March 28, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — In an important step for the State University System, the Board of Governors on Thursday approved a wide-ranging corrective action plan for Florida A&M University.
The plan was developed by FAMU and Board of Governors staff to address issues of concern previously identified by the board. In the coming months, the two entities will work closely on improvements in areas of finances, audit and compliance, academics and anti-hazing policies. The plan comes as FAMU works to move off accreditation probation, imposed late last year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
FAMU has agreed to work through the plan with State University System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and report back to the Board of Governors as it progresses.
"Florida A&M University is heading in the right direction," Brogan said. "We look forward to marking their progress in the months ahead as we work together to ensure the university regains stability at every level."
The board also heard the first comprehensive presentation on the progress of Florida Polytechnic University. The university, which was created in state statute during the 2012 legislative session, aims to accept its first students by 2014 and achieve accreditation by 2016.
The update came at the end of the two-day spring meeting of the Board of Governors, which took place at Florida A&M University.
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