W. Va. Code R. § 135-11-8 - Council Review of New Program Proposals

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

8.1. Review of New Program Proposals: The chancellor's staff will review the proposal and contact the institution if additional information or consultation is required. Any requests for financial support of the program shall be integrated into budget requests for the appropriate year. Questions about the proposal may be raised at the institutional budget hearing.
8.2. Following the review of submitted documentation, Council staff will develop a recommendation for the Council regarding the new program proposal. Only those programs which meet state standards of quality will be recommended for approval. The Council will make the decision as to whether or not to approve the new program.
8.3. All associate degree program proposals and Certificate of Applied Science program proposals implemented under the provisions of Section 4.1 and Section 4.2 of this rule shall be reviewed via a post-approval audit three years after the initial approval was received. The structure of the audit will be determined by Council staff and will include review of such issues as enrollment, retention, adequacy, necessity, viability and consistency with mission.
8.4. Once implemented, per Council for Community and Technical College Education policy, Series 10, Policy Regarding Program Review, the new program must be reviewed at least every five years at the institution(s) of higher education where implemented. In the review process, the following must be addressed: the viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency with mission of the program to the institutional master plan, the institutional compact, and the education and workforce needs of the responsibility district. Additionally, periodic studies of graduates and their employers to determine placement practices and the effectiveness of the education experience should be conducted.

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