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State Universities Want $45 Million To Offset Bright Futures Changes

State university leaders want to add $45 million in needs-based financial aid to help make up for changes to the Bright Futures scholarship program. Those new, higher qualifications will eliminate more than $250 million a year in college aid by 2018. The State University System Board of Governors will discuss the proposal today. UPDATE: The […]

Criser Is The Finalist To Lead Florida University System

He was always the favorite, and now Marshall Criser III is the finalist to become the next Florida university system chancellor. Criser was one of four finalists interviewed by the search committee Tuesday. The panel unanimously chose Criser. Criser is the president of AT&T of Florida and has a long history in state higher education. […]

Legislature Approves Creation Of An Institute For Online Degrees

The Florida House has unanimously passed a bill to create an online-only institute at an existing Florida university. “Florida is leading the charge on the digital revolution in higher education,” said House Speaker Will Weatherford. “We are taking the necessary steps to ensure our students will be ready to compete in the global marketplace.” Weatherford had […]

Florida Board Of Governors Will Choose A University To Lead Online Education Efforts

The Florida Board of Governors has approved a plan to add online learning options in the State University System. The board’s strategic planning committee has been taking testimony and working with those with a stake in the decision for more than a year on how Florida should expand online learning. The plan doesn’t include a […]

Separate University Most Expensive Option For More Online Courses

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has taken the idea of an online university to the Florida Legislature. Education committees heard presentations this week by The Parthenon Group, the consulting firm hired by the BOG to come up with options for expanding online learning. The choices include creating a 13th state university that would be […]

Board Of Governors Chairman: ‘Good’ Is Not Good Enough For Florida Universities

Florida Board of Governors Chairman Dean Colson had much to brag about in his State of the System address this morning. He told the people who govern the State University System that Florida’s universities are affordable, a good value, and excelling in graduation rates. But Colson said, “If you want our system truly to serve […]

Board of Governors to Discuss Online Education And Hazing This Week

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) is in Gainesville for a two-day meeting. Five members of the 17-member panel are new. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointments last week. All can begin serving right away, although they need Senate confirmation. BOG committees overseeing the state university system will talk about budget requests, expansion of online […]

Half Of Florida’s Public Universities Make Kiplinger’s Best Value List

Kiplinger is starting 2013 with a list of “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The personal finance magazine put six Florida institutions in its Top 100 list. The Florida Board of Governors is touting the list, saying “access to an affordable higher education leads to brighter futures for hundreds of thousands of students. As they graduate […]

State Leaders Ready To Expand Online Higher Education In 2013

The Florida Board of Governors will enter 2013 with a priority of expanding higher education online. Members will meet in mid-January to talk about their options, including the creation of a public university that is online only. “There could be no doubt that Florida is already a major contributor to the world of online learning,” […]

Florida’s 13th Public University May Be Online Only

Does Florida need a 13th public university that would be devoted solely to online learning? The Florida Board of Governors (BOG), which oversees the state university system, is looking into it at a meeting today in Davie. The 2012 Florida Legislature provided funds to the BOG to hire a consulting firm that would study the […]

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