Senate plans would cripple USF – Tampa Bay Times.
A CRASH COURSE IN CRIPPLING USF
By S. Elizabeth Bird, special to the Times
Published Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Florida Senate has unleashed a two-pronged attack that, if allowed to stand, will damage higher education and cripple the University of South Florida.
The first salvo was the latest twist on the plan to transform USF Polytechnic in Lakeland into the state’s 12th independent university, initiated by Senate Budget Chairman JD Alexander last year. The Board of Governors, while acknowledging the absence of evidence that such a new university is needed, voted to set Polytechnic on a steady road to separation that would safeguard its students’ interests. Seguir leyendo