2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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VPI-Distance Learning Language (language only)

Item 241 #1h

Item 241 #1h

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Page 237, line 14, after "Accounts.", insert:
"As part of this "instructional enterprise" fund, Virginia Tech is authorized to establish a three-year pilot program in which asynchronous Internet-based (on-line) courses, certificate programs, and entire degree programs, primarily at the graduate level, are offered to students in Virginia who are not enrolled for classes on the Blacksburg campus or one of the extended campus locations.  Tuition generated by Virginia students taking these on-line courses, and tuition from IDDL students at locations outside Virginia, shall be retained in the fund to support the entire IDDL program and shall not be used by the state to offset other Educational and General Programs costs."

(This amendment authorizes Virginia Tech to retain tuition revenues resulting from distance learning courses within the distance learning "instructional enterprise" rather than using the tuition revenue for other Education and General Programs costs.)