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On the Presidential Search ... and the Election(s)
United Faculty of Florida -- USF System Chapter
15 March 2019
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The Presidential Search

Next week, selected candidates for the USF presidency will visit USF for interviews. At this moment, there are thirty candidates posted. The following meetings are open to the public:

  • On Monday, March 18, the Search Committee will meet during 8:00 am - 1:30 pm in Sam Gibbons Traditions Hall on USF Tampa. The meeting will be webcast (go to the Preliminary Schedule page for the webcast link).
  • On Wednesday, March 20, the Search Committee will conduct interviews during 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Sam Gibbons Traditions Hall on USF Tampa. The meeting will be streamed to designated sites (The Reef Dining Area on USF St. Petersburg, the Café on USF Sarasota-Manatee, and the CGS Auditorium on USF Tampa).
  • On Thursday, March 21, there will be "Candidate Conversations" during 8:00 am - 6:00 pm in Sam Gibbons Traditions Hall on USF Tampa, the Ballroom in USF St. Petersburg, and Room A320A on USF Sarasota-Manatee. The precise schedule has not been posted.
  • On Friday, March 22, the Board of Trustees will conduct interviews during 8:00 - 5:00 pm in Sam Gibbons Traditions Hall. The meeting will be streamed to designated sites as yet unannounced on each campus.
For more information, and scheduling specifics, visit the Presidential Search site. We will post meetings and events on the UFF USF Calendar as they are announced.

Don't Forget to Vote

UFF members should have received ballot packets for both the statewide UFF and the UFF USF chapter elections.

  • The statewide UFF ballots arrived in regular white envelopes, and ballots must be received by the state office by March 30. Candidate statements are posted at the state UFF website.
  • The USF Chapter ballots arrived in 9 x 11 white envelopes, and ballots must be received by the USF UFF Chapter by March 19. Candidate statements are posted at the UFF USF Election Season website (statements are linked to the page).
UFF members should have received both ballots by now: if you have not received a ballot, contact the Chapter Secretary.

UFF members are strongly encouraged to vote in both elections.


Join UFF Today!

Download, fill in, and mail the membership form. Benefits of membership include the right to run and vote in UFF chapter and statewide elections; representation in grievances (UFF cannot represent a non-member in a grievance or litigation); special deals in insurance, travel, legal advice, and other packages provided by our affiliates; free insurance coverage for job-related liability; and the knowledge you are supporting education in Florida. Come and join the movement.

$ 500 Travel Grants for UFF Members

The USF Chapter of the UFF will award six $ 500 Travel Scholarships for summer and fall. This will be for travel for participation in a professional activity. All applications are due by Wednesday, April 17, and only UFF members are eligible. In addition, no recipient of the 2018 cycles of travel grants is eligible to apply, and members of the Executive Committee are ineligible. The six recipients shall be selected by lot at the April 19 chapter meeting. For more information, see the Travel Scholarship Flyer.

This initiative is part of our membership campaign. If you would like to become active in the UFF USF Membership Drive, contact the Membership Chair, Adrienne Berarducci (click here).


Chapter Meeting Friday, March 22, in EDU 317. There will be free lunch. Come and check us out.

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