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Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs

The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer for Pierpont Community & Technical College, working closely with the President, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of Advising, Assessment, & Testing, the Deans, Program Coordinators, Faculty Senate President, and Faculty, to plan, develop, and oversee the institution's academic policies and programs to best support student learning.

The Office is also responsible for assisting in the conduct of the academic functions by working on institutional accreditation reaffirmation and Graduate Outcome Assessment, serving as a liaison with the Faculty Senate, Admissions and Credit, Curriculum, General Education, and Welfare Committees, and as a point of contact for students, faculty and staff with concerns or questions about academic matters.

School Deans are charged with implementing academic schedules, academic policies and course/program assessment. They have authority to supervise the academic functions of faculty members within their academic units.

Current Initiatives

The Office participated as a member of the Higher Learning Commission's Pioneer Pathways Project, Cohort two. The focus of our Academy Quality Initiative Project was "Pierpont Community & Technical College: Practical....Possible.....General Education. The institution was scheduled for a Spring 2014 March 3, 4 re-accreditation site visit (accreditation was approved through 2022-2023). The institution continues to work on assessment and improvement in General Education throughout the students time at the institution. The faculty have completed projects on Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy and are currently working on Critical Thinking.

In an effort to meet the mandates contained in Title §135 Procedural Rule, West Virginia Council For Community and Technical College Education Series 11, "Degree Designation, General Education Requirements, New Program Approval, and Discontinuance of Existing Programs", and support the SREB, "No Time to Waste" findings, the College worked to redesign most Associate degree programs to contain 60 semester credit hours and Certificate of Applied Science degree programs to contain 30 semester credit hours in their model schedules, and participated in Complete College America initiatives, to embed developmental education within the benchmark courses for mathematics and English.

The Mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College

The Mission of Pierpont Community & Technical College is to provide opportunities for learning, training, and further education that enriches the lives of individuals, and promotes the economic growth of our service region. Pierpont Community & Technical College strives to enhance the quality of life for people of North Central West Virginia through accessible, affordable, comprehensive, responsive, workforce related training, and quality higher educational opportunities.

Complaint Form

If you have an academic complaint, please click here and fill out the form as concisely as possible to start the resolution process. For all academic concerns, students are asked to complete the following: (1) seek to resolve the issue with the instructor; (2) seek to resolve the issue with the coordinator; (3) seek to resolve the issue with the academic dean; and then (4) submit the written complaint to the Office of Academic Affairs. In cases when the concern cannot be resolved in the early stages of the process (steps 1 through 3), the Provost will convene the academic appeals committee for recommendation and final resolution with the Provost.

SARA

Pierpont Community & Technical College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA allows students to take online courses offered by post-secondary institutions located in a different state. It is not mandatory that Pierpont Community & Technical College be a member of SARA. However, by doing so Pierpont can offer online courses to students who live outside West Virginia without reciprocity agreements with the state in which the student resides. As a student, if you would like to file a complaint regarding a SARA issue please complete this form by clicking here and submit it to AcademicAffairs@pierpont.edu. Pierpont Community & Technical College will work to ratify the situation. If the Office of Academic Affairs cannot establish a remedy within 30 working days of the initial notification, you may submit a complaint to the Community and Technical College System of WV by clicking here.

Policies

1. Credit Hour Definition
2. Probation/Suspension Policy
3. Information for Transfer Students updated 2016
5. WV HEPC/CTCS 2016-17 Core Course Transfer Agreement List
6. Advanced Placement 2016-17 List
7. Travel Abroad Policyupdated 2016
8. Syllabus Statements (2017) revised 6/12/2017
9. Academic Dishonesty Policy (2016)

10. Second Opportunity Chance Policy (2016) and Academic Forgiveness Policy (2016)
11. PLA Policy (2017)

Information

1. IPEDS
2. Special Program fees and College fees tuition and fees and additional fees approved by BOG and/or WVCTCS Council 2017-2018
3. Jeanne Clery Act Powerpoint- Dec 2013
4. Accredited programs- update 6-2017
5. Current Pierpont Catalog - 2016-2017

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