Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors meeting

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Campaign Press Conference: The Board of Governors and all 12 universities will come together to announce the State University System’s 2017 legislative campaign. Featured speakers (in order of appearance) include Board of Governors Chair Tom Kuntz, Senator Gary Farmer, University of West Florida Student Timothy Jones, University of Florida Professor and Director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute Glenn Morris, M.D., M.P.H., T.M., Florida State University Student Genevieve Bell, and Board of Governors Vice Chair Ned Lautenbach. 12 p.m., Capitol 4th floor, Senate side   

Accountability Report: Board members will consider the 2015-16 Annual Accountability Report, which provides information and metrics on the System’s progress toward the 2025 Strategic Plan Goals. Highlights include year-over-year improvements on six of the eight performance funding metrics that are common to all universities.  Committee: Strategic Planning.

Annual Report for Online Education: Board members will discuss the System’s first ever Annual Report for Online Education, which marks the System’s progress toward the goals set in the 2025 Strategic Plan for Online Education and identifies opportunities for future improvements. Committee: Innovation and Online

University Research: Board members will discuss the Research and Innovation Metrics Dashboard, designed to document the System’s progress toward its research goals. Additionally, Vice Chancellor Jan Ignash will provide a brief presentation on the magnitude of research in the State University System, particularly from the perspective of its immediate and long-term impacts on the economic and social vitality of Florida. Task Force on University Research.

Student Mental Health:  Board members will discuss a new information brief on the rising demand for mental health services, the current staffing levels and impact of counseling centers, as well as information about students in crisis. Committee: Academic and Student Affairs.

Presidential Confirmations: The Board will consider the appointment of Florida Gulf Coast University Presidential Candidate Michael Martin and the reappointment of University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft. Full Board Meeting.

UCF Hospital: The Board will consider approval of the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, a proposed joint-venture between UCF’s College of Medicine and Hospital Corporation of America. Committee: Facilities.

Think Florida Panel: Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson, Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor, and Florida Council of 100 President and CEO Bob Ward will discuss talent and the state workforce. The discussion is a part of the Think Florida: A Higher Degree for Business campaign, designed to strengthen ties between the State University System and the business community. Full Board Meeting.

*Reporter’s Note
The Board of Governors meeting will be held at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, with committee meetings scheduled to begin March 29 at 1:30 p.m.  The full Board meeting is scheduled to begin on March 30 at 1 p.m. Meeting times are subject to change. The full agenda and live streaming are available at Updates are also available on Facebook and Twitter and on the Board of Governors app.


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