ERIC Number: ED196333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role and Scope of Florida's Public Universities. Planning Guidelines for the State University of Florida.
State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.
Planning guidelines adopted by the Florida Board of Regents for the nine universities in the state system are outlined. Eleven underlying planning assumptions for the universities are presented, including some on the population growth rates, enrollment mix (traditional versus part-time students), demand for doctoral programs or inservice education, and interinstitutional cooperation. Nine broad goals determined by requirements are listed, including those dealing with access, articulation, and resource management. The 25 policy guidelines developed for the institutional operation and continued development cover the following areas: (1) primary university functions (instruction, research, and public service); (2) access to educational opportunity, admission to degree programs, and student fees; (3) university responses to special needs (student financial aid, upper division prerequisites for transfer students, educationally disadvantaged, graduate admissions, student housing, and services for out-of-state and international students); and management (coordination, decentralization, program duplication at bachelors and masters levels, demand for doctoral programs, criteria for new programs and periodic review, the associate of arts degree, prerequisite course availability, off-campus services, location and support of branch campuses, and contracting). Appended are data on state and national enrollment trends, and Florida state university institutional characteristics. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, College Planning, College Role, Contracts, Decentralization, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Guidelines, Higher Education, Off Campus Facilities, Policy Formation, Program Development, Research, State Boards of Education, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.