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2017 Open Enrollment Period, Benefits and Wellness Fair

Published: Oct 16th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

UF’s annual Open Enrollment period begins today and runs through November 3. This is the one time of year when faculty and staff can make changes to their health insurance plans without having to prove a major life change—like getting married, getting divorced, or adding a child to their family. All changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2018.

Benefits elections may be completed online either using the PeopleFirst website (for State of Florida […]

Reporting Outside Activities and Potential Conflicts of Interest

Published: Oct 11th, 2017

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

This is a reminder that all employees of the University are subject to reporting and approval requirements regarding their outside activities and potential conflicts of interest.

All faculty and staff must fill out a disclosure form (or forms) and receive approval annually by July 1 (or at the beginning of the fall semester for 9-month faculty) for any activity or financial interest that must be disclosed […]

November 13 – 17 will mark the celebration of International Education Week at UF

Published: Oct 10th, 2017

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean of the International Center

Under the theme “Global Gators, Global Citizens…Global Goals!”, the University of Florida is pleased to once again participate in the celebration of International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition to being a U.S. top ten public university, the University of Florida is proud to be a global leader in the search to understand and to find solutions to the enormous challenges facing […]

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 […]