Fund Universities Based on Performance, Board Says

Public universities’ funding should be tied to their performances on graduation rates and other factors, members of the Florida Board of Governors said Thursday. University presidents met at New College of Florida in Sarasota during the second and final day of the board’s meeting. “This is hard and it’s about money, so its important,” said board member Thomas Kuntz. “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not going to be easy, but we’re going to get there.” The board’s discussion comes as Gov. Rick Scott prepares his 2013 budget. The public universities are seeking $118 million, which would be tied to certain performance goals.

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