Administrative Areas of the Office of the Provost
Various administrative units on campus report directly to the Provost's Office. Ths is in addition to the academic units noted under Duties and Responsibilites of the Provost.
Academic and Faculty Affairs
The Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs (APAF) works with the Provost, UF units, the Faculty Senate, and other institutions such as the Florida Board of Governors to facilitate academic programming, manage the University promotion and tenure process, and coordinate issues related to the faculty.
The Office of Admissions Web site provides information and assistance for prospective, applying and admitted students.
- Registrar's Office
The Office of the University Registrar supports the academic and research missions of the university and serves as a central administrative office for students, faculty and alumni. We provide data to internal and external constituencies, enabling these offices to make informed enrollment management and policy decisions. This office ensures adherence to academic policy, preserving academic integrity and safeguarding academic records.
- Student Financial Affairs
The Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) is the financial aid office at the University of Florida. SFA is a service organization with the primary responsibility of helping students secure the necessary funding to pursue their educational goals at the University of Florida.
The Graduate School is responsible for the coordination of the graduate programs of the various colleges and the divisions of the university.
The Honors Program offers opportunities for students to enroll in small, challenging classes with the best faculty at the university. The Honors Program sponsors study abroad programs and Honors students also benefit from undergraduate research opportunities and unique internship programs.
The Office of Institutional Planning and Research is responsible for providing the university management with information that supports institutional planning, policy formation and decision making; for coordinating responses to inquiries for university-related information and serving as a comprehensive source for information about the institution; and for administering the Board of Governors data collection/reporting system on campus.
The purpose of the Office of the Ombuds is to assist students in resolving problems and conflicts that arise in the course of interacting with the institution. By considering problems in an unbiased way, the Ombuds works to achieve a fair resolution and works to protect the rights of all parties involved.
- Distance Learning The University of Florida offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and certification training and courses via distance learning.
UF Online is the first fully online four-year bachelor's degree offered by a leading national research university. UF has two decades of online teaching experience. Its online graduate business degree program is recognized as one of the world's best. UF was one of the first universities invited into a national consortium to make the very best university courses free for everyone with an Internet connection.
The Office of Undergraduate Affairs strives to create a campus that will provide a transformative and model undergraduate experience through an effective and genuine balance between liberal education and professional preparation.