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Higher Education Coordinating Council Meeting


November 13, 2012
325 W. Gaines Street, 17th Floor Conference Room
Tallahassee, FL 32399
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon or upon conclusion of business


  1. Introductions and Opening Remarks
    Marshall Criser, Co Chair
  2. Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force Final Report
    Dr. Dale Brill, Task Force Chair
  3. Updates from Council Members and/or designated staff
    • HECC Annual Report for 2012 – First Draft Review – Julie Alexander/Dr. R. E. LeMon
      Any other new developments from organized groups, including:
    • Board of Governors’ Commission on Higher Education Access and Degree Attainment - Dr. Jan Ignash, Chief Academic Officer, State University System of Florida/BOG
    • Board of Governors’ Performance and Accountability Measures - Dr. Jan Ignash
    • Articulation Coordinating Committee - Articulation Coordinating Committee – Matt Bouck, Director, Office of Articulation, DOE
      *Online University Study – No new developments, report due in November.
      *PARCC – no new developments, Vince Vargas. Project Director will give update in December
  4. New Business – Higher Education Affordability – Chair Criser
    • Continuation of initial discussions by Council earlier this year and for 2013 agenda.
      1. Focus on the Value of Higher Education – What are the elements and the return on investment(s) made by and for individual students, business/industry, the state, families, and society.
      2. What Are Relevant Costs? (Student/Parent, Institution, and State)
      3. Capturing costs based on all entrants, not just degree/certificate recipients
    • Smart College Choices – Chancellor Randy Hanna
      A Florida College System program to help students make more informed decisions about which school and which field of study to pick.
    • The Reality of Student Debt - Dr. Ed Moore
    • Next steps: Solicit input from other sectors, business community and others for December/January
  5. Next Meeting Date – Finalizing Annual Report
    *The date of December 11, originally scheduled for HECC is a date now in conflict with SBE meeting.
    *Establishing a regular meeting date schedule for 2013.
  6. Other business/Public Comments

Next meeting dates for 2012:
October TBD
November 13
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