Monthly Archives: September 2014

FSU’s faculty and students should think hard this weekend about how they will conduct themselves during the next two weeks

Originally posted on Bridge to Tomorrow:
In my 28 years at Florida State, I’ve served only one academic year in the Faculty Senate. That was 2002-2003, the year of the presidential search that resulted in the hiring of TK Wetherell,…

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Percentage of African-Americans among SUS engineering bachelors’ grads in decline

After reaching a fairly respectable 11.0% in 2004-2005, the percentage of African-Americans among SUS engineering bachelor’s degree grads began to decline, reaching a low of 6.5% in 2011-2012. Overall, African-Americans received 12.1% of all SUS bachelors’ degrees earned in 2012-2013. … Continue reading

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Number of African-American bachelor’s level engineers graduating from FAMU dropped by 2/3 in a decade

If the mission of the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering is to graduate African-American engineers, then this is very bad news. In 2003-2004, FAMU graduated 81 African-American engineers at the bachelor’s degree level, which accounted for about 1/3 of the total … Continue reading

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Which SUS institutions lead on bachelors’ degrees in computer fields and engineering?

The numbers of bioscience bachelors’ degrees awarded by Florida State University System (SUS) institutions has exploded during the last decade, even though the economic power of these degrees is limited at best.  Meanwhile, the rates at which the system has awarded … Continue reading

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