College of Central Florida issued the following announcement on Aug. 2.
The College of Central Florida is celebrating its advancement to the Silver category in the Florida College System’s Performance-Based Funding Model.
“Since the Florida College System implemented the funding model in 2013, CF has made steady progress to improve,” said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president. “The dedication of our faculty and staff continues to positively impact student success, which is reflected in our move to the silver category.”
The state Performance-Based Funding model measures retention, completion, job placement/continuing education, and entry-level wages. CF received 33.25 points out of the maximum 40 points, a 32 percent increase. In 2016-2017, CF earned 25.13 points. The advancement will result in an additional $536,000 in state funding for the college.
“Our focus has been and always will be the success of our students, providing them with high quality educational opportunities that prepare them for careers,” said Henningsen.
The college has implemented numerous strategies including development of a comprehensive, centralized advising center; collaboration with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion to develop the CF Talent Center, which assists students in preparing for and obtaining employment; development of a Guaranteed Graduate program that guarantees the quality of CF graduates; development of pathways that guarantee CF graduates admission to University of Central Florida and University of South Florida; and creation of additional certificate programs that increase credentials and employability of students as they work toward associate and bachelor’s degrees.
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