2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Floor Approved)

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RBC Innovative Solutions (language only)

Item 164 #1h

Item 164 #1h

Higher Education
Richard Bland College


Page 214, strike line 47, and insert:

"In order to advance the goals of The Commonwealth of Virginia, The Virginia Plan for Higher Education and Richard Bland College,".

Page 214, line 48, strike "education,".

Page 214, line 50, strike "experiential learning, stackable credentials," and insert:

"work-based learning".

Page 214, line 51, after "programs" strike the remainder of the line and insert:

"that lead to high-demand fields and industries critical to the economic development of the Petersburg region and Virginia. In addition, Richard Bland College may:".

Page 214, strike line 52.

Page 215, strike lines 1 through 5.

Page 215, after line 5, insert:

"1. Continue to explore new and expanded partnership opportunities with the College of William and Mary as well as identify potential new higher education partners to pursue shared services and other options for cost reduction and increased efficiencies for any non-core business functions of the college. Unitization of shared services functions in the areas of Collections, Enterprise Resource Program (ERP), Procurement, and Accounts Payable will reduce overhead expenses and enable re-investment in the College's core business;

2. Identify higher education partners to strategically merge and align academic programming to advance the credential and completion goals outlined in the Virginia Plan for Higher Education;".

Page 215, line 6, strike "1." and insert "3."

Page 215, strike lines 14 through 22.

Page 215, strike lines 33 through 41.


(This amendment updates and makes some technical revisions to the authority Richard Bland College has to explore innovative partnerships and solutions in order to enhance educational opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students.)