The Board of Governors announced today that Dr. Christy England will be the State University System’s new Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. The selection was made after a thorough national search, including interviews and feedback from Board leadership and staff. [Read more…] about Board of Governors announces Christy England as new Vice Chancellor
Florida Polytechnic University researchers are exploring ways of using a type of algae to make space travel more sustainable and energy efficient. [Read more…] about Florida Poly research could lead to lasting impacts on space travel
The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review, who chose 252 business schools from across the country for its 2019 business school ranking. [Read more…] about Princeton Review Names Coggin College ‘Best Business’ School
Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor Madeline Pumariega today recognized four colleges for innovation and excellence through the Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards. The four colleges were honored for programs of excellence at the Association of Florida Colleges’ 69th Annual Meeting and Conference in Orlando. [Read more…] about Florida College System Chancellor Recognizes Innovation and Excellence
Media is welcome to attend an election night watch party at The University of Tampa tomorrow night (Tuesday, Nov. 6) from 6–11 p.m. on the 11th floor of Jenkins Hall on campus.
The watch party is open to all UT community members.
UT will also provide shuttles for students to the polls tomorrow. The shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from and return to the Vaughn Center on campus from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. The shuttles will take student voters to the polling place at the Greater Bethel Baptist Church, 1207 N. Jefferson St.
For more information, contact Mary Anderson, chair of the Department of Political Science, at [email protected].
Performance-Based Funding: The Board will consider changes to its performance-based funding model. Potential changes include new Board of Trustee Choice metrics and a new allocation methodology that replaces the bottom three with a student success plan.
Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Health Task Force: The Board will continue its emphasis on student mental health, hearing updates on several initiatives to enhance student safety and well-being, such as system-wide mental health awareness training for faculty and staff. The Board will also hear a presentation about the relationship between mental health and substance abuse.
Facilities Committee – Following up on the Oct. 16th Workshop, the Board will consider adoption of a Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) Priority List for inclusion in the 2019-2020 Fixed Capital Outlay Legislative Budget Request.
Strategic Plans: The Board will consider approval of the Strategic Plans for New College of Florida and Florida Atlantic University as well as a Legislative Budget Request for an “FAU 100” initiative to accelerate the university’s advancement in national rankings.
State University System Business Champion: Jan Bednar, CEO of the shipping and logistics company ShipMonk, will receive the award. Bednar, a recent graduate of FAU’s Tech Runway program, has 220 employees and made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2018. Recruiting frequently from FAU, he enjoys speaking to classes and working with students to help them succeed. The award is a part of the Think Florida: A Higher Degree for Business initiative.
Recognition of Exemplary Online Student: To promote the impact of online education in the State University System and to recognize the accomplishments of individual online students, the Innovation and Online Committee will recognize Jazmin Campos, a student in the MBA Online program at Florida Atlantic University, who is pursuing an online graduate degree program and is scheduled to graduate this December.
Focus on the important role parents and
families play in their child’s education
Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart today announced November as Family Engagement in Education Month. Family Engagement in Education Month focuses on schools and families working together to support learning for every child. [Read more…] about November Is Family Engagement in Education Month
Students at Florida Polytechnic University may soon be at the forefront of cybersecurity education with cutting edge curriculum focused exclusively on mobile computing security. [Read more…] about Florida Poly leads effort to stop mobile device hackers
The Flagler College department of art and design has announced a 24-hour “Designathon” to begin Friday, November 16 at 5 p.m. Event organizers are planning for it to become an annual fixture on the calendar for local nonprofits to have their design needs realized. [Read more…] about Designathon invites local nonprofits to submit design needs
The Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Foundation (FEF) and independent booksellers across the state have joined together to host Re-book to Re-build: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser. A portion of sale proceeds on November 3 and 4 at participating bookstores will fund grants that will enable schools impacted by Hurricane Michael to re-stock their libraries and classrooms. [Read more…] about Florida Education Officials and Local Bookstores Partner to Help Hurricane-Impacted Schools Purchase New Books