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  • 1. presentsFlorida Blue Ribbon Task Force On State Higher Education Reform Collaborative WorkshopJuly 26, 2012 Real-Time Record*The Collaborative Labs is a venture by St Petersburg College

2. Florida Blue Ribbon Task ForceJuly 26, 2012Welcome and Opening Remarkswww.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-31392CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 3. Florida Blue Ribbon Task ForceJuly 26, 2012 Dr. Dale A. Brill, Chair, Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force: Welcome, everyone. My name is Dale Brill and I serve as the Chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform. I am the person who has bombarded you with emails over the past several weeks. Before we do introductions, I want to extend a general thank you. The Collaborative Labs experience is unique and I hope you are overwhelmed with the collaborative work from today. Different perspectives help us find common ground. The keyhere is to listen first, borrowing from Stephen Covey. As you go through this process, the apprehension aboutwhat youve gotten yourself into will gradually leave you. We are with the best facilitation group I know. theywill help us listen, seek to understand each other and find win-win solutions.There are more advanced degrees in the room than anyone could hope to imagine. Id like us to get a feel forwho is in the room today. Let me introduce my fellow Task Force members: Jeff Shuman, Representative BillProctor, Representative Marlene OToole, Joseph Caruncho and John Delaney. I regret that Frank Fuller isunable to be with us as he is fighting walking pneumonia.Please stand as I recognize the group you represent today: The Board of Governors is here. The HigherEducation Coordinating Council is here. Students and/or parents. From the Administration side of theUniversity system, Presidents, Provosts. Faculty. Faculty get the award for the most phone calls and emailsabout the topics so far. The business community. The Legislative Process those who are in the legislature orserve as staff in the process. There are also members of the Boards of Trustees of the universities.In just a few minutes, Ill be turning this over to Andrea Henning. But first, we have the privilege of being theguest of Dr. Bill Law, President of St. Petersburg College. When I asked if we could use this location and hesaid, Of, course. By the end of the afternoon, other university presidents will be asking for CollaborativeLabs of their own.Dr. Bill Law: Welcome to St. Petersburg College. Weve hosted a number of events withDale here at the Collaborative Labs. We started with the Six Pillars Caucus System whohave met here twice now. Both were highly successful. When DEO asked to put together astrategic plan for the state, we helped do that here. You are very welcome to be here.Higher education is a different kind of environment. Frank Brogan and I have been friendsfor years. I asked him why some people just hate you immediately as a college president. He said, In yourcase, it saves time.What happens here today is that you get a chance to put your vision together and move it forward. I alsorepresent the Florida college system. St. Petersburg College was the first out of the box to offerbaccalaureate degrees. Last year, we awarded 1,000 baccalaureate degrees. Only a small percentage wereunder 22 years old. Twenty-five percent were 40 years or older. Ninety-five percent went at least onesummer. Two-thirds went every summer. We have a public policy; its highly supportive of the kinds of thingswere trying to achieve. We stand together to improve the lives of Floridians. We are honored to have youhere today.Dr. Brill: I want to draw your attention to the agenda. I understand that some of you will be bouncing in andout of the activities. I appreciate your being here. What happens today happens so fast that its easy to losetrack of what has gone on in your absence. You are coming to this workshop with the question of focus beinghow we improve and advance the higher education system from our different perspectives. So, Im askingyou to listen and understand what others are saying. This is meant to cast as wide a net as possible to hearyour input. You are not being asked to become the Task Force yourself. Thats why I introduced the TaskForce first. We will be listening and learning from you and with you today. We are at the mid-point of thewww.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-3139 3 CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 4. Florida Blue Ribbon Task ForceJuly 26, 2012Task Force. When were done today, well be on the back nine," to use a golf analogy, and will move frominput to analysis. Well certainly be analyzing what comes out today. If there is something you want to sharewith the Task Force after today, just send it to me and Ill send it along or post it on the website. We aredesperately seeking to understand how you see the world as input to our recommendations to the Governor.You will break out into buckets today. Well be talking about issues of governance, accountability andfunding as detailed in the Governors Executive Order. In addition, well surely look at system-wide issues. Ifyou find yourself in an area that doesnt fit your expertise, just wait, because during the process youll move alot between different work groups.We will leverage technology that will allow the smaller groups to see what the other groupsare doing. Smaller groups tend to have more conversation. Im going to ask you to listenfirst and avoid the temptation to be the smartest person in the group.Lets talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room. I mentioned that we are here to changethe status quo. The Board of Governors has published a strategic plan that is visionary. Weare not here to re-write it wholesale were here to accelerate, support and perhapsimprove it. The Task Force is not trying to usurp their work. The three boxes that were discussing aredifferent from different strategic buckets than other task force initiatives that the BOG has announced.While the way weve been doing things has to change, I want to resist change just for the sake of change.Defensive postures that we may take wont work because the increasingly it is clear that we must change.The folks inside the institutions might resist this pressure from outside, because it may be seen as interfering.Nonetheless, the call for change persists. The students are saying they want the best education available thatwill give them jobs. I can go around the room; we each have our own perspectives. We can do this togetherthrough collaboration. The question is, How can we support the BOG and their vision?I hope that the reading materials that I sent out got you to at least raise an eyebrow. While no specificendorsement was implied, I felt the views were instructive and well-constructed. These views and others arethose which you may not have been exposed to before today. Try to analyze it and integrate it into your worktoday. Now, let me introduce Andrea Henning, the leader of the Collaborative Labs: Andrea Henning, Executive Director, Collaborative Labs: Welcome Florida Leaders! Were going to have a great day today because you are here. You are not only the most intelligent, but the best looking group weve had. Were here to determine how Florida can become the national model for higher education in 2017. We can do in six hours with our unique collaborative process, what can sometimes take weeks, months or never to accomplish. Let me share our objectives.First, well leverage our Strengths/Best Practicesacross Floridas University System. We use aprocess called Appreciative Inquiry. It is strength-based, rather than deficit-based. Weve done thissuccessfully with thousands of organizations. Whenyou focus on strengths and the ideal future, youhave better outcomes. The challenges and problemsare not the focus, but a part of the process.Continue to infuse the strengths into your worktoday.www.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-31394CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 5. Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force July 26, 2012Our second objective is to define what success in State Higher Education looks like over the next 3-5 years.After lunch, youll build 3-year recommendations in the areas of governance, accountability and tuition. Letstake a look at what youve written on the boards for the first activity. Let me introduce Milo Paich, ourfacilitator extraordinaire. Hell invite you to share two to three best practices in each of these three areas.www.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-3139 5CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 6. Florida Blue Ribbon Task ForceJuly 26, 2012Activity 1: The Best of Florida UniversitiesWelcome to the Collaborative Labs! Lets get started right away.Walk about and consider a strength/best practice within Florida Universities that youd like torecognize.There are four Best Practice Walls on which your example might fit, as a5-to-8 word example or free-handed illustration:Wall #1: Wall #2: Wall #3:Wall #4: GovernanceAccountabilityTuition System WideEach participant, please contribute at least one strength/best practice to any one of thewalls.Well kick off the engagement by leading a round of laser reporting where you can volunteer toshare your example.All of your contributions to the Best Practice Walls will be captured for the real-time record.www.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-3139 6 CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 7. Florida Blue Ribbon Task ForceJuly 26, 2012 Activity 1: The Best of Florida UniversitiesGovernance Strengths/Best Practices Dedicated Board of Trustees who are involved! Student-elected B.O.G. Member Local, shared governance Faculty representations on boards Suggested: Include a person with a disability on every U. Board of Trusteeswww.collaborativelabs.com(727) 341-3139 7 CollaborativeLabs@spcollege.edu 8. Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force July 26, 2012Accountabilities Strengths/Best Practices Commitment to identifying and evaluating appropriate measures Impact of research productivity, patents, awards 2+2 programs