2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Introduced)

Virginia State University

Item 220

Item 220 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Educational and General Programs (10000)$65,597,248$62,144,908
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2011 $38,830,987FY2012 $35,308,825
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2011 $2,110,453FY2012 $2,110,453
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2011 $120,448FY2012 $120,448
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2011 $5,910,648FY2012 $5,910,648
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2011 $4,335,982FY2012 $4,335,982
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2011 $7,561,849FY2012 $7,561,849
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2011 $6,726,881FY2012 $6,796,703
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $30,129,353FY2012 $27,778,992
Higher Education OperatingFY2011 $35,467,895FY2012 $34,365,916

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia.

A. This Item includes general and nongeneral fund appropriations to support institutional initiatives that help meet statewide goals described in the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act of 2005 (Chapters 933 and 945, 2005 Acts of Assembly).

B.1. Out of this appropriation, $3,790,639 the first year and $3,790,639 the second year from the general fund is designated for continued enhancement of the existing Bachelor of Science academic programs in Computer Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mass Communications and Criminal Justice, and the doctoral program in Education.

2. Out of the amounts for Educational and General Programs, $37,500 the first year and $37,500 the second year from the general fund is provided to serve in lieu of endowment income for the Eminent Scholars Program.

3. Any unexpended balances in paragraphs B.1., and B.2. in this Item at the close of business on June 30, 2010, and June 30, 2011, shall not revert to the surplus of the general fund but shall be carried forward on the books of the State Comptroller and reappropriated in the succeeding year.

C. This appropriation includes $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund to increase the number of faculty with terminal degrees to at least 85 percent of the total teaching faculty.

D. Out of this appropriation, Virginia State University is authorized to use up to $600,000 the first year and $600,000 the second year to address extremely critical deferred maintenance deficiencies in its facilities, including residence halls and dining facilities.

E. As Virginia's public colleges and universities approach full funding of the base adequacy guidelines and as the General Assembly strives to fully fund the general fund share of the base adequacy guidelines, these funds are provided with the intent that, in exercising their authority to set tuition and fees, the Board of Visitors shall take into consideration the impact of escalating college costs for Virginia students and families.  In accordance with the cost-sharing goals set forth in § 4-2.01 b. of this act, the Board of Visitors is encouraged to limit increases on tuition and mandatory educational and general fees for in-state, undergraduate students to the extent possible.

F. Out of this appropriation, $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the Manufacturing Engineering and Logistics Technology program.

G.  Out of this appropriation, $3,401,979 the first year from nongeneral funds is provided to support educational and general programs and student financial assistance.  The source of the nongeneral funds is the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  This funding is intended to moderate the general fund reductions to the institution, as well as moderate the need for tuition and fee increases and increase student access.  The institution is authorized to spend this funding in either the first year or the first quarter of the second year.  Prior to release of this funding, the institution shall provide a plan to the Governor delineating the respective portion of this funding to be used for educational and general program funding and financial assistance, and the year it will be spent.  In addition, the plan shall include anticipated tuition and fee increases for the first and second year of the biennium.  The amounts appropriated are an estimate, and may be modified by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, depending on final budget reduction actions taken to higher education and public education in the final budget bill enacted for the 2008-2010 biennium.