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§18B-3B-3. Powers and duties of agencies participating in collaborative degree completion program.

Members of each community and technical college/career and technical education consortia planning district shall enter into an agreement that delineates the division of responsibilities among the facilitating community and technical college pursuant to section four, article three-c of this chapter and the career and technical centers, including activities for which these entities are jointly responsible.

(a) The following activities are the responsibility of the facilitating community and technical college in each consortia planning district:

(1) Approve all curricula course and/or programs through the college's approval process;

(2) Maintain authority over the curriculum as required by the college's accrediting agency;

(3) Deliver all program general education courses;

(4) Award the appropriate degree;

(5) Employ all general education faculty and approve the employment of all technical program faculty;

(6) Enroll students through the college's admission and registration process and administer student financial aid, including coordinating and administering veterans' education benefits;

(7) Charge and collect the college's tuition and fees; and

(8) Pay the career and technical center for technical faculty time.

(b) The following activities are the responsibility of each career and technical center within the consortium planning district:

(1) Deliver the majority of the technical content courses;

(2) Maintain equipment and laboratories and provide adequate instructional space if the program is delivered onsite at the career and technical center; and

(3) Employ technical content faculty, if needed. If participants choose, these faculty members may be provided by the facilitating community and technical college.

(c) The following activities are the joint responsibility of the facilitating community and technical college and each career and technical center in the consortium planning district:

(1) Maintain programmatic accreditation, if required;

(2) Maintain student transcripts at both the community and technical college and the career and technical center. The college transcript is the official transcript of record;

(3) Determine admission standards and student acceptance into the programs;

(4) Market the program and share the cost of marketing as determined in the consortia agreement;

(5) Develop and implement a program of cross counseling in which counselors from secondary and post-secondary career and technical centers and state community and technical colleges meet with students and their parents, beginning in the eighth grade to answer their education and career-related questions, to serve as a source of support through high school graduation and to provide specific, targeted information on career pathways and financial aid opportunities; and

(6) Determine the feasibility of collaboratively developing and implementing post-secondary-level programs to extend high school programs that currently are terminal.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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