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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1301 (Chapter 3)

University of Virginia

Item 195

Item 195

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Educational and General Programs (10000)$527,254,437$531,849,852
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2013 $265,613,662FY2014 $265,628,709
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2013 $8,115,000FY2014 $8,115,000
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2013 $4,290,000FY2014 $4,290,000
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2013 $89,141,000FY2014 $89,141,000
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2013 $25,382,000FY2014 $25,382,000
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2013 $37,927,000FY2014 $37,927,000
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2013 $97,068,000FY2014 $97,068,000
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $115,745,947FY2014 $117,422,441
Higher Education OperatingFY2013 $409,742,490FY2014 $412,661,411
Debt ServiceFY2013 $1,766,000FY2014 $1,766,000

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 9, 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. This appropriation includes an amount not to exceed $1,349,795 the first year and $1,390,628 the second year from the general fund for the operation of the Family Practice Residency Program and Family Practice medical student programs.  This appropriation for Family Practice programs, whether ultimately implemented by contract, agreement or other means, is considered to be a grant.


2. The university shall report by July 1 annually to the Department of Planning and Budget an operating plan for the Family Practice Residency Program.


3. The University of Virginia, in cooperation with the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority, shall establish elective Family Practice Medicine experiences in Southwest Virginia for both students and residents.


4. In the event the Governor imposes across-the-board general fund reductions, pursuant to his executive authority in §4-1.02 of this act, the general fund appropriation for the Family Practice programs shall be exempt from any reductions, provided the general fund appropriation for the family practice program is excluded from the total general fund appropriation for the University of Virginia for purposes of determining the university's portion of the statewide general fund reduction requirement.


C. Out of this appropriation, $1,044,176 the first year and $1,044,176 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Virginia Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy. Pursuant to House Joint Resolution 762, 1999 Session of the General Assembly, funds in this Item begin to address the objective of appropriating one dollar per capita for the support of the Foundation.


D. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $527,610 the first year and $527,610 the second year from the general fund and at least $468,850 the first year and at least $468,850 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for the educational telecommunications project to provide graduate engineering education.  The participating institutions and centers shall jointly submit an annual report and operating plan to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia in support of these funded activities.


E. Out of this appropriation, $192,954 the first year and $192,954 the second year from the general fund, and at least $283,500 the first year and at least $283,500 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for the independent Virginia Institute of Government at the University of Virginia Center for Public Service.


F. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the University of Virginia, in conjunction with the Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Commonwealth University, maintain its efforts to educate and train sufficient generalist physicians to meet the needs of the Commonwealth, recognizing the Commonwealth's need for generalist physicians in medically underserved regions of the state.  Further, it is the intent that the university support medical education and training in the principles of generalist medicine for all undergraduate medical students, regardless of their chosen specialty or field of study.


G. It is the intent of the General Assembly to assist the three Virginia medical schools as they respond to changes in the need for delivery and financing of medical education, both undergraduate and graduate.


H. Out of this appropriation, at least $156,397 the first year and $156,397 the second year from the general fund is designated for support of diabetes education and public service at the Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education at the University of Virginia.


I.1. Out of this appropriation, $446,074 the first year and $446,074 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia to conduct and preserve oral histories with senior public officials, to conduct the Virginia Youth Leadership Initiative which educates students in Virginia's secondary schools in the democratic process, and to develop programs that foster increased public awareness of the electoral system.


2.  Out of this appropriation, $88,480 the first year and $88,480 the second year from the general fund is designated to the Center of Politics to provide civic education resources to all public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth.


J. Out of this appropriation $251,146 the first year and $251,146 the second year from the general fund and $53,189 the first year and $53,189 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for support of the State Arboretum at Blandy Farm.


K. 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.


L. The appropriation for the fund source Higher Education Operating in this Item shall be considered a sum sufficient appropriation, which is an estimate of the amount of revenues to be collected for the educational and general program under the terms of the management agreement between the University of Virginia and the Commonwealth, as set forth in Chapters 933 and 943, of the 2006 Acts of Assembly.


M.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,760,311 each year from the general fund is designated for base operating support.


2.  Out of this appropriation, $691,207 each year from the general fund is designated to continue the increase in access for in-state undergraduate students begun in the 2011 Session.


N.1. Out of this appropriation, $800,324 each year from the general fund is designated to achieve the goals of the six-year academic plan submitted by the University of Virginia in the fall 2011.  The University of Virginia shall utilize these funds to increase degree production in STEM disciplines, to develop a center of logistics research at Fort Lee in cooperation with Virginia State University and the Longwood University and to continue growth of degree programs with an online component including the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program, Produced in Virginia program, Master of Education partnership with Teach for America and the Global Executive MBA programs.


2. The University of Virginia shall reallocate $1,682,135 first year and $2,242,847 the second year from current educational and general program funds either to support the initiatives identified in paragraph N.1. and / or to address programs and strategies that serve to advance the objectives of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011.


3. Out of this appropriation, $218,400 each year from the general fund is designated to develop a summer STEM experience program in partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Institute of Aerospace.  The program will provide hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for 120 students.  The Virginia Space Grant Consortium will work with the University of Virginia to identify the students and collect program evaluation data.  The funding in paragraph N.3. will not be considered as a resource for purposes of funding guidelines.


O.  The 4-VA, a public-private partnership among George Mason University, James Madison University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and CISCO Systems, Inc., was established to utilize emerging technologies to promote collaboration and resource sharing to increase access, reduce time to graduation and reduce unit cost while maintaining and enhancing quality.  Instructional talent across the four institutions will be leveraged in the delivery of programs in foreign languages, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is expected that funding will be pooled by the management board as required to support continuing efforts of the 4-VA priorities and projects.