Key Announcements


REPORTS TO governing Bodies

May 14, 2019 - Progress Update - BOT CAP Committee
August 27, 2019 - Progress Update - BOT ACE Committee
November 20, 2019 - Progress Update - BOT CAP Committee
December 3, 2019 - BOT Approval of Resolution indicating alignment of SACSCOC Substantive Change Prospectus with BOT-approved Guiding Principles
February 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
August 18, 2020
November 10, 2020

2019/2020 Accreditation Committee Meeting Schedule

April 8, 2019

Reviewed SACSCOC requirements/report templates, timeline, writing assignments, SACSCOC expenses, roles and responsibilities of Steering Committee members, and rules of engagement with SACSCOC regarding consolidation. Defined how to frame the narrative and how to refer to USF System institutions in the narrative before and after consolidation.

May 14, 2019 

Discussed expanding the number of colleges on the USFSP and USFSM campuses, how a “home campus” designation might work, student services that vary by campus and how and by whom those services are delivered (e.g., bus service and health care/wellness services), how to ensure effective delivery of programs and services locally for programs and services that will be managed centrally following consolidation, student fees, and how to ensure that students, faculty, and staff feel they belong to their “home” campus, their academic department and college, and the consolidated USF following consolidation.

June 6, 2019 

Initiated an in-depth analysis of tuition and fees by program and campus, and began fleshing out how programs and services will be delivered by the consolidated USF, which is the first step toward creating a 2020-21 budget for the consolidated USF, as required by SACSCOC.

July 8, 2019

Developed a proposal to standardize tuition and fees for new students beginning as One USF Geographically Distributed during the summer of 2020 or later, so all new students who will benefit from being part of a preeminent university will pay the same amount to be part of that preeminent university, irrespective of campus, while ensuring that students currently enrolled at USFSP or USFSM are grandfathered into the lower tuition and fees they are accustomed to paying. See details on the Board of Trustees Site.

September 11, 2019

The committee met with student government leaders to discuss their progress creating an organizational structure and governing documents for one student body post-consolidation and other student concerns, including tuition and fees. The committee also discussed deliverables due within 30 days and deliverables due in 90 days.

October 25, 2019

The Committee discussed funding for Judy Genshaft Honors College staff positions at USFSP and USF S-M, reviewed the draft SACSCOC Prospectus, and updated lists of consolidation related activities that must be completed this semester and next semester.

January 29-30, 2020 - 1:30 to 3:00

January 31, 2020 - 1:30 to 3:00

February 24, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30

March 30, 2020 - 2:30 to 4:00

April 17, 2020 - 2:30 to 4:00

May 20, 2020 - 1:00 to 2:30

June 19, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30

No meeting in July to accommodate vacations

August 12, 2020 - 1:00 to 2:30

September 9, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30

October 12, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30

November 16, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30

December 14, 2020 - 3:00 to 4:30