About the Summit
In collaboration with Virginia’s institutions of higher education and the Virginia Assessment Group (VAG), the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) held a one-day summit on quality and value in undergraduate education on June 9, 2015. The summit was an initiative of the statewide strategic plan for higher education. It was designed to engage institutions, government, and the private sector in developing a unified vision that recognizes both the inherent value of higher education and its instrumental value as an engine of economic and personal prosperity. We are guided by the belief that the best way to prepare for a productive life of work and citizenship is to become educated—broadly, deeply, and through critical engagement with meaningful historical and contemporary problems. Our system of higher education is at its most effective when it supports all our students to have such experiences, across all institutions and fields of study.