Published: Aug 26, 2011 4:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Board of Governors committee has approved a proposed regulation to tamp down turf battles among Florida's state universities.
    
The Strategic Planning Committee, though, on Friday recommended the full board re-advertise it due to significant changes.
    
They include removing a contention provision that would have divided the 11 universities into eight regions.
    
Schools proposing new academic programs in other regions would have had to seek approval from presidents of local universities.
    
The new version requires universities submit plans for all new off-campus programs to State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan.
    
Plans that Brogan rejects could be appealed to a board committee.
    
Research and other non-academic programs would be exempt.
    
The regulation also would exempt the University of Florida's cooperative extension services and Florida A&M University's engineering, technology and agriculture school.

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