2020 Session

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SCHEV - Higher Education Funding (language only)

Item 152 #6h

Item 152 #6h

Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Page 179, after line 49, insert:

"P. 1.The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shall review higher education costs, funding needs, and appropriations in Virginia. The review shall identify and recommend (i) methods to determine appropriate costs; (ii) measures of efficiency and effectiveness; (iii) strategies to allocate limited public resources based on outcomes that align with state needs related to affordability, access, completion, and workforce alignment; (iv) the impact of funding on underrepresented student populations; and (v) financial incentives for affordability, innovation, and collaboration.

2. In making such recommendations, SCHEV shall consult with national and state policy experts and institutional innovators in other states and consider trends in the implementation of various outcomes-based funding models and shall account for institutional differences. SCHEV shall also seek input from within the Commonwealth, including industry leaders, consumer advocacy groups, and representatives of public doctoral institutions, comprehensive institutions, and comprehensive community colleges.

3. SCHEV shall submit its report and any related recommendations to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations by July 1, 2021."


(This amendment is self-explanatory.)