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Universities chancellor proposes "accord" with governor, Legislature

The board created to oversee universities meets Wednesday for the first time since a group led by former Gov. Bob Graham filed suit against the Legislature, challenging its authority to set college tuition and fees.

The board is expected to consider joining the Graham group lawsuit filed last week, but according to the meeting agenda, the university system chancellor also will propose an "accord" between university system leaders, the governor and the Legislature.

Chancellor Mark Rosenberg describes it as a "flexible" working document to address access, growth, funding and affordability. He proposes summits every two years in which all parties would "develop policy" while the governor and lawmakers "define funding parameters." He also suggests the Board of Governors reevaluate the authority it gives local university boards of trustees, all of which should make for lively and heated discussion.

Check out his accord draft proposal here:

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:38pm]


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