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8 things I underlined about higher education in Florida in the June Florida Trend

All in articles by Mike Vogel.

1. Florida Poly received 1,300 resumes for 30 full-time faculty positions and 20 adjunct positions. Including faculty, the university employs 69.

2. There will be only a limited traditional library. Parker says technology allows students to build a personalized digital library.

3. UF expect UF Online to be a profit engine that will break even in the seventh year and generate $14.5 million a year in profit on $76.6 million in revenue by 2024.

4. With no room and board to pay, UF says online students will pay about $10,800 less per year than on-campus students.

5. Expect online to grow. Inside Higher Ed's 2014 survey of chief academic officers found 52 percent of provosts at public universities, 53 percent at private and 74 percent at for-profits anticipate major allocations of funds in the new budget year on online ed.

6. For those who don't care for online classes, Eckerd is the place.

7. In an address, Eastman quoted political philosopher Leo Strauss: "Liberal education is the counter-poison to mass culture."

8. The sum of students qualified to go for a $10,000 degree, or with the potential to qualify, totals only around 120. In comparison, there are 260,000 undergrads in the State University System.

[Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 10:42am]


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