2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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VCCS - Data Reporting (language only)

Item 200 #6h

Item 200 #6h

Education: Higher Education
Virginia Community College System


Page 240. after line 1, insert:

"FF. The Virginia Community College System in consultation with the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), Secretary of Education, Secretary of Labor, Virginia Office of Educations Economics, and the Department of Education shall develop and implement a fully integrated data and analytics platform, from data governance and management through predictive analytics, for collecting, analyzing, and reporting objective data on program outcomes and expenditures, facility usage, enrollment and admissions, and student performance in the Virginia Community College System. This platform shall include a public-facing dashboard that will display data and outcomes information at the institution level, as well as system-wide aggregate level. Such a data and analytics platform will enable the Commonwealth to improve the quality and reliability of data by connecting disparate sources across the higher education ecosystem, uncover patterns and trends in enrollment, maximize retention, increase completion rates and sustain strong relationships throughout the student life cycle, and utilize analytical insights to anticipate and respond proactively to changing higher education trends. The Virginia Community College shall report annually no later than October 1st to the SCHEV Director, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Labor, Executive Director of the Virginia Office of Education Economics, Chair of the House Education Committee, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee, and Chair of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on key findings from the collected data and make any requested data available to the administration or General Assembly."


(This amendment requires the establishment of a data reporting system in the community college system.)