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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1004
PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
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Section 1004.03, Florida Statutes 2009

1004.03  Program approval.--

(1)  The Board of Governors shall establish criteria for the approval of new programs at state universities that will receive any support from tuition and fees assessed pursuant to s. 1009.24 or from funds appropriated by the Legislature through the General Appropriations Act or other law. These criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a)  New programs may not be approved unless the same objectives cannot be met through use of educational technology.

(b)  Unnecessary duplication of programs offered by public and independent institutions shall be avoided.

(c)  Cooperative programs, particularly within regions, should be encouraged.

(d)  New programs shall be approved only if they are consistent with the strategic plan adopted by the Board of Governors.

(e)  A new graduate-level program or professional-level program may be approved if:

1.  The university has taken into account the offerings of its counterparts, including institutions in other sectors, particularly at the regional level.

2.  The addition of the program will not alter the emphasis on undergraduate education.

3.  The regional need and demand for the program was addressed and the community needs are obvious.

(2)  The State Board of Education shall establish criteria for the approval of new programs at community colleges, which criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a)  New programs may not be approved unless the same objectives cannot be met through use of educational technology.

(b)  Unnecessary duplication of programs offered by independent institutions shall be avoided.

(c)  Cooperative programs, particularly within regions, should be encouraged.

(d)  New programs may be approved only if they are consistent with the state master plan adopted by the State Board of Education.

(3)  New colleges, schools, or functional equivalents of any program that leads to a degree that is offered as a credential for a specific license granted under the Florida Statutes or the State Constitution and that will receive any support from tuition and fees or from funds appropriated by the Legislature through the General Appropriations Act or other law shall not be established without the specific approval of the Legislature.

History.--s. 161, ch. 2002-387; s. 83, ch. 2007-217.

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