July 18, 2018

New UF-wide Compliance Training Required of All Employees Beginning This August

UF is a complex environment regulated by a wide variety of entities. Ensuring every employee stays up-to-date on current laws, regulations, rules, policies and procedures is of utmost importance and is critical to the university’s success. For this reason—and in keeping with the Board of Governors’ recent mandate—UF will introduce required compliance training for all employees beginning this summer.

The training will introduce the UF Compliance Program and review important provisions of the Florida Code of Ethics. It will also discuss the Compliance Hotline, UF’s non-retaliation policy and the responsibilities and reporting expectations of all UF employees. The training will be available on Aug. 1 and will need to be completed no later than Oct. 15, 2018. Please be on the lookout for an email notification from myTraining about completing the course. The name of the training module is “Compliance: A Collaboration for Success!”.

The UF Compliance Program is a point of coordination for all compliance activities and is working closely with core offices including General Counsel, Internal Audit, Environment Health & Safety, the UF Police Department, UF Human Resources and Research Compliance, in addition to multiple compliance partners representing departments across campus, as it rolls out the required training.

For more information or questions, reach out to the UF Compliance Office: (352) 294-8720 or

Submitted by Michelle C. McAdams, Human Resources


Global Fellows Program

RSVP to For more information about the Fellowship, or to start the application process please visit

Submitted by Patty Rosario, UF International Center


UF Innovation Academy to host 6th Annual Innovation Showcase “Catalyst”

CATALYST is the culminating event for the creativity-in-action course and the end of the first year in the Innovation minor curriculum. Innovation Academy students will display a prototype of a product, service, model or other item they have developed utilizing the creative design process over the summer B term.

This year’s Innovation Academy Catalyst challenge asks each team to consider: How might we use innovation to protect the biodiversity in our hometowns?  

The question originates from the University of Florida’s Gator Good campaign which calls the Gator Nation to work together to solve the wicked problems that our planet faces (University of Florida, 2018). This year the Innovation Academy is doing its part to join the #GatorGood campaign and ideate innovative change solutions related to Biodiversity. We have collaborated with the UF Biodiversity Institute to provide their expertise to our students while they innovate around this challenge.

Faculty members are encouraged to attend to learn what these enterprising freshmen are developing and have learned over their first year in the Innovation Academy.  

For more information contact:

Innovation Academy
321 Infirmary | P.O. Box 117545| Gainesville, FL 32611-7545
Voice: 352- 294-1785 | Fax 352-273-1691|

Submitted by Jeff Citty, Ed.D. Director, UF Innovation Academy


STEMPOWERED: Florida SUS Faculty Symposium October 23-24, 2018

University of Florida Online hosts and invites faculty from the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to the first State University System of Florida Symposium and Showcase, featuring frank engagement and exchange of ideas on the future of STEM Courses and Labs for undergraduate students.

Join us as we discuss how to ensure the wise integration of EdTech in STEM. Be part of lively discussions among faculty across the system and enjoy the conference’s many offerings, including captivating speakers, engaging panels, and a poster session.

We welcome proposals from faculty, both tenure and non-tenure track, from every STEM field across the State University System of Florida. Proposals are encouraged from faculty who have already amplified the engagement and learning in their classrooms and/or labs using some form of educational, interactive technology.

To learn more about the symposium and register visit

Submitted by Florencia Otegui, UF Online


Gator Aide Faculty Volunteers Needed

The Department of Housing and Residence Education will be welcoming new Gators to campus on Friday, August 17, 2018, and we need your help. As a Faculty Volunteer, you will serve in important roles such as:

  • Supervise the student Gator Aide volunteers
  • Assisting new Gator families with the move-in process
  • Being a greeter
  • Manage traffic flow
  • Assisting with unloading cars

Locations for this year's Gator Aide program are Beaty, Jennings, Broward/Rawlings, Yulee area (Yulee/Mallory/Reid/Cypress), Infinity, Hume, Graham area (Graham/Simpson/Trusler), Tolbert area (East/Keys/North/Riker/Tolbert/Weaver), Springs, Lakeside, and the Murphree area (Buckman/Fletcher/Murphree/Sledd/Thomas).

We would be excited to have you volunteer during the first day of UF Move-in on Friday, August 17, 2018.  Assignments for faculty volunteers are from 7-11 a.m., 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. You can work any, all, or a portion of these times.

Visit to sign up today….or by July 18

There will also be a training for faculty volunteers on the select dates/times below. Please let us know which session you would like to attend by replying to

  • Monday 7/23 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7/25 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 7/26 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday 7/27 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday 7/30 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 8/2 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, send an email to

Submitted by Ray G. Thomas, UF Faculty Senate


College of the Arts Events

The Day is Long to End
July 19 – 22
Black Box Theatre
Faculty/staff discounted tickets: $15
Healing Apparitions: A Conversation for Medical Professionals on Effects of Stroke Expressed through Art
Panel discussion with J Fredric May and UF neurologists and stroke experts
July 20
Reception: 6 p.m.
Panel: 7 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
Creative Apparitions: The Creative Mind Through Stroke
Panel discussion with J. Fredric May on the effects of stroke and creativity
3 – 5 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art

Submitted by Brandon McKinley, College of the Arts


Florida Museum Hosts Free Creative B Movie ‘Nightwing’

The Florida Museum is hosting a screening of “Nightwing,” released in 1979 and rated PG, at the museum on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Visitors will have the chance to discuss the film with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts. The museum and Creative B will screen the movie and explore the balance between science and art with an expert panel. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. The museum's permanent exhibits will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. Parental discretion is advised. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2061.

Submitted Nikhil Srinivasan, Florida Museum of Natural History


“The Future of Work” Lecture at Career Connections Center

Dr. Farouk Dey, vice provost for Student Affairs at Stanford University will be speaking on “The Future of Work” and how universities will have an impact on the global workforce. The event will be on Thursday, July 19 from 2 - 3:30 pm at the Career Connections Center in the Reitz Union. UF faculty and staff are invited to attend. To RSVP please email Kristin Knopf.

Submitted Dana McPherson, Division of Student Affairs


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