Florida Historical Background

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This research paper will give readers a view of the state of Florida historical background. It will included information on the first founding Colleges/Universities within the state of Florida. It will also focus on the historical overview of the governance system of higher education and any critical issues that have affected Florida educationally wise. This paper also takes a look at the state governing and the structure of the board. Identifying whether or not the colleges or universities that fall under Florida governing board have boards of trustees, governing boards and the type of relationship that exist between each one will also be viewed within this research paper. It is important to talk about Florida higher education budget and how…show more content…
The United States Congress decided that the Florida Territory can receive two seminaries of learning. The Earliest of these was the East Florida Seminary, one of two seminaries of higher learning established by the Florida Legislature. The East Florida Seminary became the first state supported institution of higher learning in the state of Florida and is known today as the University of Florida. The East Florida Seminary operated in Ocala, Florida until the American Civil war in 1861, Which caused it to close through the duration of the civil war. In the year of 1823 the Florida Legislature and the United States Congress started to put forth a system of higher education for Florida. It was not until the 1850s that these systems was implemented. The congress authorized the establishment of a University of…show more content…
The system comprises public postsecondary educational institutions that grant two- and four-year academic degrees as provided by law. The purpose of the Florida College System is to respond to community needs for postsecondary academic and career education. Florida College System institutions provide programs such as Adult general education courses that help adults acquire basic skills necessary for gaining basic and functional literacy and even a high school education. College preparatory instruction to give students who do not qualify for placement into college-level courses an opportunity to bring their academic skills to the appropriate level and proceed in the Florida College System. Curriculum and instruction that leads to an associate in arts degree, an associate in science degree, or specified bachelor’s degrees. Postsecondary career training programs (including vocational certificates, apprenticeship) to prepare students for the workforce while emphasizing the development of qualities such as critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication. In the year 2009-10, Florida colleges awarded 86,970 degrees and certificates. That same year the institutions served an estimated 907,753 students in Fiscal Year 2009-10 with there open door
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