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Document Number: 6939

Checks and Balances at Work: The Restructuring of Virginia’s Public Higher Education System - This paper examines Virginia's 2005 Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act. The Act was a significant renegotiation of the relationship between the state and its renowned public colleges and universities. In what many described as "an evolutionary process," two parallel initiatives came together to create the Act. The three most powerful public institutions in the state were advancing a proposal to become "chartered universities," a status that would have given these institutions far more autonomy over their daily operations. At the same time, Governor Mark Warner was working with a group of Virginia leaders and higher education experts to develop an agenda to reform higher education in the state. (Lara K. Couturier, The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, June 2006) ...

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