In addition to SCHEV's assigned responsibilities through state code, the Council works on activities that may be assigned through legislation, received through a grant, recommended through the Council or suggested by an advisory committee or group.
The following is a list of additional activities SCHEV is working with related links as appropriate.
Summits and Events
For the last several years, SCHEV has hosted summits on research, quality and college access, success and completion. To see information on recent summits, click on the links below.
March 5, 2021 - Getting Started with Open Educational Resources
Creating Equitable Learning Opportunities Through Transparent Assignment Design
2020 - Open Virginia Advisory Committee's Virtual Event Series
2020 Aligning Resources & Incentives for Success and Retention of Students and Faculty
2019 Supporting High-Quality Teaching: A Day of Dialogue
2019 Higher Education and Finance: A Day of Dialogue
2018 and earlier
2018 Developing Core Competencies: A Day of Dialogue
2017 Civic Engagement Education and Assessment
2016 Our Students, Our Future College Access, Success and Completion Summit
2015 Our Common Wealth: Summit on Quality & Value
SCHEV may conduct studies at the request of the General Assembly or through other initiatives. The following is a list of active studies.
The Virginia College Access Resource Study is a major research effort designed to learn about college access organizations and the work they do. The study aims to update and build upon research on college access by creating a comprehensive directory of Virginia college access provider organizations. Learn more at schev.edu/AccessStudy.
SCHEV has several active grants to support a variety of initiatives, including the following:
GEARUP: This is a national grant from the US Department of Education to support a cohort of students. For more information, go the GEARUP page