State Board for Community Colleges March 2014 Business Meeting
The State Board for Community Colleges will convene its regular meeting on Thursday, March 20, at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Building of the Virginia Beach Campus at Tidewater Community College, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
State Board Committees will meet on Wednesday, March 19, also at the Virginia Beach Student Center at TCC. The Academic, Student Affairs and Workforce Development Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee meet at 1:30 p.m.; the Facilities Committee and the Personnel Committee meet at 3 p.m.; and the Audit Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. An Executive Committee meeting will take place at the conclusion of the other committee meetings. Agenda items for the regular business meeting on March 20 include:
Academic, Student Affairs & Workforce – The State Board will consider approval of a new associate in applied science degree in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for Tidewater Community College. The State Board will also hear reports on the Virginia Education Wizard Mobile App as well as reports on a pilot program to track industry recognized credentials, among other information items.
Budget and Finance – The State Board will begin preliminary discussion of 2014-2015 tuition and fees. Guidance from the State Board will be used to develop recommendations for the board to consider at its May 2014 meeting. The State Board will also receive an update on the 2014 General Assembly session and a report on a benchmarking study currently under way to document current processes as part of a project to identify opportunities for improving service effectiveness and efficiencies.
Facilities – The State Board will consider action to expand a lease in Loudoun County to allow for co-location services with George Mason University, as part of a broader collaboration agreement between both institutions. Reports on college construction and capital outlay projects will also be received.
Personnel Committee – The State Board will hear an update on the work of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Diversity.
Chancellor’s Report – Chancellor Glenn DuBois provide updates on 2013-14 goals and on the VCCS Reengineering Task Force.
About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Created more than 40 years ago, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 405,000 students each year. For more information, please visit myfuture.vccs.edu.
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