Fact-finding committees have been charged by President Eric Barron with developing lists of the pros and cons of each move. One involves dividing the massive College of Arts and Sciences into two colleges: humanities and sciences. The other is looking into the value of forming a College of Allied Health that could include sections of five to six existing colleges.
One immediate drawback to the split is cost. FSU, coping with five straight years of reduced appropriations, is facing another tough road when the legislative session gets under way in January.
Creating a new college would require the university to hire a new dean and administration.
Has anyone heard any update on this or any other changes to the current college system at FSU?
If I remember correctly, Barron said the committee charged with exploring these ideas would be able to present its findings to the summer (June) meeting of the Board of Trustees. No agenda has been posted on the BOT website but it's still early.