2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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CWM - Grow the Pipeline of Minority Faculty

Item 160 #1h

Item 160 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Higher Education
The College of William and Mary in Virginia FY2021 $0 FY2022 $700,000 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 3.00 FTE

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(This amendment provides additional funding at the College of William and Mary to help grow the pipeline of underrepresented minority faculty and postdoctoral researchers in the data science field. Growth of a diverse faculty is essential to the program meeting its full potential to advance social mobility in Virginia in this high impact field. William and Mary recognizes that the key to improving diversity throughout the data science field lies with focused investments in underrepresented minority faculty and researchers. The university's strong growth potential in data science is amplified by its interest and intent to work with partners like the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to meet the growing demands of industry and government stakeholders within the Commonwealth. A diverse faculty will stimulate innovation and embolden study by low-income and first-generation students, students of color, veterans, and others long excluded from technology industries.)