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University funding to be determined by point system

Florida International University

By Jeffrey Pierre The state’s public universities will now have its state funding scrutinized and re-assessed after an incentive and performance based model was recently passed by the Board of Governors. Each university could essentially lose up to 3 percent of its funding if the school fails to receive at least 26 points in a 50-point system designed to grade ... Read More »

Florida International University selects hosted online learning platform for MOOCs

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Florida International University (FIU) has implemented an online learning platform to offer its own massive open online courses (MOOCs). The university is currently offering five such courses and plans to add more in the spring. The university chose CourseSites from Blackboard as its platform for the online courses because of the platform’s course design flexibility, integrated learning tools, and social ... Read More »

US: Most universities asking for full 15 percent tuition hike

All but two of 11 state universities will ask the Florida Board of Governors for a 15 percent tuition increase this year, bucking Gov. Rick Scott’s push to hold down the cost of a college education. In filings with the board, every institution except the University of Florida asked the governors for the maximum increase allowed under the state’s “differential ... Read More »

FIU will have highest tuition among Florida universities

Florida International University will have the highest undergraduate tuition among the state’s public universities — $4,669 per year for a normal course load — as a result of increases approved by the Board of Governors, according to figures released by the State University System. The board approved in-state tuition increases ranging from 9 percent to 15 percent for the 11 ... Read More »

Florida universities rank high in presidential pay

Florida’s universities trail the nation when it comes to state funding and academic rankings, but they do score high in one area: pay for their top leaders. The median pay for presidents of the eight research universities in Florida was $510,000 during 2010-11 school year, compared to $421,000 nationally, according to an analysis released by the “Chronicle of Higher Education,” ... Read More »

Universities reluctant to use iTune U

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In keeping with Steve Jobs’ vision of transforming education, Apple has expanded its iTunes U so that professors can now offer entire courses, not just lectures. So far, though, not many colleges and universities are rushing to drop the platforms they already use for online learning and adopt the new application from the technology heavyweight. Apple bills the expanded iTunes ... Read More »

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