Board of Governors Proposes University Reforms

Gainesville, FL: The Florida Board of Governors, led by John Delaney, President of the University of North Florida, unveiled a number of proposals to reform the state university system, according to Nathan Crabbe of The Gainesville Sun.  Items being discussed include restricting Bright Futures scholarships for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees; tying state funding to graduation rates; and the ability to set tuition rates based on demand.   The board’s goal is that the system produces 90,000 undergraduate degrees annually in 2025, as it currently produces 53,000.  As the state legislature is set to meet in January, the Board has asked University trustees to start looking at these options now.