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F.S. 1004.345
1004.345 The Florida Polytechnic University.
(1) By December 31, 2017, 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.
(2) Once the criteria in subsection (1) have been met, the Board of Trustees of the Florida Polytechnic University shall notify the Board of Governors, and the Board of Governors shall conduct a final review to confirm that the criteria have been met.
(3) Students enrolled at the University of South Florida Polytechnic shall be afforded the opportunity to complete their degrees at the University of South Florida, subject to university criteria.
History.s. 1, ch. 2008-97; s. 1, ch. 2012-129; ss. 30, 36, ch. 2016-62; s. 6, ch. 2017-71.