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Statutory Advisory Committee
Statutory Advisory Committee
Alabama : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Council of Presidents was established by the enabling legislation of the Commission on Higher Education as an advisory body to the Commission on policy issues and budget development according to Act 79-461, Section 16, Code of Alabama. The Council is composed of all public university presidents and chancellors, the chancellor of the 2-year college system, and 3 2-year public college presidents appointed by the chancellor. The Council is permanent.

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Alaska : Postsecondary Governance Structures Although there are no advisory committees to the state-level agency established by statute, the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education has statutory authority to establish any such committees to advise and assist the Commission in carrying out its assigned functions. The standing committees of the Commission presently include the executive committee and the committees on student financial aid and institutional authorization.

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Arizona : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.
Arkansas : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Presidents Council and the Executive Council were established by A.C.A. 6-61-204. The Presidents Council is composed of all public 2- and 4-year college presidents/chancellors. The 8 college presidents/chancellors that serve on the Executive Council are selected from the membership of the Presidents Council. Executive Council members serve 2-year, staggered terms. The Presidents Council serves in a strong advisory capacity to the board and the department director. All items to be considered as a board agenda item must be reviewed by the Executive Council prior to being placed on any board agenda.

The Institutional Certification Advisory Committee was established by A.C.A. 6-61-301 through 6-61-302. The committee is comprised of 2 non public postsecondary education presidents, 2 public postsecondary education presidents, 2 proprietary school presidents, the Director of the Department of Workforce Education and 2 legal residents of the state of Arkansas who are not affiliated with any postsecondary institution. Each member is appointed to serve a 9-year term. The Institutional Certification Advisory Committee recommends, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the certification of out-of-state postsecondary institutions that seek to offer credit courses and degrees.

The Presidents Council, the Executive Council and the Institutional Certification Advisory Committee are all permanent.

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California : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Statutory Advisory Committee to the Postsecondary Education Commission and its director were created by the statute which created the Postsecondary Education Commission. The members include the chief executive officers (or their designees) of the University of California, the California State University and the California Community Colleges; the superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee; and an executive officer from the independent colleges and universities. The committee comments on the activities of the commission and provides direction on future initiatives.
Colorado : Postsecondary Governance Structures The commission's statutory advisory committee is composed of 13 members 6 represent the legislature, 1 represents faculty, 1 represents students, and the other 5 members represent education or other groups at the commission's discretion. The committee was established for the purpose of suggesting solutions to the problems and needs of higher education.
Connecticut : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Standing Advisory Committee to the Board of Governors for Higher Education is a mandated 22-member advisory committee comprised of trustees, administrators, faculty and students from both public and independent institutions of postsecondary education. This committee meets at least twice annually with the board to discuss a mutually agreed upon agenda. Six individuals elected from its membership are able to participate in all board meetings, but are nonvoting members. The Board of Governors has statutory authority to establish advisory committees related to other responsibilities. Additional statutory advisory committees are located in the Additional Information section.

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Delaware : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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District of Columbia : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education was created by the Higher Education Act of 1965 Section 1203E. The mayor of the District of Columbia. appoints representatives from colleges and universities in District of Columbia to serve on the committee, which is permanent.

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Florida : Postsecondary Governance Structures No response.
Georgia : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Hawaii : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Idaho : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Professional Standards Commission was established to adopt recognized professional codes and standards of ethics, conduct and professional practices applicable to public school teachers. The Advisory Council for Eastern Idaho Technical College was established to provide advice and counsel on the role and mission of that institution.

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Illinois : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Indiana : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.
Iowa : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Kansas : Postsecondary Governance Structures A statutory student advisory committee to the regents was established in 1975. The committee consists of the student-body president from each institution and serves in a policy advisory capacity to the Board of Regents.
Kentucky : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Strategic Committee on Postsecondary Education came out of the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997. The committee is comprised of members of the Council on Postsecondary Education and representatives of the legislative and executive branches of state government. They provide advice on a variety of issues related to postsecondary education. The Additional Information section contains the statute pertaining to the Strategic Committee on Postsecondary Education.
Louisiana : Postsecondary Governance Structures LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §17:3141.1 created the Proprietary School Advisory Commission, charged with advising the Board of Regents on licensure and regulations regarding proprietary schools in the state.

LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §39:15.6 created the Postsecondary Education Information Technology Council. The council advises the State Chief Information Technology Officer on information technology policy as it relates to postsecondary education. Both groups are permanent.
Maine : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Campus Boards of Visitors, established in 1997 under Charter Amended P&S Law 37, consists of up to twenty members each, reflecting the mission of the university and the region it serves. Members to the board are recommended by campus presidents and approved by the Board of Trustees. In addition to fundraising, these permanent boards serve as advocates and advisors to campus presidents on the specific needs in the community and region they serve.
Maryland : Postsecondary Governance Structures Section 11-106 of the Education Article establishes 4 advisory councils, which meet periodically to advise the secretary on postsecondary education issues of statewide importance that affect their constituencies. These are the: 1) Faculty Advisory Council, (2) Student Advisory Council (3) Segmental Advisory Council and (4) Financial Assistance Advisory Council. The Faculty Advisory Council consists of faculty at each institution elected by their peers. The Student Advisory Council consists of a student selected by each institution. The Segmental Advisory Council consists of a representative from each segment. The Financial Assistance Advisory Council consists of the financial aid directors from each institution.

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Massachusetts : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Massachusetts Advisory Committee on Educational Policy consists of members of the State Board of Education and the Board of Higher Education. The Committee serves as a public forum for discussion of general education goals for the commonwealth, develops goals and visions for a coordinated education system, and publishes studies and reports on issues common to K-12 and higher education.

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Michigan : Postsecondary Governance Structures The State Board of Education regularly seeks input from a broad range of advisory committees on matters between the secondary and postsecondary sectors, although no present committees are specifically constituted for articulation purposes.

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Minnesota : Postsecondary Governance Structures MINN. STAT. §136A.031 Subd. 2 established the Higher Education Advisory Council (HEAC), composed of the president and senior vice-president for academic affairs of the University of Minnesota; the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; the associate vice chancellors of the state universities, community colleges and technical colleges; the Commissioner of the Children, Families and Learning department; the president of the Private College Council; and a representative from the Minnesota Association of Private Postsecondary Schools. The council is charged with bringing to the attention of the Higher Education Services Council any matters deemed necessary and reviewing and commenting upon matters before the council.

§136A.031 Subd. 3 established a Student Advisory Council (SAC), comprised of a cross-section of students attending public and private universities, community colleges and public and private vocational-technical schools. The SAC reports quarterly to the HESC, bringing to attention any matter the SAC deems important. The HESC informs the SAC of all matters related to student issues and refers all proposals to the SAC before taking action.

Both the HESC and the SAC sunset every two-years and require legislative approval to continue operations.
Mississippi : Postsecondary Governance Structures

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Missouri : Postsecondary Governance Structures There are 5 statutory advisory committees in Missouri: the Proprietary School Advisory Committee, the Presidential Advisory Committee, the Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators, the Video Advisory Committee, and the International Economic Development Exchange Program Advisory Committee. Information detailing who serves on these committees, who appoints members to the committees, the focus of the committees' work, the permanency of the committee and the specific statute citation can be found in the Additional Information section.
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Nebraska : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Nevada : Postsecondary Governance Structures

 

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New Hampshire : Postsecondary Governance Structures N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. §187-A:28-a created the Public Higher Education Study Committee in 1998. The Committee is composed of 8 members and examines the goals, purposes, organization, and financing of public postsecondary education in New Hampshire. It also evaluates and makes recommendations on the university of New Hampshire, Plymouth State College, Keene State College, the College of Lifelong Learning and the regional community-technical college system.

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New Jersey : Postsecondary Governance Structures NJASCU and CCC were established according to N.J.S.A. 18A:64-45 and N.J.S.A. 18A:64A-26. NJASCU includes representatives from the 9-member institutions (1 from each governing board voting) and the president of each member institution serves as an ex-officio, nonvoting member by virtue of the office he or she holds. NJASCU is a permanent association and works to encourage the improvement of education at the member institutions and make recommendations to the governor, legislature, Commission on Higher Education and Presidents' Council on matters of concern to its 9-member institutions. The CCC includes the presidents and governing board chairs of the 19-member colleges who work to develop sectorwide academic and fiscal policies, make annual funding recommendations to the State Treasurer, provide information and other resources to member institutions, and advise the governor, legislature, Commission on Higher Education and Presidents' Council. The CCC also is permanent.

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New Mexico : Postsecondary Governance Structures A statutory Proprietary School Advisory Council advises the commission regarding private career schools and nonaccredited degree-granting institutions. The commission relies upon many other advisory groups, including several named in its regulations: a Task Force on Articulation and Transfer (2- and 4-year academic officers), an Academic Council (academic officers of the universities), an Instructional Council (2-year academic officers), a Council of Graduate Deans and a Presidents' Council (universities). Other ad hoc task forces are periodically appointed to address specific issues. The statewide community college group's functions parallel those of the Council of Presidents for 4-year institutions.
New York : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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North Carolina : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Education Cabinet consists of the state superintendent of public instruction, the president of the University of North Carolina, the president of the North Carolina Community College System, the president of the North Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the head of the organization of independent colleges and universities; the chair of the State Board of Education, the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the governor, who serves as its chair. It was formed by statute in 1993 and meets quarterly to consider issues that affect more than 1 sector of education in the state, particularly those related to "seamless" transitions for students who move from one sector of education to another.

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North Dakota : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Ohio : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.
Oklahoma : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Student Advisory Board (70 O.S. Supp. 1980, Section 3205.5) was created to advise the state regents on issues of concern to students. The 7-member board represents all tiers of public higher education, as well as private institutions. The Oklahoma Student Government Association appoints the students to serve on the board. The board is permanent.

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Oregon : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Postsecondary Education Opportunity Commission was established by the 2001 Legislature according to House Bill 2015 amending ORS 351.003. Membership on the Commission includes 2 members of the State Board of Education, 2 members of the State Board of Higher Education, 2 members of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, 1 member who serves on a board of a community college district, 1 member who serves on a governing board of an independent college, 1 member who serves on an advisory committee for a state institution of higher education listed in ORS 352.002, 1 member who is currently enrolled in a postsecondary institution, 1 at-large member, 2 members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker, and 2 members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate President. Unless otherwise noted, the governor appoints the members of the commission.

The commission assists the governor in developing a postsecondary education budget framework, makes recommendations regarding institutional autonomy and governance among the state institutions of higher education, makes recommendations regarding how to most effectively support Oregon's locally governed community colleges, review the Oregon benchmarks, adopted by the Oregon Progress Board, that are relevant to the duties of the commission, and makes recommendations about alternative governance structures for state-level postsecondary education. The commission expires June 30, 2003.
Pennsylvania : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Puerto Rico : Postsecondary Governance Structures According to Puerto Rico Law #17, June 16, 1993, the licensing process for higher education must be performed with the assistance of consulting boards. These consulting boards are composed of peers from the higher education community in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (PRCHE) staff. PRCHE appoints people to serve on the board and assembles the board as the need arises. The focus of the board's work is to make recommendations to PRCHE regarding the evaluation of petitions to grant licenses and/or amend existing ones.
Rhode Island : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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South Carolina : Postsecondary Governance Structures An Advisory Council of Public College and University Presidents and an Advisory Council of Private College Presidents were created by the 1967 Act, as amended, to meet with and submit recommendations to the Commission on Higher Education. Both councils are involved in the comprehensive planning conducted by the commission.
South Dakota : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Tennessee : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Texas : Postsecondary Governance Structures See the Additional Information section for Statutory Advisory Committees and/or Task Forces.
Utah : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Vermont : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Virginia : Postsecondary Governance Structures The Private College Advisory Board is mandated by § 23-9.10:2.
(a) The Council shall provide advisory services to, and with respect to, the private, accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities within the Commonwealth on academic and administrative matters. The Council may also review and advise on joint activities, including contracts for services, between private and public colleges and universities and between private colleges and universities and any agency of the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof. The Council may collect and analyze such data as may be pertinent to such activities.
(b) The Private College Advisory Committee established and maintained by the Council is continued and shall hereafter be known as the Private College Advisory Board and the Advisory Board shall assist the Council in the performance of its duties as required by subsection (a) herein. The Private College Advisory Board shall be composed of college and university representatives and such other members as the Council may select.
(c) The Private College Advisory Boards shall be broadly representative of the private sector of nonprofit higher education in the Commonwealth. The Private College Advisory Boards shall meet at least twice each year and shall advise the Council and the private accredited nonprofit colleges and universities in the Commonwealth with respect to such matters as may come before it. The Council may employ such qualified personnel as may be required to assist the Private College Advisory Boards in the performance of its duties.
Washington : Postsecondary Governance Structures RCW 28B.04.085 created the Displaced Homemaker Program Advisory Committee.
(1) The executive coordinator of the higher education coordinating board shall establish an advisory committee to be known as the displaced homemaker program advisory committee.
(2) The advisory committee shall be advisory to the executive coordinator and staff of the board.
(3) Committee membership shall not exceed twenty-two persons and shall be geographically and generally representative of the state. At least one member of the advisory committee shall either be or recently have been a displaced homemaker. The advisory committee is comprised of: members-at-large who are former program providers and program stakeholders; recent program graduates; state agency representatives; and legislative members. Committee members are appointed in the following manner: members-at-large are recruited through a formal recruitment process, screened by a subset of the advisory committee and appointed by the executive director of the higher education coordinating board; recent program graduates are nominated by local program staff, screened by a subset of the advisory committee and appointed by the executive director of the higher education coordinating board; state agency representatives are appointed by the leadership within their agency; and legislative members are appointed by their caucus.
(4) Functions of the advisory committee shall be: (a) to provide advice on all aspects of administration of the displaced homemaker program, including content of program rules, guidelines, and application procedures; (b) to assist in coordination of activities under the displaced homemaker program with related activities of other state and federal agencies, with particular emphasis on facilitation of coordinated funding.

Currently, the advisory committee has three working subcommittees on the following: development of a model curriculum, research on program accomplishments and development of a statewide marketing logo and theme.

The committee is permanent.
West Virginia : Postsecondary Governance Structures West Virginia has 8 statutory advisory committees:
(1) the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education; (2) the State Advisory Committee of Community and Technical College Presidents and Provosts; (3) the State Advisory Council of Faculty; (4) the State Advisory Council of Classified Employees; (5) the State Advisory Council of Students; (6) District Consoirtia Committees; (7) the Statewide Task Force on Teacher Quality; and (8) the Statewide Task Force on Student Financial Aid. See "Additional Comments" for more detail.
Wisconsin : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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Wyoming : Postsecondary Governance Structures None.

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