A Florida House member representing tens of thousands of state employees—who haven't had a general pay raise in six years—filed a bill Friday to give all state workers a 7 percent pay hike ... Continue Reading →
The presidents of Florida's state universities have an offer for the Legislature: Give us $118 million and we won't raise tuition. "What we're asking for this year is a significant investment from the state, tied to specific goals to universities ... Continue Reading →
Chancellor Frank Brogan went before a Senate appropriations subcommittee Thursday and explained the university system’s plan to freeze tuition if lawmakers give schools more money. Brogan told the panel ... Continue Reading →
Gov. Rick Scott says he wants more majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the STEM fields. His Blue Ribbon Task Force on Higher Education Reform recently recommended achieving this goal by charging non-STEM students more. The task force report called this "differ ... Continue Reading →
"The balance between people who are actually in the trenches and those who are overseeing that work has gotten grossly out of line," says Robert E. Martin, Emeritus Boles Professor of Economics at Centre College and an author of the study. "That imbalance is one of the primary reasons ... Continue Reading →
In just three years Florida’s higher education funding per student decreased by 40 percent, according to a new report by national public policy center Demos and the Florida-based Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP). The situation is only looking grimmer, with the ... Continue Reading →
In a message to you a couple of weeks ago I listed a number of questions to which I suggested members of the university community – faculty, staff, students – deserved an answer. The chief ones, of course, were why the administration is not drawing on the university's reserves ... Continue Reading →
The last few years have been frustrating for the Gator Nation. Even while independent audits show that UF’s budget condition continues to improve (1), President Bernie Machen has desperately tried to convince us that the University is in crisis due to budget cuts from the State ... Continue Reading →
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