The Virginia Plan for Higher Education: Annual Report 2020 Summary
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has a codified responsibility to develop the Commonwealth’s state-level strategic plan for higher education and to review The Plan every six years to ensure its relevance in addressing
critical issues. In 2019, to fulfill a Code requirement and more important, to identify the main near- and long-term issues facing higher education, SCHEV began the review of the Plan released in 2014.
The process included a look at “The Virginia Plan in Action (2014-2020),” identifying accomplishments over the last six years and where efforts should be focused moving forward. Such analysis shaped the resultant new plan - Pathways to Opportunity: The Virginia Plan for Higher Education which sets forth goals and strategies to address critical issues and includes measures to assess progress toward those goals.