• Date Due: June 30, 2024
  • Author: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Enabling Authority: Chapter 758 Enactment Clause 2. (Regular Session, 2023)
  • Description:
    Report on the findings and recommendations of the work group convened for the purpose of making recommendations on the development, adoption, and implementation of the policies requiring that participation in an internship or work-based learning experience be integrated into a student's degree program so as not to extend the time to complete the degree, and to (i) first prioritize internship experience and next prioritize degree-related work-based learning experience to fulfill the requirement of the policies developed pursuant to § 23.1-906.1 of the Code of Virginia, but also permit non-degree work-based learning experience to fulfill the requirement of such policies; (ii) provide a structure for non-degree work-based learning experiences that will enable the development of successful workforce skills; (iii) determine the viability of and costs associated with setting a minimum number of essential work hours to be equivalent to a minimum of three Carnegie credits and to the maximum extent practicable applying such credits toward the total credits required for the completion of a bachelor's degree; (iv) consider what criteria in experiential learning might meet the definition of work-based learning experience; and (v) define exceptions to the policies developed pursuant to § 23.1-906.1 of the Code of Virginia.