W. Va. Code R. § 135-49-8 - Institution and System Report Cards

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

8.1. Purpose.
8.1.1. A primary purpose of institution and system report cards is to make information available to parents, students, faculty, staff state policymakers and the general public on the quality and performance of public higher education.
8.1.2. A primary purpose of the system report card is to provide a mechanism to evaluate the annual progress of the Council and institutions under its jurisdiction in achieving state and system goals and objectives.
8.2. Contents.
8.2.1. The system report card shall provide information on the performance of state higher education institutions in relation to the state and system goals, objectives and priorities.
8.2.2. When possible, the system report shall be based upon information for the current school year or for the most recent school year for which information is available, in which case the year shall be clearly noted.
8.2.3. When possible, the system report card shall break down data by institution and by system.
8.2.4. When possible, the system report card shall provide regional and/or national comparison data.
8.2.5. When possible, the information contained in report cards shall allow for easy comparison with higher education-related data collected and disseminated by the Southern Regional Education Board, the United State Department of Education and other education data-gathering and data-disseminating organizations.
8.2.6. The information contained in report cards shall be consistent and con^arable between and among higher education institutions.
8.2.7. To the extent practicable, report cards shall be analysis-driven, rather than simply data-driven, and present information in a format that can inform education policymaking.
8.3. Implementation.
8.3.1. The higher education central office staff under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, shall provide technical assistance to each institution and governing board in data collection and reporting.
8.3.2. The president or chief executive officer of each higher education institution shall prepare and submit all requested data to the Council at the times established by the Council.
8.3.3. The higher education central office staff under the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, is responsible for assembling the statewide report card from information submitted by each institution.
8.3.4. The system report card shall be completed no later than January 1 annually and copies provided to the Council, the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability, institution boards of governors, institution presidents and other interested parties.
8.3.5. A report highlighting specifically the trends, progress toward meeting goals and objectives and major areas of concern for public higher education, including medical education, shall be prepared for presentation to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability no later than January annually.

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