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Item 183

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Page 94, strike lines 52 through 66

Page 95, strike lines 1 though 18 and insert: "E.1. Each senior institution of higher education, Richard Bland College, and the Virginia Community College System shall submit a restructuring plan to be implemented in 1994-96 and beyond to the Secretary of Education and to the State Council of Higher Education by September 1, 1994. Each institution and the system shall send a copy of its plan to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees when the plan is submitted to the Secretary and the State Council. The objective of the plan is to effect long-term changes in the deployment of faculty, to ensure the effectiveness of academic offerings, to minimize administrative and instructional costs, to prepare for the demands of enrollment increases, and to address funding priorities as approved by the General Assembly. Where appropriate, the plans should include specific decentralization initiatives designed to produce long-term savings through the sharing of resources and/or the reduction in administrative duplication. The Secretary and the State Council shall establish the criteria and format for such plans. Draft criteria and format shall be presented to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees for review at least two weeks prior to distribution to the institutions and system.

2. The Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education shall approve or disapprove each plan, or components thereof, and shall transmit a report with findings on the acceptability of each plan, or components thereof, to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 1994. Prior to any final findings of unacceptability for any institution and the system, the Secretary and the State Council shall provide a 15-day period for the institution or system to modify its plan to achieve acceptability. A report on the findings made by the Secretary and the State Council shall be presented to the aforementioned committees at their regularly scheduled meetings in November, 1994.

3. By October 1, 1995, each institution and the system shall submit a report on progress toward meeting its approved plan to the Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education. The progress reports shall be prepared according to a format approved by the Secretary of Education and the State Council of Higher Education. A presentation on the progress of institutions in implementing their plans shall be made by the Secretary and the State Council of Higher Education to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at their regularly scheduled meetings in November, 1995."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)

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