Task Force Resources
The University of South Florida Consolidation Planning, Study and Implementation Task Force was established pursuant to Section 1004.335, Florida Statutes, to develop recommendations to improve service to students by phasing out the separate accreditations of the University of South Florida Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. The Charter is intended to facilitate the orderly operation of the Task Force in completing its recommendations.
The 13-member Task Force, comprised of public leaders from across the region and State of Florida, was appointed pursuant to law and must submit recommendations to the BOT by February 15, 2019.
The Task Force chair assigned members to one of three subcommittees: Student Access, Shared Governance/Transparency, and Student Success/Academic Programs/Campus Identity. Each subcommittee was charged with developing and delivering recommendations pertaining to specific requirements addressed in the legislation.
Input from the public was accessible and encouraged during the meeting process.
The USF Consolidation Planning, Study and Implementation Task Force hosted three Town Halls, one at each USF campus. All USF faculty, staff, students, and community members were invited to share public comments about USF accreditation consolidation.