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2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award Winners

Published: Jan 24th, 2023

Melissa Curry, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

I am pleased to announce the 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Award winners representing the University of Florida. The Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards annually honor state employees who develop and implement innovative, cost-saving, and efficient improvements.

This year, 134 awards will be presented to individuals and teams throughout the state of Florida for their innovation and productivity improvements. Among these, the following individuals and teams will receive awards honoring their hard work to create added value for […]

Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Jan 20th, 2023

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the Summer and Fall 2023 terms are now being accepted through MyUFL. All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 and Dean’s approval is required by Tuesday, February 8th, 2023.  

Reminder:  DL Fees applications are required each semester for all applicable courses

Policy, course eligibility and the process for applying and implementing a distance learning fee for a course is available at Distance Learning […]

UF Religious Observances Policy

Published: Jan 11th, 2023

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 their faith. A student needs to inform the faculty member of the religious observances of their faith that will conflict with class attendance, with tests or examinations, or […]

Notices of New Regulations, Regulation Amendment and Regulation Repeals

Published: Dec 13th, 2022

Amy Meyers Hass, Vice President and General Counsel

University of Florida New RegulationsUF Regulation 1.202 – University Bonus PlansUF Regulation 1.600– Educational Research Centers for Child Development

University of Florida Regulation AmendmentUF Regulation 7.049 – Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability and Transparency

University of Florida Regulation RepealsUF Regulation 2.0031 – Identification Card ProgramUF Regulation 6.015 – Outside Activity Guidelines

The above-referenced regulations, regulation amendment and regulation repeals were approved by the University Board of Trustees on December 9, 2022.  The final version of the regulations and […]

UF Religious Observances Policy

Published: Dec 12th, 2022

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 their faith. A student needs to inform the faculty member of the religious observances of their faith that will conflict with class attendance, with tests or examinations, or […]

Changes to the Occupational Medicine Program

Published: Nov 30th, 2022

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President of Business Affairs

Starting January 2023, UF is partnering with CareSpot to perform pre-employment health physicals. This change in occupational medicine (Occ Med) program will impact new UF employees, as well as existing employees transferring to new positions, that require a health assessment based on essential functions of the job. CareSpot has convenient locations statewide, online scheduling, and operates seven days a week to accommodate all types of schedules.

The Occ Med clinic on campus will continue to support the […]

Holiday Schedule for Faculty and Staff

Published: Nov 22nd, 2022

Melissa Curry, Interim Vice President for Human Resource Services

In keeping with past practice, the university will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. While classes have been cancelled Wednesday, November 23, the university will remain open. In addition to the November holidays, observance of other official holidays during this season will occur on December 26 (Christmas, observed) and January 2 (New Year’s Day, observed).  The university also will be closed for the holiday period of December 27 through […]

Interim Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Published: Nov 18th, 2022

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Various Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering stakeholder groups have not reached consensus about an appropriate outcome for this year’s dean search.  That fact, coupled with the anticipated arrival of a new president early next year, has led to the decision to pause the dean search this year.  In the new year, following consultation with incoming President Dr. Ben Sasse, we will likely reinitialize the search in late spring or early summer.

Until a new […]

Notice of Proposed Regulation Amendment, Notices of Proposed New
Regulations and Notices of Regulations Repeal

Published: Nov 8th, 2022

Amy Meyers Hass, Vice President and General Counsel

Notice of Proposed Regulation AmendmentUF-7.049 – Textbook and Instructional Materials Affordability and Transparency

Notices of Proposed New RegulationsUF-1.005 – Prohibition of Discrimination in University Training or InstructionUF-1.202 – University Bonus PlansUF-1.600 – Educational Research Centers for Child Development

Notices of Regulations RepealUF-2.0031 – Identification Card ProgramUF-6.015– Outside Activity Guidelines

The above Notice of Proposed Regulation Amendment, Notices of Proposed New Regulations and Notices of Regulations Repeal have been published on the University’s official website at http://regulations.ufl.edu.  

Thank you.

Leadership transition within the UF Informatics Institute

Published: Nov 7th, 2022

David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

After serving as the director of the UF Informatics Institute (UFII) for 8 years, Dr. George Michailidis has decided to step down from this role to take a position in industry. His term as director will end December 31, 2022.

Dr. Michailidis joined UF in 2014 from the University of Michigan as the founding UFII director. Under his leadership, the UF Informatics Institute coalesced for the first time the broad interdisciplinary interests of data science, informatics, and […]