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James Madison University

Item 166

Item 166

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$269,179,442$269,611,855
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $144,645,430FY2016 $145,077,843
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $749,158FY2016 $749,158
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $1,161,323FY2016 $1,161,323
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2015 $34,629,329FY2016 $34,629,329
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2015 $15,994,955FY2016 $15,994,955
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $39,666,674FY2016 $39,666,674
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $32,332,573FY2016 $32,332,573
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $78,208,003FY2016 $78,630,673
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $189,110,353FY2016 $189,120,096
Debt ServiceFY2015 $1,861,086FY2016 $1,861,086

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 12.1, 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. 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.


C.  Out of this appropriation, $1,820,338 the first year and $1,820,338 the second year from the general fund is designated to continue the increase in access for in-state undergraduate students begun in the 2011 Session, support the projected growth in transfer students and improve retention and graduation through additional advising for both transfers and  students in high demand majors.


D.  The 4-VA, a public-private partnership among George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia 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.


E. Out of this appropriation, $3,345,282 the first year and $3,345,282 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.


F. Out of this appropriation, $79,220 the first year and $79,220 the second year from the general fund and $39,019 the first year and $39,019 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated to support increasing enrollment and graduation in STEM programs.


G. Out of this appropriation, $303,912 the first year and $323,652 the second year from the general fund and $149,668 the first year and $159,411 the second year from nongeneral funds are designated to redesign courses to improve student success.


H. Out of this appropriation, $46,000 the first year and $175,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to implement a consortium, coordinated by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, between James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Virginia Community College System.  The purpose of this consortium is to develop and administer a pilot program geared towards helping Virginia's veterans and military members in applying previous military training and education towards completing existing bachelor's degree and professional certificate programs. 


I. James Madison 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 $1,396,177 the first year and $1,396,177 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.