W. Va. Code R. § 135-11-9 - Termination of a Program

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

9.1. An institution with the approval of its Board of Governors may discontinue a degree or certificate program. In seeking the Board of Governors approval, the president should explain the reason for the proposed action (e.g. lack of enrollment, high cost) and indicate the institution's plan for assigning the positions and workload of faculty who are involved in the program and the impact on students who are already enrolled. The request to the Board of Governors should describe any plans that may have been made to transfer students, library holdings, equipment, etc. to another institution and indicate any financial savings that would accrue to the institution as a result of the termination. The institution shall also report to the chancellor any termination that is approved by the Board of Governors.
9.2. The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education through the program review process also has the authority to recommend that an academic program be terminated. Per Series 10, Policy Regarding Program Review, every institution is to establish a five-year review cycle that includes all academic programs offered by the institution. At the conclusion of the annual institutional evaluation cycle, which examines such things as the viability, adequacy, necessity and consistency of the program with the institutional mission, the Board of Governors will report to the Chancellor, by May 31, the results of the program reviews conducted each academic year. The Council, through its staff or other appropriate entities, shall review annually the program review actions reported by each institution. The Council has the responsibility for review of academic programs including the use of institutional missions as a template to assess the appropriateness of existing programs and the authority to implement needed changes. The Council may modify any institutional action consistent with its authority for review of academic programs. Accredited programs that meet productivity guidelines will not be subject to further review by the Council.


W. Va. Code R. § 135-11-9

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