Recent Initiatives

UF Compliance Program

The Florida Board of Governors requires that each Board of Trustees in Florida “implement a university-wide compliance and ethics program as a point for coordination of and responsibility for activities that promote ethical conduct and maximize compliance with applicable laws, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.” Accordingly, the University of Florida has developed a university-wide Compliance Program and assigned the governance oversight of the Compliance Program to the Audit and Compliance Committee and to the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Elizabeth Ruszczyk. UF leadership and topic experts/compliance partners throughout the university will assist the CCO in the implementation of the Compliance Program. This summer, a mandatory compliance training course called “Compliance: A Collaboration for Success” will be launched to inform all employees about the program and our compliance obligations. For more information or questions, reach out to UF Compliance Office at (352) 294-8720 or

UF Space Management Guidelines

As a preeminent university, the University of Florida strives to achieve remarkable goals and set examples for its peer institutions to emulate, including those related to the efficient and effective use of resources. In order to fulfill those goals, it is important to accommodate the needs of UF’s faculty, staff, and students, including those needs pertaining to physical space – an extremely important resource. With current space at a premium and focused development planned in the years ahead, providing guidance on space management across the university is necessary for UF to support effectively its core mission of teaching, research and scholarship, and service. Download the guidelines here.

UFHR’s Strategic Commitment

During the summer and fall of 2016, UFHR reached out to colleges and units throughout the university to conduct an intake of UF’s needs and priorities as they relate to achieving preeminence through people.  Out of this work, the office identified four guiding principles to direct its efforts in the months and years to come — Drive Results; Promote Inclusiveness; Be Agile, Forward-Thinking and Bold; and Model Excellence.

UFIT’s Strategic Plan

A year in the making, the University of Florida’s 2015-2020 Strategic Goals for IT was developed after extensive engagement with campus stakeholder groups. Efforts included interviews and meetings with academic, administrative and student leaders; retreats with both IT and non-IT leadership throughout the university; comparisons with peer institutions; focus groups; surveys; and an analysis of trends in industry and education.

Imagining America UF

The University of Florida is proud to be a member-institution of Imagining America (IA), a consortium of colleges and universities committed to strengthening public scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and design. Imagining America at the University of Florida supports UF faculty, staff, and students working in the arts, humanities, and design to further explore the ways in which scholarship, teaching, and service in these fields can engage local, national, and global stakeholders outside of academia.

Strategic Campus Framework

Our aspiration: The central tenant of this effort is to make the University of Florida a preeminent public university.

Five themes guide our aspiration and planned investments:

  • Open Space and Infrastructure
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • The Future of Learning
  • The Student Experience
  • Academic Regeneration

Campus Master Plan

The Campus Master Plan (CFP) is the foundation for the University of Florida facilities and land resources for the next ten years and beyond. In a very literal sense, the facilities, lands and infrastructure of the campus are the foundation of the Gator Nation. These are the places that Gators learn, teach, research, and experience the university community and natural Florida environment. The CMP outlines policies for responsible stewardship of land resources and sustainable development that supports the university’s mission.


Strategic Messaging Style Guide

People struggle to understand how the Strategic Development Plan, Campus Framework Plan, and other UF plans relate to each other. This language succinctly describes what our plans are for and how they are connected. Useful for creating private and public clarity, and for inviting further conversation.