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UF Pres tells Scott he's open to "fine-tuning" the system



Just before Gov. Rick Scott earned headlines for his curious derision of anthropology majors, University of Florida President Bernie Machen offered a three-page memo on the state of higher education as it related to Gator Nation, our friends at the Buzz tell us.

"We are, and we intend to remain, the state's most capable partner in higher education to promote the state's goals and interest," Machen writes. "We look forward to fine-tuning this understanding in the future."

Machen opens his memo, obtained in a Times-Herald public records request, by noting the Texas plan that has caught Scott's attention is largely being implemented in Florida. He questions part of the Texas proposal that would use student evaluations to determine merit pay and tenure.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:08pm]


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