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Why Performance Funding Will Mean Tougher Admission Standards In Florida

What will a performance funding system for Florida’s post-secondary institutions look like? State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan defines it as “awarding money to institutions based on performance in key measures of student success.” The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) is meeting today at New College of Florida in Sarasota and discussing the idea. BOG […]

Florida Board Of Governors Hears Recommendations From Higher Education Task Force

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) is starting two days of meetings at New College of Florida in Sarasota. Among the agenda highlights: recommendations by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform and an appearance by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott created the task force last May to review and make recommendations […]

Florida Board Of Governors Spokeswoman Resigns

The public relations machine for the State University System of Florida Board of Governors (BOG) has resigned. Kelly Layman was, as she often referred to herself, “a shop of one,” handling communications for the State University System during a time of tuition increases, a fatal hazing scandal, and the controversial launch of Florida 12th public university. Now, she’s returning to the […]

Florida Polytechnic Closer To Getting Its Own Trustees

The new Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland is closer to getting its own Board of Trustees. A panel from the State University System Board of Governors (BOG) will interview a dozen finalists Wednesday in Orlando. Thirteen trustees will make up the board. Gov. Rick Scott has already interviewed finalists for the six positions he will […]

FSU President Puts An End To Board Of Governors’ Tuition Haggling

Setting tuition at state universities was a little like eBay at the Board of Governors meeting Thursday in Orlando. Universities put in their requests — but the 17-member Board of Governors bid them up and down all afternoon. The University of Central Florida asked for a 15 percent increase — the board said no. Florida […]

Florida Gets Bragging Rights On National Higher Education Report Card

When people yell “We’re number 1!” about a Florida university, usually they’ve got a foam finger on their hand. But a new national study from the Institute for a Competitive Workforce on university and college performance and policy is giving state higher ed leaders a new reason to crow. Florida accomplished what no other state […]

Drafting The Three-Volume Plan For Florida’s Universities

Florida’s Board of Governors plan for the future is a trilogy. Most states have long-term goals and an accountability plan to make sure everyone follows through. But Dr. Jan Ignash, Vice Chancellor of the State University System, says it’s the middle volume that could be the most interesting as the board meets at the University […]

Schools Calendar: Florida Board Of Governors Heads To Orlando Next Week

Next week is a big deal for higher education in Florida. The State University System Board of Governors will hold its annual meeting in Orlando. Over three days, the board will hear presentations about each public university’s work plan for the next three years — including their tuition requests. The board will review applicants for […]

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