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Summary of Proposed Amendments to BOG Rules

Current BOG Rule Proposed Action Brief Description of Proposed Amendments

WVU BOG Governance Rule 1.2 - Administration

Amend and Approve

  • An amendment to Sections 3.2.4 and 3.2.5 is recommended that seeks to document the current practices between the University management and the Foundation in Foundation recommending a naming opportunity for a facility or academic unit in exchange for a monetary donation.

WVU BOG Academics Rule 2.2 – Program Creation and Review

Amend and Approve

  • An amendment to Section 2.3.1 is recommended to reflect renumbering of West Virginia Code § 18B-1-4 and to ensure consistency with the language in that Code section.

WVU BOG Academics Rule 2.3 – Undergraduate Admissions

Amend and Approve

  • Amendments are proposed to Sections 2.1.1, 2.1.2, and 2.2.1 to change the GPA and standardized test score requirements for resident students and to update and clarify requirements when standardized test scores are unavailable for both resident and nonresident students at the Morgantown and Beckley campuses.
  • Section 2.4 is added to provide admissions standards when standardized test scores are unavailable including the necessary GPA, Core Requirements for admissions, and to give discretion to the Office of Admissions to require additional information to certify the student’s academic aptitude.
  • An amendment to Section 4.2 is recommended to provide that select academic programs may require additional academic units relative to their specific area of study.
  • An amendment to Section 5.3.6 is recommended to give the University the ability to recalculate GPAs to ensure academic consistency across the applicant pool.
  • Amendments are proposed to Section 8 to update admissions requirements for non-degree students.

WVU BOG Academics Rule 2.4 – Residency Status for Admission, Tuition, and Fee Purposes

Amend and Approve

  • An amendment to Section 2.2.1 is recommended to clearly define “Prior to the start of classes” as it relates to establishing a 12-month presence in West Virginia.
  • An amendment to Section 6.1 is recommended to add that students who hold S Page 2 of 2 and T visas, who have established domicile in West Virginia, may be treated as resident students for admission and fee payment purposes.
  • An amendment to Section 6.3 is recommended to add that students who have an approved I-360 petition pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status may apply to be reviewed for in-state residency for admission and tuition and fee purposes.
  • It is recommended that Sections 6.4 and 6.5 be added to provide that students who have established domicile in West Virginia may apply to be reviewed for in-state residency for tuition and fee purposes if they (1) are subject to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Enforced Department, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture; or (2) are the beneficiary of a pending I-589 application for asylum.
  • An amendment to Section 8.2 is recommended to clarify the definition of domicile to address confusion that the University has seen during residency appeals.

WVU BOG Talent and Culture Rule 3.5 – Employee Leave

Amend and Approve

  • It is recommended that Section 16 be added to provide that residents and fellows, whose employment may fall under a program subject to accreditation, will receive leave in accordance with any applicable accreditation requirements.