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The Future of State Higher Education in the US (Florida)

The Future of State Higher Education in the US (Florida)

  1. The Future of Higher Education in Florida
  2. Board of Education
  3. • Established in 1954, but the present Board of Governors was created in 2003 • Prior Florida Board of Regents abolished in 2001 • Reestablished by ballot initiative/constitutional amendment • Headed by Chancellor and Board of Governors • 12 public institutions • ~200k FT undergraduates, ~40k graduate (2012) • Established differential tuition in 2007 for UF, FSU, and USF
  4. • Previously known as the “Florida Community College System” until 2009 • Existed in some form since 1957 • Headed by a Chancellor • 28 public institutions • ~900k FT undergraduates (2012)
  5. Board of Education
  6. “offering one collective voice for its members” “one unified voice” “there has probably never been a more important time, for this of us in higher education to talk with one voice… to be heard as the voice of higher education” “It’s members commit to being the once voice representing the voice of higher education in florida.”
  7. “You can’t complain about what the legislature does or doesn’t do unless you can come together as a higher education community to speak with a reasonable strong voice about what ought to be done. “It’s very hard to strategically plan when you’ve only got a budget for a month or so. Ultimately, if we could get to some multi-year predictable funding, there’d be a far more positive outcome.” “[Higher education] needs to be nimble. It needs to anticipate where the state is going.”
  8. “We exist to meet the needs of the business community… That is the sector we need to satisfy.” “If you have a college degree you’re gonna make $30,000 more per year… it’s a huge economic impact on the state.” “growth and expansion of the state” “advances in business, industry, and the state economy”
  9. constant upheaval lack of a unified plan political uncertainty public versus private good
  10. Service Station Model?
  11. What role should state government play in higher education management?

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