Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Regulations Governing the Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates [8 VAC 40 ‑ 31]
Action Regulatory Language for Enrollment Agreement Legislation
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/14/2020
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11/5/20  10:40 am
Commenter: Kari Furrow, Virginia Tech Graduate School

Support for Proposed Regulation

I support adding language to be included in enrollment agreement between students and regulated institutions. I attended a liberal arts institute for my undergraduate education and my language requirement encouraged me to get a minor in German. I feel that having a diverse back ground in courses outside one's major really adds to the overall educational experience as well as creating different opportunities for students that they may not have had before. It also gives students an opportunity to be more culturally aware and broaden their world view. There is also many studies that have shown studying a language increases creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving skills and overall mental flexibility and functioning. 

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