September 9, 2020
RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will hold three public meetings next week.
1. Council Retreat (Monday, September 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.): Council will hold a retreat related to updating SCHEV’s strategic plan, The Virginia Plan for Higher
Education. The purpose of the retreat is to coalesce around potential modifications to the existing six-year plan and to anticipate future needs for the Commonwealth.
2. Council of Presidents Meeting (Monday, September 14 from 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.): Agenda topics include remarks from Michale Rao, president, Virginia Commonwealth University;
and Makola Abdullah, president, Virginia State University. Other topics of discussion include the current state of higher education in Virginia, revisions to The Virginia Plan for Higher Education and SCHEV priorities.
3. Committee Meetings (Tuesday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) & Full Council Meeting (Tuesday, September 15 from 10:15 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.): A closed
discussion on personnel matters will occur from 12:55 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Council will adjourn at 1:30 p.m.
Mr. James Ryan, president, University of Virginia, will deliver remarks. In addition, Mr. Evan Feinman, Virginia’s Chief Broadband Advisor, will deliver a presentation on “Learning at a Distance: Commonwealth Connect and Virginia’s
Pivot to Online Education.”
Council will take action on certification of a new postsecondary institution (Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital School of Medical Imaging); provisional certification for two postsecondary institutions (American Sterling University and Virginia
Business College); and a modification to the SCHEV policy statement on distance education courses.
Council also will undertake a review of program announcements from public institutions. Additional discussions include the General Assembly special session outcomes; budget and policy considerations for the 2021 General Assembly Session; institutional
performance standards; and legislative studies.
These meetings (with the exception of the closed session on personnel) are open to the public. Those wishing to participate may use the links or the phone numbers listed in the chart below.
SCHEDULE AND PARTICIPATION LINKS
|MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14||TIME||LINK|
|The Virginia Plan Council Retreat||12:30 p.m.|
The Virginia Plan Retreat or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530,
171 558 3261
|Retreat: Breakout Meeting 1||12:35 p.m.||Breakout Meeting 1 or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
Access code: 171 982
|Retreat: Breakout Meeting 2||12:35 p.m.||Breakout Meeting 2 or
Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
Access code: 171 550 7357
|The Virginia Plan Council Retreat Reconvenes||1:45 p.m.||Virginia Plan Retreat Reconvenes or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
Access code: 171 558 3261
|Joint SCHEV/COP Meeting||3:15 p.m.||Joint SCHEV/COP Meeting or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
code: 171 317 4716
|TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15||TIME||LINK|
|Academic Affairs Committee Meeting||9:00 a.m.||Academic Affairs Meeting or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
171 241 6552
|Resources and Planning Committee Meeting||9:00 a.m.||Research and Planning Meeting or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
code: 171 556 0508
|Council Meeting ||10:15 a.m.||Council Meeting or Dial-in: 1-866-692-4530, |
Access code: 171
Full agenda and meeting materials are posted on the SCHEV website
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The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. With The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV is dedicated to making Virginia the best-educated state by 2030. For more on The Virginia Plan, visit schev.edu/index/statewide-strategic-plan.