2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Old Dominion University

Item 178

Item 178 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Educational and General Programs (10000)$253,526,771$256,607,373
Higher Education Instruction (100101)FY2015 $136,159,761FY2016 $139,240,363
Higher Education Research (100102)FY2015 $5,527,109FY2016 $5,527,109
Higher Education Public Services (100103)FY2015 $263,132FY2016 $263,132
Higher Education Academic (100104)FY2015 $45,350,324FY2016 $45,350,324
Higher Education Student Services (100105)FY2015 $14,278,779FY2016 $14,278,779
Higher Education Institutional Support (100106)FY2015 $28,307,031FY2016 $28,307,031
Operation and Maintenance Of Plant (100107)FY2015 $23,640,635FY2016 $23,640,635
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2015 $106,198,829FY2016 $109,279,431
Higher Education OperatingFY2015 $147,327,942FY2016 $147,327,942

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, $2,182,606 the second year from the general fund is provided to address restoration of budget cuts, to incentivize growth of transfer students and to support speech and language disorders services at the Tidewater Center for Speech and Language Disorders at Old Dominion University.

I. In addition to the amounts provided in this item, and authorized pursuant to Item 467, P.7., the institution may reallocate from educational and general program funds in the second year to provide an additional 2.50 percent average faculty salary increase for teaching and research faculty. The institution may provide these increases consistent with its faculty pay plan.

J. The institution may adjust any of the amounts embedded in language under this item not to exceed the percentage reduction received.