2018 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Austin
VCCS - Student Advising (language only)

Item 210 #1h

Item 210 #1h

Virginia Community College System


Page 188, after line 39, insert:

"T. The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) shall conduct a study on expanding community college capacity to provide proactive, mandatory, comprehensive  advising services to students to increase completion of credentials and / or successful transfer.  The study will include a review of existing advising services provided across the VCCS to determine roles, responsibilities, and resources that currently exist; a policy review to require mandatory orientation before enrolling in courses; and use if student data analytics to identify students who are at risk of not completing and appropriate intervention strategies.  The study will result in a VCCS comprehensive advising plan that focuses on how the system will support student success, determine additional resources and funding necessary to scale actionable strategies for improving student outcomes, and establish evaluations measures.  The findings and associated funding requirements will be delivered to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee by September 1, 2018."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)