New Faculty Resources
Welcome new faculty! Throughout the week of August 10-13, USF provided virtual Microsoft Teams events with presentations to help guide you as you settle into your new position. Please click the links below for more information.
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.
Information Technology (IT)
USF Information Technology (USF IT) provides technology services and support for USF, including campuses in Tampa (including USF Health), St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
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. Their system is large and continually growing in order to support the ever-changing needs of a dynamic, premier public research university. The department is committed to providing the USF community and their guests with information and guidance to help you explore all available parking and transportation options and to help you become familiar with and understand our parking rules and regulations. 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.
We encourage you to browse their website for more information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will respond to your message within 1 business day.
You can also contact us by telephone at 813-974-3990.
View this PDF for more information.
The University Police Department is dedicated to providing a safe environment for and in partnership with the community, while remaining committed to assisting with personal and professional development of department members. They are dedicated to the principles of being community minded and service driven.
USF Federal Credit Union
The USF Federal Credit Union realizes that everyone needs a little help every now and then, and that’s what they are all about. The USF Federal Credit Union is here to help University of South Florida’s faculty, staff, students, alumni association members and their families with their financial needs.
Visit our employee page for more information.
The USF Libraries will do all that they can to make sure that you have all the resources and support you need to get your first year on our faculty off to a great start.
Click here for a quick guide to some of the major resources and services available to you from the USF Libraries.
USF Writing Studio
The USF Writing Studio offers free writing assistance with experienced writing consultants to all currently enrolled USF undergraduate and graduate students. Their mission is to support USF writers as they develop writing, reading, and critical thinking practices appropriate for their majors and future professions. The Studio offers a supportive, welcoming space that values collaboration, reflection, and student engagement.
USF OFFICEs, DEPARTMENTS & Committees
Athletics - Marketing
View this video for information about USF's Atheletic department.
Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and work more proactively to establish outreach initiatives both university and community wide. These initiatives may involve culture-change initiatives, programming, training and resources that build on our signature programs.
Department of Emergency Management
The Department of Emergency Management coordinates activities to protect, prevent and mitigate against; respond to; and recover from disasters and emergencies affecting the University. Using an all-hazards approach, DEM coordinates emergency operations to enhance a safe and secure environment at USF that is conducive to living, learning, and working. With Hurricane Season upon us, it is important to know the hazards presented by hurricanes and how you can prepare. The USF Hurricane Guide provides information on preparedness measures and what you can expect from the university in a tropical weather situation. The brief Emergency Protective Actions online module provides an all-hazards overview of protective actions that students, staff and faculty may take when faced with potentially hazardous situations.
The University maintains a comprehensive Emergency Notification System, called AlertUSF, for the purpose of issuing immediate notification to keep the USF community informed and safe during an emergency situation. Sign up to receive emergency notifications via text message.
Judy Genshaft Honors College & Undergraduate Research
Intellectual curiosity, global citizenship, and service are the hallmarks of this interdisciplinary college, a home to high achieving undergraduate students on all three USF campuses. Faculty from across USF teach small, seminar-style courses in a range of unique topics that challenge students to think across disciplines and engage in the world around them.
View our introductory video.
Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships
View our welcome video.
The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) exists to expand and strengthen university–community engagement locally, nationally, and globally in support of USF's strategic priorities to:
- Change lives for the better, improve health, and foster sustainable development and positive societal change through high-impact research and innovation, including community-engaged scholarship and creative activities that benefit all members of society.
- Produce well-educated and highly skilled global citizens through a continued commitment to student success, including enhancing opportunities for all students by providing transformational learning that develops relevant applied skills and engaged outcomes.
- Create new partnerships to build a strong and sustainable future for Florida in the global economy by establishing mutually beneficial partnerships (internal and external) that enhance student access to academic programs, research, and employment opportunities.
Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI)
CISOGI's mission is to advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty, staff, and students; evaluate and monitor the university environment for problems and issues related to these matters. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
Office of Graduate Studies - SASS
The University of South Florida Office of Graduate Studies serves as the center of leadership for graduate education at the University of South Florida.
The Ombuds Office serves all faculty and staff at USF as an independent, impartial, informal and confidential professional resource. Ombuds looks forward to providing you with strategies and tools to help translate workplace conflict into successful outcomes.
Patel College of Global Sustainability
The Patel College of Global Sustainability (PCGS) is the newest degree-granting college at the University of South Florida and is unique in its mission and its approach.
The mission of PCGS is achieving sustainable development, both locally and globally, by fostering social, economic and environmental sustainability; we accomplish this through teaching, research, mentoring students and community outreach, as well as by generating practical knowledge and developing innovative technologies, skills and policies.
USF World & Education Abroad
USF World leads the university's involvement in the international arena engaging with the world and in the world. Its goals work to promote a global culture at USF, globalize student success, enhance global initiatives within the university, and deepen global engagement.
USF World also supports faculty and staff with information on the university's international partnerships, resources for international research, funding for global events on campus, Fulbright opportunities, and the Discovery Hub where you can connect activity across the university and access data on USF's global profile.
Visit the USF World Website.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center at USF Tampa is the centralized hub for learning support on the USF Tampa Campus. The ASC is made up of three sub centers that provide a wide array of resources. Study Skills Mentors are one of the many resources the ASC offers. These are peer mentors focused on helping students with non-content based challenges such as time management and study strategies. Below you will find a short video about this service and contact information.
Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention
The Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention believes that preventing violence is everyone’s responsibility. The office offers confidential trainings, workshops, events, and marketing campaigns on topics such as sex-positive consent, bystander intervention, healthy relationships, and much more!
Would you like to request a workshop for your students or for your faculty department? If you have any questions, or would like to request a training, please email: email@example.com.
Innovative Education Digital Learning
Innovative Education is an academic support unit that partners with USF’s colleges to produce innovative, high-quality, non-traditional for-credit and non-credit programs designed to meet the needs of today’s learners.
Visi the Innovative Education Webpage.
As leaders in digital education, Innovative Education’s Digital Learning team work with USF faculty, across all three campuses, to develop and deliver high-quality online courses and engaging digital content. Their team of learning designers, videographers, multimedia developers and faculty support professionals work collaboratively with faculty to reimagine learning in a digital space.
Innovative Education's Marketing & Recruitment team is dedicated to providing modern and innovative marketing services to our campus partners. They work with academic units across USF to develop strategic plans to help market programs, recruit qualified students, and reach business goals.
The Accelerated Summer and Intersession Academic Programs (ASAP) team partners with faculty across USF to develop summer and intersession courses that will help students accomplish their academic goals. Summer & Intersession at USF provides students access to a variety of educational opportunities beyond the traditional Fall and Spring academic calendar. USF offers students the unique opportunity to progress in their academic careers through programs that span 365 days a year.
Corporate Training and Professional Education (CTPE) works to foster community engagement, professional development, and opportunities for lifelong learning to the Tampa Bay community and workforce. We partner with corporate leaders to develop professional development training for their teams and offer working professionals the opportunity to network and connect with mentors and peers in their respective industries.
Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Creating an accessible environment is a collaborative process that involves the entire USF community.
To help ensure student success, Student Accessibility Services provides accommodation memos, classroom accommodations (such as extended exam time, attendance modifications and ASL interpreters), and consultation with faculty about any accommodation concerns.
Student Health Services - Communications & Marketing
Student Health Services provides faculty services at their MSC Pharmacy to receive convenient, state agency rates, and a campus mobile Medical Response Unit, to provide on-scene medical interventions for non-worker’s compensation injuries and illness.
USF Counseling Center
The Counseling Center is here for you, providing a variety of psychological services for all currently registered students on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. All services are free and confidential.
Overview of Counseling Services: https://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/counseling-center/what-we-do/counseling-main.aspx
Drop-in workshop page: https://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/counseling-center/about-us/daily-drop-in-groups.aspx
CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS & Organizations
Black Faculty & Staff Association
The Black Faculty and Staff Association is comprised of committed, active members made up of USF Faculty, Staff, Students and the Tampa Bay Community. The Association is interconnected through community engagement which involves service through mentorship and professional development. This is accomplished by empowering and enhancing members lives as well as advocating for a diverse community.
Town & Gown
Town & Gown was established in 1977 in an effort to bridge the gap between community supporters in the downtown Tampa area and the work of the University of South Florida and its faculty. As an organization, it has provided assistance to the University in a variety of unique capacities: hosting special guests, acting as USF ambassadors to the community and honoring exceptional academic departments.
View our welcome presentation
United Faculty of Florida
This is the University of South Florida’s Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida. 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 that determines the terms and conditions of employment at USF. Please visit the links below for more information:
Main Website: uff.ourusf.org/home
UFF calendar: uff.ourusf.org/home/events
UFF newsletter: uff.ourusf.org/home/newsletter
UFF membership form: uff.ourusf.org/documents/membershipform.pdf
UFF representatives: uff.ourusf.org/home/people
Grievance Committee page: uff.ourusf.org/home/grievances
Collective Bargaining Agreement: uff.ourusf.org/documents/CBA2019_2020.pdf