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Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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George Mason University

Item 162

Item 162

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$460,764,071$460,788,835
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $282,489,837FY2016 $282,514,601
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $8,067,184FY2016 $8,067,184
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $1,984,677FY2016 $1,984,677
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2015 $60,173,329FY2016 $60,173,329
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2015 $19,659,969FY2016 $19,659,969
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $45,075,874FY2016 $45,075,874
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $43,313,201FY2016 $43,313,201
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $127,428,963FY2016 $127,453,727
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $333,335,108FY2016 $333,335,108

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 9.1, Code of Virginia.


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


B. Out of this appropriation, an amount estimated at $289,614 the first year and $289,614 the second year from the general fund and $124,120 the first year and $124,120 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for the educational telecommunications project to provide graduate engineering education.    For supplemental budget requests, the participating institutions and centers jointly shall submit a report in support of such requests to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for review and recommendation to the Governor and General Assembly.


C. Out of this appropriation, $459,125 the first year and $459,125 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Institute for Conflict Analysis.


D. 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.


E. Out of this appropriation, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the Potomac Bay Science Center.


F.  Out of this appropriation, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support operating and maintenance costs for the Hylton Center.


G. 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. The 4-VA Management Board can expand this partnership to additional institutions as appropriate to meet the goals of the 4-VA initiative.  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.


H. Out of this appropriation, $5,086,955 the first year and $5,086,955 the second year from the general fund is designated to support the institution's approved six-year plan, consistent with the objectives of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011.


I. George Mason University shall reallocate two percent each year of its FY 2014 general fund appropriation for educational and general programs for strategies that serve to advance the objectives of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011.  The amounts to be reallocated for this purpose are estimated at $2,321,330 the first year and $2,321,330 the second year.  These reallocations are in addition to previous reallocations implemented by the institution in the 2012-2014 biennium.  Specific programs and strategies for these reallocations shall be documented in the institution's six-year plan.