02/03/2017We are just about to CrossoverBy Tod MassaFiled Under: Tags:
If you are not on the mailing list for the SCHEV weekly digest, this week's pre-crossover update is available here. Crossover is where the bills passed in each chamber are sent to the other chamber for consideration and action.
A few noteworthy bills in terms of potential impacts on reporting:
HB1664 - The VLDS bill has crossed over to the Senate without opposition. This bill establishes VLDS as a duty of SCHEV and extends the mandated reporting of wage and debt of graduates which expires this year. There is no new language associated with this. There is also an amendment to the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act to allow us to match with federal datasets for wages of federal employees.
HB1662 - This dual enrollment bill looks to SCHEV and institutions to develop and publish policy on dual enrollment to help ensure students receive general education credit for such courses, applicable to degree program. Is waiting on it's second and third reading in the House before final vote and crossover.
HB1886 - a "25% Rule" bill requiring that at least 75% of undergraduate students admitted to public institutions (excluding VMI, NSU, VSU) have established Virginia domicile. This bill was tabled and incorporated into HB1410 which has been reported out of committee with a substitute. The interesting thing about this bill, is that it moves away from a 25% Rule on out-of-state enrollment, to 30% - based on FTE - and specifically names two SCHEV Research reports as the source of the calculation.
C. The board of visitors of each baccalaureate public institution of higher education, except Virginia Military Institute, Norfolk State University, and Virginia State University, shall adopt policies prohibiting the annual enrollment of full-time equivalent undergraduate non-Virginia students, as reported pursuant to the Council's report E5C, from exceeding 30 percent of the total annual enrollment of full-time equivalent undergraduate students, as reported pursuant to the Council's report E5A, unless the board, after covering the cost to educate each full-time equivalent undergraduate non-Virginia student that exceeds such 30 percent cap with tuition revenue from such students, uses any remaining tuition revenue from such students to lower in equal amounts the rate of tuition and fees charged to each undergraduate Virginia student.
D. The governing board of each public institution of higher education has a duty to the Commonwealth and its citizens.
HB2262 - Online Virginia Network Authority established, essentially creating another structure for online education.