Our Work

Program and Outcome Modeling

Solving common and not-so-common roadblocks in terms of student success programs, access, and engagement. We are a think tank for collective and crowd sourced student success solutions.

Educational Research for Faculty

We’ve developed a faculty inspired incubator for educational research that aims to improve the classroom experience, shape curriculum design, and support active learning for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields of study.

Predictive Analytics through Collective Insights

More than federating data, our work helps us to identify and implement more robust student centered interventions and initiatives.

Career Readiness Alignment with Industry and Employers

We working together to prepare students to join, compete and succeed in Florida’s highly skilled workforce.

2020 Goals

To Better Understand How Great Universities Make Great Lives

To increase the number of baccalaureate degrees by 12 percent.

To improve the six year graduation rate of minority students by our percent.

Increase the number of graduates employed in Florida by three percent.

Enhance the salaries that our graduates earn in the workplace by 10 percent.

STEM Faculty Collaboration

The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Leona M. and Harry S. Helmsley Charitable Trust to build faculty learning communities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to assist students who wish to pursue a STEM major to navigate and excel in their chosen field of study. This grant gave The Florida Consortium institutions a unique opportunity to work together to address improvements and enhancements. This was the first grant of its kind awarded in Florida by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Virtual Career Fairs

The Florida Consortium’s career readiness leadership team designed a Virtual Career Fair program which featured employers like AT & T, Verizon and The Mayo Clinic along with students/alumni for career related and job search discussions.

Also as of 2015 campus workshops and career resources typically specific to each Florida Consortium member institution were also made available to all students from Florida Consortium member institutions. The result, more career preparation, job search and opportunities to interview for jobs for students in the Sunshine State.

Florida Metropolitan STEM Continuum: From College to Career Program

The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, was awarded a $1.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support the Florida Metropolitan STEM Continuum: From College to Career program. The Florida Consortium will implement Network Improvement Communities (NICs), an action-oriented, collective impact approach to support students from college through careers. Faculty from FIU, UCF, USF, educators from regional community colleges, and business leaders will work together to minimize barriers to persisting in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study.

Career Readiness Resources

The Florida Consortium partnered with Burning Glass Technology to provide access to powerful job market data and tools to our member institutions. Real-time data and breakthrough planning tools that inform talent development and academic programs.

Student Success Conference

The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities annual Student Success Conference provides a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of professionals — including faculty, administrators and researchers — to engage each and discuss strategies for building institutional effectiveness, supporting student learning and employability. In addition to plenary presentations, participants have the opportunity to dig into pressing issues and learn from each other during intensive breakout sessions, panel discussions and more.

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