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COO announces incentive for UF’s Electric Vehicle Challenge

Published: Oct 25th, 2017

Charlie Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

During the University of Florida’s Earth Day celebration in April of 2015, I announced that UF would be adding electric vehicles to its fleet, in addition to existing biodiesel and hybrid vehicles. I also relayed that UF is striving to reach a goal of having 10 percent of its vehicle fleet be composed of electric vehicles within 10 years.

To help us reach, and hopefully exceed our goal, the Office of the Chief Operating […]

2017-2018 Call for Regulation Development

Published: Oct 16th, 2017

Amy M. Hass, Interim Vice President and General Counsel

This is the annual call for proposed changes to University of Florida regulations to be effective in the spring of 2018. Any unit that would like to propose changes to the University of Florida regulations (refer to the University of Florida Regulations website at may submit such proposed changes to the General Counsel’s Office by December 8, 2017. Please note that the deadline for submissions will not be extended beyond December 8, 2017.

The […]

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 […]