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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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VT - Degree Awards

Item 221 #1h

Item 221 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Education: Higher Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University FY2019 $2,607,930 FY2020 $5,215,880 GF

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Page 193, line 19, strike "$707,553,016" and insert "$710,160,946".
Page 193, line 19, strike "$707,553,016" and insert "$712,768,896".

Page 194, after line 35, insert:
"J. 1. Out of this appropriation, $2,607,930 the first year and $5,215,880 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 Tech is expected to increase:

a. Data Science and Technology awards by 30 in the first year and 60 in the second year.

b. Science and Engineering awards by 50 in the first year and 100 in the second year.

c. 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.)