Posts Tagged ‘Sandy Shugart’

  • National Spotlight on Florida Community Colleges Offering Bachelor’s Degrees

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Inside Higher Ed explores the issue of Florida’s community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in this article published today.

    Not Just a Foot in the Door
    August 12, 2010

    “Given that there was still demand for these programs, Central Florida wanted Valencia to take on at least two of them. So, if Valencia wins the state board’s approval, it plans to begin offering baccalaureate degrees in engineering technology and radiology imaging. Shugart acknowledged that if his institution did not offer these degrees they probably would not be offered in and around the Orlando area. Still, he is not eager to add any more four-year degrees.

    ‘We would not have done this if [Central Florida] had not approached us,’ Shugart said. ‘We have our hands pretty full already. As long as the need was met elsewhere, we wouldn’t have done this. … At least for now, ‘community’ is our middle name. I’d like to keep it that way.'”