Resources, Policies & Forms



Professional Development

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

USF is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This organization is geared to promoting the success of under-represented groups, including women and faculty of color in the academy.

In addition to the resources available as an institutional member, the center also offers professional development training and intensive mentoring programs. Some programs are at cost to the individual, but there are many resources offered for free as a benefit of institutional membership.

Membership is FREE for all USF affiliates, so join today!

Diversity and Inclusion Office

The Diversity and Inclusion Office is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive institutional diversity program and university-wide, multi-faceted inclusion and diversity initiatives to support the University's commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and equal opportunity. This site houses an abundance of resources, events, education, and training.

USF Employee Success Center

The Employee Success Center supports the dynamic of the whole person in the learning and development journey. This includes knowledge (what you know), potential (what you can do), experience (what you have done) and motivation (who you are and what drives you). We offer numerous development options to support individual goals and the goals of the University.


Associations and Organizations

United Faculty of Florida (UFF)

The USF Chapter of the UFF consists of the UFF members at the three campuses of USF, and represents all USF faculty and professionals of the UFF USF Bargaining Unit in bargaining a contract — a Collective Bargaining Agreement — that determines the terms and conditions of employment at USF.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is the primary faculty advisory body to the University of South Florida President, Provost, and Vice President for Health on all matters that pertain to the academic climate of the university. The Senate has the responsibility to review and make recommendations to them considering decisions on all matters pertaining to the welfare of the University, focusing particularly on those pertaining to the academic mission.

The Faculty Senate operates 16 councils on a variety of topics, learn more about the councils and how to get involved. 

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The mission of the USF-BFSA shall be to foster an environment of mutual support and respect for Black employees working at the University of South Florida. The USF-BFSA shall engage in such activities that will benefit the constituent members in the areas of social support and professional networking as well as in the areas of advocacy and representative action within the University and surrounding communities. The USF-BFSA recognizes the existence and supports the continued work of Black institutional organizations focused on matters of concern to Black faculty, staff and students at the University South Florida.

Alianza Latina Faculty & Staff Association 

The mission of Alianza Latina Faculty and Staff Association (USF-ALFSA) shall be to foster
an environment of mutual support, community, advocacy and respect for Latinx/a/o, Latin American, or Hispanic identified faculty, staff and students at the University of South Florida. The organization will promote recruitment, retention, professional development, and the advancement of Latinx/a/o employees at the university, thereby, upholding OneUSF’s Principles of Community.

Alianza Latina is comprised of full- and part-time faculty and staff of at the USF system who self-identify as Latinx/a/o, Latin American, or Hispanic. We also welcome allies who are invested and interested in supporting, championing, and directly advocating for the member community.

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Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering. Visit the Sigma Xi website to learn more about the USF Sigma Xi chapter send an email to


Teaching & Learning 

Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL)

CITL provides faculty with resources and an environment to explore new and innovative ways to engage in learning and scholarship through open dialogue, research, feedback and reflection.

USF Libraries

USF Libraries inspire research, creativity, and learning by connecting the USF community to relevant and high-quality information. The USF libraries offer services to faculty related to instruction and teaching, learn more here.

Information Technology (IT)

USF IT provides technology services and support for USF, including campuses in Tampa (including USF Health), St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. Visit for more information, and to access a new staff/faculty guide that includes details about services and support options that are available to you.

Innovative Education

Access resources, training, and events to enhance digital teaching and learning through Innovative Education


Over the past 20 years, USF has transitioned into a major research institution and was designated a "Preeminent State Research University" by the Florida Board of Governors in 2018, one of only three in the state.

At USF, research and innovation come from a creative and ongoing collaboration between faculty and student researchers, administrative staff, business and academic partners, and the community. The result is an ever-stronger global research university that opens minds, creates knowledge, brings innovation into the marketplace and changes lives.

Research Resources for Faculty

USF Research & Innovation (USFRI)

USFRI Brochure for New Faculty - This brochure provides an overview of USFRI staff and services with quick links to information. 

Funding Resources - This item has been hyperlinked, faculty can search for funding here. 

FacultyOne-Stop - Provides USF researchers with quick links to guides and instructions, tools and forms, online training and more, for each phase of the research administration life cycle.

 Sponsored Research @YourService – Find resources and information vital to the development and management of your grant and contract proposals.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium - A 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization, composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Our goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

Faculty Research Resources through the USF Libraries

USF Libraries inspire research, creativity, and learning by connecting the USF community to relevant and high-quality information. Learn more about how the USF Libraries supports faculty impact & visibility and what research services they provide.

Community Engagement

Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP)

OCEP exists to expand and strengthen university-community engagement locally and globally through high-impact research and innovation and partnerships.

In relation to Faculty Success and support, OCEP can:

  • Provide you with resources for developing community engaged research and creative activities.
  • Assist you in developing community engaged teaching and learning, e.g., service-learning courses.
  • Help you find potential community partners and develop mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Support your community engaged research and teaching through our grant programs and grant search and proposal development services.
  • Provide you with resources for developing your Tenure & Promotion portfolio that incorporates your community engaged scholarship activities.
  • Assist you in linking your program evaluation and assessment expertise with community organizations.

See how other USF faculty have incorporated community engagement in their teaching and research.

USF News: Submit Your Story

Use this form to share groundbreaking research activities, faculty achievements, and projects with significant impact. Access the Qualtrics form here.

USF News is supported through University Communications and Marketing, learn more about their resources and services here.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Our diverse and talented workforce deserves an outstanding employee experience. The Division of HR serves to fully support the university in its goals, vision and mission.

Visit the Employee Success Center

Parking & Transportation Services

The Parking and Transportation Services Department maintains the university's 20,000+ space parking system, including four parking garages and a 7-route transit system, which operates 7 days a week. Parking and Transportation Services is here to facilitate your access to our campus in an efficient and professional manner so that your experience is as pleasant as possible. Browse their website for more information or send an email to Someone will respond to your message within 1 business day.

USF Ombuds Office

The mission of the USF Ombuds Office is to empower your success by independently enabling informal, confidential and neutral resolution of workplace conflicts and concerns. Our professional services include identifying strategies and options to resolve and prevent workplace conflict, informal mediation, explanation of Regulations and Policies and a variety of initiatives to co-create the USF workplace of tomorrow.

  • View a video introduction to organizational ombuds here.
  • Review the main ombuds resource page here.

Health & Wellbeing

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The University of South Florida's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a service program designed to assist employees with personal, family, or workplace concerns/issues. A robust EAP program is an important component of any workplace community, and services are provided by Magellan Health Services, a national leader in behavioral health care.

Employee Perks and Discounts

There are various discounts for goods and services related to recreation, wellness, and health related services.

USF Recreation & Wellness

Recreation and Wellness provides recreation programs and services across the university for university community members to achieve wellness and success. Learn more about the services offered here.