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Superior Accomplishment Awards Program Nomination Period through October 31

Published: Oct 10th, 2017

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 29th 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, 2016, to July 31, 2017.

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

Spring 2018 Textbook Adoptions

Published: Oct 5th, 2017

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The textbook adoption system for Spring 2018 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their Spring 2018 textbook adoptions and materials requirements. Please visit to enter adoptions.

The deadline for Spring 2018 adoptions is November 24, 2017.

Knowledge of course textbook and materials requirements helps students balance their course loads based on reading demands and financial needs – including the purchasing of books.

Timely entry of this information also provides […]

Teacher/Scholar of the Year 2017-2018

Published: Sep 28th, 2017

Joe Glover, Provost and Sr. Vice President

Please forward this to the appropriate person in your college. Due date is January 26, 2018 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 2017-2018. Originating in 1960, this is the University of Florida’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award.

It offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition, such as the automatic induction to […]

Internal Controls

Published: Sep 25th, 2017

Michael V. McKee, VP and CFO

I would like to take a moment to remind all employees working with UF business systems and those otherwise responsible for business at UF of the tools and processes that exist to help us maintain good internal controls. Internal controls
protect the university and those employees with a fiduciary responsibility.

The reconciliation of payment and receipt transactions in the accounting system (myUFL) is one of many internal controls that must be in place in a department.

Please see […]

Director of Research Compliance and Global Support

Published: Sep 20th, 2017

Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

It is my pleasure to announce that Ms. Terra DuBois has accepted the position of Director of Research Compliance and Global Support within the Office of Research. She will join UF on September 25, 2017. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Research.

As Director of Research Compliance and Global Support, Ms. DuBois is charged with supporting and promoting ethical research practices at the University of Florida that fully comply with applicable US and […]

Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Sep 14th, 2017

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the spring 2018 term are now being accepted through PeopleSoft. All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday October 27th, 2017 and Dean’s approval is required by Friday November 3rd.

(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: […]

University Reopening and Related Details

Published: Sep 13th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President, UF Human Resources (UFHR)

We are grateful to faculty and staff who have returned to campus as part of normal operations following Hurricane Irma. While administrative leave is not available to accommodate school closings or general power outages, we ask that supervisors be flexible in these situations, as these circumstances can still be disruptive for our faculty and staff. Personally accrued vacation and sick leave may be used during this time upon request. If appropriate, with […]

UF Physical Plant to become Facilities Services this fall

Published: Sep 7th, 2017

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

The high standard of progress all Gators across campus measure themselves by is built in part on the foundation of our historic and modern facilities, dependable utilities and our robust and reliable infrastructure.

We are pleased to announce a fundamental change in one of UF’s largest divisions, Physical Plant. Beginning in September, Physical Plant will be renamed Facilities Services, as a reminder of this ongoing pursuit of excellence, and our responsibilities to maintaining preeminent facilities for a […]

Pepsi Contract Reminder

Published: Sep 5th, 2017

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President Business Affairs

Each semester, we take the opportunity to remind campus that Pepsi has the exclusive pouring rights contract for UF. This means that only Pepsi products (including Aquafina bottled water and Gatorade) may be served on campus, or at the University Athletic Association, UF Foundation, UF Health and Shands Hospital properties. This exclusivity extends to events as wide ranging as a faculty meeting, dean’s luncheon, […]

Employment Reference Policy

Published: Aug 30th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President, UF Human Resources (UFHR)
Amy Hass, Interim Vice President and General Counsel

Employment references for former or current faculty and staff can provide prospective employers with useful information about a job candidate’s competitiveness for a vacancy. In keeping with Florida Statutes, Section 768.095, truthful reference information can be provided without fear of liability if the information is factual and without malicious intent or discrimination if provided about former or current employees to a prospective employer at the prospective employer’s […]