Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

  • Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

    Jun 22, 17 • 257 Views • Higher Education, Research, ScienceComments Off on Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

    Almost 50 percent of the green sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon have tumors all over their bodies and despite data going back more than two decades, the cause of the disease remains a mystery. University of Central Florida assistant professor and...

  • FAMU Presents Aggressive Plan to Enhance Student Success, University Performance

    Jun 22, 17 • 338 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on FAMU Presents Aggressive Plan to Enhance Student Success, University Performance

    On Wednesday, Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., presented the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) with plans to enhance student success, strengthen academic programs and improve University operations.   Robinson was among state...

  • Board of Governors appoints trustees to UCF and UWF boards

    Jun 22, 17 • 94 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on Board of Governors appoints trustees to UCF and UWF boards

    The Board of Governors on Thursday appointed John Lord to the Board of Trustees at the University of Central Florida and Adrianne Collins to the Board of Trustees at the University of West Florida. John Lord, of Orlando, is retired from his position as the...

  • UF to receive additional $7.4 million in state performance funding

    Jun 22, 17 • 56 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on UF to receive additional $7.4 million in state performance funding

    The University of Florida will receive an additional $7.4 million in state performance funding this year versus last year, bringing the total allotted to the university since 2014 to more than $103 million. The money will be used in UF’s ongoing efforts to...

  • Universities mark another year of improvement under performance funding

    Jun 22, 17 • 114 Views • Higher Education, Homepage SliderComments Off on Universities mark another year of improvement under performance funding

    The Board of Governors announced university performance funding scores at its meeting on Thursday, celebrating the fourth year in a row of nearly across-the-board improvement. The System boasted year-over-year gains on six of the eight performance metrics...

  • Study: Florida graduates fare well in employment, wages

    Jun 21, 17 • 134 Views • Higher Education, Jobs, WagesComments Off on Study: Florida graduates fare well in employment, wages

    Florida graduates are highly likely to find jobs, with 92 percent of those in the Board of Governors’ latest study employed within one year of completing their bachelor’s degrees. One out of four graduates who worked also continued their education at the...

  • Board of Governors Hosts Safety and Security Summit

    Jun 20, 17 • 99 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on Board of Governors Hosts Safety and Security Summit

    The Board of Governors and State University System brought together leaders from all 12 of Florida’s public universities on Monday and Tuesday to share best practices for avoiding, preparing for and dealing with crisis situations on campus, from student...

  • UCF Student Paddles 800 Miles Down Gulf Coast to Raise Money for Environment

    Jun 19, 17 • 118 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on UCF Student Paddles 800 Miles Down Gulf Coast to Raise Money for Environment

    A UCF student is making waves as he paddles nearly 800 miles down Florida’s Gulf Coast this summer. Cole Kolasa, an environmental engineering major, is documenting his summertime adventure in his blog Kayaking for Conservation. Kolasa started a Go Fund Me...

  • Florida Poly Granted Initial Accreditation

    Jun 16, 17 • 25 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on Florida Poly Granted Initial Accreditation

    Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a significant milestone the University has...

  • National Science Foundation Awards FAMU $2M Grant to Enhance Student Success in STEM

    Jun 15, 17 • 198 Views • Higher EducationComments Off on National Science Foundation Awards FAMU $2M Grant to Enhance Student Success in STEM

    Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been awarded a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) to help broaden the participation of minority graduates in...