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Jim RosicaJuly 25, 2016

Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective Sept. 1. President Randy K. Avent announced the appointment Monday. Parker, an engineering researcher, most recently served as provost and executive vice president of the Colorado School of Mines, according to a press release. “As provost at Florida Poly, Parker will oversee all aspects […]

Jim RosicaJune 20, 2016

Florida Polytechnic University, the state’s newest institution of higher education, is on its way to full accreditation. The school announced Monday it was granted official “candidacy” status to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC. It’s the “regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 29, 2016

Florida Polytechnic University is taking another step toward becoming fully accredited, President Randy Avent told students, faculty and staff in an email Monday night. But that still means a handful of students may have to graduate this year from what is now an unaccredited school. One downside: Some employers hesitate or even decline to interview job candidates whose degrees are […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 3, 2016

The faculty of Florida Polytechnic University, founded by conservative former state Sen. JD Alexander, is petitioning the state to unionize, according to a Wednesday press release. The United Faculty of Florida said it will deliver signed cards from more than 60 percent of faculty members to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC). Under state law, the commission […]


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