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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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VIVA Open and Affordable Course Content

Item 143 #2h

Item 143 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2019 $600,000 FY2020 $600,000 GF

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Page 154, line 25, strike "$16,016,435" and insert "$16,616,435".
Page 154, line 25, strike "$16,345,107" and insert "$16,945,107".


Explanation

(This amendment requests additional general fund to support a proposal made by the Virtual LIbrary (VIVA) to the Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education for open and affordable course content. The funding will enable VIVA to expand the Open Textbook Network pilot, provide course redesign grants to faculty, create a central portal for faculty to select affordable textbooks, and coordinate and assess the program. In addition to making higher education more affordable, the program will allow for increased student engagement and create courses with a more outcome-centered approach.)