2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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SCHEV GF Positions

Item 145 #4c

Item 145 #4c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Higher Education
State Council Of Higher Education For Virginia FY2007 $278,500 FY2008 $278,500 GF
FY2007 2.00 FY2008 2.00 FTE

Page 148, line 5, strike "$11,350,431" and insert "$11,628,931".
Page 148, line 5, strike "$11,365,876" and insert "$11,644,376".
Page 150, after line 51, insert:
"J. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in consultation with the House Appropriations Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the Department of General Services and the Department of Planning and Budget, shall develop a six-year capital outlay plan for higher education institutions including affiliated entities.  As a part of this plan SCHEV shall consider (i) current funding mechanisms for capital projects and improvements at the Commonwealth's institutions of higher education, including general obligation bonds and other viable funding methods; (ii) mechanisms to assist private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth with their capital needs.
K. 1. The Executive Director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) may appoint an advisory committee to assist the Council with technology-enriched learning initiatives.  The advisory committee may assist the Council in (i) developing innovative, cost-effective, technology-enriched teaching and learning initiatives, including distance and distributed learning initiatives; (ii) improving cooperation among and between the public and private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; (iii) improving efficiency and expand the availability of technology-enriched courses; and (iv) facilitating the sharing of research and experience to improve student learning."

(This amendment provides general fund money for two positions at the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). The two positions will allow SCHEV to conduct the necessary analysis and coordination in support of restructuring efforts in higher education in the areas of finance, facilities, performance review and data collection.)