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Chapter 18 B     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. GOVERNANCE.

ARTICLE 1A. COMPACT WITH HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

ARTICLE 1B. HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 1C. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

ARTICLE 1D. HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY.

ARTICLE 1E. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY REVITALIZATION PROJECT.

ARTICLE 1F. MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 2. UNIVERSITY OF WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

ARTICLE 2A. INSTITUTIONAL BOARDS OF GOVERNORS.

ARTICLE 2B. WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 2C. WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

ARTICLE 3. ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF RESEARCH DOCTORAL-GRANTING PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.

ARTICLE 3A. WEST VIRGINIA JOINT COMMISSION FOR VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL-OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 3B. COLLABORATIVE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 3C. COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 3D. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE.

ARTICLE 3F. REORGANIZATION OF COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES.

ARTICLE 4. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

ARTICLE 5. HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGETS AND EXPENDITURES.

ARTICLE 6. ADVISORY COUNCILS.

ARTICLE 7. PERSONNEL GENERALLY.

ARTICLE 8. HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME FACULTY SALARIES.

ARTICLE 9. CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SALARY SCHEDULE AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 9A. CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 9B. ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL RULES.

ARTICLE 10. FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTED AT STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 11. MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTES AND CENTERS.

ARTICLE 11A. STATE AUTISM TRAINING CENTER.

ARTICLE 11B. WEST VIRGINIA POISON CENTER.

ARTICLE 12. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 12A. CENTERS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT.

ARTICLE 13. HIGHER EDUCATION -- INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS.

ARTICLE 14. MISCELLANEOUS.

ARTICLE 15. SEVERABILITY.

ARTICLE 16. HEALTH CARE EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 17. LEGISLATIVE RULES.

ARTICLE 18. EMINENT SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT TRUST FUND ACT.

ARTICLE 18A. DIRECTED RESEARCH ENDOWMENTS.

ARTICLE 18B. SCIENCE AND RESEARCH COUNCIL.

ARTICLE 19. CAPITAL PROJECTS AND FACILITIES NEEDS.

ARTICLE 3E. EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

§18B-3E-1. Legislative findings and intent.

(a) The Legislature finds that the potomac highlands is an area of the state that is underserved for higher education and that deserves more convenient access to higher education opportunities, including work force development opportunities.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature in establishing eastern West Virginia community and technical college to focus on the advantages available to the potomac highlands and to the state by providing quality community and technical college education.

 (c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that eastern West Virginia community and technical college shall serve as a delivery platform for higher education in the potomac highlands while the study required by section seven, article three of this chapter is being conducted. The final organizational structure of the institution should reflect the results of the study.

(d) In order to satisfy the growing needs of the potomac highlands for access to quality higher education programs, the community and technical college shall meet the critical two-fold core mission which is to deliver work force development programs that meet the needs of employers and to increase the college participation rate of all the residents of the district. Establishment of this college is intended to provide an opportunity to implement more effective education delivery systems, organizational structures, and management and to result in finding the best model for delivery of high quality community and technical college education.

§18B-3E-2. Establishment and operation of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College; authority and duty to purchase property, expend appropriations and conduct programs.

(a) The board of directors shall establish, operate and maintain as a state institution of higher education and as a part of the state college system of West Virginia, the freestanding community and technical college, known as "Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College", located in Hardy County. The title to all real property, facilities and equipment of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is and remains vested in the board of directors.

(b) The board of directors shall employ a president and such staff and faculty as determined appropriate for the institution; appoint a board of advisors consistent with section one, article six of this chapter; and exercise general determination, control, supervision and management of the financial, business and education policies and affairs of the community and technical college.

(c) Subject to the intent of the Legislature as stated in section one of this article, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College may offer such curricula, programs, courses and services and confer such degrees as is approved by the board of directors. The board of directors shall fix tuition and establish and set other fees to be charged students as it considers appropriate, including establishing special fees for specific purposes. Special fees shall be paid into special funds and may be used only for the purposes for which the fees were collected.

(d) The board of directors shall expend from the appropriations allocated for Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College such funds as are necessary to operate and conduct programs, to acquire clear title to any real property and to make necessary capital improvements. The title to all property purchased for the use of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is vested in the board of directors.

(e) The board of directors may enter into contracts on behalf of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College with public and private education institutions, agencies, boards, government agencies, corporations, partnerships and individuals to perform instructional or other services.

(f) The board of directors shall make any necessary reports to the Legislative Oversight commission on education accountability for the phased implementation of this section.

(g) Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College shall prepare and submit strategic plans in accordance with the provisions of section one-c, article one of this chapter.

(h) The board of directors may provide through contractual arrangement for the administration and operation of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College by other state institutions of higher education until such time as the community and technical college attains appropriate independent accreditation. Any contractual arrangement shall ensure that the programs offered at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College are accredited while independent accreditation is being sought.

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of section three-a of this article, the community and technical college district of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, for the purposes of initial implementation, is comprised as follows: Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Pendleton and Tucker counties.

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