ERIC Number: EJ823221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Baccalaureate Community Colleges: The New Florida College System
Floyd, Deborah L.; Falconetti, Angela M. Garcia; Hrabak, Michael R.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n2 p195-202 Feb 2009
In 2008 Florida's Senate Bill No. 1716 was enacted, which replaced the Florida Community College System with the Florida College System and presented 9 out of the 28 community colleges with the option to transition to state colleges. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of Senate Bill No. 1716 and, in doing so, discuss the processes involved and related to this systemic change on the future of Florida's previous community college system. The state of Florida currently leads the community college baccalaureate movement and, as a result, faces new and unforeseen challenges for the future. The current Florida College System will undergo many changes and overhauls. The implementation process thus far, including the six months following the enactment of the legislation, has proven to be democratically transparent.
Descriptors: State Colleges, Community Colleges, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida