House bill proposes to make Florida Poly part of UF

  • A university consolidation bill calls for New College to become part of Florida State University and Florida Polytechnic to become part of the University of Florida.
  • Each school would cease to exist as an independently accredited academic institution, with their properties transferred to FSU and UF.
  • A similar consolidation occurred with University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg making them satellite campuses for the main University of South Florida.
  • The legislation is being pitched as a mechanism to increase efficiency and effective use of limited resources. It is scheduled for a hearing with the House Education Committee