The business of the Board of Trustees is conducted through four workgroups composed of Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and USF Foundation representatives. These workgroups focus on the Universityís attainment of institutional goals the Board adopted on December 6, 2001. Workgroups will review and recommend policies to enhance the USF Systemís effectiveness and efficiency in attaining these goals, and periodically will assess the effectiveness of the University in implementing the policies of the governing board.
- Academics and Campus Environment - focuses on USF System issues involving Academic Affairs, Health Sciences, Student Affairs, Intercollegiate Athletics, Facilities Planning and Construction at USF, USF St. Petersburg and regional campuses.
- Finance and Audit - focuses on USF System financial affairs including operating and capital budgets, legislative budget requests, investment policies, fees, advocacy before state and local governments.
- Health - reviews and recommends to the Board policies for enhancing the University’s academic and clinical services within USF Health.
- Research, Innovation, Engagement, and Job Creation - reviews, recommends, and engages workgroup members in discussion of policies and strategic initiatives for enhancing the USF system’s sponsored research portfolio, including the responsible conduct of research, the research infrastructure, innovation opportunities and partnerships, workforce development and economic development, and international activities, programs, and services.