- The seven-member Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force, created by Gov. Rick Scott in the interest of reforming the state's colleges and universities, is expected to present the governor with a list of recommendations by October.
- Scott's notion that universities should be able to show students an extra return on investment if they want to charge more was at the heart of discussions on Thursday.
- One idea presented was to allow the Florida Board of Governors, the state's university oversight body, to receive a lump sum of funding from the state's legislature and then decide how it should be distributed among the universities, as opposed to the schools receiving the money directly from the state budget.
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CLEARWATER — Florida's higher education system should be the best value in the nation, contribute to the state's economic success and be governed with a spirit of collaboration between its leaders.
At least, that's the idea.
That somewhat nebulous vision emerged Thursday in a daylong series of workshops put on by the Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force, the panel created by Gov. Rick Scott this year with the charge of reforming the state's colleges and universities. ...