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Board of Governors aiming for more control over universities' growth

Here's an issue to watch.

The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the state's 11 public universities, is floating a plan that would more tightly regulate the way schools branch out into other areas of the state.

It's not an uncommon practice -- look at the University of Florida's satellite IFAS labs around the state or the new University of South Florida polytechnic institute in Polk County.

But part of the BOG's proposals would make universities notify rival schools before expanding. That stipulation drew ire from UF Provost Joe Glover during a conference call on Monday, according to the the Florida Current.

The BOG's regular meeting is scheduled for June 22 and 23 at USF.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 9, 2011 9:28am]


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