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Jun 4, 2015

UF trustees examine ways of measuring UF's push to pre-eminence

The University of Florida is poised to begin its next 10-year run, "looking at where we want to go," Provost Joe Glover told the board of trustees Thursday before going into a presentation on the yardsticks by which the board and administration want to measure progress.

Which metrics UF uses will be important as the university embarks on a faculty-driven, goal-setting task force headed by Win Phillips, executive chief of staff to current UF President Kent Fuchs. The 17-member committee of faculty, staff and students is expected to deliver a new set of measurable goals to the board in the fall.

The committee will build on the pre-eminence plan already set in place by the Florida Legislature two years ago. UF has hired 86 faculty under that plan to date, using a combination of state and private funds totaling more than $20 million.

“We are entering a new realm of development,” board chairman Steve Scott said.

Photo credit: Garry Nonog, of Garry Nonog Creations

Gainesville.com, The Gainesville Sun, June 4, 2015. (Read entire article)

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