Florida May Be Next Battleground Over Faculty Productivity

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The governor of Florida, Rick Scott (center), had made it clear that he is looking toward Texas for ideas on how to revamp higher education in his state.

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The governor of Florida, Rick Scott (center), had made it clear that he is looking toward Texas for ideas on how to revamp higher education in his state.

In Florida, college professors, presidents and lawmakers are preparing for a vigorous debate about faculty performance, pay, and productivity.

That's because Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, has made it clear that he's looking toward Texas for ideas on how to revamp higher education in his state. In Texas, a controversial plan—backed by Gov. Rick Perry, another Republican, and his allies—proposes to do more to measure faculty productivity, emphasizes teaching over research,