W. Va. Code R. § 135-11-4 - Submission Procedures

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

4.1. Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts academic degree programs with distinct CIP codes: Proposals for approval of new Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts academic degree programs require approval from the appropriate Board of Governors and the Council. These associate degree programs are primarily designed as transfer programs. Decisions to establish concentrations or certificate programs within existing associate degree academic programs may be made at the institutional Board of Governors level or may be delegated to the institutional president and do not require external approvals. All changes to existing programs and addition of new programs should be reported to the chancellor.
4.1.1. Timelines for new degree programs: Proposals to add new degree programs shall be submitted to the chancellor at least 60 days prior to the date the Council considers program approval for associate level programs.
4.2. Associate in Applied Science and Certificate in Applied Science programs: New occupational programs may be implemented by the community and technical colleges and do not require the approval of either the institutional governing board or the Council. While the approval of the institutional governing board is not required, it is recommended that the appropriate institutional governing board be consulted. An occupational program may either be an applied associate degree program, certificate program, advanced skill set certificate, or skills set certificate delivered by a community and technical college with the primary intent of preparing the student to enter employment on completion of the program. Institutions shall notify the Office of Academic Affairs a minimum of 45 days prior to implementation of the program with a Notice to Implement letter. The letter shall specify the name of the degree or certificate, list the curriculum and the credentials of the faculty to teach the program. The letter shall also state whether the degree or certificate is deemed eligible for the West Virginia Invests program with an explanation as to how the program qualifies. All changes to existing programs shall be reported to the chancellor.
4.3. Delivery outside of the community and technical college consortia planning district: If a community and technical college desires to offer a program or courses outside its assigned community and technical college consortia planning district, the CTC must first contact the community and technical college(s) assigned to that consortia planning district. If it is not the desire of the assigned community and technical college(s) to offer the requested program or courses, the CTC may offer the specific program or courses. However, if any of the community and technical college(s) assigned to that consortia planning district desires to offer the program or courses, the requesting CTC may not offer the program or courses in that district. Once a decision is made to offer a program or courses outside of the assigned consortia planning district, the community and technical college should notify the chancellor of the agreement reached between the relevant colleges.
4.4. Delivery outside of West Virginia: An institution planning to offer existing academic courses and/or programs at sites outside West Virginia must have the approval of the appropriate out-of-state agency which regulates such offerings, as well as the approval of the Council.

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