Florida Poly trustees discuss academic plans

6:31 PM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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LAKELAND, Fla. - While legislators debate the future of Florida Polytechnic University at the Capital, the trustees trying to get the state's 12th university off the ground sketched out plans for its academic programs Friday afternoon.

During a committee teleconference, trustees moved forward with the idea of creating two schools within the university: a College of Technology & Innovation, and a College of Engineering.

The initial majors the school would offer include bachelors' and masters' degrees in Science, Science & Computer Technology, Advanced Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Industrial Engineering.  (Click here for more information on the majors and Poly's academic plans)

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Trustees, most of whom had nothing to do with the university's controversial creation, speculated the step forward would re-assure some of Poly's early critics who may be concerned about a lack of a plan.

Next Thursday, FPU trustee chair Robert Gidel will present this report to the state's Board of Governors, laying out the BOT's vision and expected timeline for the university. 

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