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Higher Education and Finance Policy: A Day of Dialogue

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community College Workforce Alliance Building
at Reynolds Community College

1651 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Directions: Directions to the Workforce Center and Reynolds Campus Map

Why this event?
As part of an effort to further align policy and funding to meet the Commonwealth’s needs for higher education through The Virginia Plan we invite education stakeholders to join us in a day of dialogue. This event is hosted by SCHEV and Strategy Labs, a national policy organization funded through Lumina Foundation.

What are the main topic areas attendees will discuss? We want to hear from stakeholders on in the following topic areas:

  • Access and Enrollment:  Increase the number of students enrolling in postsecondary through the pre-K-12 pipeline and engagement of adults with some or no college.
  • Completion:  Improve retention, graduation and time-to-degrees, especially from underrepresented populations (minority, geographic, adult).

  • Affordability and Funding: Funding models, cost and tuition predictability, affordable pathways, efficiencies, and innovations.

  • Workforce: Align economic and cultural prosperity efforts, program alignment with demand, work-based learning, internships and keeping students employed in Virginia to meet workforce demands.

What are the expected outcomes of the day? Through the topics identified above, SCHEV and Strategy Labs will begin to:

  • Identify funding and policy strategies to address needs at a state and institution level that will help Virginia be the best-educated state by 2030
  • Inform budget and policy recommendations
  • Update existing and proposed processes under consideration in the General Assembly, including the 6-year plans, enrollment projections and degree estimates, institutional performance measures

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