2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Joint Subcommittee Review (language only)

Item 1 #15c

Item 1 #15c

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia


Page 11, line 31, after "1.", insert "a."

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"b. The Subcommittee will also conduct a focused review of access, affordability, quality, and autonomy issues related to Virginia's public higher education system.  As part of that review the Subcommittee will explore ways to (a) improve the quality of higher education; (b) review the autonomy and flexibility granted to Virginia's public higher education institutions, including the history of restructuring and the expansion of autonomy; (c) examine access and affordability in higher education, including the cost of education and need-based financial aid programs; (d) review the impact of financial, demographic, and competitive changes on the sustainability of Virginia's public higher education system; and (e) identify any practices that would result in more efficient outcomes regarding cost and completion, including dual enrollment and online programs."


(This amendment directs the Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education to conduct a focused review of Virginia public higher education's access, affordability, and autonomy issues.)