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2019
1/14/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Education (CIP 13.0401), effective fall 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Eastern Kentucky University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 14, 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Guidelines for Procedures Related to Audits of Certified Institutions, to become effective January 14, 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in accord with Code of Virginia § 23.1-905.1, adopts the Virginia Public Higher Education Policy for Dual Enrollment Transferability, effective immediately.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the SCHEV Bylaws Section Eight, following presentation in writing and discussion at the October 30, 2018, Council meeting, and following a three-quarters vote of the total Council membership, adopts the amended version of the SCHEV Bylaws dated January 14, 2019. Council also requests that staff distribute the

2019
3/19/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Mary Washington to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Communication and Digital Studies (09.0100), effective fall 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Master of Public Safety (M.P.S.) degree program in Public Safety (CIP: 43.0103), effective fall 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Virginia Business College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, Virginia Business College shall be

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Virginia Business College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, Virginia Business College shall be

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia instructs staff to initiate procedures to consider revocation of Virginia International University’s certificate to operate, in accordance with requirements of the Administrative Process Act.

Action on Institutions’ Implementation of License Plate Scholarship Program Ms. Connelly provided an overview of the program and Mr. Andes explained the background of this item. He noted a slight change to the resolution that appeared in the agenda book. The committee’s recommendation was seconded by Mr. Ridenour and the following revised resolution was approved unanimously (8-0): BE IT R

On a motion by Dr. Ramsey and seconded by Ms. Harker the following resolution and was approved unanimously (8-0) with the additional recommendations discussed in this meeting: BE IT RESOLVED, that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the “Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Educational Attainment” pending any revisions required as a result of discussion at this meeting, whi

2019
5/21/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Statistics (27.0503), effective fall 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the seven institutions listed below to implement the specified bachelor degree programs in teacher education, effective fall 2019.
• CWM BAEd Elementary Education 13.1202
• GMU BSEd Special Education 13.1001 BSEd Elementary Education 13.1202 BSEd Early Childhood Education for 13.1210 Divers


BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies The Art Institute of Virginia Beach and South University to operate degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 21, 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies DeVry University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 21, 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the “Policy Outline for Program Approvals and Changes,” and directs staff to create guidance documents and administrative processes necessary to implement its provisions as soon as practicable.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia delegates to SCHEV staff the responsibility to certify institutions that comply with the requirements of the tuition moderation fund as established under Item 253.50 of the 2019 Virginia Acts of Assembly Chapter 854.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves “Council’s Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Data and Policy” pending any revisions required as a result of discussion at this meeting, which are hereby delegated to the agency director; and BE IT RESOLVED that the Council directs staff to disseminate the final report to Council members and make the report avail

Dr. Ramsey reported that he and Drs. Murray and Atkins consulted with members individually to recommend the officers for 2019-2020. Dr. Murray made a motion to approve in block the appointment of Heywood Fralin as Chair and Marge Connelly as Vice Chair for 2019-20. The motion was seconded by Mr. Slater and approved unanimously (8-0). Ms. Webb was appointed to fill the role of Council Secret

Action on Resolution for Departing Council Member Mr. Fralin explained that Mr. Ridenour’s term will end on June 30. He acknowledged Mr. Ridenour’s contributions to the Council and to higher education and said he will be missed. Mr. Fralin asked that Mr. Blake read the following resolution, which was seconded by all and approved unanimously (8-0): WHEREAS, Minnis E. Ridenour served as an

2019
7/16/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to The College of William and Mary in Virginia to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Japanese Studies (16.0302), effective fall 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in accord with Code of Virginia § 23.1-905.1, adopts the Virginia Public Higher Education Policy on Passport and Uniform Certificate of General Studies Programs, effective immediately. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Provision 4 in the policy be further clarified to ensure consistency with state policy on AP and other forms

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed Virginia Foster Care Tuition Grant Regulations.

2019
9/17/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following schedule for calendar year 2020 and requests that staff destribute the dates to Council: January 7-SCHEV March 16-17 - Radford University May 18-19 - Virginia Wesleyan University July 13 - Germanna Community College September 14-15 University of Virginia October 26-27 - SCHEV

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Media, Culture and Technology (09.0199) effective spring 2020.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the establishment of the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia, effective September 18, 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies University of Reston to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 17, 2019

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes staff to pursue Administrative Process Act procedures required to effectuate revocation of Virginia University of Science and Technology's certificate to operate.

BE IT RESOLVED that consistent with 23.1-206, Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2019-2020 that Longwood University and Richard Bland College have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act and Appropriation Act.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education approves Virginia Military Institute's request for exemption from the requirement to meet the education-related measure to maintain or increase the number of in-state two-year transfers to four-year institutions, due to its unique mission and other exemptions the institution previously received in code and from SCHEV in the area of transfer

2019
10/29/2019
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher education for Virginia endorses the Talent, Innovation and Equity partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia, acting by and through SCHEV, and the Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc. to increase educational attainment and close equity gaps.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to offer the degree designation Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) - in addition to the existing Master of Science (M.S.) - in Computer Science and Applications (CIP:11.0101), effective spring 2020.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Virginia Business College (VBC) to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, until October 28, 2020, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, VBC shall

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Lotus School of Integrated Professions to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 29, 2919.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the final report on the Review of Financial Aid Funding Formulas and Awarding Practices and directs staff to proceed with the recommendations contained therein.

WHEREAS, higher education and the attainment of a credential or degree contributes to greater individual and regional prosperity, including increase earnings, improved economic growth, greater levels of community engagement and improved health outcomes; and WHEREAS, Virginia public higher education system ranks as one of the best in the country when considering factors such as graduation rates,

BE IT RESOVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia supports additional investment in the maintenance reserve program, but defers the determination of funding amounts to the Department of Planning and Budget for the 2020-22 Biennium until additional data are available through the COVA Trax/M-R-Fix system.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia calculates a need of $824,779,216 from the general fund and $1,750,000 from nongeneral funds to support the capital outlay needs of public higher education institutions in the 2020-22 biennium.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that priority for debt authorization be provided for the Maintenance Reserve Program.

2018
1/9/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts degree program in Cinema (CIP: 50.0601), effective summer 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the updated "Policy on Mission Statement Changes at Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions," effective January 10, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the advisory statement, "Certification to Operate a Postsecondary Institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia," effective immediately, and directs staff to make it publicly availble.

2018
3/20/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Higher Education and Student Development (CIP: 13.0406), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Norfolk State University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Drama and Theatre (CIP: 50.0501), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the updated “Policy on Mission Statement Changes at Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions,” effective January 10, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Argosy University, South University, and The Art Institute to operate as degree-granting postsecondary institutions within the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 20, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Argosy University, South University, and The Art Institute to operate as degree-granting postsecondary institutions within the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 20, 2018.

2018
5/22/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Cybersecurity (CIP: 11.1003), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Arts (CIP: 50.0701), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) in Business Analytics degree program in (CIP: 52.1301), effective fall 2018.

COUNCIL ELECTIONS Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Murray chaired the nominations process. Dr. Ramsey said after receiving individual communication from members, he proposed that the slate of officers remain unchanged and offered the following motions: I move that Mr. Chairman remain as Council Chair for 2018-2019. The motion as seconded by Ms. Connelly and approved unanimously (7-0). I move that Mr.

2018
7/17/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Christopher Newport University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Neuroscience (26.1501), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Bioengineering (14.0501), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Vincennes University to operate as a degree-granting postsecondary institution within the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 17, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the amended Domicile Guidelines.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2018-19 Full Cost Report. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia delegates to SCHEV staff the responsibility to monitor institutions’ compliance with the policy and report annually the status of compliance.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2019 and requests that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Briefings and/or committee meetings on Monday afternoon - meetings on Tuesday (with the exception of one-day meetings): January 14 - SCHEV Offices (Richmond) March 18-19 - travel t

2018
9/18/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Science degree program in Health Science (CIP: 51.0000), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts degree program in Music (CIP: 50.0901), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Master of Science degree program in Counselor Education (CIP: 13.1101), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science degree program in Biomedical Engineering (CIP: 14.0501), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the updated “Policy on Escalation of Degree Level Authority for Public Institutions of Higher Education,” effective September 18, 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that consistent with § 23.1-206, Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2018-2019 and 2019- 2020 that all institutions, except Longwood University and Richard Bland College, have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act and Appropriation Act. Longwood University and Richard Bland Co

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommended regulations for the Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program, subject to appropriate promulgation process and, in addition, authorizes staff to create and implement appropriate forms and applications associated with the administration of the program.

2018
10/30/2018
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Thomas Nelson Community College to initiate an Associate of Science degree program in Health Science (CIP: 51.0000), effective spring 2019.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommended policies and guidance for institutional financial aid award letters.

The committee’s recommendation was seconded by Ms. Webb and the following resolution was approved unanimously (10-0): WHEREAS, higher education and the attainment of a credential or degree contributes to greater individual and regional prosperity, including increased earnings, improved economic growth, greater levels of community engagement and improved health outcomes. WHEREAS, Virginia

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves amendments to the Policy on Individual Participation in Council Meetings by Electronic Means under §2.2-3708.2 and requests that staff distribute the amended policy to members.

Dr. Ramsey reminded members that he was charged with working with Drs. Murray and Atkins to bring forth a nomination for Vice Chairman. However, he noted that Section Three IV of the bylaws calls for a vacancy in the vice chair position to be filled by the secretary. Other options were explored but Mr. Light agreed to step into the role of vice chairman for the remainder of the year. With a va

2017
1/10/2017
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the SCHEV Bylaws Section Eight, following presentation in writing and discussion at the September 19, 2016, Council meeting, and following a three-quarters vote of the total Council membership at the January 10, 2017, Council meeting, adopts the amended version of the SCHEV Bylaws dated January 10, 2017. Council al

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Health and Physical Education (CIP: 13.1314), effective fall 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs staff to collaborate with institutions to produce a package of enrollment projections and degree estimates that informs the Council on its ability to meet the Commonwealth’s goal of “becoming the best educated state in the nation by 2030”; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the enrollment projection and degree estimate

Mr. Minor thanked Mr. Gundersen for his service on the Council and said it was a privilege work with him. On a motion by Ms. Webb and seconded by Mr. Slater, the following resolution was approved unanimously (10-0). Because Mr. Gundersen was not in attendance, the resolution will be mailed to him: WHEREAS, Daniel C. Gundersen served as a member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virgi

2017
3/21/2017
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in General Studies (CIP: 24.0102), effective Fall 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Tidewater Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A) degree program in Music (CIP: 50.0901), effective summer 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed organizing principles as revised on March 21, 2017, to guide development of the guidelines for the first round of awards from the Virginia Research Investment Fund and instructs staff to disseminate these principles and initiate development of the Call for Proposals for Round 1 of VRIF awards.

2017
5/16/2017
BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to the terms of Council’s Employment Agreement with the Director, the Director be awarded a performance bonus of 5% to be paid as soon as practicable, based on the Director’s performance over the past year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Sport and Recreation Leadership (CIP: 31.0504), effective fall 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies University of Phoenix to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution with branches in Virginia Beach, Arlington, and Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 16, 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in fulfillment of its responsibility in § 23.1-3133, approves the Call for Proposals for Round 1 of the Virginia Research Investment Fund grant competition, as presented or amended on May 16, 2017; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Council delegates to the agency director, who also is chairman of the Virginia Research Inves

WHEREAS, pursuant to § 23.1-203.29 of the Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education is charged with a duty to assist the Virginia Research Investment Committee with its administration of the Virginia Research Investment Fund; and WHEREAS, pursuant to § 23.1-3133, the Council is charged to establish the guidelines, procedures, and objective criteria for the application for and awar

BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Director provide the Council with a staff development progress report at each Council meeting over the next 12 months, beginning at the meeting in July 2017.

WHEREAS, G. Gilmer Minor III served as a tireless, active, dedicated and hard-working member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia since 2009; and WHEREAS, he ably led the Council as Chairman from 2014-2017, held the positions of Vice Chairman and Secretary, and served on each of the Council’s Committees during his tenure; and WHEREAS, Mr. Minor’s leadership and personal invo

2017
6/27/2017
Dr. Murray made a motion to approve in block the appointment of Heywood Fralin as Chairman and Gene Lockhart as Vice Chair. The motion was seconded by Mr. Slater and approved unanimously. On a motion by Dr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Slater, Mr. Light was nominated to fill the role of Council Secretary. Dr. Murray moved to close the nominations. The motion was seconded by Ms. Webb and approved

2017
7/18/2017
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Criminal Justice (CIP: 43.0104), effective spring 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Sport Management (CIP: 31.0504), effective fall 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Thomas Nelson Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Arts (CIP: 50.0701), effective fall 2017.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Policy on Student Learning Assessment and Quality in Undergraduate Education, effective immediately, and directs staff to implement its provisions collaboratively with public institutions of higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2017-18 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the amended guidelines for usage of state need-based financial aid for industry-based certification and related programs that do not qualify for other sources of student financial assistance. Council delegates to staff to make future non-substantive administrative changes to the program as needed.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2018 and requests that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Briefings and/or committee meetings on Monday afternoon - meetings on Tuesday (with the exception of one-day meetings):
• January 9 – SCHEV Offices (Richmond)
• March 19-20 – tra


Mr. Fralin asked Mr. Lockhart to read the following resolution, which was seconded by Ms. Connelly and approved unanimously (7-0): WHEREAS, Pamela R. Moran served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and as a member of the Council’s Academic Affairs Committee from 2013 to 2017; and WHEREAS, Dr. Moran ably fulfilled the role as the Council’s first schoo

2017
9/19/2017
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Fine Arts degree program in Theatre (CIP: 50.0501), effective fall 2018.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate of Science degree program in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CIP: 43.0104), effective spring 2018.

Mr. Slater made the following motion that was seconded by Mr. Lockhart. Ms. Rung conducted a voice vote and the following resolution was approved unanimously (10-0): UPON advice of Counsel, WHEREAS the Virginia Administrative Code states that certification is not transferable and that upon change of ownership the new owner has 45 days to apply for certification, BE IT RESOLVED that Council

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the amended regulations for the Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program. Council delegates to staff to make future non-substantive administrative changes to the program, as appropriate.

2017
10/31/2017
The following resolution from the Committee was seconded by Mr. Lockhart and the following resolution was approved unanimously (9-0): WHEREAS, higher education, in all its forms, has transformative powers and is both a public and a private good, and WHEREAS, the erosion of state funding has resulted in students and their families shouldering an ever increasing portion of the financial burden

#C3a., Action on 2018-20 Systemwide Capital Outlay Budget: Maintenance Reserve The Committee’s recommendation was seconded by Ms. Webb and approved unanimously (9-0): BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $121,521,931 annually from the general fund to the Maintenance Reserve Program for higher education institutions in the 2018-2

#C3b., Action on 2018-20 Systemwide Capital Outlay Budget: New Capital Outlay The Committee’s recommendation was seconded by Dr. Ramsey and approved unanimously (9-0): BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia calculates a need for $1,158,787,800 from the general fund and $99,834,600 from nongeneral funds and debt proceeds to support the capital outlay needs of the

#C3a., Action on 2018-20 Systemwide Capital Outlay Budget: Maintenance Reserve Mr. Hix briefly reviewed the recommendation from the chart on page 67 which was reviewed in September. He answered questions from members. Mr. Fralin congratulated the universities for addressing this during difficult times. The Committee’s recommendation was seconded by Mr. Ridenour and the following resolution was

#C4, Action on Enrollment Projections and Degree Estimates: Ms. Connelly asked Mr. Massa to provide a brief review but noted that in large part, the report is the same as presented at the last meeting. Mr. Massa indicated that the report was updated to reflect a few errors in enrollment that institutions corrected. He indicated that the system remains on track to meet the Council goals. Mr. Blake

Mr. Blake publicly acknowledged Mr. Hix for his years of service and reminded members of Mr. Hix’s upcoming retirement. Mr. Fralin read the following resolution which was approved unanimously (9-0): WHEREAS, R. Dan Hix has dedicated over 38 years of service to the Commonwealth; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hix provided strong leadership to the Council by serving as Director of Finance Policy since 2004;

2016
1/12/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation (CIP: 31.0505), effective summer 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia (UVA) to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in European Studies (CIP: 05.0106), effective fall 2017, for a period of six (6) academic years, i.e., through 2021-22.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that UVA will, by December 1, 2021, submit to Council a report on program outcomes relative to benchmarks in placement rate and type for the first four cohorts of graduates. Following reception of the report, Council will take action to approve either the continuation or the phasing out of the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies East Tennessee State University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 12, 2016.

2016
3/22/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Policy on Individual Participation in Council Meetings by Electronic Means under §2.2-3708.1 and requests that staff distribute the policy to members.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves proposed revisions to the policy “Policies and Procedures for Program Approval and Changes,” effective April 1, 2016, and directs staff to update the policy document accordingly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the creation of a School of Neuroscience at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program in United States Law (CIP: 22.0202), effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that, in accord with its responsibilities under §23-9.2:3.10 and §23-9.6:1:15 of the Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the Virginia Public Higher Education Policy on Course Credit for AP, Cambridge, CLEP, and IB, effective immediately, and directs staff to work with institutions to fulfill its provisions as expeditiously as possible.

On motion by Mr. Minor and seconded by Dr. Ramsey the following resolution was approved unanimously: WHEREAS, Martin J. Briley served as a member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2013 to 2016; and WHEREAS, he ably served on the Academic Affairs Committee, the TJ21 Committee, and the Research Forum; and WHEREAS, Mr. Briley’s leadership experience in local, state,

2016
5/16/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Southeastern University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) endorses the staff analysis of George Mason University’s proposed name change of the Law School to The Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University as not entailing any mission, programming, or enrollment changes that require SCHEV approval at this time; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SCHEV affirms that,

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Ivy Christian College to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Clarewood University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Virginia University of Science & Technology to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia delegates to the agency director authority to amend Council-approved policies, regulations, guidelines and all other agency documents to conform with and reflect the changes that will be enacted by Chapter 588 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly to the current language and numbering of statutes in Title 23 of the Code of Virginia. The

I move, pursuant to the terms of Council’s Employment Agreement with the Director, that the Director be awarded a performance bonus of 5% to be paid as soon as practicable, which bonus is based on the Director’s performance over the past year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants authority to the Council Chair to work with the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Human Resources to finalize the terms of the Director’s contract and to extend it for an additional four years.

Mr. Minor read the following resolution, which was approved unanimously and presented to Mr. Bland: WHEREAS, Gilbert T. Bland served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2007 to 2016; and WHEREAS, Mr. Bland also provided strong leadership to the Council and advocacy for the agency in serving as Chair and Vice Chair as well as on various committees

2016
7/19/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia elects the following slate of officers for 2015-16: G. Gilmer Minor, III, Chairman Heywood Fralin, Vice Chairman

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2017 and requests that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Briefings and/or committee meetings on Monday Afternoon - meetings on Tuesday (except where noted) „h January 10 ¡V SCHEV Offices (Richmond) „h March 20-21 ¡V travel to public insti

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Laws(LL.M.) degree program in Global Antitrust Law and Economics (CIP: 22.0205), effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Decision Analytics (M.D.A.) degree program in Decision Analytics (CIP: 52.1301), effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the updated State Policy on College Transfer, effective immediately, and directs staff to implement its provisions collaboratively with public institutions of higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the creation of the Honors College at James Madison University, effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2016-17 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed regulations for Workforce Credential Grant Program and directs to staff to incorporate any necessary technical changes that may arise subsequent to further executive or legal review.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed policies, application, and promissory note for the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship program and directs staff to incorporate any necessary technical changes that may arise subsequent to further executive or legal review.

Mr. Minor read the following resolution which was seconded by Dr. Murray and approved unanimously: WHEREAS, Mr. Gary Nakamoto was appointed to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2012 to 2016; and WHEREAS, he served on various Committees, including the TJ21 Committee, and served as Vice Chair of the Resources and Planning Committee; and WHEREAS, Mr. Nakamoto’s contr

2016
9/20/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves and adopts the “Contingency Plan for Continuing Authorization of ACICS Institutions Operating in Virginia,” and all of its constituent provisions, effective immediately.

BE IT RESOLVED that consistent with §23-9.6:1.01, Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 that all public institutions have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act and Appropriation Act.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed regulations for Workforce Credential Grant Program and directs to staff to incorporate any necessary technical changes that may arise subsequent to further executive or legal review.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed amended policies, application, and promissory note for the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship program.

2016
10/25/2016
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approves the attached Virginia Public Higher Education Guidelines for Study Abroad. The Guidelines shall become effective immediately.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Worcester Polytechnic Institute to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 2016.

WHEREAS, Goal #1 of the Virginia Plan for Higher Education is to provide affordable higher education access for all, with the alignment of state appropriations, financial aid, and tuition and fees being critical to attaining this goal and thereby enabling our graduates to compete in the global market place and advance the economic and cultural prosperity of the Commonwealth and its regions, now th

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that institutions be given the flexibility to award additional merit-based salary increases beyond the state-authorized three percent increase recommended above in order to attract and retain high-performing faculty and move closer to the Commonwealth’s 60th percentile goal. Any such increases shall be incorporated a

2015
1/12/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Kinesiology (CIP: 31.0505), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program in Graphic and Animation Design (CIP: 50.0409), effective fall 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Neuroscience (CIP: 26.1501), effective fall 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia receives the final report of its strategic-planning consultant, JBL Associates; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia extends its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to JBL Associates and its subcontractors for their assistance with the statewide strategic plan for higher educati

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the strategies recommended in support of the four goals of the statewide strategic plan for higher education in the Commonwealth, as discussed and agreed upon on October 28, 2014.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education directs agency staff to develop, in collaboration with constituents and stakeholders, a set of potential initiatives, measures and targets to support the approved strategies and provide an update to Council by January 12, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that an additional $31.5 million be provided for FY2016 in support of Virginia students, including the following: „X Additional appropriations of $30 million from the general fund for undergraduate need-based financial aid. „X Preservation of the current level of state support for both undergraduate and graduate st

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the following: „X Additional allocation of $8.8 million for research equipment through the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund to be financed through debt service payments beginning in FY2017; and, WHEREAS, state support for Virginia higher education has greatly eroded over the last decade and tuition

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that the institutions of higher education use their tuition capacity to pursue the funding of additional basic operations and instructional needs through tuition revenue in FY2016 and thereafter. These needs include the realization, over time, of the long-standing 60th percentile goal for faculty salaries. Salary inc

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recognizes that it is essential that a long-term financial plan for the future funding of public higher education in Virginia be developed and implemented that recognizes the importance of both sustainable revenue and increased efficiency to ensure that Virginia’s world-class system of colleges and universities remain a

2015
3/17/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Health Services Research (CIP: 51.2299), effective fall 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Georgetown University McDonough School of Business to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 12, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Guidelines for the Commissioned Officer’s Tuition Waiver, and that staff is authorized to promulgate the Guidelines immediately.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommended amendments to the Two Year College Transfer Grant Program regulations and that the Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program regulations be repealed with new program regulations promulgated, each subject to the appropriate state law and procedures.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, pending completion of the regulatory process for the Transfer Grant, that that inclusion of the new degree codes eligible for the Transfer Grant bonus award be made retroactive to the 2014-15 award year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs staff to collaborate with institutions to produce a package of enrollment projections and degree estimates that indicates whether the Commonwealth is on track to meet the target of 100,000 additional in-state undergraduate degrees at public institutions by 2024-25 and a comparable increase for private nonprofit ins

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the enrollment projection and degree estimate process shall follow the schedule below as closely as possible: 1. Discussion with GPAC – January 26th 2. Kickoff Webinar – February 5th 3. Optional Training Webinars February 9th – 20th 4. Submission Due Dates: a. Public Institutions – April 17th b. Private Institutions – April 17th 5. Staff Update – May Council Mee

2015
5/19/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the Chair, pursuant to the Council bylaws, appoint an ad hoc committee to reach a final decision in the matter of Security University. The ad hoc committee shall have authority to act on behalf of Council, and shall conclude its work at a meeting to take place on or before April 9, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the enrollment projection and degree estimate process shall follow the modified schedule below as closely as possible: 1. Discussion with GPAC – February 23rd 2. Kickoff Webinar – March 20th 3. Optional Training Webinars April 6th – 24th 4. Submission Due Dates: a. Public Institutions – May 22nd b. Private Institutions – May 22nd 5. Staff Update – July Council Meeting

2015
7/21/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program in Nursing Practice (CIP: 51.3818), effective fall 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Southeastern University to operate a degree-granting postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 19, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in order to facilitate public institutions’ compliance with § 2.2-3106(C)(8) of the Code of Virginia, approves and enacts “Guidelines and Approval Process for Policies at Public Institutions Regarding Exceptions for Certain Contracts Under the Conflict of Interests Act”, and in so doing, delegates authority to the SCHEV d

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council Of Higher Education For Virginia, in accordance with §4-6.01 of Chapter 665, 2015 Virginia Acts of Assembly, and in recognition of Peter Blake’s extraordinary performance and dedication to duty, approves a 5 percent bonus for the director.

2015
9/22/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia elect the following slate of officers for 2015-16: G. Gilmer Minor, III, Chairman Heywood Fralin, Vice Chairman

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed measures and targets for assessing progress on The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, the statewide strategic plan for higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Everest College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia at locations in Newport News, Chesapeake and Woodbridge, effective July 21, 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2015-16 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that the regulations for the Senior Citizens Tuition Waiver – 8VAC40 – 20 – be conformed to the Code of Virginia, § 23-38.56, to reflect the new maximum state taxable income of $23,850 for senior citizens seeking a waiver of tuition and fees while enrolled into a program for academic credit.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the guidelines for usage of state need-based financial aid for industry-based certification and related programs that do not qualify for other sources of student financial assistance. Council delegates to staff the review of the list of eligible programs requested by the institutions and to approve as appropriate and C

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that the following regulations be repealed as the programs are no longer authorized by the Code of Virginia.
• 8VAC40-40 - College Scholarship Assistance Program,
• 8VAC40-50 - Virginia Work-Study Program, and
• 8VAC40-90 - Virginia Graduate and Undergraduate Assistance Program


BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2016 and requests that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Committee meetings on Monday Afternoon - meetings on Tuesday (except where noted)
• January 12 – SCHEV Offices (Richmond) – all meetings the same day
• March 21-22 – travel to p


Johanna B. Chase WHEREAS, Johanna B. Chase served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2011 to 2015; and WHEREAS, she ably served on several of the Council’s committees, including the Academic Affairs and Executive Committees and also served as Secretary of the Council; and WHEREAS, Ms. Chase demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in

Stephen D. Haner WHEREAS, Mr. Stephen D. Haner was appointed to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia beginning on July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2015; and WHEREAS, he ably served as Chairman of the Top Jobs for the 21st Century (TJ21) Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee and various Council task forces; and WHEREAS, he played a vital role in planning the Counci

2015
10/27/2015
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the College of William and Mary in Virginia to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Business Analytics (CIP: 52.1301), effective fall 2016.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia endorses the list of SCHEV led priority initiatives that resulted from its discussion on September 22, 2015.

2014
1/14/2014
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval of the Virginia Commonwealth University policy, “Procedures for Compliance with the Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interest Act Prohibited Contracts Exception” as amended by the VCU Board of Visitors on May 21, 2004. This approval is in effect for a period of two years, pending development of a

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following mission statement for George Mason University, to take effect 30 days following adjournment of the 2014 General Assembly: A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capital Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community commit

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following mission statement for Richard Bland College, to take effect 30 days following adjournment of the 2014 General Assembly: To prepare students for university transfer through academically rigorous programs grounded in the liberal arts tradition of William & Mary and to expand access to college credentials

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following mission statement for the University of Mary Washington, to take effect 30 days following adjournment of the 2014 General Assembly: The University of Mary Washington is one of Virginia's outstanding public liberal arts universities, providing a superior education that inspires and enables our students

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following mission statement for the University of Virginia, to take effect 30 days following adjournment of the 2014 General Assembly: The University of Virginia is a public institution of higher learning guided by a founding vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of talented stud

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Management (CIP: 52.0101), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) degree program in Health Sciences Management (CIP: 51.0701), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree program in Youth and Social Innovation (CIP: 19.0706), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Fish and Wildlife Conservation (CIP: 03.0601), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) degree program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (CIP: 13.0406), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Packaging Systems and Design (CIP: 15.1503), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Sustainable Biomaterials (CIP: 03.0509), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiatea Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (CIP: 26.0102), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia request its staff to provide information to legislators that could be used to make an informed decision in the best interest of higher education and the state with regard to providing in-state tuition to some immigrant students who are lawfully present in the Commonwealth.

2014
3/18/2014
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Computer Game Design (CIP: 10.0304), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Human Development and Family Science (CIP: 19.0701), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in School Librarianship (CIP: 13.1334), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Athletic Training (CIP: 51.0913), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Mary Washington to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) degree program in Nursing (CIP: 51.3801), effective fall 2014. This approval is conditioned on the University receiving funds necessary to initiate and sustain the program from the 2014 General Assembly. If such funding is

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies The Chrysm Institute of Esthetics to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 18, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dominion School of Hair Design to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 18, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies AK9I Training Center to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 18, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Cosmopolitan Beauty and Tech School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 18, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the attached Policy Addendum: Facilitated Approval for Certain Four-Year Institution Degree Program Proposals. Staff is authorized to take administrative steps necessary to promulgate and implement the policy.

2014
5/20/2014
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA, in accordance with §4-6.01 of Chapter 806, 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly, and in recognition of Peter Blake’s extraordinary performance and dedication to duty, approves a 5 percent bonus for the director.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Reading, Literacy, and Learning (CIP: 13.1315), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Data Science (CIP: 11.0802), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Paul Mitchell The School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with branches in Woodbridge and Tysons Corner, effective May 20, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies College of Henricopolis School of Medicine to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, College of Henricopoli

2014
7/22/2014
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Atmospheric Sciences (CIP: 40.0401), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Bioengineering (CIP: 14.0501), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Microbiology (CIP: 26.0502), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate Council Minutes 7-22-14 Page 6 September 16, 2014 a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Nanoscience (CIP: 40.9999), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Mary Washington to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N) degree program in Nursing (CIP: 51.3801), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Christopher Newport University to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (CIP: 14.1001), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (CIP: 14.1901), effective spring 2015.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Augusta Health School of Clinical Laboratory Science to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 22, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Heart to Heart Career Training Center to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 22, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Mid-Atlantic Coding to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 22, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Empire Beauty School to operate a postsecondary institution with branches in Midlothian, Richmond and Virginia Beach in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 22, 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following degree program actions, as listed by institution, degree level, and title: A. Continue without condition:
• Christopher Newport University o Bachelor, Interdisciplinary Studies
• College of William & Mary o Bachelor, Chinese Language and Culture o Bachelor, German o Master, Applied Scienc


BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approves the Commonwealth of Virginia Policy on the Reciprocal Authorization of Distance Education and Related Activities. The Policy shall become effective immediately and the Director is authorized to implement its provisions as soon as feasible.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2014-15 Full Cost Report.

The following resolutions were seconded by Mr. Bland and approved unanimously by the full Council. Mr. Minor asked that staff mail the resolutions to Mr. Smith and Ms. DiGennaro since they were not in attendance: Mary C. Haddad WHEREAS, Mary C. Haddad served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2008 to 2014, and as chair of the Council’s Academic Af

2014
9/16/2014
Mr. Lockhart said the he worked individually with committee members to avoid conflicts with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to identify Council leadership for the coming year. The nominating committee, which was chaired by Mr. Lockhart and included Ms. Chase and Dr. Ramsey, proposed the following elected officers: Gil Minor, Council Chair and Heywood Fralin, Vice Chair. The nominating commit

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA adopts the framework for the strategic plan goals as agreed upon on September 16, 2014, and directs staff to employ this framework in developing the statewide strategic plan for higher education in the Commonwealth, including options for new funding models in support of this framework and complementary efforts on an advoca

BE IT RESOLVED that consistent with §23-9.6:1.01, Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2014-2015 and 2015- 2016 that all public institutions have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act and Appropriation Act with the proviso that Norfolk State University receives this certification pending the

2014
10/27/2014
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the framework for the strategic plan goals as greed upon during it September 15, 2014, meeting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia retains the authority to alter this framework prior to its movement for approval by the full Council on September 16, 2014; such that the Council resolution shall read:

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the framework for the strategic plan goals as agreed upon on September 16, 2014, and directs staff to employ this framework in developing the statewide strategic plan for higher education in the Commonwealth.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia receives the final report of its strategic-planning consultant, JBL Associates; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia extends its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to JBL Associates and its subcontractors for their assistance with the statewide strategic plan for higher ed

2014
10/28/2014
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA adopts the framework for the strategic plan goals as agreed upon on September 16, 2014, and directs staff to employ this framework in developing the statewide strategic plan for higher education in the Commonwealth, including options for new funding models in support of this framework and complementary efforts on an advoca

BE IT RESOLVED that consistent with §23-9.6:1.01, Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2014-2015 and 2015- 2016 that all public institutions have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act and Appropriation Act with the proviso that Norfolk State University receives this certification pending the

2013
1/14/2013
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2013
3/18/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science(M.S.)degree program in Biostatistics(CIP: 26.1102), effective fall 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dental Assisting Institute of Virginia to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 18, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Appalachian College of Optometry to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, Appalachian College of Optome

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Guidelines on Course Registration Policies for Military-Related Students at Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions, and that staff is authorized to promulgate the Guidelines immediately.

2013
5/21/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Writing and Rhetoric (CIP: 23.1304), effective fall 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Integrated Environmental Sciences (CIP: 03.0104), effective fall 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiatea Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Real Estate (CIP: 52.1501), effective fall 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to University of Virginia to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Constructed Environment (CIP: 04.0401), effective fall 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Lancaster Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 21, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Tepeyac School of Sonography to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 21, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Assist to Succeed Dental Assisting School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 21, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves proposed revisions to the policy “State-Level Requirements for Approval of Various Academic Program Actions at Public Institutions,” effective June 1, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed Level II measures for the University of Mary Washington and Virginia State University.

Ms. Webb read the following resolution and presented it to Mr. Clement. Members thanked him for his eight years of service to the Council. The resolution was approved unanimously: WHEREAS, Whittington Clement served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2005 to 2013; and WHEREAS, Mr. Clement has ably served as Council Chair, Vice Chair, and on var

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes a 5% salary increase for Director Peter Blake for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, from appropriations to the Council.

2013
7/16/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Science/Master of Engineering (M.S./M.Eng.) degree program in Nuclear Engineering (CIP: 14.2301), effective spring 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Nuclear Engineering (CIP:14.2301), effective spring 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies University of Fairfax to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 16, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy to operate a postsecondary institute in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 16, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Arclabs Welding School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 16, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts proposed revisions to the policy, Organizational Changes at Public Institutions: Policies and Procedures for Internal and Off-campus Organizational Changes, to take effect August 1, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approves the attached Guidelines on Award of Academic Credit for Military Education, Training and Experience by Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions. The Guidelines shall become effective immediately and the policies of the public institutions of higher education shall reflect conformity with the Guidelines no

WHEREAS, the University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) has now gone five (5) years without achieving candidacy status with an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USED), in violation of 8 VAC 40-31-180 (B)(2)(c); and WHEREAS, in March 2012 UNVA voluntarily entered into a consent agreement with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) that extended the

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Guidance for Institution Through Distance Education Modalities and authorizes staff to implement its provisions in the review of institutions applying for certification to operate in Virginia.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia convene a work group to plan a public forum in early spring 2014 on public-private partnerships to increase research funding for Virginia's colleges and universities and to review intellectual property policies, and that the work group report on its progress at the September 2013 council meeting.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2013-14 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendations from the Spring 2013 SCHEV AD HOC Workgroup, including establishing definitions and reporting protocol for Tuition & Fee Revenue Used for Financial Aid, and reaffirms its November 2012 recommendation of policies pertaining to Tuition & Fee Revenue Used for Financial Aid.

2013
9/10/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia proceed with hiring a national consultant to assist with the planning process and assessment of SCHEV and its strategic planning process, and authorizes the Council chair and staff to determine how best to proceed.

2013
9/17/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes the director to amend the Council's September 12 draft response to Executive Directive No. 6 in accordance with recommendations from stakeholders and Council members, and to transmit a final report to the Secretary of Education by October 1, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the FY 2013-2020 institutional enrollment targets and degree estimates as provided in Tables 1-8 of Item 6.a and authorizes staff to make the detailed enrollment targets and degree estimates available to the public via the SCHEV website. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of these institutional enrollment targets

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants "conditional" approval to the University of Virginia to establish a new off-campus site at 600 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 210, Newport News, Virginia 23606, to take effect September 18, 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2014 and request that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Committee meetings and any Council briefings on Monday Afternoon - Council meeting on Tuesday. January 13-14 - SCHEV Offices (Richmond) March 17-18 - travel to public institution (OD

2013
10/29/2013
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that additional operating budget appropriations be provided for the 2014-16 biennium for: Faculty salaries, $23.7 million from the general fund and $24.1 million in nongeneral funds in FY2015 and $48.2 million from the general fund and $49.0 million in nongeneral funds in FY2016 for additional salary increases for

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $98,177,400 annually from the general fund to the Maintenance Reserve Program for higher education institutions in the 2014-16 Biennium.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia calculates a need for $3,170,522,768 from the general fund and $433,673,925 from nongeneral funds and debt proceeds to support the capital outlay needs of the Commonwealth’s system of public higher education. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that priority for debt auth

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the updated “Virginia Public Higher Education Policy on the Offering of “Dual Enrollment” Courses in Public School Districts by Four-year and Two-year Institutions of Higher Education,” effective immediately, and staff is authorized to promulgate it as soon as feasible.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the updated “Policy on Mission Statement Changes at Virginia Public Higher Education Institutions,” effective immediately, and staff is authorized to promulgate it as soon as feasible.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the updated “Virginia Public Higher Education Policy on Program Productivity,” effective immediately, and staff is authorized to initiate the process described therein.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Data Analytics Engineering (CIP: 11.0802), effective fall 2014.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants conditional approval to the University of Mary Washington to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Geospatial Analysis (CIP: 45.0702), effective fall 2014. This approval is conditioned on the University receiving funds necessary to initiate and sustain the program from the 2014 session of the General Asse

2012
1/10/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Health Informatics (CIP: 51.0706), effective fall 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.S.) degree program in Healthcare Policy and Research (CIP: 51.2299), effective fall 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies SpaRelief Vocational Training to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective January 10, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies MG School of Health Professions to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective January 10, 2012.

Ms. Magill reported that the Executive Committee and other Council members met in closed session prior to the Council meeting and asked Mr. Bland to read the following motion. I move that Peter Blake be appointed director of SCHEV and that the Chair be authorized to negotiate and execute a contract consistent with discussion in closed session. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Minor and u

2012
3/20/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Public Policy and Leadership (CIP: 44.0501), effective fall 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia establishes the Military Education Advisory Committee to advise Council on academic and administrative matters and other issues associated with military-related students. Staff is authorized to solicit nominations from eligible institutions and take any other measures necessary to fulfill the Committee’s charge, which is h

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies GIT Services to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 20, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is rescheduling its September 18, 2012, meeting to September 25, 2012. Furthermore, SCHEV is rescheduling its June 25, 2012, meeting to September 24, 2012, pending agreement of this change with the Council of Presidents. The meetings will take place at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

2012
5/22/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following degree program action: Grant exemption from any further review or action at this time for the Longwood University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), due to positive enrollment trends.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia rants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Communication and Advocacy (CIP: 09.0999), effective fall.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Norfolk State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Information Technology (CIP: 11.0103), effective fall 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University (ODU) to offer 4-year baccalaureate programming at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center (VBHEC), subject to the following conditions: 1. that 4-year baccalaureate programs and lower division courses at the VBHEC be available only to admitted ODU students; 2. that the ODU 4-

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Medical Solutions Academy to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May, 21, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that, pursuant to §23-276.4(C) of the Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia affirms that Centura College is (i) authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and (ii) exempt from the requirement of certification, effective May 22, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s application to participate in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program beginning in the fall of 2013.

Action on Resolutions for Departing Council Members Ms. Magill thanked Mr. Dyke for his service and read the following resolution which was unanimously approved by the Council. The official resolution was provided to Mr. Dyke: WHEREAS, James W. Dyke, Jr. served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2004 to 2012; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dyke ably served o

Mr. Bland expressed his thanks to Ms. Magill and said the Council was lucky to have her experience in navigating the Council through tough times. He read the following resolution which was unanimously approved. The official resolution was provided to Ms. Magill: WHEREAS, Susan Magill served as a tireless, active, and dedicated member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 20

2012
7/16/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Christopher Newport University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Social Work (CIP: 44.0701), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program in Creative Writing (CIP: 23.1302), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Middle East and Islamic Studies (CIP: 05.0108), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Religion and Culture (CIP: 38.0299), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Material Culture and Public Humanities (CIP: 30.1201), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the Institute for Statistics Education to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 16, 2012

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts proposed revisions to the policy, “Organizational Changes at Public Institutions: Policies and Procedures for Internal and Off-campus Organizational Changes,” to take effect August 1, 2012.

2012
7/17/2012
Mr. Blake read the following certificate of recognition which was moved by Ms. Webb, seconded by Mr. Lockhart, and approved unanimously: WHEREAS, GEAR UP Virginia will complete the six year term of its current funding period on July 20, 2012; and WHEREAS, this will mark the twelfth full year of GEAR UP grants administered by SCHEV to improve the educational attainment of the Commonwealth of

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2012-13 Full Cost Report.

Special guest, Betsey Daley, was presented with the following memorial resolution honoring SCHEV’s Deputy Director, Thomas Daley: WHEREAS, Thomas D. Daley passed away on June 4, 2012; and WHEREAS, Mr. Daley served the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia with dedication and distinction, most recently as Deputy Director from 2005 until 2012, including service as Acting Agency Head i

2012
9/25/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2013 and requests that staff distribute the information to all Council members: Committee meetings and any Council briefings on Monday Afternoon – Council meetings on Tuesday
• January 14-15 – SCHEV Offices (Richmond)
• March 18-19 – travel to public ins


BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia affirms its commitment to increase the undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program to $3,500 and, ultimately, to $3,700 as originally recommended for the 2008-10 biennium. The Council also recognizes the Commonwealth’s current financial constraints and, therefore, reco

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia supports assigning funds currently used as a state match for the College Scholarship Assistance Program to institutional efforts to improve student retention and completion. Council directs staff to continue working with institutional representatives, including financial aid directors, and others to develop the criteria for dis

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (CIP: 14.9999), effective spring 2013.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Alliance Medical and Health Sciences to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 25, 2012, subject to the following conditions: According to 8 VAC 40-31-180, Alliance Medical and Health Sciences must attain candidacy towards accreditation by December 31, 2015 and full

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the American School of Nursing and Allied Health to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 25, 2012. Approval of the school’s Practical Nursing and Nursing Aide programs is contingent upon provisional approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the Hampton Roads Skills Center to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 25, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the ICA Language Services, Inc. to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 25, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the Professional Academy of Health Care Reimbursement Specialist, LLC. to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 25, 2012.

2012
11/19/2012
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Assured Training to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 30, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Morrison Dental Assistant School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 30, 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional operating budget appropriations in FY2014 totaling $108.9 million from the general fund and $41.3 million in nongeneral funds to be allocated in the following way: Base Adequacy/Cost of Education, $23.8 million from the general fund and $19.9 million in nongeneral funds. These funds would be provi

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation to appropriate $18.3 million in 2013-14 for Maintenance Reserve funding for Higher Education.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that the Governor and the General Assembly permit institutions to use general tuition revenue for student financial aid under the following policy parameters: 1. In-state student tuition will not subsidize out-of-state students. 2. Students receiving this aid must be making satisfactory academic pro

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia accepts the recommendations of the Higher Education Advisory Committee and the Performance Measures Workgroup and recommends the following to the Governor and General Assembly: Institutional Performance Measures to replace the education-related measures outlined in §4-9.02 ASSESSMENT OF INSITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE of the 20

2011
1/10/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Thomas Nelson Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Information Technology degree (CIP: 11.0103) effective Spring, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies American University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 11, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Centra Schools of Nursing to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 11, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Geneva College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 11, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies International College of Naturopathic Medicine to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 11, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the "Uniform Certificate of General Studies Guidance Document" and charges staff to follow the process described therein for implementing the requirements of Code of Virginia §23-9.6:1.20.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia commends the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment for its comprehensive review of higher education in the Commonwealth and its forward-thinking Interim Report. The Council expresses gratitude to the SCHEV staff for its significant assistance and guidance in the preparation of the report.

2011
3/22/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia does not approve the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program application of Valley Forge Christian College - Woodbridge Campus because the institution is not an in-state institution. Further, Council directs staff to review TAG regulations and make recommendations, as appropriate, to ensure that the regulations are consist

The Following resolution was unanimously approved by the Council: WHEREAS, Dr. Andrew Fogarty has served as an exemplary Interim Director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from August 2010 to April 2011; and WHEREAS, Dr. Fogarty provided outstanding leadership to the Council and its staff as well as to Virginia's public and private four-year institutions and community co

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Biomedical Sciences (CIP:26.0102), effective fall 2011. The Council stipulates that its authorization for the degree program would be rescinded if the agreement between George Mason University and Georgetown University is te

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in History of Decorative Arts (CIP:50.0703), effective fall 2011. The Council stipulates that its authorization for the degree program would be rescinded if the agreement between George Mason University and Smithsonian Associates

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Product Innovation(M.P.I.) degree program(CIP:30.0000), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Star institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 22, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the updated policy "State-Level Requirements for Approval of Various Academic Program Actions at Public Institutions," effective April 1, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following degree program actions: A. Grant exemption for the BA in Latin American Studies, based on the interdisciplinary nature of the program. B. Grant exemption for the MA in Justice, Law and Policy based on revised enrollment data demonstrating that the program meets viability standards. C. Grant ex

Mr. Bland read the following motion from the Search Committee: I move that Council appoint Peter Blake as Interim Director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia effective April 1, 2011, and further move that the Chair be authorized to negotiate and execute a contract with Mr. Blake consistent with terms discussed in closed session. The motion was seconded by Mr. Lutz and unan

2011
5/17/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Valley Forge Christian College-Woodbridge Campus' request to reopen the institution's January 29, 2010, application to participate in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program so that new information submitted for this application will be considered during the Council's July 19, 2011, meeting.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Forensic Science (CIP:43.0106), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (B.S./B.A.) degree program in Geospatial Science (CIP:45.0702), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Capital College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dallas Theological Seminary to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dulles University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Professional Dental Assisting Institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies South Baylo University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Underwater Construction Academy to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Wholistic Wisdom Healing Arts School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 17, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2011-12 through 2013-14 that all public institutions have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Higher Education Restructuring Act and Appropriation Act.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2011-12 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program operating plan and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia extends its thanks to Dr. Sharon Caraballo for her work as State Chair of CGEP.

2011
7/19/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approve the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2012 and distribute the information to all Council members: Briefings on Monday Afternoon - Meeting on Tuesday January 9-10 - SCHEV Offices (Richmond) March 19-20 - travel to public institution May 21-22 travel to private institution (TBD) June 18 or 25 - meet wi

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Management of Secure Information Systems (CIP: 43.0303), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S. degree program in Meteorology (CIP:40.0404), effective spring 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Centro De Capacitation Professional to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 19, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Life Pacific College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 19, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Tech 2000, Inc. to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 19, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that, pursuant to §23-276.4(C) of the Code of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) affirms that the thirty-five (35) postsecondary institutions named below are (i) authorized to confer or grant academic or professional degrees beyond secondary education in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and (ii) exempt from the requirement of certification by S

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2011 Faculty Salary Peer Group Report and recommends that it be transmitted to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House of Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommended changes to the regulations of the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program and that the resulting eligibility of George Washington University's undergraduate programs should be delayed until fall 2012 when such eligibility can be considered within program funding recommendations.

WHEREAS, Jacob Lutz served as a dedicated member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2009 to 2011; and WHEREAS, Mr. Lutz demonstrated his unwavering commitment to enhancing Virginia's outstanding system of higher education through his guidance and good counsel on the Academic Affairs Committee; and WHEREAS, his record of leadership and accomplishments in the legal prof

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2011-12 Full Cost Report.

2011
9/20/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that he Executive Committee is authorized to negotiate a new contract with the Executive Director consistent with discussions held in closed session and that the Chair be authorized to execute the contract on behalf of the Council.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the FY 2011-2018 institutional enrollment targets and degree estimates as provided in Tables 1-6 of Item 6.a and authorizes staff to make the detailed enrollment targets and degree estimates available to the public via the SCHEV website. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of these institutional enrollment targets

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $5,597,753 in addition to the base funding of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia affirms its commitment to increase the undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award for the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program to $3,500 and ultimately $3,700 as originally recommended for the 2008-10 biennium, but also recognizes the Commonwealth's current financial constraints and therefore strongly recommends that fun

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed Level II measures for Christopher Newport University.

2011
10/25/2011
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that additional operating budget appropriations be provided for the 2012-14 biennium for: Base Adequacy/Cost of Education, $51.2 million from the general fund and $41.0 million in nongeneral funds in FY2013 and $102.5 million from the general fund and $82.1 million in nongeneral funds in FY2014. These funds would

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the authorization of $2,729,724,324 from the general fund and $245,469,000 from nongeneral funds and debt to support the capital outlay needs of the commonwealth's system of public higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $665,685,342 from the general fund to the Maintenance Reserve Program for higher education institutions in the 2012-14 Biennium.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia amends the list of science, engineering, and mathematics degree programs into which student eligible for the Two Year College Transfer Grant program may enroll and receive the additional "bonus" STEM-N award by adding those adopted by SCHEV for institutional STEM reporting purposes, as it currently exists and is hereafter amend

Higher Education Opportunity Act Targeted Economic and Innovation Incentives Funding October 25, 2011 SENSE OF THE COUNCIL Council Minutes 10-25-11 Page 7 January 10, 2012 WHEREAS, the Council notes that one of the distinguishing factors about the Virginia higher education system is its diversity of institutions and their missions and providing them with appropriate autonomy to achieve

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program in Goetechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering (CIP: 14.3301), effective spring 2012.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Court Reporting Institute of Arlington to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Institute of Advanced Medical Esthetics to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Job Market Training.com to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Professional Career Institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia establishes the Out-of-State, Non-Profit Advisory Committee to advise Council on academic and administrative matters and other issues related to out-of-state, non-profit postsecondary institutions certifies to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 25, 201. Staff is authorized to solicit nominations from el

2011
11/14/2011
The Council supports the Higher Education Advisory Committee consensus on increased funding for the Tuition Assistance Grant program and including students attending private nonprofit institutions in a summer STEM-H internship grant program should such a program be established and funded. The Council also supports exploring options to engage nonpublic institutions in addressing the goals set forth

WHEREAS, the Council notes that one of the distinguishing factors about the Virginia higher education system is its diversity of institutions and their missions and providing them with appropriate autonomy to achieve those missions; and WHEREAS, in formulating recommendations for the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia notes that much prog

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education recommends student fee supported Auxiliary Enterprise capital outlay projects in the amount of $101,172,730 at Virginia’s public two-year institutions.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education encourages the VCCS and the Commonwealth to seek alternative ways to cover the costs such that comprehensive fee increases can be kept to a minimum.

WHEREAS, George Mason University has provided additional information that was not included in its original capital outlay request, and, WHEREAS, the additional information has a material effect on the calculation of its need for additional academic space and the staff now recommends a change to its previous recommendations, now THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the capital outlay project entitl

2010
1/12/2010
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia on recommendation of its Restructuring Subcommittee approves the following Longwood University Level II measures: Course Redesign and Cooperative Teacher Licensure Programs In Emporia and Martinsville, VA (are attached and made a part of these minutes).

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Nichols College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, Nichols College shall be allowed to advertise a

BE IT RESOLVED that, based on advice of legal counsel and effective for the spring 2010 term, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommended changes and accompanying clarifying language to Addendum A of the Domicile Guidelines which provides the eligibility status of certain nonimmigrant visas and alien status to establish domicile in Virginia. Specifically the recomm

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Forensic Science (CIP: 43.0106), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Graphic Design (CIP:50.0409), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Computer and Information System Security (CIP: 11.1003), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Mater of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program (CIP: 51.2201), effective summer 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies American Digital University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 12, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Evergreen College of Northern Virginia to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 12, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants to George Mason University (GMU) approval to offer instruction at its current Loudoun County location through the end of its current lease in June 2011. GMU shall submit its application for conditional (final) approval of a permanent Loudoun County campus by October, 1, 2010.

2010
3/16/2010
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Neuroscience (CIP:30.2401), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Neuroscience (CIP:30.2401), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia amends its Guideline for Assessment of Student Learning to allow institutions the option of assessing competency for the remainder of the current cycle of student learning assessment in Virginia. This option applies only to content area assessment undertaken in academic year 2010-11 or later.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Health and Medical Policy (CIP:44.0503), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree program in Creative Technologies(CIP:10.0304), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Cue Studios' Center for Audio Engineering to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia effective March 16,2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies the Protocol School of Washington to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia,effective March 16, 2010.

RESOLVED: The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia wishes to defer action on the request of Radford College for planning approval for a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology (1223) in order to give Radford College the opportunity to resubmit its request following the recommendations of the Task Force on Medical Laboratory Education which have been accepted by the Council at i

2010
5/18/2010
WHEREAS, Dr. Daniel J. LaVista has served as an exemplary Executive Director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2004-2010, providing leadership and coordination of Virginia's public four-year institutions, community colleges, and private institutions; and WHEREAS, he played a significant role in the development and administration of the 2005 Higher Education Restructurin

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2010-11 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering program operating plan and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2010-11 that the following public institutions have satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Higher Education Restructuring Act and Appropriation Act: Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary George Mason University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford Unive

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies for 2010-11 that the following public institutions have substantially met the performance standards of the Higher Education Restructuring Act and Appropriation Act: James Madison University Longwood University Richard Bland College Virginia State University In addition, 1. After careful consideration of t

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Intelligence (CIP: 45.0799), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Sport and Recreation Studies (CIP: 31.0504), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies American College of Commerce and Technology to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 18, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies Virginia College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 18, 2010, in accordance with the conditions listed below, for one (1) year. 1. That, during the period of provisional certification, Virginia College shall be allowed to advertise and receive studen

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Virginia Technical Institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May 18, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree (CIP: 51.3818) effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopt the Virginia Public Higher Education Policy on the Assessment of Student Learning, effective immediately.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Christopher Newport University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Economics (CIP: 45.0601), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Art History (CIP: 50.0703), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Bioengineering (CIP: 14.0501), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (CIP: 30.3301), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Environmental Science (CIP: 03.0104), effective fall 2010.

2010
6/28/2010
WHEREAS, Christine Milliken sered as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2002 to 2010; and as Chair from July 2009 to June 2010; and WHEREAS, she also served with great effectiveness on many Council committees and subcommittees at various times during her tenure, including the Resources, Executive, and Planning committees; and as Chair of the Academic

WHEREAS, the position of Director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia becomes vacant on July 1, 2010, due to the resignation of the current Director, and, WHEREAS, certain functions and operations of the Council may require formal approval or action by the Director of department head, and WHEREAS, neither a Director nor Acting or Interim Director has yet been chosen by Coun

2010
7/20/2010
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2010-11 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program (CIP: 51.1605) effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) degree program in Leadership (CIP: 13.0401) effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia revokes the Certificate to Operate issued to the School of Transportation Management and Logistic, Inc. effective July 20, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Marshall Community and Technical College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 20, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Suffolk University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 20, 2010.

WHEREAS, Bob Ashby served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2006 to 2010; and WHEREAS, he also ably served as a member of the Council's Academic Affairs and Outreach Committees and on the Affordability Subcommittee; and WHEREAS, Dr. Ashby tirelessly led the Council's efforts to pilot an access-promotion program in Southside Virginia and contrib

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), pursuant to the SCHEV Bylaws Section Eight, following presentation in writing and discussion at the May 18, 2010 Executive Committee meeting, and following a three-quarters vote of the total Council membership at the July 20, 2010 SCH EV Council meeting, adopt the amended version of the SCHEV Bylaws dated July 20, 2010

2010
9/21/2010
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia affirms its commitment to increase the undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award for the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program to $3,500 and ultimately $3,700 as originally recommended for the 2008-10 biennium, but also recognizes the Commonwealth's current financial constraints and therefore strongly recommends that fun

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Pj.D.) degree in Rehabilitation Science (CIP: 26.0906), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approves the revised Virginia Tuition Relief, Refund and Reinstatement Guidelines. The revised Guidelines shall become effective immediately and the policies of public institutions of higher education shall reflect conformity with the Guidelines no later than the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year. Each institutio

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dental Discovery School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 21, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Standard Healthcare Services School of Nursing to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 21, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Peace Operations (CIP: 30.2801), effective spring 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Lifespan and Digital Communication (CIP: 09.0199), effective fall 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approve the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2011 and distribute the information to all Council members: Briefings on Monday afternoon - meetings on Tuesday January 10-11 - SCHEV Offices (Richmond) March 21-22 - travel to public institution (University of Virginia) May 16-17 - travel to private institution (

2010
10/26/2010
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education approves the following addendum to its 2010-12 budget amendment recommendations: Budget Addendum Language: The policies and goals contained in the individual budget amendment items reviewed by the Council at its October 26, 2010 meeting are critical to the quality, affordability, and sustainability of our system of higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the institutional targets and thresholds for 2010-11 through 2015-16.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the report on the Review of the Funding Model for Student Financial Assistance and recommends that it be transmitted to the Chairman of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and the Director of Department of Planning and Budget.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education modifies its Fixed Asset Guidelines to include the proposed language related to Auxiliary Enterprise Facilities at Two-Year Institutions.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies The Bodywork Institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 26, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Kaplan College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 26, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Boston University Metropolitan College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 26, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Virginia Allied Health Careers School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 26, 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Sport and Recreation Management(CIP: 31.0504) effective spring 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Applied Economic Management(CIP: 45.0602) effective spring 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Information Systems (CIP: 11.0103) effective spring 2011.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Information Systems (CIP: 11.0103) effective spring 2011.

2009
1/6/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provisionally certifies South University to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective immediately and for a period of one (1) year, in accordance with the conditions enumerated below: 1. that, during the period of provisional certification, South University shall be allowed to advertise

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Linguistics (CIP: 16.0102), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants conditional approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Nursing (CIP: 51.1601), effective fall 2009. This approval is conditioned on the University receiving funds necessary to initiate and sustain the program from the 2009 session of the General Assembly. If such funding

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Strategic Leadership (CIP: 30.9999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program (CIP: 51.1699), effective fall 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Social and Behavior Health (CIP:51.2207), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Systems Modeling and Analysis (CIP: 27.9999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendations contained in the "Toward Affordability" report of its AD Hoc Committee on Affordability and directs staff to advocate for and facilitate the implementation of those recommendations.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the institutional targets and thresholds for 2008-09 through 2013-14.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants to George Mason University (GMU) a third one-year extension of its preliminary approval to operate an instructional site in Loudoun County. GMU shall notify SCHEV of its intent to apply for conditional (final) approval by May 1, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Computer Forensics (CIP: 11.9999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program (CIP: 51.2201), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Real Estate Development (CIP: 52.1501), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (CIP: 14.9999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Make-Up Artist Studio to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 6, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Simply Ballroom Dance Teachers Academy to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 6, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Today's Dentist Assisting School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective January 6, 2009.

2009
3/10/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia requests its Chairman to work with the Governor's Office to prepare and mail a letter to the congressional delegation expressing support for the proposed Access and Completion Incentive Fund to foster an innovative approach to help low-income students succeed and complete their college education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendations of the Domicile Guideline Review Committee to amend the Virginia Domicile Guidelines, 8 VAC 40-120, subject to non-substantive recommendations that may arise during the promulgation process.

The Council unanimously recommended that staff develop a specific proposal or conducting the program viability process on an annual basis as well as every five years. It was requested that the proposal be submitted to the Council for approval in May.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following degree program actions: A. Continue without stipulation: Norfolk State University: Master of Arts in Teaching(MAT) - CIP Code: 13.0101 Master of Music in Music (MMUS) - CIP Code: 50.0903 University of Virginia: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bu

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program in Computer Game Design (CIP: 10.0304), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program i Global Affairs (CIP: 30.2001), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Organization Development and Knowledge Management (CIP: 52.1003), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Senior Housing Administration (CIP: 51.0799), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Information Security Assurance (M.I.S.A.) degree program (CIP: 11.1003), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies National School of Nursing and Allied Health to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 10, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies University of North America to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 10, 2009.

2009
5/12/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed Level II measures for: George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Virginia Community College System and Virginia Military Institute.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia accepts the following amendment to the SCHEV Program Productivity/Viability Policy: Annual review of recently approved programs at four-year institutions and Richard Bland College. SCHEV shall annually review recently approved programs when they have completed their fifth year of existence (except for years when the regul

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the statement of mission of George Mason University as revised by the institution's Board of Visitors on February 4, 2009. Pursuant to the Code of Virginia, the Council will report this new mission statement to the Governor and the General Assembly; thereby, this action will be effective thirty days after the adjournm

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the revised regulations pertaining to the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary institutions (8 VAC 40-1 et. seq.) and delegates to the Executive Director the authority (1) to implement SCHEV's compliance with all applicable provisions of the Administrative Process Act regarding promulgation of the

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2009-10 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering program operating plan and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends defining "health related professional programs" eligible for the Tuition Assistance Grant program as being those graduate programs falling under 51 CIP Code series according to the National Center for Educational Statistics.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the maximum VTAG awards for 2009-10 be $3,000 for undergraduate students and $1,300 for graduate students. Should VTAG enrollments be lower than projected, the Executive Director shall be authorized to allocate all available funds.

WHEREAS, Margaret Lewis ably served as a member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2004 to 2009; and WHEREAS, Ms. Lewis served as a distinguished member of the Council's Academic Affairs Committee; and WHEREAS, Ms. Lewis' common sense leadership and medical expertise served the Council well in making public policy and budget recommendations to the Governor and Genera

2009
6/9/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that upon further examination of Virginia State University (VSU) certification data by Council staff and VSU staff, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia hereby fully certifies VSU for 2009-10 and removes requirements and recommendations contained in the State Council's June 8, 2009 certification resolution pertaining to VSU. In all other respects, the Council hereby r

2009
7/14/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the FY 2009-2015 institutional enrollment targets and degree estimates as provided in Tables 1-6 of Item 7.a and authorizes staff to make the detailed enrollment targets and degree estimates available to the public via the SCHEV website.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of these institutional enrollment targets does not constitute either implicit or explicit a approval of any new program, site, higher education center, or campus determined by an institution as necessary to achieve these targets. Further, as a condition of certification under the Restructuring Act, institutions are expected to achieve 95% of the in-state enrol

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2009-10 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following degree program action: University of Virginia Doctor of Education in Counselor Education - CIP Code: 13.1101

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes the Executive Director to convey to the Governor and General Assembly the attached report: "Programs Identified for Closure: Results of the 2008-09 Academic Program Productivity/Viability Review."

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Chemistry and Biochemistry (CIP: 26.0202), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIP: 14.0899), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Music Education (CIP: 13.1312), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree (CIP:50.0999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CIP: 41.9999), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends adoption of SAT math and verbal combined scores of 900 and above and ACT composite scores of 19 and above as "empirical alternative equivalent measures" to satisfy the high school achievement measures for VGAP eligibility as authorized under § 23-7.1:02 B.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grant final, unconditional, approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Nursing (CIP: 51.1601)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Modeling and Simulation Engineering (CIP:14.0101), effective spring 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Blue Ridge Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) in General Science degree (CIP: 30.0101) effective Fall, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Eastern Shore Community College to initiate an Associate of Arts and Science (A.A.&S.) in Liberal Arts degree (CIP:24.0101), effective Fall, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Germanna Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Engineering degree (CIP:14.0101) effective Fall, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration degree (CIP: 52.0201) effective Fall, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 14, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs staff to work with the Office of the Attorney General and the Virginia Registrar to facilitate removal of the Domicile Guidelines from the Virginia Administrative Code, to withdraw the proposed revisions tot he Guidelines from the APA process,and to reissue the language approved at its March 10, 2009 meeting as Council

It was unanimously approved to appoint Ms Milliken as Chair, Ms. Magill as Vice Chair, and Mr. Bland as Secretary for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

2009
9/15/2009
WHEREAS, Eva, Hardy served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia form 2005 to 2009; and as Vice Chair from 2007-2009; and WHEREAS, Ms. Hardy also served as an active committee member on the Executive Committee, Resources Committee, Outreach Committee, and the Restructuring Task Force at various times during her tenure; and WHEREAS, Ms. Hardy's decisive

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request of $1,431,153 ($676,183 in FY10/11 and $754,970 in FY 11/12) to sustain the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request of $2,087,950 ($143,000 FY 2010/2011, and $657,950 FY 2011/2012) to establish the Virginia Virtual Computing Lab. Additionally, the Council encourages more collaboration among institutions and requests (1) participation of a minimum of ten institutions,(2) development of a better co

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia affirms its commitment to increase the undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award for the Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program to $3,500 and ultimately $3,700 as originally recommended for the 2008-10 biennium, but also recognized the Commonwealth's current financial constraints and therefore strongly recommends that fun

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Policies and Promissory Note for the Optometry Grant Loan Program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Chemical Biology (CIP: 40.0599), effective Fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Capital Laser Institute to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 15, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Medical Educators, LLC. to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 15, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga Teacher Training to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 15, 2009.

WHEREAS, a question has arisen as to whether the Council has complied in the past with all technical requirements concerning notice of meetings under the Freedom of Information Act, and WHEREAS, we wish to correct any deficiencies, and affirm and ratify prior actions, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia as follows: The Council hereby affirms and

2009
10/27/2009
WHEREAS, Virginia's system of higher education has traditionally been recognized for its excellence, with many of our institutions ranked nationally in a variety of categories and WHEREAS, the strength of Virginia's higher education system has been a major component of the Commonwealth's economic development efforts, as witnessed by the recent establishment of corporate locations in Virginia by

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $301,588,613 from the general fund to the Maintenance Reserve Program for higher education institutions in the 2010-12 Biennium.

The Council of Higher Education has assigned priorities to or made recommendations on the capital outlay requests of the state-supported institutions of higher education and their affiliated agencies. The priority groups to which the projects have been assigned are: Priority Group "S" (Six-Year Plan)- these are projects which are included included in the legislatively mandated Commonwealth Si

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the authorization of $2,574,087,000 from the general fund and $232,747,000 from nongeneral funds to support the capital outlay needs of the Commonwealth's system of public higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the authorization of $2,547,087,000 from the general fund and $232,747,000 from nongeneral funds to support the capital outlay needs of the Commonwealth's system of public higher education.

WHEREAS, Richard Bland College and the University of Virginia's College at Wise met with the Council's Restructuring Subcommittee and submitted acceptable remediation plans; NOW, THEREFORE< IT BE RESOLVED, that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends to the Governor the release of financial benefits set forth in Virginia Code Section 2.2-5005 to Richard Bland College and t

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Chamberlain College of Nursing to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 27, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dental Assisting School of Virginia to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 27, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Dental Assisting Training Program of Virginia to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 27, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Internet Marketing Training Center to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 27, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies PeopleNTech Institute of Information Technology to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 27, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program (CIP: 24.0102), effective spring 2010.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Athletic Training (CIP:51.0913), effective spring 2010.

2009
12/1/2009
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia supports the continuation of the P-16 Education Council in recognition of its role in coordinating all segments of education.

The following resolution was unanimously approved by the Council: WHEREAS, Alan Wurtzel served as an exemplary member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia from 2003 to 2009; and as Chair from July 2004 to September 2007; and WHEREAS, he also served as an active committee member on all of the Council's committees at various times during his tenure, including the Academic Aff

2008
1/7/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), pursuant to the SCHEV Bylaws Section Eight, following presentation in writing and discussion at the September 10, 2007 Council meeting, and following a three-quarters vote of the total Council membership at the January 8, 2008 SCHEV Council meeting, adopt the amended version of the SCHEV Bylaws dated January 8, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the authorization of $70,000,000 from the general fund and $88,615,000 from nongeneral funds to support the construction of a new School of Medicine building at VCU.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thoughts (CIP: 45.9999), effective spring 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Clinical and translational Sciences (CIP: 26.0102), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Sociology (CIP: 45.1101), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes staff to work with Virginia State University to identify an external review team and objective for the external review of the proposed Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in health Psychology.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Doctor of Physical therapy (DPT) degree program (CIP:51.2308), effective summer 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Radford University to initiate a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program (CIP:51.2306), effective summer 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.s.) degree program in Biomedical Technology Development and Management (CIP: 51.2006), effective summer 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Clinical and Translational Sciences (CIP:26.0102), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher Education for Virginia accept and endorse the attached plan for implementing the recommendations of the Report of the 2007 Assessment Task Force.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes staff to participate in the review of proposals for new Career and Technical Academies. The SCHEV review and approval will focus on postsecondary and business/industry elements of the proposed academies. SCHEV approval will be conveyed to the Department of Education for final review.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants to George Mason University (GMU) an extension of the Council's 2007 preliminary-approval extension for GMU to continue its plan for a campus in Loudoun County. This second extension is granted for a period of up to one year, no later than January 31, 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia endorses a study proposed by the CICV to examine new ways in which Virginia's private, nonprofit colleges could partner with the Commonwealth to serve its citizens and meet its higher education goals.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the 2007 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Chapter 847, Section 4-6.01, and after consideration of additional income from outside sources, including, but not limited to, service on boards of directors or such other services, and in further consideration that the last bonus for the Executive Director was awarded on Septemb

2008
3/11/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctor of engineering (E. Eng.) degree (CIP: 14.0101), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Health Psychology (CIP:42.2301), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Commerce (CIP: 52.0101),effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Danville Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in engineering (CIP: 14.0101), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Alternative Therapy School of Massage to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 11, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Le Arai Beauty Academy to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 11, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Metropolitan Institute of Health and Technology to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective March 11, 2008.

2008
5/13/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Physics (CIP: 40.0801), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d.) degree program in Health Psychology (CIP: 42.2301), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia accept and endorse the revised (six year) schedule for the implementation of value added assessment.

The Council unanimously accepted the following substitute resolution: WHEREAS the Higher Education Restructuring Act is acknowledged to be in the forefront of higher education reform and, WHEREAS it establishes new relationships between the state, institutions of higher learning, and the public, and WHEREAS this is the first certification process which utilizes targets and thresholds for

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2008-09 Commonwealth Graduate engineering program operating plans and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the following measures nd reporting guidelines and requirements: Measure 4: Institution established annual targets of graduation rates according to financial aid status with tie intent of achieving a similar graduation rate for each cohort of students. Three cohorts of students shall be used for this measure, as they

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Community Health (CIP: 51.2208), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Tourism and Events Management (CIP: 36.0199), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Applied Information Technology (CIP: 11.0103), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Educational Psychology (CIP: 42.1801), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Global Health (CIP: 51.2210), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Addiction Studies (CIP: 34.0104), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Industrial and Logistics Technology (CIP: 15.0612), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies HVAC Mechanical Training, LLC to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective May, 13, 2008.

2008
7/8/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approve the following meeting schedule for calendar year 2009 and distribute the information to all Council members. (the schedule is attached and made a part of these minutes.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion university to initiate a doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree (CIP: 1699) effective spring 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the revised Policies and Procedures for Review of Academic Program Productivity/Viability utilizing alternative quantitative standard 2, effective immediately and to be implemented during the 2008-09 academic year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2008-09 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies MediCorp Health Systems-School of radiology to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 8, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies S&E Academy of therapeutic Massage to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective July 8, 2008.

It was unanimously approved to reappoint Mr. Clement as chair and Ms. Hardy as Vice Chair for the coming year.

2008
9/9/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in System Engineering and Operations Research (CIP: 14.2701), effective spring 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the proposed regulations pertaining to the public participation guidance developed by the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, and delegated to the Executive director the authority to approve any further revisions that may be necessary to satisfy the provisions of the Administrative Process act.

The following resolution was unanimously approved by the council. Staff was asked to fr am the resolution and send it to Ms. Dragas: WHEREAS, Helen Dragas ably served as a member of the state Council of higher Education for Virginia from 2006 to 2008 and as a member of the Outreach committee, Resource Committee, and the Executive committee; and WHEREAS, her willingness and aptitude to serve

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher Education for Virginia affirms its commitment to increase the undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award for the tuition Assistance grant (TAG) program to $3,500 and ultimately $3,700 as originally recommended for the 2008-10 biennium, but also recognizes the Commonwealth's current financial constraints and therefore strongly recommends that fun

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional College Scholarship Assistance Program funding to be phased in over a three-year period with a $1.5 million increase in FY10, a $3.0 million increase in FY11, and a $4.4 million increase in FY12 over the FY09 base year in order to provide state need-based aid that is specifically targeted to meet the needs

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program in Teacher Leadership (CIP: 13.0101), effective spring 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Athletic Training CIP: 51.0913), effective spring 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to John Tyler Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Engineering (CIP: 14.0101), effective fall 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Ancestral Mountain Tuina School to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 9, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Hospitality Training Institute, Inc. to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 9, 2008.

2008
10/21/2008
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the "Review of Eastern Virginia Medical School."

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following addendum to its 2008-10 budget amendment recommendations: Budget Addendum Language The policies and goals contained in the individual budget amendment items (see list below) reviewed by the Council at its October 21, 2008 meeting, are critical to the quality and affordability of our system of higher

Private Institutions and the State's Nursing Shortage BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia remains concerned about the challenges facing Virginia's private, nonprofit colleges to recruit and retain sufficient nursing faculty and considers it a high priority of the Commonwealth to examine ways to expand enrollment capacity at the 7 private institutions with nurs

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the changes to the performance standards and directs the staff to forward the changes to the Governor and General Assembly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 21, 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Saint Michael College of Allied Health to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 21, 2008.

2007
1/9/2007
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following resolution. Achieving the goals contained herein is critical to the health and welfare of the citizens of our Commonwealth. WHEREAS, the Higher Education Restructuring Act requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to develop a statewide strategic plan that reflects the goals set fort

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Engineering (CIP:14.0101), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science (B.A./B.S.) degree program in African American and African studies (CIP: 05.0201), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to University of Virginia to initiate a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program (CIP: 51.1699), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (CIP: 43.9999), effective summer 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Agricultural and Life Sciences (CIP:01.0000), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Computer Science (CIP:11.0701), effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Media Management (CIP:09.0999), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Social Sciences (CIP:45.0101), effective Spring 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council for Higher Education approves the Preliminary Guidelines for Institutional Assessment of Student Learning.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Academic Affairs Committee's Charge to the 2007 Task Force on Assessment.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants George Mason University (GMU) an extension of the Council's 2006 preliminary for GMU to continue its plan for a campus in Loudoun County. This preliminary-approval extension is granted for a period of up to one year; no later than January 31, 2008, the university must request from Council either a legislative-mandated c

Ms. Dragas recommended that the Council support delegate Tata's legislation calling for SCHEV to do a study of the need for a Higher Education Center in Virginia Beach, to including funding. The motion was seconded by Ms. Hardy and UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the benchmarks and targets for the Institutional Performance Standards submitted by Virginia's public institutions for the years 2006-07, 2007-08, and 2008-09. These targets, and those targets submitted for later years, shall be used in the development of the Council's revision of the six-year statewide strategic plan

2007
3/13/2007
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason university to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in global and Environmental Change (CIP: 40.9999), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Political Science (CIP: 45.1001), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Film (CIP: 50.0602), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree program (M.S.A.T.) (CIP:51.0913), effective summer 2007.

Action on Resolution acknowledging Dominion's support of The Outstanding Faculty Awards (OFA) WHEREAS, the General Assembly and Governor created the Outstanding Faculty Award program in 1986 to honor exceptional faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities; and WHEREAS, a total of 244 Virginia faculty members have received this high honor since the first awards in 1987;

WHEREAS, 1. ODU has requested that it be permitted to operate an "extended campus location" at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, 2. The term "extended campus" is not recognized in the Code of Virginia or by SCHEV, 3. § 23-221 of the Code of Virginia provides that no institution of higher learning shall offer courses of study similar to those offered by a comprehensive communi

A resolution was read and presented to departing Council Member Jean Cunningham after receiving unanimous approval by the Council. This resolution is attached and made part of these Minutes.

2007
5/8/2007
WHEREAS, every Virginian, and in fact, every American, has been personally and profoundly impacted by the tragic events of April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech; and WHEREAS, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia - as a gubernatorially-appointed coordinating board, and SCHEV as a government agency of state employees - has been inspired by the strength, the poise, the courage and the per

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves Moving Virginia Forward as the Systemwide Strategic Plan in accordance with Section 23-9.6:1 of the Code of Virginia; and further, that the Executive Director is authorized to submit the Strategic Plan to the Governor and General Assembly on behalf of the Council.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies that each public institution has satisfactorily met the performance standards of the Higher Education Restructuring Act and Appropriations Act. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia reaffirms its November 13, 2006 resolution that directed the challenges below to Virginia's p

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia approves Regent University to participate in the College Scholarship Assistance Program as of 2007-08 award year. Funding for the institution will be provided by a pro-rata adjustment of current institutional allocations in order to set aside a total of $10,000 for the University and raise the minimum institutional allocation t

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2007-08 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering program operating plans and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed regulations for the Virginia Vocational Incentive Scholarship Program for Shipyard Workers subject to the appropriate promulgation process. Any changes pursuant to the process and public comment period will be delegated to the Director for resolution.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Computational Data Science (CIP: 30.0801), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Bioinformatics Management (CIP: 26.1199), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Communication (CIP: 09.0905), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Information Analysis (CIP: 30.0601), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree (CIP:51.1604) effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia finds Vienna Academy of Arts and Science to be noncompliant with the regulations governing certification of certain institutions to confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Vienna Academy of Arts and Science must resolve each item of non-compliance and submit the assessed administrative fee of $7,000 by May 31, 2007. Failu

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia form a Task Force to examine diploma mills and propose revisions to the Code of Virginia to prevent them from operating in the Commonwealth.

2007
7/10/2007
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the FY2007-2013 institutional enrollment targets as provided in Tables 1-5 of Item 9. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that approval of these institutional enrollment targets does not constitute either implicit or explicit approval of any new program, site, higher education center, or campus determined by an institution as ne

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the faculty salary benchmark institutions for all four-year state-supported colleges and universities and Richard Bland College. The lists, along with the new 60th percentile goals, shall be forwarded to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2007-08 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Central Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Engineering (CIP:14.0101), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the 2007 Virginia Acts of Assembly § 4-6.01, approves a salary increase for SCHEV Executive Director Daniel LaVista to $225,000.00 for the period of July 2007 to June 30, 2008, from appropriations to the Council.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the document entitled "STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA DIRECTOR'S EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT ADDENDUM #2" which extends SCHEV Executive Director Daniel LaVista's employment to a second 4-year term from August 7, 2008, to August 6, 2012.

2007
9/11/2007
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia find The Braxton School to be noncompliant with the regulations governing certification of certain institutions to confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The Braxton School must resolve each item of non-compliance and submit the assessed administrative fee of $5,000 by September 26, 2007. Failure to comply may result in

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorize staff to seek amendment to the Code of Virginia to prohibit the issuance, manufacturing,and use of fraudulent academic credentials in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in engineering Education (CIP: 14.9999) effective spring 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of arts (M.A.) in Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures (CIP:16.0101) effective fall 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher Education for Virginia certifies Lindsey Wilson College to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 11, 2007.

2007
10/16/2007
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an appropriation of just under $795,000 per year for the general fund in the 2008-10 biennium to fund up to a 10% salary increase for nursing faculty at the 7 private nonprofit colleges and universities with nursing programs: Eastern Mennonite University, Hampton University, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Lib

BE IT RESOLVED that the State council of Higher Education for Virginia, in response to the continuing high cost of living in Northern Virginia, directs its staff to work with relevant state-supported institutions of higher education to review the need for a cost of living adjustment to faculty salaries. Priority will be given to the immediate concerns of institutions of higher education located i

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia receive the Report of SCHEV's 2007 Assessment Task Force, including the proposed Guidelines for the Assessment of Student Learning, and direct SCHEV staff to develop a plan for implementing its recommendations, including but not limited to the process and criteria for conducting the annual review of institutional assessment pla

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the proposed budget request of $2, 975,000 in 2008-09 and $2,975,000 in 2009-10 to support improving the quality of undergraduate education at Virginia's public institutions through value-added assessment.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $197,113,006 from the general fund and $185,410,119 from the nongeneral funds for a total of $382,523,125 in the 2008-10 biennium in order to reach current full base adequacy funding.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional appropriations of $73,929,884 from the general fund and $68,292,595 from nongeneral funds for a total of $142,222,479 for faculty salary increases in order to raise average faculty salaries to the 60th percentile goal by FY 2012. This is of such importance that Council would have preferred that the goal b

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an appropriation of $90 million ($45 million per year) from the general fund and $30 million ($15 million per year) from non general funds for a total of $120 million in the 2008-10 biennium to continue the Commonwealth's Research Initiative as described in the consortium proposal advanced by the Virginia Research &

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation to appropriate an additional $13 million for debt service of Virginia College Building Authority revenue bonds necessary to finance $115.8 million in equipment for the 2008-10 biennium through the Higher Educational Equipment Trust Fund.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $24,867,783 from the general fund and $34,591,787 from nongeneral funds for the operation and maintenance of new facilities coming on-line in the 2008-10 Biennium.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation of a four-year phase-in to full funding of th e Partnership Model by increasing VSAP funding annually by $34 million resulting in annual increases of $34 million for FY09, $68 million for FY10, $102 million for FY11, and $136 million in FY12 over the current FY08 base.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the appropriation of $214,244,135 from general fund to the Maintenance Reserve Program for higher education institutions in the 2008-10 Biennium.

The Council of Higher Education has assigned priorities to or made recommendation on the capital outlay requests of the state-supported institutions of higher education and their affiliated agencies. The priority groups to which the projects have been assigned are: Priority Group "P" (Planning) - these are projects for which planning money has been previously authorized or projects which have

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends the authorization of $1,928,316,494 from the general fund and $1,478,326,671 from nongeneral funds to support the capital outlay needs of the Commonwealth's system of public higher education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the draft regulations for the Two Year College Transfer Grant program pending recommended changes from the Attorney General's office and the regulatory promulgation process. AND BE T FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will, at the appropriate time, request that the $1.8 million

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Fast Track Health Care Education to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective October 16, 2007. BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies Mid Atlantic School of Health to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia,

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes staff to work with Radford University to identify an external review team and objectives for the external review of the proposed Doctor of Physical Therapy program and to consider whether additional future applied doctoral program fall within the current mission of the university.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation of a two-year phase-in to return funding for the graduate portion of the Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program to FY1995 levels of effectiveness by providing additional funding of $6.3 million in FY2009 and $12.6 million in FY2010.

2006
1/10/2006
BE IT RESOLVED that the State council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the "Report on the Analysis of Education Demand in Southside Virginia and Recommendations for Action" and directs its staff to submit the report to the Governor and General Assembly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the "Study on the Affordability of Public and Private Institutions."

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the "Report on Textbook Purchasing Practices and Costs in the Commonwealth" and directs its staff to submit the report to the Governor and General Assembly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Political Science (CIP: 45.1001), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)degree program (CIP:52.0201), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher education for Virginia grants a preliminary approval to George Mason University to continue its plans for a campus in Loudoun County. This preliminary approval is granted for a period of up to one year; no later than January 31, 2007, the university must request from Council either a legislatively-mandated conditional (final) approval or an extensio

2006
3/14/2006
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendations to the Domicile Guidelines Review committee with any resulting recommendations of the Committee subject to further council review and approval. The council further approves delegation of the committee selection process to staff.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adds the following language to its budget policy: For purposes of this policy, the term "non-budgeted expenditures" refers to expenditures which occur outside of the normal course of business and for which no specific appropriation exists. Although not itemized in the budget, payments related to pass-through programs, (e.g.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Art History (CIP: 50.0703), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to The University of Virginia's College at Wise to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Software Engineering (CIP: 14.0903), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Plant Science (CIP: 01.1101), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in American Sign Language - English Interpretation (CIP: 16.1603), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Wytheville Community College to initiate an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in Radiography with a major in Radiologic Technology (CIP: 51.0907), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia lifts its suspension of the Certificate to Operate of Washington University School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, effective March 14, 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher for Virginia directs and designates the Executive Director, or his assigned designee, to conduct a public hearing on the proposed promulgation of permanent regulations in 8 VAC 40-31 on April 10, 2006. The Executive Director shall, as may be required by law, afford interested persons the opportunity to submit data, views, and arguments, either orall

2006
5/9/2006
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher education for Virginia adopts as the Final Regulations the current version of Proposed Regulations 8 VAC 40-31 et. Seq. pertaining to the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary institutions, pending the Academic Affairs Committee chair's review of revisions requested by the Council, and delegates to the Executive Director the authori

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Neuroscience (CIP: 39.2401), effective spring 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Criminal Justice (CIP:43.0199), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Chemistry (CIP: 40.0501), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) degree program in Occupational Therapy (CIP: 51.2306), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institutes and State university to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis (CIP: 45.701), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Rhetoric and Writing (CIP:23.0101), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the draft amendments as presented by staff and non-substantive changes recommended by the institutions or changes requested by the Governor's Office, Office of the Attorney General, or the patron of SB542.

BE IT RESOLVED that the state Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the 2005 Acts of Assembly § 4-6.01, grants SCHEV Executive Director Daniel LaVista a 5% bonus for the time period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2006-07 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering program operating plans and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the request by the Institute of Psychological Sciences to participate in the Tuition Assistance Grant Program as of the 2007-08 award year.

The Council unanimously approved resolutions for departing Council Members Bittle Porterfield, Harold Jordan, and Daniel Abramson. These resolutions are attached and made a part of these Minutes.

2006
9/12/2006
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia certifies California University of Management and Sciences to operate a postsecondary institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, effective September 11, 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2006-07 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant program funding of $9.7 million for FY2008 in order to attain an undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award of $3,500.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional College Scholarship Assistance Program funding of $4.4 million for FY2008 in order to provide state need-based aid that is specifically targeted to meet the needs of Virginia's most financially at-risk students. Council directs staff to develop FY2008 institution allocation recommendations for Council con

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that an additional $20,000 be appropriated in 2007-08 from the General Fund to support Boards of Visitors training activities.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Film and Video Studies (CIP: 50.0602), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Doctor of Musical Arts (B.M. A.) degree program in Performance, Pedagogy, Literature CIP: 50.0912), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Norfolk State University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree in Materials Science and Engineering(CIP: 14.3101), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (CIP: 45.0104), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to University of Mary Washington to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.)degree program in Management Information Systems (CIP: 52.1201), effective spring 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Medical Physics (CIP: 40.0899), effective spring 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to initiate an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in American Sign Language-English Interpretation (CIP: 16.1603), effective spring 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that an additional $600,000 be appropriated in 2007-08 from the general fund to create and support the Office of Learning Technology.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia hereby delegates to its staff the authority to approve proposals from the Virginia Community College System for Associate of Applied Arts (A.A.A.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs, when such programs will require no additional state resources or have already been allocated additional state resources.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that one full-time position and $97,500 in non-general funds be allocated to the agency to support GEAR UP grant work in Southwest Virginia in FY08.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the 2006 Virginia Acts of Assembly § 4-6.01, and after consideration of additional income from outside sources, including, but not limited to, service on boards of directors or other such services, approves a salary increase for SCHEV Executive Director Daniel LaVista to the maximum amount allowable in the Level I

2006
10/17/2006
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), pursuant to the SCHEV Bylaws Section Eight, following presentation in writing and discussion at the September 12, 2006 Council meeting, and following a three-quarters vote of the total Council membership at the October 17, 2006 SCHEV Council meeting, adopt the following amendment to the SCHEV Bylaws in Section Seven (Q

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $96,290,326 from the general fund and $70,287,367 from nongeneral funds for a total of $166,577,693 in the 2006-08 biennium in order to reach full base funding by FY2008. This is consistent with the Council's long-term commitment to reach full base funding by FY2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional appropriations of $12,751,454 from the general fund and $12,109,527 from nongeneral funds for a total of 24,860,981 for faculty salary increase in order to raise average faculty salaries to the 60th percentile goal by FY2008. This is consistent with the Council's long-term commitment to raise average facu

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education recommends additional appropriations of $4,941,356 from the general fund and $4,701,984 from nongeneral funds for a total of $9,643,340 for the operation and maintenance of new facilities coming on-line FY2008. This is consistent with the Council's long-term support of adequately funding the operation and maintenance of new facilities.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation that funding for the undergraduate portion of the Virginia Student Financial Assistance Program be phased-in to meet 100 percent of funding goals by FY2010 with additional funding of $43.1 million in FY2008, $86.4 million in FY2009, and $129.5 million in FY2008. This is consistent with the Council's

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends and additional appropriation of $77,196,102 from the general fund to the Maintenance Reserve program for higher education in FY2008. This is consistent with the Council's long-term support of the Maintenance Reserve program and the goal of bringing each campus to a Facilities Condition Index of "Good" over a ten-yea

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia to initiate a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree program (CIP:44.0501), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Humanities, Science, and Environment (CIP:30.1501), effective fall 2007.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education hereby amends its guidelines for the degree-escalation requests of public institutions to include a criterion regarding mission fit/relevance as well as notification and involvement of the Council's Academic Affairs Committee earlier in the review process.

2006
11/13/2006
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs the challenges below to Virginia's public institutions for consideration as they review their six-year academic, enrollment, and financial plans and in preparation of the 2008 review of the Institutional Performance Standards: Christopher Newport University: Institution should make a more substantial effor

2005
1/11/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia receives the interim report required by HJ197 and adopts the recommendations therein and directs staff to forward the interim report to the Division of Legislative Automated Systems.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the following five goals in prioritized order as the official goals of the Virginia Learning Infrastructure Initiative (VLII) and as the working goals of the Learning Technology Advisory Committee (LTAC): 1. Transform learning environments to improve academic quality and associated learning outcomes, student access,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to § 23-276.13 of the Code of Virginia, establishes the Career College Advisory Board (CCAB). Membership shall be open to eligible institutions certified or approved by Council to operate in Virginia. Institutions operating multiple campuses are limited to a single representative. The Executive Director shall appoi

2005
3/8/2005
BE IT RESOLVED the Executive Committee requests staff to prepare a letter to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees thanking them for the funding that has been provided in the amended 2004-06 budget, but explaining the perils of overlooking the need for additional funding in other areas such as base operating budgets, undergraduate and graduate stud

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Latin American Studies (CIP: 05.0107), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree program in Art Education (CIP:13.1302), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)degree in Mathematics (CIP: 27.0101), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Biotechnology (CIP: 26.1201), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CIP: 51.0204), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Longwood University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.)degree program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CIP:51.0204), effective summer 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Dabney S. Lancaster Community College to initiate an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Culinary Arts and Management (CIP:12.0504), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Western Community College to initiate and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology (CIP:15.0101), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the 2005 GEAR UP Grant Proposal and authorizes the Executive Director to make modifications to the document as necessary before the April, 22, 2005 submission deadline.

2005
5/10/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2005-06 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program operating plans and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts(B.A.)degree program in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (CIP: 43.9999), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the proposed regulations 8 VAC 40-31 et. Seq. pertaining to the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary schools, and delegates to the Executive Director the authority to make revisions during the review process required by the Administrative Process Act.

The Council unanimously approved a resolutions for departing members Carl Kelly, and Delceno Miles. The resolutions are attached to and made a part of these Minutes.

2005
7/18/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the FY 2005-2012 institutional enrollment targets as provided in Tabs 1, 2, and 3 of Item 9 and authorizes staff to distribute the report "Revised Enrollment Demand and Service Projections through 2012" to the public.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to the 2005 Virginia Acts of Assembly § 4-6.01, and Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) Policy 3.05, grants SCHEV Executive Director Daniel LaVista a 5% bonus for the time period from August 15, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2005-06 Full Cost Report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate A Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CIP: 26.1309), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Education (CIP: 13.9999), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Old Dominion University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in English (CIP: 23.9999), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to the University of Virginia's College at Wise to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Management Information Systems (CIP: 52.1201), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Sport Management (CIP: 31.0504), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Northern Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Information Technology (CIP: 11.0103), effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, pursuant to § 23-276.13 of the Code of Virginia, establishes the Career College Advisory Board (CCAB) and approves the CCAB by-laws dated June 28, 2005.

2005
9/13/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that the items in the "Summary of Requests for the 2006-2008 Biennial Budget" be requested in the 2006-2008 Biennial Budget.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional Tuition Assistance Grant program funding of $10 million for FY2007 and $22.4 million for FY2008 in order to attain an undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award level of $3,000 and $3,500 respectively.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request of $5,843,369 ($2,960,931 in FY07 and $2,882,438 in FY08) to sustain the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request for $186,000 in additional general fund support for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium to be used for student research scholarships and fellowships.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request for $565,363 in new and separate general fund support for the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, specifically for a new Commonwealth Industry Internship Program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that an additional $5,012,151 - $1, 670,717 in the first year and $3,341,434 in the second year - be appropriated in the 2006-08 biennium for the Eminent Scholars program.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Applied Computer Science (CIP:11.0199), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Agricultural Sciences (CIP: 01.0000), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Piedmont Virginia Community College to initiated an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Computer Science (CIP:11.0701), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Piedmont Virginia Community College to initiate an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Engineering (CIP:14.0101), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes its staff to seek amendment of §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia pertaining to out-of-state vocational schools such that those out-of-state vocational schools operating in good standing in Virginia before July 1, 2006 without accreditation shall be required to secure accreditation candidacy status within 3 years of

The Committee vote on this matter was two in favor (Elrod, Milliken) and two abstentions (Ashby, Wurtzel). Ms. Milliken requested staff to gather further information on the school's application to inform the Council's consideration in the full Council meeting.

2005
9/30/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of higher Education for Virginia hereby adopts the Assessments for Institutional Performance for consideration by the Governor and the General Assembly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia hereby adopts the Guidelines for Assessments of Institutional Performance with the changes as noted in the meeting.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of Higher Education for Virginia authorizes its staff to seek extension of the expiration date of the current Emergency Regulations 8 VAC 40-31 et. Seq., pertaining to the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary schools, beyond November 7, 2005. The Council also delegated to its Executive Director the authority to make revisions to the proposed Perm

2005
10/25/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the amendment to 2.2-3708 of the Code of Virginia as distributed and with changes as recommended.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the document entitled "State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Director's Employment Agreement Addendum #1" which extends the term of the Executive Director's contract of August 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the state Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Christopher Newport University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Chemistry (CIP:40.0501), effective fall 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Patrick Henry Community College to initiate an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Education Assisting degree program (CIP: 13.1099), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Patrick Henry Community College to initiate an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Paramedics degree program (CIP: 51.0904), effective spring 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia hereby suspends the Certificate to Operate issued to Washington University School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (formerly Koryo Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), effective immediately and until evidence of the school's full compliance with all relevant Virginia regulations is confirmed by an on-site audit

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs staff to revise its policy on public institutions' organizational changes using staff's document, "Considerations of Minimum Documentation Requirements for a "Preliminary Approval" Stage," to create a preliminary approval stage in the procedure for institutions seeking to purchase, build or revive as a donation any off-

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $277,807,741 from the general fund and $228,503,837 from nongeneral funds for a total of $506,311,578 in the 2006-08 biennium in order to reach the full base funding by FY2008. This recommendation is consistent with those made in both 2003 and 2004, and would fulfill the Council's obje

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends additional appropriations of $77,728,914 from the general fund and $71,018,262 from nongeneral funds for a total of $148,747,176 for faculty salary increases in the 2006-08 biennium in order to raise average faculty salaries to the 60th percentile goal by FY2008. This recommendation is consistent with those made in

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation to appropriate an additional $11.3 million for the debt service on Virginia College Building Authority revenue bonds necessary to finance $103.4 million in equipment for the 2006-08 biennium through the Higher Education Equipment Trust Fund.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation to appropriate $3.7 million from the general fund and $3.4 million from nongeneral funds in FY2007 and $12.2 million from the general fund and $10.7 million from nongeneral funds in FY2008 for the operation and maintenance of new facilities coming online.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $3,009,291 from the general fund in the 2006-08 biennium to help higher education institutions alleviate the rising energy costs.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional appropriation of $14,785,388 from the general fund and $9,452,953 from nongeneral funds in 2006-07 and $28,052,799 from the general fund and $17,935,396 from nongeneral funds in 2007-08 for a total additional funding of $70,226,536 in the 2006-08 biennium in order to increase the VCCS full-time equivale

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the submission of a budget request for $4.2 million in general fund support for the 2006-08 biennium to create and sustain two clinical simulation labs at Radford University and the Roanoke Center for Higher Education.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation that funding for the undergraduate portion of the Virginia student Financial assistance Program be phased-in to meet 100 percent of funding goals by FY2010 with additional funding of $34.5 million in FY2007, $69.1 million in FY2008, $103.7 million in FY2009, and $138.2 million in FY2010. This recomm

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the recommendation that funding for the graduate portion of the Virginia Student Financial assistance Program return to FY1995 levels of effectiveness by providing additional funding of $11.2 million in FY2007 and $12.6 million in FY2008. Continued progress of this program is essential to accomplish the Commonwealth's

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the appropriation of $253,727,712 for Maintenance Reserve.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the appropriation of $891,410,601 for general fund support and $927,310,066 in nongeneral funds for a major capital outlay package in the 2006-08 biennium.

2005
12/14/2005
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following addendum to its 2006-08 budget recommendations. This language was produced by SCHEV staff in consultation with the Council of Presidents. The policies and goals contained herein are critical to the quality and affordability of our system of higher education.

2004
1/20/2004
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Medical Physics (CIP: 40.0899), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program (CIP: 51.2306), effective summer 2005, conditional upon the discontinuance of its undergraduate concentration in occupational therapy in 2006.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the report "Condition of Nursing and Nursing Education in the Commonwealth." This adoption is contingent upon staff making all revisions requested by Council in the course of its consideration of action on this report.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the appropriation f $90,286,000 for general fund support and $12,679,000 in non-general funds for a major capital outlay package for the Virginia community College System (VCCS) in the 2004-06 biennium. In October, the Council forwarded the VCCS requests to the Governor without recommendation, due to the lack of infor

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia on having received corrected institutional enrollment targets for Virginia Military Institute and an accompanying explanation of the error that occurred in VMI's targets submitted to the Council in May 2003, does hereby accept and approve the new targets.

2004
3/16/2004
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the report "Strategic Plan to Ensure an Adequate Supply of Nurses in Virginia." This adoption is contingent upon staff making all revisions requested by Council in the course of its consideration of action on this plan.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia delegate to its Executive Director the authority to act on its behalf in certain instances of non-compliance with Virginia's institutional certification standards. This delegation is restricted to those instances of non-compliance that Council has hereby deemed appropriate for staff action and restricts the Director's author

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Master of Science (M. S.) degree program in Nursing (CIP 51.1603) effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (B.A./B.S.) degree program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CIP 30.0501), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Arts Management (CIP: 50.0704), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts (M.A. degree program in Philosophy (CIP 38.0101), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Neuroscience (CIP 30.2401), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Physical Sciences (CIP 40.0101), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degree program in Bioinformatics (CIP 26.1103), effective fall 2004

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Master of Science/Master of Bioinformatics (M.S/Bioinf) degree program in Bioinformatics (CIP 26.1103), effective fall 2004

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Commonwealth University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.) degree program in Rehabilitation and Movement Science (CIP 26.0908), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Danville Community College to initiate an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in Health Science (Practical Nursing Specialization) (CIP 51.0000), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College to initiate an Associate of Applied Science (A.A. S.) degree program in Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic (CIP 51.0904), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Paul D. Camp Community College to initiate an Associate of Applied Science (A. A. S.) degree program in Nursing (CIP 51.1601), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue without stipulations: Norfolk State University Master of Music (MMUS) Program (CIP 50.0903)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue without stipulations: Norfolk State University: Master of Science (MS) in Material Science Program (CIP 40.0802)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue without stipulations: University of Virginia: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Comparative Literature Program (CIP 23.0301)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue without stipulations: Virginia Tech: Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy Program (CIP 38.0101)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue with stipulation that the program will be considered for inactive status or discontinuance if it fails to meet productivity standards during a follow-up evaluation in three years: Norfolk State University: Master of Fine Arts/Master of Arts (MFA/MA) in Visual Studies Progra

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue with stipulation that the program will be considered for inactive status or discontinuance if it fails to meet productivity standards during a follow-up evaluation in three years: University of Virginia: Master of Science (MS) in Statistics Program (CIP 27.0501)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue with stipulation that the program will be considered for inactive status or discontinuance if it fails to meet productivity standards during a follow-up evaluation in three years: University of Virginia: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Statistics Program (CIP 27.0501)

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the following program actions: Continue with stipulation that the program will be considered for inactive status or discontinuance if it fails to meet productivity standards during a follow-up evaluation in three years: College of William and Mary: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in American Studies Program (CIP 5.0102)

2004
5/18/2004
BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the Agency's FY2005 expenditure plan as submitted.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2003 Space Utilization and Comparison Report and recommends that copies be forwarded to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriation Committees.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2004-05 Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program operating plans and recommends to the Governor that the appropriated funds be released to operate the program.

2004
7/20/2004
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the proposed emergency regulations and fees pertaining to the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary schools, and delegates to staff the authority to make revisions during the review process required by the Administrative Process Act.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia adopts the document "summary Report of 2003-2004 Academic-Program Productivity Review" and insructs staff to submit this report to the Governor and the General Assembly by July 30, 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in Computational Social Sciences (CIP: 30.1501), effective Fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to James Madison University to initiate a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (BA/BS) degree program in Justice Studies (CIP: 22.0201), effective fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia State University to initiate an Associate of Science (AS) degree program in Nursing (CIP: 51:1601), effective Fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Tidewater Community college to initiate an Associate in, Applied Arts (A.A.A.) in Studio Arts degree program (CIP: 50.9999), effective Fall 2004.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia directs staff to develop a plan to address HJ197 (Establishing an Institution in South Central Virginia). The plan should include an explanation that some data will not be available due to the current assessment schedule. The plan should also include data that would be available by the January 2005 General Assembly session an

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the 2004-05 Full Cost Report.

2004
9/14/2004
BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences (CIP: 40.0699) effective spring 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Master of Arts degree program in Justice, Law and Crime Policy (CIP: 43.0104) effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to George Mason University to initiate a Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Justice, Law and Crime Policy (CIP: 43.0104) effective fall 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia grants approval to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to initiate a Master of Fine Arts degree program in Creative Writing (CIP: 23.0501) effective spring 2005.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia sincerely appreciates and thanks Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Crowther for her distinguished service and commitment to the State Committee on Transfer and extends to her best wishes for success in her presidency at Rappahannock Community College.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves the proposed statutory changes to §23-276.1 through §276.11 of the Code of Virginia and directs staff to seek ratification of these changes through the Office of the Secretary of Education and the General Assembly.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends an additional $12 million in funding for 2005-06 for the Tuition Assistance Grant program to attain an undergraduate and graduate maximum annual award level of $3,000 for the second year of the biennium with the goal of phasing in to a maximum annual award of $3,500 by 2008.

BE IT RESOLVED that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recommends that an additional $3,181,433 be appropriated in 2005-06 for the Eminent Scholars program, without losing sight of the goal of the program, which is full funding of the state matching program.