If FAMU doesn’t receive the money to replace all of the FSU faculty members who leave during the split, then it won’t be able to meet the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) accreditation requirements for all of the current degree programs.
From Proctor’s op-ed:
Sen. John Thrasher declares his budget amendment to separate the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering would strengthen Florida State’s stride toward becoming a Top 25 public (taxpayer-supported) university.
Like Gov. George Wallace, why are Thrasher and the Senate, legislatively speaking, standing in the doorway of the College of Engineering and decreeing that FAMU students cannot come in? In effect, Thrasher and the senators want FAMU’s students to get out and stay out of engineering sciences at FSU. Does “pre-eminence” mean that students from a black school are not welcome to tag along and mess up the white members-only society?