2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poisson
Online College (language only)

Item 149 #3h

Item 149 #3h

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 examine the financial feasibility of  establishing an online public institution of higher education.   In conducting its review the Council should (i) estimate the impact on enrollment throughout the Commonwealth; (ii) determine the operating and capital requirements of an online institution, including an analysis of space requirements; (iii) estimate potential cost savings of collaborative teaching options;  (iv) evaluate all distance learning programs within the construct of a public online institution; (v) evaluate potential tuition and fee structure to support the enterprise; and (v) examine the potential for public-private collaboration.
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.)