2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
SCHEV - Review of Higher Education Cost Efficiency & Outcomes Partnerships

Item 152 #5s

Item 152 #5s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2021 $150,000 FY2022 $150,000 GF

Page 177, line 16, strike "$18,285,818" and insert "$18,435,818".
Page 177, line 16, strike "$18,285,818" and insert "$18,435,818".

Page 179, after line 49, insert:

"P.1. Out of this appropriation, $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support related costs of undertaking a review of higher education costs, funding needs, appropriations, and efficiencies.".


(This amendment will allow SCHEV to partner with a national expert to review Virginia's higher educations costs and efficiencies and develop a plan to align finances with state needs. The state currently provides general operation support to institutions based on their expected base costs (base adequacy) and the number of in-state students attending the institution. This estimate differentiates cost based on program type, faculty type and instructional costs, but it does not differentiate based on the types of students served, nor the potential additional costs to serve underrepresented students. While there is an efficiency component implied in this model, Virginia does not formally define or measure efficiency and effectiveness of its higher education system, yet policy makers question increased costs. With support, SCHEV can review cost models, measures of efficiency and expected outcomes for the use of state funds to further align with state needs.)