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1 Florida College System Overview and Substantive Legislative Issues 2011 Legislative Session Association of Florida Colleges Michael Brawer, Executive Director and CEO

2 Setting the Legislative Agenda Issues identified by AFC Legislative Committee – June 2010 Issues identified by AFC Legislative Committee – June 2010 At the summer meeting of the Council of Presidents Steering Committee the issues and LBR (Legislative Budget Request ) are vetted and agreed upon - October 14, 2010 At the summer meeting of the Council of Presidents Steering Committee the issues and LBR (Legislative Budget Request ) are vetted and agreed upon - October 14, 2010 November 2010 – Game on!! November 2010 – Game on!!

3 This Year’s Challenges New Governor – unknown commodity New Governor – unknown commodity Dozens of new Legislators Dozens of new Legislators Loss of institutional knowledge Loss of institutional knowledge Steep learning curve Steep learning curve New Senate President and House Speaker New Senate President and House Speaker New procedures and rules New procedures and rules New Committee Structure New Committee Structure Numerous legislative staff changes Numerous legislative staff changes

4 4 The Florida College System: Growth in FTE* *Lower and Upper Division Full-Time Equivalent Enrollment; Funded-30; Actual Enrollment from Student Database.

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6 6 Florida College Transfers & SUS Enrollment Source: Florida Board of Governors

7 7 Source: PK-20 Education Data Warehouse. * Does not include students who enrolled in postsecondary education out of state, historically 4-5% of high school graduates. Note: percentages use the 90,769 as the denominator and will add up to more than 100% because students may enroll in more than one sector. What Happens After They Graduate? Standard Diplomas to Postsecondary 146,095 High School Diploma Recipients Independent Universities PK-12 Adult Programs Florida Colleges State Universities The Academic Year 90,259 (62%) Students Enrolled in a Florida Postsecondary Institution* 2,570 (3%) 59,814 (66%) 4,739 (5%) 26,685 (30%)

8 8 Plugging the Pipeline AA Transfers to the State Universities The dramatic growth in Florida College System enrollments is proportionally increasing the number of AA graduates. The dramatic growth in Florida College System enrollments is proportionally increasing the number of AA graduates. A gap is starting to grow between the number of AA graduates seeking to transfer and transfer admissions to the State University System. A gap is starting to grow between the number of AA graduates seeking to transfer and transfer admissions to the State University System. State universities will need to increase the number of transfer students to meet demand for junior level transfers. State universities will need to increase the number of transfer students to meet demand for junior level transfers.

9 9 Targeted Degrees Pay! Source: FETPIP, Graduates with Full-Time Employment Fall 2009 * HW/HS Threshold = 13 wks. X 40 $19.84 per hr. X 4 qtrs.

10 College Funds

11 Appropriations Requested Appropriations Increase % Increase Operating Budgets Community College Program Fund$904,119,526$865,413,441($38,706,085) State Fiscal Stabilization Funds - Education$83,045,378($83,045,378) Community College Lottery Funds$126,959,158$157,514,164$30,555,006 CCPF - Enrollment Growth$76,439,567 Replacement of Non-recurring (SFSF & GR)$91,196,457 Operating Cost of New Facilities$6,000,000 Operating Budgets $1,114,124,062 $1,196,563,629 $82,439,5677.4% Non-Program Fund Requests Program Challenge Grants - Dr. Phil Benjamin$0$154,080, Public and Private Partnerships$5,000,000 $0 Commission on Community Service$566,251 $0 Distance Learning Consortium $316,675 $0 Non-Program Funds$5,882,926$159,963,045$154,080,119 Total$1,120,006,988$1,356,526,674$236,519, % FY Legislative Budget Request

12 Projected Funding Per FTE Enrollment Calculation Current Estimated FTE (excluding CWE) 356,955 Projected FTE (excluding CWE)383,629 Projected Growth FTE26,674 State & Federal Operating Funds per FTE $2,866 Request to Fund Enrollment Growth$76,439,567

13 Substantive Legislative Issues E-Text Fee E-Text Fee Will allow colleges specific authority to charge "licensing fees" for electronic texts in lieu of traditional texts. Will allow colleges specific authority to charge "licensing fees" for electronic texts in lieu of traditional texts. Credit Card Convenience fee Credit Card Convenience fee Tweak last year’s legislation to include all students, not just college credit. Tweak last year’s legislation to include all students, not just college credit.

14 Substantive Legislative Issues Continuing Workforce Education – Continuing Workforce Education – “Glitch bill” designed to tweak problematic areas in the bill that passed the 2010 session to require 100% support from fees. “Glitch bill” designed to tweak problematic areas in the bill that passed the 2010 session to require 100% support from fees. HB 007 Transportation Fee Bill HB 007 Transportation Fee Bill Continue for the 12th year trying to pass a transportation fee bill similar to what the universities have. Continue for the 12th year trying to pass a transportation fee bill similar to what the universities have.

15 Substantive Legislative Issues Retirement and Benefits Retirement and Benefits Monitor and influence major changes proposed last year that will be proposed again. Monitor and influence major changes proposed last year that will be proposed again. Could include substantial changes to FRS as we know it Could include substantial changes to FRS as we know it Also on the table is DROP, and possibly other benefits Also on the table is DROP, and possibly other benefits Employee Co-pay - # 1 issue Employee Co-pay - # 1 issue Continuation of Defined Benefit Continuation of Defined Benefit

16 Retirement Issues Status Key issue is the states obligation to cover the FRS “unfunded liability”, i.e., the difference between the cash value in the entire system currently and what would be needed to pay out every obligation annually. Key issue is the states obligation to cover the FRS “unfunded liability”, i.e., the difference between the cash value in the entire system currently and what would be needed to pay out every obligation annually. Covered 3 Legislative Committees week of January 10 Covered 3 Legislative Committees week of January 10 Scheduled Key meetings with Legislative Staff this week Scheduled Key meetings with Legislative Staff this week NO BILL DRAFTED YET!! Due sometime in February. NO BILL DRAFTED YET!! Due sometime in February. Asked to be part of work group to propose solutions Asked to be part of work group to propose solutions

17 Other Things We are Watching OPPAGA (Office of Public Policy and Government Accountability) Monitor and review results of OPPAGA study relating to consolidation of tech centers with colleges or vice versa. Baccalaureate degrees Monitor the Higher Education Coordinating Council and the Board of Governors on decisions that could impact the offering of four-year degrees by our colleges. General Governance Monitor bills and other actions that may impact our local governance by weakening our Boards of Trustees and/or providing greater oversight authority to the DOE.


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