FSU presidential search controversy continues
Florida State University has narrowed down its presidential candidates to three candidates. Notably, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran isn’t one of those, after the university’s accreditation was threatened over his candidacy. But some are now calling for the search to be halted.
UFF calls for all-virtual classes in fall semester amid COVID-19 surge
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A major organization for higher education employees is calling for all Florida institutions to transition to remote learning for at least the fall 2020 semester. The United Faculty of Florida (UFF) made the announcement Monday, having sent letters to Gov. We all want to reopen our campuses but, more importantly, for them to remain open in the long term. If our institutions become hot-spots due to early reopenings, closing campuses mid-term once again would do real harm, mentally, physically and economically, Morian said. The union added that all of these shortcomings will very likely lead to lawsuits.
University of Florida releases draft reopening plan
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida released a draft overview of its strategy to reopening campus after the COVID-19 pandemic forced shutdown during the Spring 2020 semester. No plan is perfect and no plan should remain fixed in time, the UF plan said. The UF plan involves a full reopening of campuses for the fall 2020 semester, including UF facilities in Alachua County and other parts of the Sunshine State. This info-graphic was included with the University of Florida's reopening plan draft on June 1, 2020. The university wants public input on the reopening plan, which can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.