4) seek graduate data from the Council.
                       The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is
                       requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.

                       A.A.S. Criminal Justice                              Continue with corrective action or follow-up             112
                       As recommended by the Advisory Council, courses were added that help to improve writing and report writing skills. Due
                       to instability in the program coordinator position, the program has been lagging in fully implementing an assessment plan
                       including the collection of job placement data. These problems are being addressed. The number of credit-hours
   West Virginia       required for graduation exceeds the standards established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up
   University at       report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this issue.
   Parkersburg         C.P. Surgical Technology                             Continue with corrective action or follow-up              57
                       The program was found to be overall “excellent.” Once a problem, enrollment has been increased. The program is
                       moving toward national accreditation. The number of credit-hours required for graduation exceeds the standards
                       established in Series 11. The college is requested to submit a follow-up report by August 15, 2012 that addresses this
                       issue.




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WV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                   Post-audit Review of Occupational Programs

INSTITUTION:                            Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                 Resolved, That the West Virginia Council for
                                        Community and Technical College Education
                                        receives post-audit reports for occupational
                                        programs at Blue Ridge Community and
                                        Technical College and recommends that the
                                        programs be subject to the recommended
                                        actions as noted.

STAFF MEMBER:                           Mark Stotler

BACKGROUND:

Series 37 of the Council for Community and Technical College Education rules,
Increased Flexibility for Community and Technical Colleges, includes the following
provisions:

   •    New occupational programs at freestanding community and technical colleges
        may be implemented without approval by the Council.
   •    Three years after the date of implementation of the occupational program, the
        Council will conduct a post-audit review of the program.
   •    After completion of the post-audit review, should there be a recommendation for
        discontinuance of the program, the Chancellor shall make such recommendation
        to the Council for action.

The post-audit and follow-up reports with accompanying recommendations are
summarized on the attached table. It should be noted that each of the programs
exceed the maximum number of hours required for graduation outlined in Series 11,
Degree Designation, General education Requirements, New Program approval and
Discontinuance of Existing Programs. Unless otherwise required by accrediting
agencies, associate degree programs are limited to 60 hours and certificate programs
are limited to 30 hours. These programs are being asked to provide a follow-up report.




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Institution: Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
                           Total            General Education               Average        Total                     Evidence of      Advisory
      Program              Hours     Computation       Communication       Enrollment      Grads     Assessment      Placement       Committee        Recommendation
CAS – Cisco Certified       35              3                 3                24           18         Strong            Yes           Active        Continue with
Network Associate                                                                                                                                    follow-up report
                                                                                                                                                     by August 15,
                                                                                                                                                     2013
          Note: Provides for receipt of industry-recognized Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. All courses developed in a modular format. Student success on
certification test is 93 percent. Eighty-seven percent of graduates pursue an AAS degree – typically Information Technology or Computer Network Engineering. The
number of hours required for graduation exceeds the standards outlined in Series 11. A follow-up report is requested that addresses the situation.
                           Total            General Education               Average        Total                     Evidence of      Advisory
       Program            Hours      Computation       Communication       Enrollment      Grads     Assessment      Placement       Committee       Recommendation
CAS/AAS Medical           CAS-42        CP – 0             CP – 0              18          CP-16       Strong            Not          Currently      Continue with
Assisting                 AAS-63        AAS – 3            AAS – 6                         AAS-                        Available        being        follow-up report
                                                                                            14                           Data        formalized      by August 15,
                                                                                                                       Collected                     2013
         Note: Program completers are eligible to sit for national certification exam. Graduates primarily work in ambulatory settings under the direction of a physician.
Technology Program Development grant provided support for equipment and one full-time faculty member and externship coordinator. Advisory Committee is in the
process of being formalized. Both the CAS and AAS programs exceed the number of hours for graduation as outlined in Series 11. A follow-up report is requested to
address this situation. In addition, the follow-up report should 1) address the efforts to formally establish the program advisory committee and 2) provide evidence of
general education in the CAS curriculum.
                            Total             General Education                Average        Total                     Evidence of    Advisory
       Program              Hours Computation Communication Enrollment Grads Assessment Placement Committee Recommendation
CAS/AAS – Electric          CAS-32         CAS –?            CAS –?               22          CAS–10     Adequate           Yes          Active       Continue with
Distribution                AAS-60         AAS – 6           AAS – 6                           AAS-2                                                  follow-up report
Engineering                                                                                                                                          by August 15,
Technology                                                                                                                                           2013
         Note: The program was created through a partnership with Allegheny Energy. Through this program endorsed by the Utility Workers Union of America,
students learn the skills necessary to become linemen. Allegheny Energy donated cash, equipment, and materials to support program development. In addition, the
college secured funding from six additional sources. Several companies have formal arrangements to hire graduates. A Technology Center was developed in the
Berkeley Business Park and was opened in June 2008. The number of hours required for the CAS program was reduced from 37 to 32 hours. This still exceeds the
requirements of Series 11. A follow-up report is requested to address the situation. In addition, the report should provide evidence of general education in the CAS
curriculum.



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WV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                    Approval of Institutional Compacts for Planning Period
                                         2010-2015

INSTITUTIONS:                            All

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                  Resolved, That the West Virginia Council for
                                         Community and Technical College Education approves
                                         the institutional compacts for the 2010-2015 planning
                                         period for Mountwest Community & Technical College,
                                         Pierpont Community & Technical College, and WV
                                         Northern Community College

STAFF MEMBER:                            James Skidmore

BACKGROUND:

The West Virginia Legislature enacted WV Code §18B-1D-7 requiring West Virginia community
and technical colleges to prepare and submit an institutional compact to the Council for
approval. If approved, the result constitutes a contract between the community and technical
college and the Council.

Institutions submitted compacts providing data and targets for all major goals of the System
Master Plan: Meeting the Challenge. Specific strategies were established to support the overall
System priorities with target dates and outcomes. The four major goals and strategic priorities
for the delivery of community and technical college education address the following.

        1.   Student Success
        2.   Workforce Development
        3.   Access
        4.   Resource Development

At its August meeting, the Council approved seven institutional compacts. Three institutional
compacts were returned for further development. The Compact Review Committee evaluated
each of the resubmissions and approved those as acceptable compacts. Approval of a compact
does not imply that projected tuition and fee increases or other items requiring specific Council
approval are approved as presented in institutional compacts.

Attached for Council review is a summary of institutional compact’s highlights and challenges.

The recommendation is to approve the resolution as stated.




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                                      Institutional Compact
                                     Highlights and Challenges
                                            Addendum
                                             2011-2012


Mountwest Community and Technical College
Highlights:
   • Will institute a “Right to Succeed” model utilizing a case management team made up of a
       professional counselor, faculty mentor and peer counselor (Student Success)
   • Will revise and implement a new student success course (Student Success)
   • Will strengthen employer involvement through the Workforce Development Institute
       Partnership with the Chamber of Commerce (Workforce)
   • Will employ a Director of Contract Training (Workforce)
   • Will refine internal processes to facilitate adult participation and completion (Access)
   • Will create a marketing campaign targeted at the Adult Audience (Access)
   • Will conduct a review of practices associated with the Board of Governor’s Associate Degree
       (Access)
   • Will employee a full-time Director of Development for fundraising and grant research and
       writing (External Funding)

Challenge:
  • Needs to address sector-based workforce development strategy
  • Needs to address on-line courses/programs strategy
  • Needs to address a strategy to increase student financial aid participation rates

Comments:
  • The compact focused on student success and graduate completion


Pierpont Community and Technical College
Highlights:
   • Will continue funding for professional tutoring in the Math and Writing Center (Student
       Success)
   • Will expand tutoring services to the Caperton Clarksburg Center and the Robert C. Byrd
       National Aerospace Education Center and continue services in Lewis County (Student Success)
   • Will increase use of distance learning technology (Student Success)
   • Will modularize developmental education curriculum (Student Success)
   • Will utilize sector-based partnership strategies (Workforce)
   • Will involve the health care industry in program development at the North Central Advanced
       Technology Center (Workforce)
   • Will research NSF grant funding for energy sector partnerships (Workforce)
   • Will increase safety, electronic controls and manufacturing related training to regional
       manufacturers (Workforce)
   • Will explore partnerships with wood industry in Randolph County (Workforce)
   • Will implement central advisor for BOG inquiries (Access)



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   •   Will hire adult advisor to provide services to adults enrolled in regional technical centers
       (Access)
   •   Will complete a Capital Facilities Master Plan (External Funding)


Challenges:
  • Need to address external strategies for increasing funding

Comments:


West Virginia Northern Community College
Highlights:
   • Will develop graduation targets and strategies to enhance graduation for each academic program
       (Student Success)
   • Will review academic scheduling process to ensure scheduling is consistent with program
       requirements (Student Success)
   • Will review all aspects of advising process and implement changes to improve advising and
       resource utilization (Student Success)
   • Will develop and pilot a math lab for developmental math on the Wheeling Campus (Student
       Success)
   • Will pilot accelerated developmental courses in math and writing and evaluate mode of delivery
       (Student Success)
   • Will establish Director of Academic Student Support Services position to coordinate retention,
       tutoring and academic support services (Student Success)
   • Will develop strategies to improve graduation rate in Health Care Certificate Program (Student
       Success)
   • Will implement DegreeNow Initiative and increase participation in BOG program (Student
       Success and Access)
   • Will use new facilities in Weirton and Wheeling to promote and deliver contracted instruction
       for manufacturing and energy sectors (Workforce)
   • Will use sector partnerships in energy and IT to network with new clients (Workforce)
   • Will implement mechatronic program in Weirton and Wheeling (Workforce)
   • Will investigate chemical operator program in New Martinsville (Workforce)
   • Will increase retention of evening and part-time students by 1% per year (Access)
   • Will develop a strategy for expanding facilities to meet technical programs as needed (External
       Funding)

Challenges:
  • Need to address strategy for increasing personnel to provide additional services outlined in the
      grant
  • Need to thoroughly address external strategies for increasing funding

Comments:




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WV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                      Approval of Series 32, Tuition and Fees

INSTITUTIONS:                              All

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                    Resolved, that the West Virginia Council for
                                           Community and Technical College Education
                                           approves Series 32, Tuition and Fees, for filing
                                           with the Secretary of State and submission to the
                                           Legislative Oversight Commission on Education
                                           Accountability for approval.

STAFF MEMBER:                              James Skidmore / Pat Hunt

BACKGROUND:

At the August 18, 2011 meeting of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical
College Education (Council), legislative rule Series 32, Tuition and Fees, was approved to
be filed for the 30-day comment period. There were primarily three comments which follow.


Comment:
The policy recognizes the WV Code mandates that tuition and fee rates for out-of-state
students, at a minimum, must cover the full cost of instruction unless doing so is
inconsistent with a clearly delineated public policy goal established by the Legislature or the
Council.
   •    I am aware that some institutions have approved or proposed a “metro fee” where
        students in other states pay a reduced tuition.
   •    Under what authority are metro rates approved? I do not see any citation of metro
        fees in the proposed revisions.
   •    The policy does provide for reciprocity agreements where out-of-state students may
        be able to pay resident tuition. These provisions are not relevant to the metro fee
        because 1) the agreements are with nearby out-of-state institutions (not students)
        and 2) the agreements must be mutually beneficial to students from all participating
        states.
If metro rates are going to be approved, I believe that provisions need to be added to the
policy to accommodate and provide for their approval.
Response:
Section 5.3 was added to the rule to address the review of reduced non-resident tuition and
fees (or metro rates) similar to the review process for non-resident tuition and fees.




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Comment:
There is no current legislation that sets refund policy. The history of this goes back to a
legislative rule put in place in 1994. This rule has since been superseded through many
revisions of 18B and the local BOG’s do have local authority to provide institutional policy
for refunding. However, in the research I have done, most policies still have a 90/70/50 %
refund rule that mimics the legislative rule from 1994. To be safe and considerate of the
Legislature, Council, and HEPC, I recommend:
   •   The new tuition and fee rules for both HEPC and Council institutions should indicate
       that the local boards have the authority to establish its own refund policy.
   •   That LOCEA is made aware that the tuition and fee rule will not include any refund
       policy.
History tells me that the same legislative thought process of being more student friendly
with tuition and fees, by not removing the cap, went into the original refund rule mandated in
1994 and we should make sure that the Legislature (through LOCEA) are comfortable with
each institution having their own distinct refund policy.
Response:
Council staff agrees that the tuition and fee rule should address a refund policy. Staff
modified Series 32 adding Section 6 that provides refund schedules. Section 6.1 is identical
to the refund schedule in Series 35 for proprietary institutions. Section 6.2 provides a
refund schedule aligned with the United States Department of Education return of Title IV,
student financial aid funds. Institutions have the flexibility to choose between one of the two
refund schedules in setting a policy.
The modified Series 32 was circulated to the Presidents and their staff for further
comments. Most comments were agreeable to having two refund policies; however, some
institutions stated their preference to have Section 6.1 refund schedule similar to the one
approved by the Higher Education Policy Commission. Some institutions also expressed
concern with a prescribed refund policy and the impact on institutional flexibility. While
Council staff appreciates the need for flexibility at each local Board, it does not seem
appropriate to have a refund policy for public institutions less favorable to students than that
approved for proprietary institutions.


Comment:
18B-10-1 was amended to NOT require a joint tuition and fee rule of Commission and
Council. But another part of 18B-10-1 says Commission and Council shall JOINTLY
propose rules for deferred tuition and fee plans by the BOGS or third parties. So we have
to put something in both rules on that subject that is identical or do a different joint rule on
that subject.
Response:
Section 7 was added to address deferred tuition and fee payment plans.
Series 32 follows with appropriate underlines to reflect the changes discussed above.
Council staff recommends that Council approve this rule as modified.




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                               TITLE 135
                           LEGISLATIVE RULE
WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION

                                            SERIES 32
                                        TUITION AND FEES

§135-32-1.   General.

             1.1.    Scope. -- This rule governs approval of tuition and fee increases by the West
                     Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) for
                     West Virginia public community and technical colleges as required by West
                     Virginia code.

             1.2.    Authority. – West Virginia Code §18B-1D-3(a)(2)(B, §18B-10-1

             1.3.    Filing Date. --.

             1.4.    Effective Date. --.

§135-32-2.   Purpose.

             2.1.    The purpose of this rule is to establish guidelines for the Council to approve
                     tuition and fee increases as required by State code. The Council recognizes that
                     each college must have adequate funds to fulfill the institution’s mission of
                     delivering comprehensive community and technical college education and that
                     two primary sources of funds are available: state general revenue allocations and
                     tuition and fees collected from students. The Council recognizes the impact that
                     tuition increases have on students and their ability to pay for and attend college.
                     Consistent with this purpose, this rule addresses:

                     2.1.a.   The process by which the Council will approve required in-state resident
                              tuition and fee increases above five percent (5%).

                     2.1.b.   The process by which Council staff will review special fees to determine
                              if these fees should be included in required tuition and fees and thus
                              subject to Council approval.

                     2.1.c.   The process by which the Council will review out-of-state nonresident
                              tuition and fee rates to determine if these rates meet the “full cost of
                              instruction” as required by W. Va. Code.

§135-32-3.   Definitions.

             3.1.    Auxiliary Fees. Charges levied to all students to support auxiliary enterprises or
                     optional charges levied only on students using the auxiliary service. Auxiliary
                     fees include sales and service revenue from entities that exist predominantly to
                     furnish goods or services to students, faculty or staff such as residence halls,
                     faculty and staff housing, food services, intercollegiate athletics, student unions,
                     bookstores, parking and other service centers.




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3.2.    Capital Fees. Charges levied on all students to support debt service, capital
        projects and facilities maintenance and renewal.

3.3     Deferred payment plans. Payment plans approved by each Board of Governors
        to allow for payment of tuition and fees at less than full payment prior to the start
        of classes.

3.4.    Educational and General Fees. Charges levied on all students to support
        educational and general program services or optional fees levied for education
        and general services collected only from students using the service or from
        students for whom the services are made available. Educational and general
        expenditures include instruction, research, academic support, student services,
        institutional support, operation and maintenance of the physical plant,
        scholarships, and fellowships. Educational and general expenditures do not
        include expenditures for auxiliary enterprises or independent operations.

3.5.    Full Cost of Instruction. The direct, functional expenditures from each
        institution’s audit for both instruction and student services expenditures.

3.6     Full-time equivalent students. A calculation completed on an annual basis by
        Council staff using end of term enrollment data and is also referred to as
        annualized full-time equivalent students (AFTES). The calculation is as follows:
        end of term course hours for each semester (summer, fall and spring) divided by
        fifteen to get end of term FTES; sum the FTES for all three semesters; and divide
        by two to get AFTES.

3.7.    Higher Education Price Index (HEPI). A measurement for inflation designed
        specifically to track the main cost drivers in higher education and to measure the
        change in the price of the goods and services purchased by colleges and
        universities as measured by the Commonfund Institute.

3.8.    Median Family Income. Household income that is reported to the U.S. Census
        Bureau from various surveys and is the statistical center of all reported
        households income for a region.

3.9.    Net college costs. The total cost to the student for tuition, room and board minus
        the amount of any financial aid a student may receive.
3.10.   Peer Institution. A higher education institution located in another state that is
        similar to a West Virginia community and technical college and is one of twenty
        colleges selected to be a peer institution.

3.11.   Program Fees. Charges levied to all students who take classes in a specific
        degree program to offset some of the higher, direct, instructional costs of these
        programs and minimize required tuition charged to all students.

3.12.   Reduced nonresident tuition and fees. A special tuition and fees rate charged to a
        specific group of nonresident students typically in counties that border the West
        Virginia institution.

3.13.   Required Tuition and Fees. Charges levied to all students and include
        educational and general fees, auxiliary fees, and capital fees. Increases in these



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                     fees above five percent must be approved by the Council.

             3.14.   Special Fees. Operational or user fees charged to offset the specific costs for
                     providing a service. These fees include, but are not limited to, parking, late
                     payments, drug testing, instrument fees, and other services provided to students.

§135-32-4.           Goals.

             4.1.    Objectives. The Council, in partnership with the governing boards of the ten
                     community and technical colleges comprising the community and technical
                     college system of West Virginia, shall enhance education opportunities for the
                     widest range of state citizens by:

                     4.1.a.   Establishing tuition and fee levels for in-state students that do not inhibit
                              access to public education nor cause students to incur excessive debt; W.
                              Va. Code §18B-1D-3(a)(2)(B); and

                     4.1.b.   Establishing tuition and fee rates for out-of-state students at levels which,
                              at a minimum, cover the full cost of instruction unless doing so is
                              inconsistent with a clearly delineated public policy goal established by
                              the Legislature … or the Council. W. Va. Code § 18B-1D-3(a)(2)(B).

             4.2.    Findings. The Council finds:

                     4.2.a.   Students attending community and technical colleges in West Virginia
                              pay a significantly higher proportion of their family income for tuition
                              and fees than do students in most other states.

                     4.2.b.   The average tuition and fee rate for community and technical colleges in
                              West Virginia exceeds the national average for public community and
                              technical colleges.

                     4.2.c.   Providing opportunities for adult students to enroll in community and
                              technical college programs is a priority, and tuition and fee rates must
                              remain affordable for this targeted population.

                     4.2.d.   A delicate balance exists between the need for tuition increases to
                              address increasing institutional operating costs and the impact on
                              accessibility and affordability for students.

                     4.2.e.   The Council for Community and Technical College Education declares
                              that it is supportive of institutional tuition plans that lead to increase
                              degrees and/or certificates attainment in the State of West Virginia.

§135-32-5.   Tuition and Fee Increases.

             5.1.    Approval of In-State or Resident Tuition and Required Fee Increases.

                     5.1.a.   In establishing guidelines, the Council shall communicate to institutions
                              the benchmarks and guidelines for consideration of any tuition and fee
                              increase above five percent. The benchmarks and guidelines may



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         include, but are not limited to such items as:

         5.1.a.1.   The HEPI, or other appropriate inflationary benchmarks,
                    which any new state allocations to the institution's base
                    budget for the next fiscal year did not offset;

         5.1.a.2.   Continued achievement of benchmarks in the approved
                    institutional compact;

         5.1.a.3.    Comparison of the most recent year change in the average
                     West Virginia student’s net tuition with change in the West
                     Virginia’s median household income to determine whether a
                     community and technical college education is costing
                     families more or less over time and thus impacting the
                     ability of families to pay for college;

         5.1.a.4.    Institutional distance from peer equity levels;

         5.1.a.5.    Institutional and state funding per full-time equivalent
                     student;

         5.1.a.6.    Most recent three year history of tuition and fee increases;

         5.1.a.7.    Institutional implementation of new, high cost programs as
                     defined by the Council;

         5.1.a.8.    Total sources of student generated revenue, including special
                     and program fees; and,

         5.1.a.9.    Other factors as requested or deemed relevant by the
                     Council, or in response to any new statutory language.

5.1.b.   A governing board may approve tuition and required fee increases for
         resident students each fiscal year up to five percent (5%) without Council
         approval.

         5.1.b.1.    For the purposes of this rule, the five percent tuition and fee
                     increases that require only local governing board approval
                     shall be based on required tuition and fee rates charged to all
                     in-state, resident students.

         5.1.b.2.    A special fee must be approved by the Council if it is a new
                     fee (or an increase in an existing fee) that is charged to fifty
                     percent or more of the students and if the inclusion causes
                     resident tuition and fee increases to exceed five percent.
                     Determination of the fifty percent (or more) of the students
                     is calculated by using most current, unduplicated, fall
                     headcount and comparing these amounts to the institutional
                     reported projected student population to be charged. These
                     fees must be included in both reports to Council discussed in
                     sections 5.1.c. and 5.1d.



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                5.1.b.3.    Program fees must be approved by each governing board and
                            do not require Council’s approval. However, these fees must
                            be included in both reports to Council discussed in sections
                            5.1.c. and 5.1d.

       5.1.c.   In responding to the guidelines and benchmarks provided by the Council,
                each institution shall provide the Council with an annual report by
                August 31st that specifies the following information from the most recent
                academic year:

                5.1.c.1.    Tuition and fee rates for resident, nonresident, and reduced
                            nonresident required tuition and fees, program fees, and
                            special fees;

                5.1.c.2     The total number of students charged resident, nonresident,
                            and reduced nonresident required tuition and fees, program
                            fees, and special fees; and

                5.1.c.3.    The total revenue generated from resident, nonresident, and
                            reduced nonresident required tuition and fees, program fees,
                            and special fees.

       5.1.d.   Each institution must provide to the Council by April 1st, any Board
                approved or proposed new tuition and fees for the next academic year.
                This report will specify:

                5.1.d.1     Current and proposed tuition and fee rates for resident,
                            nonresident, and reduced nonresident required tuition and
                            fees, program fees, and special fees;

                5.1.d.2.    The estimated number of students who will be charged any
                            new or proposed changes to existing special fees; and

                5.1.d.3.    The projected revenue increases to be generated from any
                            proposed tuition and fee increases for resident, nonresident,
                            and reduced nonresident required tuition and fees, program
                            fees, and special fees; and

                5.1.d.4     The justification for tuition and fee increases that exceed a
                            total of 5%

5.2.   Review of nonresident tuition and fees.

       5.2.a.   A governing board shall propose tuition and required fee rates for out of
                state or nonresident students at levels that, at a minimum, cover the full
                cost of instruction unless doing so is inconsistent with a clearly
                delineated public policy goal established by the Legislature or the
                Council.

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                of nonresident students. At no time should the admission of nonresident
                students to any institution or specific program of study within the
                institution unreasonably impede the ability of resident students to attend
                the institution or participate in the programs of the institution.

       5.2.c.   Full cost of instruction is based on the functional schedule from the most
                recent financial statements. A calculation will be made for each
                institution taking the total instruction and student services expenses
                divided by the institution’s full time equivalent students. The System
                average shall be determined by totaling the instruction and student
                services expenses for all institutions divided by the full time equivalent
                students for the entire system. Both calculations shall be provided to the
                institutions annually by January 31st. Each institution will report all
                nonresident tuition and fee rates. Nonresident tuition and fees will be
                reviewed by Council staff to determine if current proposed nonresident
                total tuition and fees fall below the lower of the most recent reported
                System average or the applicable institutional full cost of instruction.

       5.2.d.   Institutional governing boards may choose to set nonresident tuition
                based on the lower of the respective institution’s full cost of instruction
                or the system average full cost of instruction.

       5.2.e.   In order to provide additional educational opportunities to West Virginia
                residents, West Virginia community and technical colleges may enter
                into reciprocity agreements with nearby out-of-state higher education
                institutions whereby institutions make available programs and courses
                that are not available at the reciprocating institution.

                5.2.e.1.    Governing boards may enter into reciprocal regional and
                            interstate agreements, including agreements with the
                            Southern Regional Education Board, that allow nonresident
                            students to be charged resident tuition and fee rates, when
                            the agreements are mutually beneficial to the students of the
                            participating states.

                5.2.e.2.    Reciprocity agreements shall be approved by the Council.
                            Request for approval shall include an estimate of the total
                            number of participating students from West Virginia and
                            other states over the life of the agreement.

                5.2.e.3.    Tuition and required fees for nonresident students subject to
                            reciprocity agreements shall be charged by community and
                            technical colleges in a manner that is consistent with the
                            Council approved reciprocity agreement.

5.3.   Review of reduced, nonresident tuition and fees.

       5.3.a.   A governing board may propose a reduced, nonresident tuition and
                required fee rates for out of state or nonresident students at levels that, at
                a minimum, covers the full cost of instruction as defined in 5.2.c. unless
                doing so is inconsistent with a clearly delineated public policy goal



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                             established by the Legislature or the Council.

                    5.3.b. There must be clear, specific criteria provided by each Governing Board
                           to govern what students will be charged this reduced, nonresident tuition
                           rate .i.e. geographic location such as out of state surrounding counties
                           bordering the West Virginia institution.

                    5.3.c.    Each institution must report any proposed or changes to the reduced,
                             nonresident tuition rates to the Council along with the submission of
                             resident and nonresident tuition and fee rates as outlined in section 5.1.d.

§135-32-6.   Refunds.

             6.1.   Each Board of Governors must establish a refund policy for students who
                    officially withdraw during a semester that at minimum establishes refunds that
                    complies with the following schedule:

                    6.1.a. A student who begins a term and withdraws after completing up to one
                             (1) week or ten percent (10%) of the term is entitled to a refund of ninety
                             percent (90%) of the charges;

                    6.1.b.   A student who withdraws after completing more than ten percent (10%)
                             through twenty-five percent (25%) of the term is entitled to a refund of
                             seventy-five percent (75%) of the charges;

                    6.1.c.   A student who withdraws after completing more than twenty-five percent
                             (25%) through fifty percent (50%) of the term is entitled to a refund of
                             fifty percent (50%) of the charges;

                    6.1.d.   A student who withdraws after completing more than fifty percent (50%)
                             of the term is not entitled to a refund; or

             6.2.   Each Board of Governors may establish a refund policy for students who
                    officially withdraw during a semester that establishes refunds based upon the
                    same calculations that the United States Department of Education prescribes for
                    the return of Title IV student financial aid funds.


§135-32-7.   Deferred Payment Plans.

             7.1.   Each Board of Governors may establish a policy that provides deferred payment
                    plan for students allowing them to pay their tuition and fees in installments. The
                    deferred payment plan(s) must provide for full payment prior to the end of the
                    academic term. This policy must address:

                    7.1.a.   The interest rates, if any, that will be charged during the plan.

                    7.1.b.   The types of installment plans available either institutionally or through a
                             third party provider.




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WV Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                  Veterans Programs Update

INSTITUTIONS:                          All

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                Information Item Only

STAFF MEMBER:                          Skip Gebhart

BACKGROUND:

Mr. Gebhart will provide the Council an update on GI Bill benefit programs, state-wide
veterans’ program initiatives, and evolving states’ roles in the GI Bill.




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West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                    Advanced Technology Center Design for the
                                         North Central Region

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                  Resolved, That the West Virginia Council for
                                         Community and Technical College Education
                                         approves the revised design of the North
                                         Central Advanced Technology Center to be
                                         located at the West Virginia High Technology
                                         Consortium Foundation Park in Fairmont, West
                                         Virginia, which includes additional space for
                                         Pierpont Community and Technical College’s
                                         Allied Health Programs.

STAFF MEMBER:                            Richard Donovan

BACKGROUND:

At the Council meeting on June 17, 2010, the Council approved the West Virginia High
Technology Consortium Foundation Park in Fairmont as the site location for the North
Central Advanced Technology Center and on December 9, approved the project design.
Subsequent to this design approval, the Council received a supplemental appropriation
of $1.3 million for Pierpont Community and Technical College to add space in the
Advanced Technology Center for its Allied Health Technology Center. Pierpont is
required to match this appropriation from institution funds. The additional $2.6 million
has been added to the original $15 million for design and construction of an expanded
facility.

Following receipt of the additional funds, Council and Pierpont staff worked with the
architect, E.T. Boggess Architects/MBAJ Architecture, to update the building program
and incorporate the Allied Health Technology Center into the building design. The Allied
Health Technology Center will be housed on the lower level of the Advanced
Technology Center and will occupy approximately 7,745 square feet out of a total of
57,700 square feet. The facility will provide classroom and laboratory space to support
health education and training programs for Pierpont and its local healthcare partners, as
well as meet the program requirements for workforce development, job training and
advanced technology programs included in the Advanced Technology Center.

A design presentation will be made by the architect at the meeting.




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West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
Meeting of October 20, 2011


ITEM:                                    Approval of Project Design for Applied
                                         Technology Center, Wheeling Campus

INSTITUTIONS:                            West Virginia Northern Community College

RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION:                  Resolved, That the West Virginia Council for
                                         Community and Technical College Education
                                         approves the design of the Applied Technology
                                         Center for the Wheeling Campus of West
                                         Virginia Northern Community College.


STAFF MEMBER:                            Richard Donovan

BACKGROUND:

With purchase of the Straub property, which was approved by the Council April 14,
2011, SMG Architects has moved forward with the design to renovate the Straub
Building for West Virginia Northern Community College’s Applied Technology Center in
Wheeling. The building is a two-story 17,000 square foot masonry building originally
constructed as a theater and most recently used as an automobile dealership
showroom and dealerships business offices. Under the current design, the College will
house its refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning programs on the first floor, along
with a new welding lab and a multipurpose instructional room. The mechatronics
program will be housed on the second floor. New restrooms, circulation, mechanical
and utility spaces will also be added to the first and second floors. With the stair tower,
elevator and welding lab additions, the building will increase to 18,766 square feet.

The current construction budget is $2,125,500 and the current estimate of construction
cost is $2,623,700. There will also need to be an adjustment for additional design work
to the architect's contract. The difference between the budget and the actual
construction and design costs will be provided by the College from reserves and other
funds.

This project will make a substantial contribution to the redevelopment of the historic
Market and 16th Streets area of Wheeling. It is sited directly across Market Street from
Independence Hall and diagonally across from the B&O Building.

The architect will provide a design presentation at the Council meeting.




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