Florida Senate - 2011                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1732
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/14/2011           .                                

       The Committee on Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education
       Appropriations (Lynn) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 41 - 97
    4  and insert:
    5         (4)The council shall make detailed recommendations for:
    6         (a) Defining the primary core responsibilities of public
    7  and nonpublic postsecondary education systems in the context of
    8  meeting state access demands and economic development goals.
    9         (b) Establishing performance outputs and outcomes designed
   10  to meet annual and long-term state goals, including, but not
   11  limited to, increased student access, preparedness, retention,
   12  transfer, and completion. Performance measures must be
   13  consistent across sectors and allow for a comparison of the
   14  state’s performance to that of other states.
   15         (c) Evaluating the state’s articulation policies and
   16  practices to ensure that cost benefits to the state are
   17  maximized without jeopardizing quality. The evaluation shall
   18  consider return on investment for both the state and students.
   19         (d) Establishing a plan for workforce development education
   20  changes that:
   21         1. Align school district and Florida College System
   22  workforce development education programs to ensure cost
   23  efficiency and mission delineation, including an examination of
   24  the need for both college credit and noncollege credit
   25  certificate programs, an evaluation of the merit of retaining
   26  the associate in applied science degree, and the consolidation
   27  of adult general education programs within school districts.
   28         2. Improve the consistency of workforce education data
   29  collected and reported by Florida College System institutions
   30  and school districts, including the establishment of common
   31  elements and definitions for any data that are used for state
   32  and federal funding and program accountability.
   33         (e) Addressing baccalaureate degree authorization and
   34  production, which shall include the following:
   35         1. An assessment of the potential need to establish
   36  comprehensive undergraduate institutions that would primarily
   37  focus on the delivery of undergraduate instruction, including
   38  offering baccalaureate degrees. Such institutions may include
   39  Florida College System institutions, state universities, and
   40  university branch campuses. The assessment must recommend
   41  accountability options and address local and regional workforce
   42  needs and gaps that might result from an institution’s shift in
   43  primary mission.
   44         2. Recommendations related to appropriate student
   45  enrollment and institutional expenditure thresholds for upper
   46  division programs that justify legislative consideration in
   47  order to establish or reestablish an institution under the
   48  governance and oversight of the State Board of Education, the
   49  Board of Governors, or another statutorily established or
   50  created governing or advisory organization.
   51         3. Recommendations related to funding options and
   52  strategies, student tuition and fees, student financial aid
   53  funding, and other strategies to encourage performance-based
   54  funding.
   56  The councils first priority shall be to address baccalaureate
   57  degree authorization and production.
   58         (5) The council shall submit a report to the Governor, the
   59  President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
   60  Representatives, the State Board of Education, and the Board of
   61  Governors by December 31, 2011, which specifically includes
   62  recommendations for consideration by the Legislature for
   63  implementation in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
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   66         And the title is amended as follows:
   67         Delete lines 6 - 9
   68  and insert:
   69         core responsibilities of postsecondary education
   70         institutions, performance outputs and outcomes,
   71         articulation policies, workforce development
   72         education, and baccalaureate degree authorization;
   73         requiring the council to submit a report to the
   74         Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of
   75         the House of Representatives, the State Board of
   76         Education, and the Board of Governors of the State
   77         University System by a date certain which includes
   78         certain recommendations; amending s.