Michael Rogers, associate professor of history and politics at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), was selected to serve on the state’s Civic Literacy Competency Bias and Sensitivity Review Committee as a subject matter expert.
The committee, organized by the board of governors for the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education, was tasked with reviewing, revising and confirming civic literacy questions to assist in setting standards for civics literacy competency for all students entering the Florida College System for the first time. The Florida Legislature called for the Civic Literacy requirement in House Bill 7069, its 2017 omnibus education act.
Seventeen professors within the Florida College System and the State University System were chosen for the committee, which met at the University of Central Florida’s Lou Frey Institute this month. Rogers has served on SCF’s faculty since 2005.
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