Training for Boards of Governors


Training Opportunities

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The Commission hosted West Virginia’s annual Board of Governors Summit on August 1-2, 2014 at the Town Center Marriott in Charleston. Presentations from the Summit are available further down on this page.

For additional information, contact Jessica Tice at 304.558.0699 or jtice@mail.wvnet.edu.


Background

During the 2009 legislative session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted W.Va. Code §18B-1D-9, requiring the Higher Education Policy Commission to coordinate periodic training and development opportunities for members of institutional governing boards under the Commission’s jurisdiction. Please find additional information below regarding training, requirements, institutional forms and past Commission-sponsored training events.


Requirements

W.Va. Code §18B-1D-9 requires that:

(a) The commission and council, either jointly or separately, shall coordinate periodic training and development opportunities for members of the commission, council and institutional governing boards as provided in this section.

(b) Within six months of beginning service on the commission, council or a governing board, each new member shall complete at least three hours of training and development. The training and development shall address the following topics:

(1) State goals, objectives and priorities for higher education;

(2) The accountability system for higher education set forth in this article;

(3) The general powers and duties of members; and

(4) Ethical considerations arising from board membership.

(c) With the exception of the ex officio members of the commission and the council and the student member of a governing board, each member shall complete at least six hours of training and development related to his or her duties within two years of beginning service and within every two years of service thereafter.

(d) By July 31 each year, the chair of the commission, council and each governing board shall certify to the commission or council, as appropriate, the number of hours of training and development that each member received during the preceding fiscal year.

(e) If the certification indicates that a board member has not completed the training and development required by this section, the commission or council, as appropriate, shall send a notice to the Governor and the Secretary of State or to the institutional appointing entity that the board member is disqualified from continued service notwithstanding the provisions of sections five and six, article six, chapter six of this code. The commission or council, as appropriate, shall request the Governor or appointing entity to appoint a replacement for that board member.

(f) By September 30 each year, the commission and council shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on the training and development that members of the commission and the council and the governing boards under their respective jurisdictions have received during the preceding fiscal year and shall include this information in the institutional and statewide report cards provided in section eight of this article.

(g) As used in this section, “member” means all members of the commission, council and the governing boards unless a specific exception is provided in this section.


Materials from past training events sponsored by the Commission

RECENT
August 1-2, 2014 Board of Governors Summit

Program

Presentations:

Preconference Luncheons ->

Presidents and Board Chairs (Dr. Carol Cartwright, Association of Governing Boards)

Board Members (Dr. Sheila Stearns, Association of Governing Boards)

Plenary & Panel Discussion: Aligning the Work of the Commission with Institutional Goals and State Needs ->

Dr. Brian Hemphill, President, West Virginia State University

James Dailey, Chair, West Virginia University Board of Governors

Dr. Neal Holly, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Higher Education Policy Commission

Plenary: State Budget Forecast ->

Mike McKown, Director, West Virginia State Budget Office

Plenary: 10 Habits of Highly Effective Boards ->

Dr. Carol Cartwright and Dr. Sheila Stearns, Association of Governing Boards

Session: A Deeper Look at Effective Governance ->

Michael J. Farrell, Member, Higher Education Policy Commission

Tom Susman, Chair, West Virginia State University Board of Governors

Session: Building a Better Business Model ->

Rich Novak, Association of Governing Boards

Kathy Eddy, Secretary, Higher Education Policy Commission

Dr. Ed Magee, Vice Chancellor for Finance, Higher Education Policy Commission

Session: Governing an Academic Health Center ->

Dr. Robert Walker, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Higher Education Policy Commission

Session: Academic Program Review and Approval ->

Dr. Kathy Butler and Dr. Mark Stotler, Higher Education Policy Commission

Session: Title IX and Gender Equity on Campus ->

Dr. Sheila Stearns, Association of Governing Boards

OLDER
August 22-23, 2008 Board of Governors Summit

Program

August 21-22, 2009 Board of Governors Summit

Program

November 19, 2009 Finance Summit

Program

July 23-24, 2010 Board of Governors Summit

Program

Pre-Conference Session Handouts

Luncheon Meeting for Board Chairs and Presidents

Luncheon Meeting for Experienced Board Members

Luncheon Meeting for New Board Members

Luncheon Meeting for Presidential Assistants and Board Staff

Conference Presentations

Opening Plenary Session: Presentation by Brian Noland

Strategic Finance Plenary Session: Presentation by Brian Noland  |  Presentation by Mike McKown

Strategic Finance Breakout Sessions: Presentation by Ellen Chaffee  |  Presentation by Jane Wellman

Conference Handouts

Complete to Compete

The Ethics Act – A Code of Conduct for Public Servants

A Guide to the West Virginia Ethics Act

A Guide to the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act

July 29, 2011 Capitalizing on the Foundation-Institution Partnership

Presentation

August 12, 2011 Strategic Finance

Presentation

July 20-21, 2012 Board of Governors Summit

Program

Pre-Conference Session Handouts

Luncheon Meeting with Board Chairs and Presidents

Luncheon Meeting with Board Staff

Conference Handouts

Friday’s Plenary Session: The Financial Outlook for Higher Education and the Fiscal Challenges Facing West Virginia

Saturday’s Plenary Panel: Educating West Virginia is Everyone’s Business

Saturday’s Concurrent Sessions: The Basics of Institutional Finance Roundtable Discussion on Retention and Graduation Initiatives  |  Roundtable Discussions on Adult Learner Best Practices

August 2013 Board of Governors Summit

Strategic Finance and the Role of the Board

Bluefield State College Presentation

Outcomes-Based Funding Overview

State of West Virginia’s Budget Forecast

Master Plan & Compact Presentation