W. Va. Code R. § 135-49-4 - System Master Plan

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

4.1. Development.
4.1.1. The Council shall develop a system master plan for public higher education institutions under its jurisdiction at least once every five years.
4.1.2. The system master plan shall be developed in collaboration with various parties with an interest in higher education policy, including institution presidents and administrators, faculty, classified employees and students.
4.1.3. Before becoming effective, a proposed system master plan shall be approved by both the Council and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability.
4.1.4. At a minimum, the Chancellor shall provide interested parties with at least one thirty-day opportunity to comment on the proposed system master plan before it is taken to the Council for its approval
4.1.5. Unless replaced or amended by the Council, the Council's current system master plan Target 2010: A Compact for the Future of West Virginia shall remain in place through 2010.
4.2. Contents.
4.2.1. The system master plan shall address all major goals and objectives for higher education of relevance to institutions under its jurisdiction that are contained in W. Va. Code §§ 18B-l-la and 18B-1D-3, as well as in other provisions of the West Virginia Code.
4.2.2. The system master plan shall include a well-developed analysis of the state of all major components of the public higher education system for which the Council is responsible, including, but not limited to, institution missions, degree offerings, resource requirements, physical plant needs, personnel needs, enrollment levels, and other planning determinants needi for a quality system of higher education.
4.2.3. The system master plan shall include a detailed set of system objectives designed to meet all major state goals and objectives as well as to address other issue of importance to the development of a quality system of higher education.
4.2.4. The system master plan shall identify a strategy for cooperation and collaboration with the State Board of Education, the State Department of Education, the Higher Education Policy Commission, higher education institutions and other relevant education providers to assure a comprehensive and seamless system of education in West Virginia.
4.3. Implementation.
4.3.1. The Chancellor shall be responsible for ensuring that the system master plan is implemented.
4.3.2. The Chancellor shall report to the Council at least annually on progress made in implementing the system master plan.
4.3.3. The Chancellor, on behalf of the Council, shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability no later than in January of each year on progress made in implementing the system master plan.
4.4. Review and Evaluation.
4.4.1. The Chancellor shall review the system master plan annually to determine whether it should be amended to address new state goals and objectives or other issues of importance to public higher education. Any proposed amendment to the system master plan shall be approved by the Coxmcil and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability.
4.4.2. Before beginning a new system master planning cycle, the Chancellor shall prepare and subnait a comprehensive report to the Council and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability evaluating current system master planning implementation, including:
4.4.2.1. A detailed, data-based analysis of the progress of the system and institutions within the system toward meeting each goal and objective included in the current system master plan; and
4.4.2.2. A strategy for using these data as a basis for developing the new system master plan.

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