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4 President's Office: ICUF

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida


Title: Records of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida

Date: 1964-1981

Location: 04/54-56

Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language: English


II. Historical note

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of private educational institutions. ICUF institutions are non-profits, Florida-based and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). They serve more than 120,000 students at 180 sites around Florida. They offer bachelor degree opportunities on 18 community college campuses. Their enrollments vary from less than 100 to nearly 25,000 students.

The State Board of Community Colleges has signed an articulation agreement with the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). The Agreement establishes the provisions for the transfer of Associate in Arts degree students into private colleges and universities. The Agreement guarantees that community college Associate in Arts degree students will enter as juniors, receive 60 credit hours toward their bachelor's degree, and receive recognition for the general education core taken at the community college. Twenty-six Independent Colleges and Universities in Florida have recognized this agreement.

 [Source: ICUF Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida. Official Website. Retrieved Jun. 2010 from:]


III. The Collection

The collection includes correspondence, agenda and minutes of meetings, articles, reports and Florida legislative materials.


IV. Container list

Box                 Title

 04/54               Independent Colleges and Universities

                        Articles of Incorporation

                        C.H.I.E.F. Awards

                        Treasurer’s Information

                        Proposed Revision of By-Laws

                        ICUF Correspondence, 1974-1978 (6 folders)

04-55               ICUF Correspondence, 1979-1981 (2 folders)

                        Agenda for Meetings (3 folders)

                        ICUF  Basics

04-56               Accreditation and Protection of Student as Consumer

                        Accreditation: Improving its Role in Student Consumer Protection

                        Accreditation: Institutional Self-Study  

                        The Case for Equal Treatment of College Students

                        A Call for Action, 1978

                        ICUF Newsletter

                        ICUF Legislative Material, 1978-80

                        Private Higher Education and the Public Interest

                        Proprietary Education: An Overview of Private Independent Ed.

                        Directory of Trustees of ICUF

                        State Govt./State University Data/Miscellaneous


V. Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transfer, President’s Office

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research

Processed by: Sister Arnold Benedetto, O.P., revised by Ximena Valdivia, 2011

Preferred Citation: Records of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Barry University Archives and Special Collections, Miami Shores, Florida

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