If you’ve been skeptical that Florida’s State University System needs a better set of performance metrics, yesterday’s Board of Governors tuition roulette wheel should have cured you (stories here from the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel and Tampa Bay Times).
Governor Scott’s Higher Ed Task Force will take that subject on during their 8.5-hour meeting on Monday in Tallahassee. Monday’s meeting will feature a presentation by a representative of the Center for Measuring University Performance at Arizona State University. Their 2010 ranking of the nation’s public research universities included the University of Florida in a group of seven at the top of the rankings (the other institutions in that group were Cal-Berkeley, UCLA, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and University of Wisconsin). Florida State University and the University of South Florida were ranked near the top of the second 25.