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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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VCU - Degree Awards

Item 204 #1h

Item 204 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Commonwealth University FY2019 $2,136,690 FY2020 $4,273,380 GF

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Page 182, line 18, strike "$602,861,401" and insert "$604,998,091".
Page 182, line 18, strike "$602,861,401" and insert "$607,134,781".

Page 165, after line 15, insert:
"H. 1. Out of this appropriation, $2,136,690 the first year and $4,273,380 the second year from the general fund is designated to address increased degree production in Data Science and Technology, Science and Engineering, Healthcare, and Education.

2. Degree production shall be measured for Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates and First Professional awards as follows:

a. Data Science and Technology awards shall be based on completion data contained in the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, C-16 completion report;

b. Science and Engineering awards shall be based on completion data contained in the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), C-1 A1 completion report for the following programs Biological and Biomedical Science (26), Engineering (14) less those already counted in paragraph 2 a., Engineering Technologies (15), and Physical Sciences (42);

c. Healthcare awards shall be based on completion data contained in the SCHEV C-1 A1 completion report for the Health Professions and Related Programs (51); and

d. Education awards shall be based on completion data contained in the SCHEV C-1 A1 completion report for the Education Programs (13).

3. Virginia Commonwealth University is expected to increase:

a. Data Science and Technology awards by 10 in the first year and 20 in the second year.

b. Science and Engineering awards by 15 in the first year and 30 in the second year.

c. Healthcare awards by 20 in the first year and 40 in the second year.

d. Education awards by 10 in the first year and 20 in the second year.

e. The 2016-17 year will serve as the base year for these purposes.

4. SCHEV shall report on the progress toward these goals to the Chairman of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees report on the progress toward these goals annually beginning August 2019."



Explanation

(This amendment provides support to increase production of degrees in Data Science and Technology, Science and Engineering, Healthcare, and Education programs.)