2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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UVA-Wise - Software Engineering and Comp Sci

Item 199 #3c

Item 199 #3c

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Higher Education
University Of Virginia's College At Wise FY2007 $550,000 FY2008 $590,000 GF

Page 173, line 18, strike "$20,499,760" and insert "$21,049,760".
Page 173, line 18, strike "$20,878,015" and insert "$21,468,015".
Page 173, line 29, insert:  "A."
Page 173, after line 34, insert:
"B.  The software engineering curriculum being established to insure success of recent economic development projects in Southwest Virginia, shall be considered on its merits by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and shall not be dependent on funding by the Commonwealth."

(This amendment provides an additional $550,000 from the general fund the first year and $590,000 from the general fund the second year to support the College's efforts to establish an accredited software engineering program to support recent economic development activities in the Southwest. This amendment, when added to the funds, provided in the introduced budget, will provide the required operating budget for the program. This amendment also requires SCHEV to review the software engineering program proposed at UVA-Wise on its merits, not based on the level of general fund support provided.)