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Explaining Performance Funding For Florida Universities

A Florida State University researcher says programs which reward colleges and universities for hitting targets — known as performance funding — don’t help more students graduate or stay in school. Florida has performance funding for its university system. So how does it work? Universities are scored in ten categories, with a maximum of 50 points. […]

Florida Polytechnic University Selects First President

Randy Avent has a career of turning research into new defense, computer science and life science projects. Florida Polytechnic’s Board of Trustees said they want Avent to inspire future entrepreneurs at the Polk County campus. Avent was the board’s unanimous choice for the university’s first president. “Dr. Avent personifies the innovative, entrepreneurial qualities that we […]

Criser: Common Core Is Good For Business And Florida’s Economy

Marshall Criser III is the finalist to lead the Florida university system. He’s also an AT&T Florida executive and an open advocate for the Common Core State Standards. Florida is one of 45 states which have adopted the math, English and literacy standards, which outline what students should know at the end of each grade. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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