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1 VIII.Legislative Assignments University Contracts Panel Discussion Panel Discussion Staff Report Staff Report Council Discussion Council Discussion

2 University 5-Year Contracts - Panel Discussion - UF – Dr. David Colburn, ProvostUF – Dr. David Colburn, Provost FSU – Dr. Larry Abele, ProvostFSU – Dr. Larry Abele, Provost UCF – Dr. John Hitt, PresidentUCF – Dr. John Hitt, President FIU – Dr. Mark Rosenberg, ProvostFIU – Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Provost

3 Flexibility Movements in Other States Colorado School of MinesColorado School of Mines St. Marys CollegeSt. Marys College Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania State University

4 Colorado School of Mines Public research university devoted to engineering and applied sciencePublic research university devoted to engineering and applied science Enrollment – 3,350 studentsEnrollment – 3,350 students Highest admissions standards of any university in ColoradoHighest admissions standards of any university in Colorado Performance contract includes budget flexibilityPerformance contract includes budget flexibility

5 Colorado School of Mines Statutory authority for school to operate under a performance contractStatutory authority for school to operate under a performance contract Contract to be between Board of Trustees and Commission on Higher EdContract to be between Board of Trustees and Commission on Higher Ed Must have measurable goals, to include specified issuesMust have measurable goals, to include specified issues Contract must be approved by Legislature – effective until Contract must be approved by Legislature – effective until Board will have authority to set tuition, but must report plans for increases to Legislature for budget authority in appropriations billBoard will have authority to set tuition, but must report plans for increases to Legislature for budget authority in appropriations bill Block grant for support of resident studentsBlock grant for support of resident students

6 Colorado School of Mines Board agrees to:Board agrees to: –Enhance quality of institution –Strengthen financial status –Increase fin aid –Improve retention & graduation rates –Establish higher admissions standards Commission agrees to: –Relinquish its program approval authority to Board –Relinquish its tuition recommendation authority –Relinquish its QIS and performance funding requirements

7 St. Marys College of Maryland Public liberal arts honors collegePublic liberal arts honors college Enrollment - 1,800 studentsEnrollment - 1,800 students

8 St. Marys College of Maryland Legislation allows St. Marys to function as autonomous unit.Legislation allows St. Marys to function as autonomous unit. Can set own tuition. Has increased financial aid, but no requirement to do so.Can set own tuition. Has increased financial aid, but no requirement to do so. Governor is required to request prior years budget, plus inflation, but Legislature is not bound by that request.Governor is required to request prior years budget, plus inflation, but Legislature is not bound by that request. No performance standards in legislation, but college must submit an annual report on performance.No performance standards in legislation, but college must submit an annual report on performance. No additional funding for enrollment growth, although enrollment has grown almost 20%.No additional funding for enrollment growth, although enrollment has grown almost 20%.

9 Pennsylvania State University State-related universityState-related university Enrollment: 81,000Enrollment: 81,000 Sets its own tuition levelsSets its own tuition levels Tuition constitutes the largest single source of income for its operating budgetTuition constitutes the largest single source of income for its operating budget State appropriations have decreased and tuition has increased as % of general fund:State appropriations have decreased and tuition has increased as % of general fund: –1976: State – 54% and Tuition – 38% –2001: State – 33% and Tuition – 60%

10 Pennsylvania State University There is no contract, but there is legislation appropriating funds and specifying annual reporting requirementsThere is no contract, but there is legislation appropriating funds and specifying annual reporting requirements Annual report to include: number of faculty and professional staff; total salary by function; student credit hours; courses by level; credits required for degrees; number of degrees awarded; revenue & expenditures; financial statements, etc.Annual report to include: number of faculty and professional staff; total salary by function; student credit hours; courses by level; credits required for degrees; number of degrees awarded; revenue & expenditures; financial statements, etc.

11 Pennsylvania State University State-related does not protect Penn State from budget cuts.State-related does not protect Penn State from budget cuts. In fact, the state ensures state institutions are adequately funded before appropriating funds to non- preferred institutionsIn fact, the state ensures state institutions are adequately funded before appropriating funds to non- preferred institutions Penn State had a mid-year budget reduction last year when public universities did not.Penn State had a mid-year budget reduction last year when public universities did not.

12 Pennsylvania State University Penn State is not guaranteed funding for enrollment growthPenn State is not guaranteed funding for enrollment growth There are no performance standards in the legislation, only reporting requirementsThere are no performance standards in the legislation, only reporting requirements There are no requirements related to the amount of funds going to financial aid.There are no requirements related to the amount of funds going to financial aid.

13 Flexibility in Florida

14 Administrative Flexibility Personnel SystemsPersonnel Systems Collective BargainingCollective Bargaining Purchasing/Contracting/MISPurchasing/Contracting/MIS Eminent DomainEminent Domain Financial Management SystemsFinancial Management Systems

15 Financial Flexibility Deposit of Funds Outside the State Treasury/Investment of FundsDeposit of Funds Outside the State Treasury/Investment of Funds Expenditure of Appropriated FundsExpenditure of Appropriated Funds Carry Forward FundsCarry Forward Funds Position and Rate ControlsPosition and Rate Controls Discretionary Tuition and FeesDiscretionary Tuition and Fees

16 Additional Flexibility Needs Identified by Universities Primary: Authority to Set Tuition Rates


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