The USF Board of Trustees has adopted a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to institutional planning, performance assessment and accountability. While acknowledging that national and regional accreditation, and performance assessment (e.g. national rankings, licensure examinations), as well as continuous program review are essential as the University of South Florida strives to raise its status as a premier national research university, the Board of Trustees take their more localized responsibility to the State of Florida very seriously. Their understanding of USF's distinctive mission as a metropolitan-based, premier research university, as well as the unique challenges and opportunities it faces, is critical to the institution's continued growth and meaningful impact on the communities it serves.
During her 2004 fall address, President Judy Genshaft challenged the University community to help make the University of South Florida one of the top 50 public research universities in the United States. To accomplish this goal, she defined 18 strategic imperatives to guide the University to higher levels of performance.
Strategic imperatives were carefully selected to conform to measures reported by the Top American Research Universities (TARU), used by the American Association of Universities (AAU) for membership eligibility; and adopted by the Florida Board of Governors (FBOG) to guide the Florida State University System.
Planning, Performance, and Accountability measures are divided into three categories: Local, State & Regional, and National.
To view the specific items for each category, please visit the Planning, Performance, and Accountability Model.