The National Academy of Inventors has named five State University System inventors to its inaugural class of Senior Members, including four from the University of South Florida and one from Florida International University. [Read more…] about National Academy of Inventors appoints five State University System inventors as Senior Members
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The Board of Governors on Thursday appointed Mike Griffin to lead the University of South Florida Consolidation Planning Study and Implementation Task Force, which is developing recommendations to phase out the separate accreditations of USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Griffin replaces Dr. Jonathan Ellen, who resigned as chair. [Read more…] about New appointments made to USF consolidation task force
The Board of Governors this week held its annual Trustee Summit, hosting Board of Trustee members from all 12 institutions and discussing system-wide goals as well as best practices in higher education. The Board of Governors also moved forward on several important initiatives to boost student safety, enhance student success, and strengthen ties with the business community. [Read more…] about Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights
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
The Board of Governors this week advanced several important initiatives to boost student safety, enhance student success, and strengthen ties with the business community. [Read more…] about Board of Governors’ Meeting Highlights
Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Health Task Force: The Board will continue its focus on student safety and well-being, hearing updates on the implementation of various Board initiatives to address student mental health and substance abuse issues. Additionally the Board will hear presentations about the strategies the universities have enacted to address mental health concerns and about best practices regarding education, prevention, and treatment relative to student drug and alcohol use. [Read more…] about Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors’ meeting
The Board of Governors on Thursday recognized Senate President Joe Negron, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, and House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues as 2018 State University System Legislative Champions. [Read more…] about Board of Governors presents awards to State University System Legislative Champions
Demonstrating the highest level of achievement since performance funding was implemented, the Board of Governors on Wednesday released its latest data. [Read more…] about Performance funding gets more competitive as universities crowd near the top
Performance Funding: The Board of Governors will release the latest performance funding numbers for the State University System of Florida, including university progress on a variety of metrics, from four-year graduation rates to student success after graduation. The Governor and Legislature directed $560 million toward performance funding for the 2018-19 school year, to be disbursed based on university excellence or improvement. [Read more…] about Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors’ meeting
Recognizing Florida’s commitment to higher education affordability, recent rankings by AffordableColleges.com place several Florida universities among the top in the country for both traditional and online degrees.
Seven State University System institutions were ranked in the “50 Most Affordable In-State Public Universities,” with the University of Florida, New College of Florida and the University of South Florida earning the top three slots. Further, the University of Florida earned the No. 1 ranking in the “50 Most Affordable Online Colleges” category, with the University of Central Florida, Florida International University, University of South Florida, and University of West Florida all garnering spots in the top 20.