2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

SCHEV - Agency Operations

Item 165 #2s

Item 165 #2s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2005 $0 FY2006 $265,000 GF
FY2005 0.00 FY2006 5.00 FTE

Page 171, line 34, strike "$10,057,375" and insert "$10,322,375".
Page 174, strike lines 1 through 10, and insert:
"I.  Out of this appropriation, $451,870 and five positions from the general fund are provided in recognition of the increased role that the State Council of Higher Education must play in coordinating Virginia's system of higher education, in providing appropriate oversight and review of public and private institutions of higher education, and in identifying policy recommendations to ensure that the Commonwealth's needs with respect to higher education are consistently met.  These funds are provided to enhance the agency's capacity to:  i) collect and analyze data, ii) conduct rigorous policy reviews, as needed, and iii) evaluate and make recommendations related to resource needs, allocations, and systemwide funding policies. In addition to these funds, existing agency resources shall be reallocated and reprioritized in order to meet the needs of the Governor and General Assembly for routine assessments of the academic program and strategic planning efforts of Virginia's colleges and universities."

(This amendment provides $265,000 from the general fund and five positions to supplement $186,870 from the general fund included in Senate Bill 700, as introduced. These funds are provided to enhance SCHEV's coordination and oversight roles and to reflect the additional responsibilities contained in Senate Bill 1327 as the result of restructuring the state's relationship with its public institutions of higher education.)