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Teacher/Scholar of the Year 2021-2022

Published: Oct 20th, 2021

Joe Glover, Provost and Sr. Vice President

Please share this with the appropriate person in your college. The due date is January 24, 2022 for nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award.

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2021-2022.  As the oldest and most prestigious award offered to UF faculty, this award seeks to honor the faculty member whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and pace-setting […]

Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch elected to National Academy of Medicine

Published: Oct 20th, 2021

David R. Nelson, M.D. 

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF 

President, UF Health 

Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Folke H. Peterson Dean’s Distinguished Professor Dean, UF College of Medicine

Dear Colleagues: 

We are excited to share news that Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch, chair of the department of surgery in the UF College of Medicine, was elected Monday, Oct. 18, to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who […]

November 15 – 19 will mark the celebration of International Education Week on the UF campus

Published: Oct 15th, 2021

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, International Center

The University of Florida is pleased to celebrate International Education Week.  International Education Week (IEW) is 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.  It provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

In a recent joint statement calling for a renewed U.S. commitment to international education, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education argued strongly that all Americans need […]

Finalist for Chief Diversity Officer selected

Published: Oct 13th, 2021

Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to share that a finalist for UF’s next Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President has been invited to campus.

Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at Ball State University, will be on campus next week on October 21 and 22. 

Dr. McGriff’s schedule will include opportunities via the Zoom platform for interested faculty, staff, students, community groups and other stakeholders to engage, including a presentation. Once finalized, the time […]

Spring 2022 Textbook Adoptions

Published: Oct 4th, 2021

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The textbook adoption system for spring 2022 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their textbook adoptions and materials requirements.  Please visit to enter spring 2022 adoptions. 

The deadline for spring 2022 adoptions is November 19, 2021 for compliance with Florida Statutes.

Any changes to spring 2022 adoptions made after the November 19, 2021 deadline will be considered out of compliance with UF Regulation 7.049 and Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.003.

In order to facilitate […]

Fall 2021 Commencement Information

Published: Sep 29th, 2021

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements


This fall, there will be four university-wide commencement ceremonies

Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Friday, December 17th at 2:00pmBachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony # 1

(Health & Human Performance; Liberal Arts & Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health & Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine)

on Friday, December 17th at 7:30pm

Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #2

(Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; Journalism & Communications) on Saturday, December 18th at 10:00am

Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #3

(Agricultural & Life Sciences; Arts; Design, Construction […]

Superior Accomplishment Awards Nomination Period

Published: Sep 15th, 2021

Jodi D. 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 33rd year, is to recognize Academic Personnel; Technical Executive Administrative Managerial and Support (TEAMS) employees; and University Support Personnel System (USPS) employees who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021.

Please don’t miss this chance to recognize those […]

Senior Director of Privacy

Published: Aug 26th, 2021

Terra DuBois, UF Chief Compliance, Ethics, and Privacy Officer, and Bob Michalski, UF Health Vice President/Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

We are pleased to announce that Destiny Evans has accepted the position of Senior Director of Privacy for University of Florida (UF) and UF Health.

Destiny will start on September 27, 2021.

Destiny is an experienced privacy compliance professional with nearly 20 years of health care privacy and Health Information Management experience. She is currently the Manager, Privacy Compliance for Baylor Scott & White Health […]

UF Director of the Genetics Institute

Published: Aug 26th, 2021

Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas P. Burris as the next Director of the UF Genetics Institute (UFGI). As Director of the Genetics Institute, Dr. Burris will be responsible for leading and facilitating the University-wide strategic research initiatives in genetics, genomics, and the educational goals of the UFGI, including the coordination, design, performance, and evaluation of educational and research programs within the Institute, research acquisition, and development of both the faculty and […]

Distance Learning Fees / Dates and Deadlines

Published: Aug 23rd, 2021

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the Spring 2022 term is now being accepted through PeopleSoft.  All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday September 24, 2021 and Dean’s approval is required by Friday October 1.   

(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 course is available here: