UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE: Where We’ve Been Where We Are Where We Need To Be Where We’ve Been 1851 Legislature Established 2 Seminaries 1905 Buckman Act Creates the Board of Control 1965 Legislature Creates the Board of Regents As the Statewide Governing Body for Florida’s Universities Where We’ve Been STATE AGENCY STATUS GOVERNOR & CABINET STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Commissioner of Education Department of Education Division of Universities Key Functions of the Board of Regents Adopt systemwide strategic plan Defining institutional missions Monitor and manage access Recommend policy to legislature Recommend State University System initiatives to Congress Key Functions of the Board of Regents Student fees Tuition levels Campus master plans Legislative Budget Request for SUS (including PECO) Program reviews New degree programs Accountability Chancellor & Presidents Allocate funds System rules Operating budgets Internal audits WHERE WE ARE 1998 Constitutional Amendment 8 Commissioner’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Education Governance Where We Are 2000: HB 2263 “Florida Education Governance Reorganization Act of 2000” Abolished existing system Established FBOE – 2003 Established Commissioner of Education & other leaders Transition Task Force Where We Are 2000: HB 2263 2001 SB 1162 “Florida Education Governance Reorganization Act of 2000” “Florida Education Governance Reorganization Implementation Act” Abolished existing system BOR abolished 7/1/2001 University Boards of Trustees Established Commissioner of Education & other leaders FBOE – 7/1/2001 Transition Task Force Secretary of Education Established FBOE – 2003 GOVERNOR State Board of Education Head Educational Officer Legislature (Governor & Cabinet) Transition Task Force Council for Education Policy Research & Improvement *The BOR dissolved via Type 2 Transfer 7/1/01 (CEPRI) (formerly PEPC) Florida Board of Education K-20 Leadership team includes Commissioner and Director 7 members appt’d by theGovernor Commissioner of Education (elected) Secretary of Education (appt’d by Governor) Education Reorganization Workgroup. Will make HR recommend’ns Department of Education Chancellor Chancellor Chancellor Community Colleges Public Schools Colleges & Universities CC District Boards of Trustees CC President School Boards Superintendent University Boards of Trustees University President Executive Director of Independent Education Council for Independent Education Office of Commissioner (OT, OEF, OWED, OSFA) FY 2001-2002 Governance Type Two Transfer (20.06, F. S.) Abolished agency “. . . the merging into another agency or department of an existing agency or department with certain identifiable units or subunits, programs, activities or functions removed therefrom or abolished.” Authority Transfer “ . . . all statutory powers, duties, and functions, and its records, personnel, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, or other funds . . .” Agency Rules Unless otherwise provided by law, the administrative rules of any agency or department involved in the transfer which are in effect immediately before the transfer remain in effect until specifically changed in the manner provided by law.” Key Functions of the Board of Regents Student fees Tuition levels Campus master plans Legislative Budget Request for SUS (including PECO) Program reviews New degree programs Accountability Chancellor & Presidents Allocate funds System rules Operating budgets Internal audits FY 2001-2002 Governance Florida Board of Education Must accomplish 4 items this year: Adopt a Budget Request for K-20 Rewrite the School Code Reorganize DOE Adopt a Strategic Plan FY 2001-2002 Governance Status of UBOT’s: A public body corporate Sovereign immunity Civil costs 229.0081(1) “Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 240, each university board of trustees is vested with the authority to govern and set policy for its university, as necessary to provide proper governance and improvement of the university in accordance with law and with rules of the Florida Board of Education.” FY 2001-2002 Governance Current Powers & Duties of UBOT’s Policy & Rulemaking Authority – specifics May adopt rules and policies consistent with university mission, law and rules of the FBOE for the following: Selecting President, Fixing Compensation Evaluation (Chancellor) Presidential Search Committees (Chancellor; FBOE) Strategic Planning Academic Freedom and Responsibility Institutional Budget Request (Chancellor; FBOE) Program Approval – undergrad/grad/master’s Credit and Noncredit Offerings FY 2001-2002 Governance Current Powers & Duties of UBOT’s Policy & Rulemaking Authority – specifics July 1, 2002 – Set tuition & fees (GAA) Admission of students (FBOE) Student Codes of Conduct/Review Committee FY 2001-2002 Governance Current Powers & Duties of UBOT’s Policy & Rulemaking Authority – specifics Administering Personnel Program Administering Procurement Program Real Property University Property Direct Support Organizations [501(c)(3)] UNF Foundation, Inc. UNF Training & Services Institute FY 2001-2002 Governance Current Powers & Duties of Presidents Policy & Rulemaking Authority – specifics Recommend rules to implement provisions of law governing the operation & administration of the university Prepare budget request Govern admissions Approve, execute and administer contracts FY 2001-2002 Governance Current Powers & Duties of Presidents Policy & Rulemaking Authority – specifics Custodian of university property Internal academic calendar Intercollegiate Athletics Award degrees Organize university Internal procedures of Student Government Data; Accountability; Strategic Plan Where We Are CHAPTER 240 Powers & Duties of BOR transferred to FBOE CHAPTER 229 Powers & Duties of UBOT’s & Presidents Sections governing universities School Code Rewrite Workgroup 2002 Legislative Session New “Local Governance” Chapter 230 WHERE WE NEED TO BE Specific Goals for the 2002 Legislative Session WHERE WE NEED TO BE Move to K-12 / Community College Model of Governance (Local Control): 1. Move from current status as state agency 2. Devolve additional powers and duties to the university boards (from FBOE) WHERE WE NEED TO BE Move to K-12 / Community College Model of Governance (Local Control): Budgeting & Financial Management (Operating Outside of the State Treasury) Lump sum budgeting Salary rate control Mandatory carry forward authority Financial management systems Local Funds WHERE WE NEED TO BE Status as Employer Tuition Flexibility / Waiver Authority Classification & pay plan Collective bargaining Customized benefit programs Authority to adjust tuition within a range Construction Management Bonding Authority Consortia Opportunities 2002 LEGISLATIVE SESSION School Code Rewrite Package November 2001 Session begins January 22, 2002 House of Representatives: Proposed bill: Council for Lifelong Learning Senate: No decisions made yet; reviewing sunset and repealed portions of the law.