FSU and FAMU increase points in funding indicators


FSU and FAMU increase points in SUS performance-based funding metrics

The Board of Governors last week approved a plan to allocate $ 560 million in performance funds for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

The money comes from $ 265 million of state investments and $ 295 million of individual university investments. The total is the total amount available for each fiscal year since 2018-2019.

Universities are judged on their performance in categories designated by the Board of Governors.

Florida A&M University’s overall points rose from 73 in 2020 to 79 in 2021, marking its biggest increase in history. FAMU will get $ 12.65 million from the state’s investment as well as $ 14 million from its own investment, for a total of $ 26.7 million in performance-based funding.

Florida State University’s points total increased from 85 in 2020 to 88 in 2021. It will receive $ 41 million in state funding and $ 45.7 million in institutional funding for a total of $ 86.7 million. of dollars.

The University of Florida’s points have increased from 90 in 2020 to 87 in 2021. It will receive $ 50.1 million from the state’s investment and $ 55.9 million from its own investment for a total of over $ 106 million.

This year’s system performance highlights include:

The state university system continues to produce more bachelor’s degrees in strategically important programs such as STEM.

The median salary of those with a bachelor’s degree who hold full-time employment one year after graduation now exceeds $ 40,000.

Median graduate salaries are $ 40,000 or more at 10 institutions, with Florida Poly and University of Florida graduates posting the highest median salaries in 2018-19, earning $ 56,300 and $ 48,500 respectively.

Nine institutions improved their graduation rates in four years, including FAMU.

FSU continues at No. 1 with a 73.8% four-year graduation rate.

Robert T. Seniors, Chief Information Officer / Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services, Florida A&M University

Florida A&M appoints Robert Seniors CIO and AVP for IT services

Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson has appointed Robert T. Seniors as Chief Information Officer / Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services.

The appointment took effect on June 25. Seniors will report directly to Robinson.

A graduate in Computer Science from FAMU, Seniors first joined the University in 1997 as the Technology Coordinator in the then School of General Studies. The following year he moved to the Office of Academic Planning and Analysis as a Computer Systems Control Specialist. After a stint as CTO, Seniors was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology and CIO in 2007.

Kelly McMurray, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning, Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness, Florida A&M University

FAMU appoints Kelly McMurray AVP for strategic planning, analysis

Kelly McMurray has been appointed Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning, Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness at Florida A&M University.

McMurray, who started June 14, succeeds Beverly Barrington, who retired this spring.

McMurray comes to FAMU from Albany State University, where she was Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness since 2019.

McMurray received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University before completing a master’s degree in applied mathematics from North Carolina A&T State University. She got her doctorate. in Educational Policy Studies, with a concentration in Research, Measurement and Statistics at Georgia State University, Atlanta in 2010.

Tanya Tatum, Director of Student Health Services, Florida A&M University

FAMU COVID Response Team Leaders Join World Heritage Roundtable

Last week, two leaders of Florida A&M University’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts took part in a White House workshop on efforts to tackle vaccine reluctance among college-aged students .

Rica Calhoun, Director of Ethics and Compliance, and Tanya Tatum, Director of Student Health Services at FAMU, spoke during the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge webinar.

The initiative is a partnership between the White House and the US Department of Education.

Calhoun, chairman of the business continuity working group, and Tatum, incident commander for the pandemic response, both described steps being taken on campus to encourage students to get vaccinated.

The session was moderated by Larry Bowden Jr., FAMU 2014 Graduate, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education.

FSU Center for Athletic Coaching partners with AVCA

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Athletic Training Center, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the American Volleyball Coaches Association, or AVCA.

As part of this partnership, FSU COACH will be the official coach education provider for AVCA.

AVCA will link members to FSU COACH programming opportunities for those interested in formal professional development. The center will also play an advisory role to AVCA members on best practices.

FSU COACH, which launched in fall 2019, is designed to meet the growing demand for well-trained sports coaches at all levels of competition, from school and amateur leagues to professional organizations.

Tallahassee Community College Ghazvini Center for Health Education.

TCC to expand training at Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

The Ghazvini Center for Health Care Education at Tallahassee Community College has received more than $ 1.3 million in public funds to expand the nursing program’s simulation center.

According to the Florida Center for Nursing, the number of registered nurses has increased by about 7.4% since 2015. However, the state lost about 1,300 retired nurses in 2016-17, and more are aging.

In response, TCC is increasing capacity and program offerings, including its BSN program which was launched in 2016, but further support is needed.

Stephanie Solomon, Dean of Health Professions, said the centre’s simulation center is used daily by students in dental assisting / hygiene, EMS, respiratory therapy and nursing. The expansion will allow the college to increase training to meet local health care employment needs.

For more information, contact the health professions at [email protected] or 850-558-4500.

CCT to host adult education launch ceremony in July

Tallahassee Community College is hosting a graduation ceremony for more than a dozen GED graduating students at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 22.

The ceremony will take place at the Turner Auditorium of the Fine and Performing Arts Center on the College’s main campus.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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