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1 - GOVERNANCE

1A - COMPACT WITH HIGHER EDUCATION

1B - HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMIS

1C - TRANSITION IMPLEMENTATION

1D - HIGHER EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILIT

1E - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY INSTI

1F - MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR THE

2 - UNIVERSITY OF WEST VIRGINIA BOA

2A - INSTITUTIONAL BOARDS OF GOVERN

2B - WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMM

2C - WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY AND TE

3 - BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE STATE

3A - WEST VIRGINIA JOINT COMMISSION

3B - COLLABORATIVE DEGREE COMPLETIO

3C - COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEG

3D - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATI

3E - EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNIT

3F - REORGANIZATION OF COMMUNITY A

4 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

5 - HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGETS AND EX

7 - PERSONNEL GENERALLY

8 - HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME FACU

9 - CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SALARY SCHE

9A - CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATIO

10 - FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTE

11 - MISCELLANEOUS INSTITUTES AND

11A - STATE AUTISM TRAINING CENTER

11B - WEST VIRGINIA POISON CENTER

12 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGRE

12A - CENTERS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOP

13 - HIGHER EDUCATION -- INDUSTRY

14 - MISCELLANEOUS

15 - SEVERABILITY

16 - HEALTH CARE EDUCATION

17 - LEGISLATIVE RULES

18 - EMINENT SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT TR

18A - DIRECTED RESEARCH ENDOWMENTS

18B - SCIENCE AND RESEARCH COUNCIL

19 - CAPITAL PROJECTS AND FACILITI

WVC 18B- CHAPTER 18B. HIGHER EDUCATION.
WVC 18 B- 6 - ARTICLE 6. ADVISORY COUNCILS. WVC 18 B- 6 - 1 §18B-6-1.
Repealed.

Acts, 2008 Reg. Sess., Ch. 87.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 1 A §18B-6-1a. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, the following words have the meanings specified unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(a) "Advisory Council of Classified Employees" or "classified council" means the state advisory organization of classified employees created pursuant to section five of this article.

(b) "Advisory Council of Faculty" or "faculty council" means the state advisory organization of faculty created pursuant to section two of this article.

(c) "Advisory Council of Students" or "student advisory council" means the state advisory organization of students created pursuant to section four of this article.

(d) "Classified employee", in the singular or plural, means any regular full-time or regular part-time employee of a governing board, the commission, the council or the West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing who holds a position that is assigned a particular job title and pay grade in accordance with the personnel classification system established by law.

(e) "Community and technical college" means Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Marshall Community and Technical College, New River Community and Technical College, West Virginia Northern Community and Technical College, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, West Virginia State Community and Technical College, the Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and any other community and technical college so designated by the Legislature.

(f) "Council" means the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education created pursuant to section three, article two-b of this chapter.

(g) "Institutional Classified Employee Council" or "staff council" means the advisory group of classified employees formed at a state institution of higher education pursuant to section six of this article.

(h) "Institutional faculty senate", "faculty senate" or "faculty assembly" means the advisory group of faculty formed at a state institution of higher education pursuant to section three of this article.

(i) "State institution of higher education", in the singular or plural, means the institutions as defined in section two, article one of this chapter and, additionally, Pierpont Community and Technical College, a division of Fairmont State University, Marshall Community and Technical College, New River Community and Technical College, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Charleston Division of West Virginia University, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, West Virginia State Community and Technical College, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, the West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing and any other institution so designated by the Legislature.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 2 §18B-6-2. State advisory council of faculty.
(a) There is continued the state advisory council of faculty.

(b) Election of members and terms of office. --

(1) During the month of April of each odd-numbered year, each president of a state institution of higher education, at the direction of the faculty council and in accordance with procedures established by the faculty council, shall convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect one faculty member from each institution of higher education to serve on the faculty council.

(2) Terms of the members are for two years and begin on the first day of July of each odd-numbered year. Members are eligible to succeed themselves.

(3) For the year two thousand four only, each president of an administratively linked community and technical college shall consult with the faculty council during the month of July to establish procedures and convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect one faculty member from that institution to serve on the faculty council. Members so elected shall take office upon election and serve until the next regularly scheduled election held pursuant to this section; thereafter, faculty members elected to represent administratively linked community and technical colleges serve a regular two-year term.

(c) The faculty council shall meet at least once each quarter and may meet at such other times as called by the chairperson or by a majority of its members. One of the quarterly meetings shall be during the month of July, at which meeting the faculty council shall elect a chairperson from among its members. The chairperson may serve no more than two consecutive terms as chair. A member may not vote by proxy at the election. In the event of a tie in the last vote taken for such election, a member authorized by the faculty council shall select the chairperson by lot from the names of those persons tied. Immediately following the election of a chairperson, and in the manner prescribed by this section for the election of a chairperson, the faculty council shall elect a member to preside over meetings in the absence of the chairperson. If the chairperson vacates the position, the faculty council shall meet and elect a new chairperson to fill the unexpired term within thirty days following the vacancy.

(d) The faculty council, through its chairperson and in any appropriate manner, shall communicate to the commission or the council, as appropriate, matters of higher education in which the faculty members have an interest.

(e) The commission and council each shall meet annually between the months of October and December with the faculty council to discuss matters of higher education in which the faculty members or the commission or council may have an interest.

(f) Members of the faculty council serve without compensation. Members are entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their official duties. Expenses are paid from funds allocated to the state institution of higher education which the member serves.

(g) The faculty council shall prepare minutes of its meetings, which minutes shall be available, upon request, to any faculty member of a state institution of higher education represented on the faculty council.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 2 A §18B-6-2a.
Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 92. WVC 18 B- 6 - 3 §18B-6-3. Institutional faculty senate.
(a) Effective the first day of July, two thousand four, a faculty senate is established at each institution of higher education, except for those institutions which choose to establish a faculty assembly. In the latter case, all faculty participate in the faculty assembly and the requirements of subsections (b) and (c) of this section do not apply. Members and officers of an organized, campus-level advisory group of faculty who are serving prior to the effective date of this section may continue to serve with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities prescribed herein until the time that members elected as set forth in subsection (b) of this section assume office.

(b) Members of each faculty senate are elected as follows:

(1) During the month of April of each even-numbered year, each president of a state institution of higher education, at the direction of the faculty and in accordance with procedures established by the faculty, shall convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect the members of the faculty senates, except that for two thousand four only, the election shall take place in July.

(2) Selection procedures shall provide for appropriate representation of all academic units within the institution.

(3) The faculty member who is elected to serve on the faculty council is an ex officio, voting member of the faculty senate and reports to the faculty senate on meetings of the faculty council and the board of governors.

(c) Members serve a term of two years, which term begins on the first day of July of each even-numbered year, except for the year two thousand four when terms begin upon election. Members of the faculty senate are eligible to succeed themselves.

(d) Each faculty senate shall elect a chairperson from among its members. The chairperson serves a term of two years, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms as chairperson.

(e) The faculty senate meets quarterly and may meet at such other times as called by the chairperson or by a majority of the members. With appropriate notification to the president of the institution, the chairperson may convene a faculty senate meeting for the purpose of sharing information and discussing issues affecting faculty and the effective and efficient management of the institution.

(f) The president of the institution shall meet at least quarterly with the faculty senate to discuss matters affecting faculty and the effective and efficient management of the institution.

(g) The governing board of the institution shall meet at least annually with the faculty senate to discuss matters affecting faculty and the effective and efficient management of the institution.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 3 A §18B-6-3a.
Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 92. WVC 18 B- 6 - 4 §18B-6-4. State advisory council of students.
(a) There is continued the state advisory council of students.

(b) During the month of April of each year, each student government organization at each institution of higher education shall elect a student to serve on the student advisory council. Terms of the members of the student advisory council are for one year and begin on the first day of September of each year. A duly elected member currently serving on the advisory council of students may continue to serve until a new member from that institution is elected pursuant to the provisions of this section. Members of the student advisory council are eligible to succeed themselves.

(c) The student advisory council shall meet at least once each quarter. One of the quarterly meetings shall be during the month of September, at which meeting the student advisory council shall elect a chairperson. A member may not vote by proxy at the election. In the event of a tie in the last vote taken for the election, a member authorized by the student advisory council shall select the chairperson by lot from the names of those persons tied. Immediately following the election of a chairperson, the student advisory council shall elect, in the manner prescribed by this section for the election of a chairperson, a member of the council to preside over meetings in the absence of the chairperson. If the chairperson vacates the position, the student advisory council shall meet and elect a new chairperson to fill the unexpired term within thirty days following the vacancy.

(d) The student advisory council, through its chairperson and in any appropriate manner, shall communicate to the commission or the council, as appropriate, matters of higher education in which the student members have an interest.

(e) At the request of the chairperson of the student advisory council, the commission and council each shall meet annually, between the months of October and December, with the student advisory council to discuss matters of higher education in which the student members or the commission or council have an interest.

(f) Members of the student advisory council serve without compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their official duties. Expenses are paid from funds allocated to the state institution of higher education in which the student is enrolled.

(g) The student advisory council shall prepare minutes of its meetings. The minutes shall be available, upon request, to any student of a state institution of higher education represented on the council.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 4 A §18B-6-4a.
Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 92. WVC 18 B- 6 - 4 B §18B-6-4b.
Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 92. WVC 18 B- 6 - 5 §18B-6-5. State advisory councils of classified employees.
(a) There is hereby continued the state advisory council of classified employees.

(b) Election of members and terms of office. --

(1) During the month of April of each odd-numbered year, each president of a state institution of higher education, at the direction of the classified council and in accordance with procedures established by the classified council, shall convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect one classified employee from each institution of higher education to serve on the classified council.

(2) Terms of the members are for two years and begin on the first day of July of each odd-numbered year. Members are eligible to succeed themselves.

(3) For the year two thousand four only, each president of an administratively linked community and technical college shall consult with the classified council during the month of July to establish procedures and convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect one classified employee from that institution to serve on the classified council. Members so elected take office upon election and serve until the next regularly scheduled election held pursuant to this section; thereafter, classified employees elected to represent administratively linked community and technical colleges serve a regular two-year term.

(c) The classified council shall meet at least once each quarter and may meet at such other times as called by the chairperson or by a majority of its members. One of the quarterly meetings shall be during the month of July, at which meeting the classified council shall elect a chairperson from among its members. The chairperson may serve no more than two consecutive terms as chairperson. A member may not vote by proxy at the election. In the event of a tie in the last vote taken for the election, a member authorized by the classified council shall select the chairperson by lot from the names of those persons tied. Immediately following the election of a chairperson, the classified council shall elect, in the manner prescribed by this section for the election of a chairperson, a member of the classified council to preside over meetings in the absence of the chairperson. If the chairperson vacates the position, the classified council shall meet and elect a new chairperson to fill the unexpired term within thirty days following the vacancy.

(d) The classified council, through its chairperson and in any appropriate manner, shall communicate to the commission or the council, as appropriate, matters of higher education in which the classified employees have an interest.

(e) The commission and council each shall meet annually, between the months of October and December, with the classified council to discuss matters of higher education in which the classified employees or the commission or council have an interest.

(f) Members of the classified council serve without compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their official duties. Expenses are paid from funds allocated to the state institution of higher education which the member serves.

(g) The classified council shall prepare minutes of its meetings. The minutes shall be available, upon request, to any classified employee of a state institution of higher education represented on the classified council.

WVC 18 B- 6 - 6 §18B-6-6. Institutional classified employee council.
(a) There is continued at each institution of higher education an institutional classified employee advisory council to be known as the staff council.

(b) During the month of April of each odd-numbered year, each president of a state institution of higher education, at the direction of the staff council and in accordance with procedures established by the staff council, shall convene a meeting or otherwise institute a balloting process to elect members of the staff council, except that for two thousand four only, the election shall take place in July. Members are elected as follows:

(1) Two classified employees from the administrative/ managerial sector;

(2) Two classified employees from the professional/nonteaching sector;

(3) Two classified employees from the paraprofessional sector;

(4) Two classified employees from the secretarial/clerical sector;

(5) Two classified employees from the physical plant/ maintenance sector;

(6) The classified employee who is elected to serve on the advisory council of classified employees serves as an ex officio, voting member of the staff council. This member shall report to the staff council on meetings of the classified council and the board of governors; and

(7) Classified employees at Marshall university and West Virginia university may elect five classified employees from each of the five sectors to serve on the staff council.

(c) Members serve a term of two years, which term begins on the first day of July of each odd-numbered year. Members of the staff council are eligible to succeed themselves.

(d) Classified employees shall select one of their members to serve as chairperson. All classified employees at the institution are eligible to vote for the chairperson by any method approved by a majority of their members. The chairperson is eligible to succeed himself or herself.

(e) The staff council shall meet at least monthly or at the call of the chairperson. With appropriate notification to the president of the institution, the chairperson may convene staff council meetings for the purpose of sharing information and discussing issues affecting the classified employees or the efficient and effective operations of the institution.

(f) The president of the institution shall meet at least quarterly with the staff council to discuss matters affecting classified employees.

(g) The governing board of the institution shall meet at least annually with the staff council to discuss matters affecting classified employees and the effective and efficient management of the institution.

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