2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Massie
Implement JLARC Recommendations (language only)

Item 4-9.04 #1h

Item 4-9.04 #1h

Higher Education Restructuring
Implement JLARC Recommendations


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"8. participate in national faculty teaching load assessments by discipline and faculty type.

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"5. include factors such as discipline, faculty rank, cost of living, and regional comparisons in developing faculty salary goals;

6. identify instructional technology best practices that directly or indirectly lower student cost while maintaining or enhancing learning."

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"g. There is hereby authorized the establishment of the Higher Education Procurement Cooperative (“the Procurement Cooperative”).  The Procurement Cooperative is a consortium of non-profit public four-year and two-year institutions and independent non-profit private institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Its purpose is to provide a formal network and structure to aggregate and leverage individual higher education institutional procurement requirements and resources to obtain financial advantage from cooperative procurement.  The Procurement Cooperative will be organized under the umbrella of the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP).  It will be governed by a Leadership Council comprised of twelve members as follows: representatives from the six public doctoral institutions; three representatives elected from among the nine four-year public comprehensive institutions and Richard Bland College (two-year institution); two representatives of the Virginia Community College System appointed by the Chancellor; and one representative of the private non-profit institutions appointed by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, Inc.  Public non-profit institutions of higher education that are not members of VASCUPP are authorized to use the cooperative contracts negotiated by the Procurement Cooperative without prior approval of the Division of Purchases and Supply of the Department of General Services."


(This amendment implements recommendations by JLARC to improve higher education productivity.)