2016 Florida Statutes
The Florida Polytechnic University.
A. Section 30, ch. 2016-62, amended subsection (1) “[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriation 142 of the 2016-2017 General Appropriations Act.”
B. Section 36, ch. 2016-62, provides that “[t]he amendments made by this act to ss. 11.45, 1001.7065, 1004.345, 1009.23, 1009.24, 1009.50, 1009.505, 1009.51, 1009.52, 1009.986, 1011.62(15)(b), 1012.39, and 1013.64, Florida Statutes, expire July 1, 2017, and the text of those sections shall revert to that in existence on June 30, 2016, except that any amendments to such text enacted other than by this act shall be preserved and continue to operate to the extent that such amendments are not dependent upon the portions of text which expire pursuant to this section.” Effective July 1, 2017, subsection (1) will read:
(1) By December 31, 2016, the Florida Polytechnic University shall meet the following criteria as established by the Board of Governors:
(a) Achieve accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
(b) Initiate the development of the new programs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
(c) Seek discipline-specific accreditation for programs;
(d) Attain a minimum FTE of 1,244, with a minimum 50 percent of that FTE in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and 20 percent in programs related to those fields;
(e) Complete facilities and infrastructure, including the Science and Technology Building, Phase I of the Wellness Center, and a residence hall or halls containing no fewer than 190 beds; and
(f) Have the ability to provide, either directly or where feasible through a shared services model, administration of financial aid, admissions, student support, information technology, and finance and accounting with an internal audit function.