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Old Dominion University

Item 178

Item 178

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$252,419,983$252,431,395
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $144,676,734FY2016 $144,688,146
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $4,780,608FY2016 $4,780,608
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $263,132FY2016 $263,132
Higher Education Academic Support (100104)FY2015 $43,786,315FY2016 $43,786,315
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2015 $11,645,397FY2016 $11,645,397
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $25,901,348FY2016 $25,901,348
Operation and Maintenance of Plant (100107)FY2015 $21,366,449FY2016 $21,366,449
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $119,753,036FY2016 $119,764,448
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $132,666,947FY2016 $132,666,947

Authority: Title 23, Chapter 5.2, Code of Virginia.


A.1. 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).


2. Out of this appropriation, the university may allocate funds to expand enrollment capacity through expansion of distance learning, TELETECHNET and summer school.


B. Out of this appropriation, $431,013 the first year and $431,013 the second year from the general fund and $198,244 the first year and $198,244 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. Notwithstanding § 55-297, Code of Virginia, Old Dominion University is hereby designated as the administrative agency for the Virginia Coordinate System.


D. Notwithstanding § 23-7.4:2, Code of Virginia, the governing board of Old Dominion University may charge reduced tuition to any person enrolled in one of Old Dominion University's TELETECHNET sites or higher education centers who lives within a 50-mile radius of the site/center, is domiciled in, and is entitled to in-state tuition charges in the institutions of higher learning in any state, or the District of Columbia, which is contiguous to Virginia and which has similar reciprocal provisions for persons domiciled in Virginia.


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, $320,000 the first year and $320,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to provide opportunity for 80 students per year to be engaged in STEM education using aerospace, high tech science, technology and engineering in partnership with NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  Old Dominion University will collaborate with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and STEM educators to identify the students who will participate in the program each year.  The designated funding in this paragraph will not be considered as a resource for purposes of funding guidelines.


G. Out of this appropriation, $125,000 the first year from the general fund is designated to complete planning for a joint School of Public Health in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School.  On or before June 30, 2015, Old Dominion University shall submit a status report to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees regarding the feasibility of such a collaborative effort.


H. Out of this appropriation, $9,441,288 the first year and $9,441,288 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.  This appropriation will be used to help Old Dominion University achieve 92 percent of guideline funding over the next four years.


I. Old Dominion 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 $2,076,197 the first year and $2,076,197 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.


J. Out of this appropriation, $750,000 and one position the first year and $750,000 and two positions the second year from the general fund is designated to strengthen the university's cyber infrastructure.


K. Out of this appropriation, $500,000 and two positions the first year and $500,000 and two positions the second year from the general fund is designated for the creation of a nursing education doctoral program to complement nursing programs being offered by some of Virginia's other public universities.


L.  Out of this appropriation, $586,250 and 6.70 positions the first year and $586,250 and 6.70 positions the second year from the general fund and $288,750 and 3.30 positions the first year and $288,750 and 3.30 positions the second year from nongeneral funds are designated for the creation of an online program to be offered to individuals who have not completed their degree requirements, for reasons other than academic standing.


M. 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.