Two of the consultation councils, Academic Affairs Council and Student Services Council, are advised by a total of ten standing committees made up of community college and WCCC staff. The standing committees are ABE/HSEC, admissions, financial aid, institutional research, library, marketing, registration, workforce training, the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), and program review.

ABE/GED

This committee is responsible for sharing information about ABE/HSEC “best practices”. This committee develops recommendations for promoting ABE/HSEC opportunities, presents an annual state report card, establishes stronger connections between the HSEC program and the skills required to succeed in college or in the workplace, collaborates to develop methods to improve ABE/HSEC education for Wyoming students, reviews federal grant requirements and legislation and communicates with national organizations, such as Project Ideal and the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), to ensure that Wyoming adult education professionals are knowledgeable of eligibility requirements for federal grants. This committee reports through the Academic Affairs Council.

Admissions

This committee is responsible for statewide admissions planning. This includes making recommendations regarding a statewide application for admission, common recruiting efforts, and communications with prospective students. This committee works, on occasion, with the marketing committee. It also coordinates with the University of Wyoming admissions office on projects of common interest. This committee reports through the Student Services Council.

Financial Aid

This committee is responsible for the development of recommendations regarding statewide financial aid programs including but not limited to the Hathaway Scholarship Program, the WYIN Program, Veteran’s programs, and other state and national programs. This committee reports through the Student Services Council.

Library

This committee is responsible for collaborating to strengthen library services for Wyoming students. This committee develops recommendations for sharing resources and promoting the use of services provided by college libraries and collaborates on methods to improve library resources. This committee reports through the Academic Affairs Council.

Marketing

This committee is responsible for planning and reviewing system-wide marketing endeavors. This committee develops recommendations for branding and marketing the community college system and for promotional publications and other system-wide efforts. This committee reports through the Student Services Council.

Program Review

This committee reviews all new program requests and appropriate samples of existing programs to ensure adherence to the statewide college system strategic plan. In addition, this committee serves as the oversight committee for the Commission regarding the approval or denial of new program requests falling under the heading of “Pilot Programs.” For new, continuing (non-pilot) programs, this committee considers requests for approval following consideration by the Academic Affairs Council and forwards its recommendation to the Executive Council for consideration.

Registration

This committee is responsible for the development of recommendations for statewide registration and records initiatives such as the Wyoming Transcript System, state archiving requirements, maintaining the common course numbering catalog for technical courses, and the common registration form. This committee coordinates with the University of Wyoming registrar on topics that are of common interest to all institutions. This committee reports through the Student Services Council.

Workforce Development

This committee is responsible for sharing information that strengthens workforce training programs. This committee develops recommendations for promoting workforce training opportunities and collaborates to improve workforce training programs. This committee reports through the Academic Affairs Council.

Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC).

This committee is responsible for collaborating to strengthen the delivery of quality distance education programs and courses and student services and instructional support to potential and enrolled students, regardless of geographical and temporal limitations. This committee also promotes distance education opportunities. This committee reports through the Academic Affairs Council.