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Items to watch for the upcoming Board of Governors meeting

Accountability Plans: Universities will present their annual Accountability Plans for Board consideration, discussing each institution’s strategic direction and top priorities as well as performance outcomes and expectations. The Board will also consider Preeminence updates from the University of Florida, Florida State University and University of South Florida and an update from the University of Central Florida on its Emerging Preeminence status. The Board will also consider designating Florida International University as an Emerging Preeminent institution.

Performance Funding: The Board will consider for approval the allocation of $560 million in performance-based funds for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The discussion will include performance trends for the State University System as well as individual institutions in areas including graduation rates, retention, and affordability.

Annual Report for Online Education: The Board will consider for approval the 2018 Annual Report for Online Education. The report will reflect the System’s progress toward its 2025 Strategic Plan Goals in areas such as quality, access and growth.

Space Coast Panel: Chancellor Marshall Criser will moderate a panel about Florida’s growing aerospace industry. The panel will include Space Florida Vice President of Government and External Affairs Dale Ketcham, Lockheed Martin Director of Workforce Partnerships and Incentives Jon Gustafson and UCF PhD candidate Stephanie Jarmak. The panel is a part of the Think Florida: A Higher Degree for Business initiative, designed to build synergies between the State University System and the business community.

State University System Student Champion: Board of Governors Chair Ned Lautenbach will present Florida Rep. David Silvers with the State University System Student Champion award. Representative Silvers was sponsor of House Bill 595, which provides legal immunity to anybody who seeks medical assistance for someone they believe is experiencing alcohol poisoning, regardless of whether they are drinking underage.

Presidential Reappointments: The Board will consider reappointments for Florida Polytechnic University President Randy Avent, New College of Florida President Donal O’Shea, and Florida State University President John Thrasher.

Reporter’s Note

The Board of Governors’ meeting will be held at University of South Florida in Tampa, with committee meetings scheduled to begin June 11 at 1 p.m. The full Board meeting is scheduled to begin on June 13 at 11 a.m. Meeting times are subject to change. The full agenda and live streaming are available at Updates are also available on Facebook and Twitter.