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.