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Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the spring 2019 term is now being accepted through PeopleSoft. All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday, October 26, 2018 and Dean’s approval is required by Friday, November 2nd.

(Reminder, DL Fees applications are required each semester for all courses as they are not carried over.)

Policy, course eligibility and the process for applying and implementing a distance learning fee for a […]

International Education Week 2018: Celebrating UF’s 2018 Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, UF International Center

November 12 – 16 will mark the celebration of International Education Week 2018 on the UF campus.

The University of Florida is particularly pleased this year to participate in the celebration of International Education Week (IEW), a joint annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education.

IEW provides an opportunity to highlight UF’s many efforts to create and promote programs with a global focus, and this […]

Timely Deactivation of Access Privileges

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

Elias G. Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

A recent audit finding identified the need for the University to enhance procedures to ensure that system access privileges are promptly deactivated upon separation from University employment. In response to this finding, the University is working on implementation of a long-term solution to enhance processes.

In the meantime, we would like to remind all departments of the following:

• The Department Security Administrator (DSA) must remove all […]

Search for UF’s Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & President, UF Health

Published: Oct 16th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to announce that we have launched the search to fill the position of senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health previously held by Dr. David S. Guzick. The search firm Merritt Hawkins, which has extensive knowledge of UF Health, will support the search. I will lead the search and Melissa Curry, director of recruitment and staffing at UF Human Resources, will serve as the administrative search liaison.

The following individuals, among […]

UF Religious Observances Policy

Published: Oct 8th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Please assure that every faculty member in your college is familiar with the policy specified below and complies with its provisions as they relate to accommodating students’ religious observances.

Students and faculty must work together to allow students the opportunity to observe the holy days of his or her faith. A student needs to inform the faculty member of the religious observances of his or her faith that will conflict with class attendance, with […]

Spring 2019 Textbook Adoptions

Published: Oct 8th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The textbook adoption system for spring 2019 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their textbook adoptions and materials requirements. Please visit to enter spring 2019 adoptions.

In order to facilitate timely ordering of materials by the UF Bookstore, please submit adoptions, by October 29, 2018.

The deadline for spring 2019 adoptions is November 23, 2018 for compliance with Florida Statutes.

Knowledge of course textbook and materials requirements helps students balance […]

Political campaign activity

Published: Oct 2nd, 2018

Amy Hass, Vice President and General Counsel
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources
Mark Kaplan, Vice President for Government and Community Relations

As election day approaches, this is a reminder that the University of Florida may not participate in any political campaign or provide anything of value to support or oppose a candidate for public office or ballot initiative. This prohibition includes using UF funds, facilities, personnel, email addresses and systems, social media, or any other resources for political activities. Among other things, university […]

Launch of New Faculty & Postdoc Recruitment System (Interfolio)

Published: Sep 14th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Interfolio Faculty Search system for use in the recruitment and hiring of faculty and postdoctoral associates. Recognizing the unique nature of these hiring efforts, UF has invested in Interfolio to support our ongoing goal of attracting, identifying, engaging, evaluating and hiring exceptional scholars across disciplines.

The new system offers a variety of features that will improve experiences for hiring departments and search committees. These features […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards Program Nomination Period Runs through October 31

Published: Sep 13th, 2018

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

I am pleased to announce a call for nominations for the University of Florida’s Superior Accomplishment Awards program. The purpose of the program, now in its 30th year, is to recognize Academic Personnel, TEAMS and USPS employees who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2018.

I hope you will take this opportunity to recognize those among us who make the extra effort to contribute. This […]

Updated Travel Reimbursement Directives

Published: Sep 13th, 2018

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The University of Florida’s directives for travel reimbursements have been updated to clarify reimbursement for commercial airfares. All travelers and originators should review the updated directives before purchasing airfare, to ensure all requirements for reimbursement are met.

The updated directive is located at and is shown below.

The University of Florida will allow travelers to be reimbursed for the Main Cabin class tickets on all airlines. In addition, the University will reimburse, without […]