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Florida Polytechnic University to Hire 70 Full Time Faculty

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is hiring. The school is actively recruiting new faculty to meet the demands of an increasing student population. As a brand-new institution, having just entered its second academic year, Florida Poly offers faculty the unique opportunity to build a university from scratch and to work in a startup, academic […]

Florida Poly Installs First President, Dr. Randy K. Avent

Photos and Video of the Inauguration Ceremony Dr. Randy K. Avent’s Inauguration Speech Florida Polytechnic University installed its first president, Dr. Randy K. Avent, at an inauguration ceremony Thursday morning on campus. The event honored Avent, and celebrated the university’s inaugural year achievements, including the opening of the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building; […]

Leader Who Nominated Dr. Avent for Poly President to Speak at Inauguration

The university leader who nominated Dr. Randy K. Avent for the president’s position at Florida Polytechnic University will be one of the featured speakers during Avent’s official inauguration ceremony on October 8. Dr. Blake Thompson, Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University, nominated Avent in 2014 while Florida […]

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board Announces Two New Members

LAKELAND, Fla. (September 10, 2015) – Seretha S. Tinsley and E. Blake Paul – both long-time Polk County business and civic leaders – have been named to the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board, bringing a wealth of experience in leadership, entrepreneurship and community commitment to their roles. The Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for […]

Florida Polytechnic University Names First Class of Presidential Ambassadors

LAKELAND, Fla. (September 9, 2015) – Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent has appointed 16 outstanding Inaugural Class students to serve as Presidential Ambassadors for the 2015-16 school year. Presidential Ambassadors will represent the President and Florida Poly as formal hosts at designated University events, promote the successes and vision of the University, […]

Florida Poly President to Speak at 2015 Emerging Issues Forum

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy K. Avent will participate in a panel discussion on New Delivery Models for Higher Education at the 30th annual Emerging Issues Forum, Innovation Reconstructed, on February 10, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Forum is North Carolina’s signature public policy gathering hosted by the Institute […]

Is Electrical Engineering Hard?

An electrical engineering degree is a study of one of the most dynamic branches of engineering and focuses on the application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. As a career, electrical engineers work on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from tiny microchips to huge power station generators. Electrical engineers are the individuals who […]

The Future of Semiconductor Technology

The semiconductor technology industry is a fast-growing and exciting field in the world of technology. As new generations of semiconductor technology progress, including advancements in fields such as power electronics, microelectronics, medical diagnostic tools, and automotive electric hybrids, the future of semiconductor technology will continue to evolve and broaden at a rapid pace. Semiconductor Technology: […]

Interesting Semiconductors Process Engineer Jobs

Selecting which college degree to pursue can be an exciting and sometimes, overwhelming process. From electrical engineeringdegrees to a computer engineering degree, it’s important to understand which degree programs are offered at your university, and the potential post-graduate career opportunities in that field. In addition, faculty advisors can be a valuable resource when making your […]

Florida Polytechnic President Highlights University-Industry Collaborations at Central Florida Development Council’s Annual Dinner

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic President Dr. Randy K. Avent addressed Polk County political and industry leaders at the Central Florida Development Council’s annual dinner Oct. 3rd, in a keynote speech highlighting the University’s dual mission to be both an academic leader and economic catalyst. Speaking to more than 250 leaders and dignitaries at […]

Florida Polytechnic Announces New Board of Trustees Chairman and Vice Chairman

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of R. Mark Bostick, president of Comcar Industries, as its new Board Chairman and Frank T. Martin, a senior transportation management executive, as the Vice Chairman. Both appointments are for two-year terms that run to July 31, 2016. Mr. Bostick, of […]

The Board of Governors has confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent as Florida Polytechnic University’s first president

ORLANDO—The Board of Governors Thursday confirmed Dr. Randy K. Avent to be the first leader of the State University System’s newest institution, Florida Polytechnic University. “The Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Avent to our State University System,” said Board Chair Mori Hosseini. “It is no small challenge to guide Florida’s first polytechnic university. But […]

Florida Polytechnic University Professor to Lecture at Global Nanotech Conference in Washington, D.C.

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University Professor Dr. Robert  MacCuspie is an invited speaker at the TechConnect World’s Nanotech conference in Washington, D.C., from June 15-18. Dr. MacCuspie, who directs the University’s Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials programs, will present a lecture on June 18 that explores “Measurement methods and approaches for studying silver nanomaterial release.” […]

Florida Polytechnic University Selects First President

Dr. Randy Avent (left) shakes hands with Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Chair Rob Gidel. Avent was selected Monday by the University’s Presidential Search Committee to be Florida Polytechnic’s founding presidentLAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee has selected Dr. Randy K. Avent, an accomplished academic leader and current Associate Vice Chancellor of […]

Presidential Search Committee Identifies Finalists for Top Florida Polytechnic University Position

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee identified two finalists for the position of University President during a public meeting this morning, which took place at the University’s administrative office in downtown Lakeland. The committee, which is comprised of the University’s full Board of trustees, the chair of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation […]

Florida Poly Begins Nationwide Search for Founding President

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees has launched a search for the founding president of Florida’s newest public university. The search committee, comprised of the University’s full Board, chair of the University Foundation Board Cindy Alexander and Board of Governors representative Norm Tripp, held its initial meeting Monday, February 3, 2014. The […]

Florida Poly Names First Faculty Member

Robert I. MacCuspie, Ph.D. a research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been named the first faculty member at Florida Poly. He has more than seven years of experience working in government national labs and has held research positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Non-Tenure Faculty Model and BOG Work Plan Approved

The Board of Trustees has approved several key recommendations that will impact faculty and student recruitment. Based on the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Board approved establishing a non-tenure model. Faculty will be offered fixed term, multi-year contracts that will be renewed based on performance.

Florida Poly Proposes Non- Tenure Model For New Faculty

As Florida Polytechnic University begins its faculty recruitment efforts, the Academic Affairs Committee has proposed that the university adopt a non-tenure model. Instead of tenure, or tenure-track, new faculty members will sign fixed term, multi-year contracts. The contract length will be for either nine or twelve months and may be renewable.