1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Distance Learning Change

Item 156 #9h

Item 156 #9h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY1999 $0 FY2000 ($750,000) GF

Page 147, line 26, strike "$8,721,318" and insert "$7,971,318".
Page 149, strike lines 58 through 60.
Page 150, strike lines 1 through 6.
Page 150, line 7, strike "2.a." and insert "L.l.a."
Page 150, line 26, strike "3" and insert "2".
Page 150, strike lines 28 and insert:  "evaluate the grant program in L.1. above."
Page 150, line 29, strike "program in L.2. above."
Page 150, line 49, strike "L.2." and insert "L.1."
Page 150, after line 57, insert:
"c.  In carrying out its work, the Committee shall be supported by The Electronic Campus of Virginia, which shall serve as the project manager for approved pilot programs as provided for in L.1. of this item, and shall advise the committee on technology issues concerning distance learning."

(This amendment eliminates one of the $750,000 pilot programs proposed for the second year in a distance learning initiative. The pilot program remaining would provide grants to a consortium of higher education institutions that offer academic degree programs utilizing electronic distance learning technologies. The amendment also includes The Electronic Campus of Virginia as project manager for approved grants and general advisor on the initiative. The Electronic Campus is composed of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia and five community colleges -- Central Virginia, J. Sargeant Reynolds, New River, Northern Virginia and Southwest Virginia.)