2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poisson
Year-Round College (language only)

Item 149 #2h

Item 149 #2h

Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Page 165, after line 26, insert:
"K.1. The State Council of Higher Education, in consultation with public colleges and universities, shall review potential cost savings associated  with operating colleges and universities in Virginia year-round. In conducting its review, the Council should (i) determine the benefits of a year-round college calendar in Virginia and (ii) identify and evaluate the economic and academic advantages and disadvantages of the year-round college calendar, including, but not limited to, cost savings, rising enrollments, more rapid graduation due to accelerated programming, higher tuition and institutional costs, administrative and curriculum problems, admissions, retention, and persistence concerns, barriers to student seasonal employment, availability and flexibility of federal financial aid and other public and private grants in aid for higher education, academic continuity, scheduling for research activities, and capacity and utilization of academic buildings, dormitories, and other facilities.
2. The State Council shall report its findings to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than January 1, 2009."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)