Institutes and Centers

Institutes and Centers are established to coordinate, support, and extend a University's research, service, and training activities.

The establishment, operation, and termination of Institutes and Centers are governed by, Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 10.015. This regulation defines two categories of Institutes and Centers:

2013-14 Board of Governor's List of USF Institutes and Centers 

Reporting Requirements for All Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes must provide annual reports to comply with both BOG and SACSCOC (USF's accrediting agency) requirements. To satisfy these requirements, the following forms must be completed. Prior to submission to the BOG, forms must be approved by the appropriate office as indicated below. Once approved by the appropriate office, all BOG forms must be uploaded to the ExpertNet website. The SACSCOC assessment report must be entered into USF's System for Assessment Management (SAM).

Annual Reports

  1. Budget Information - Financial Information Form
    Contact Loretta Sue Kandl in the Provost's Office.
  2. Directory Information - Directory Information Form
    Submit to Kelly Bergquist in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Academic Planning and Review.
  3. Evaluation/Assessment Information - Annual Evaluation Form
    Evaluation/Assessment of Centers and Institutes is required by both the BOG and SACSCOC. The Annual Evaluation Form is designed to comply with the reporting requirements of both agencies. In order to meet BOG requirements, submit the completed evaluation to Kelly Bergquist, Office of Institutional Effectiveness. To meet SACSCOC requirements, the information contained within the evaluation form must be entered into USF's System for Assessment Management (SAM). Additional information on developing a SACSCOC compliant assessment report is available on the OIE website.

Seven-Year Review

In addition to the annual report, a formal review of the Center or Institute is required at least every seven years. At a minimum, all seven-year evaluations/reviews must include the following elements:

Resources for Establishing and Managing Institutes and Centers