USF has three governance organizations that advise the President on matters of interest. They are the A&P Council, Faculty Senate, and the Staff Senate. The A&P Council represents all administrative and professional employees.
USF encourages faculty and staff participation in governance organizations and outlines participation guidelines and responsibilities in this pdf document.
USF's A&P Council is made up of 42 members elected from a body of approximately 2300.
The membership proportionately represents administrative units within the University. These areas include
Business and Finance,
USF Sarasota Manatee,
USF St Petersburg, and
USF in Lakeland.
NOTE: Constituency groups are subject to change as organization changes occur.
Effective July 1, 2010, Administration employees appointed at least half-time are eligible for nomination and election for three-year terms to the Council. (The term was changed from two years to increase continuity in council and accommodate increased membership.) Elections take place prior to July 1 each year. A&P Council members serve as:
Representatives of Administration employees at USF
Advisors to other policy makers at USF
Sources of information to each other about organizational developments
Advocates for USF both on and off campus
Links to A&P employees at other SUS institutions
The A&P Council has been active with activities including the Leadership Council, the USF vision and values statement, the Presidential Search, and Cultural Transition Team.