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September 2011 SIX-YEAR PLAN: ADDRESSING TOP JOBS 21
 

Summary: September 2011
SIX-YEAR PLAN: ADDRESSING TOP JOBS 21
THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
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"Every student in Virginia deserves the opportunity to get a high-quality education at an
affordable price. Virginia's higher education institutions are among the best in the
nation. However, we must increase access and ensure that we are adequately preparing
our students for the jobs of tomorrow when they graduate. The `Top Jobs' legislation
will enable our institutions to meet the goal of issuing an additional 100,000 degrees
over the next 15 years, making Virginia one of the most highly educated states in the
nation. In fact, based on this legislation, for example, the University of Virginia Board of
Visitors already is poised to add nearly 1,000 new spaces for in-state students on the
University's grounds, and that's great news. Our legislation also places a greater
emphasis on the high demand science, technology, engineering and math subjects
through the formation of a public-private partnership that will engage the business and
professional community in leveraging best practices for K-12 and higher education. The
legislation will create the framework for sustained reform-based investment and will
encourage meaningful innovation through the use of greater technology, year round
facilities usage and innovative and economical degree paths. By implementing these
reforms, more Virginia students will have access to Virginia institutions. These reforms

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences