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Virginia State University

Item 227

Item 227

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$75,409,888$75,351,316
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $45,824,020FY2016 $45,765,448
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $2,110,453FY2016 $2,110,453
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $120,448FY2016 $120,448
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2015 $5,910,648FY2016 $5,910,648
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2015 $4,335,982FY2016 $4,335,982
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $9,959,753FY2016 $9,959,753
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $7,148,584FY2016 $7,148,584
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $32,670,324FY2016 $32,611,752
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $42,739,564FY2016 $42,739,564

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 this appropriation, $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, 2014 and June 30, 2015, 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 from the general fund 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, $60,000 the first year from the general fund is designated to support a summer academy focused on nanotechnology-based ASTEM curriculum.


H. Out of this appropriation, $1,272,669 the first year and $1,272,669 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. Virginia State 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 $451,766 the first year and $451,766 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.