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Welcome to Florida Atlantic University. Here are some links to important information.



Office of the Provost

The Division of Academic Affairs is the nucleus of the University, with responsibility for all academic programs, personnel, budgets and support units, including the colleges, libraries, undergraduate studies, lifelong learning, eLearning, and the partner campuses.
Contact information: 561-297-3062




As a faculty member at FAU, you are entitled to a special season ticket discount to FAU Athletics events. FAU Athletics is comprised of 18 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and volleyball. Cheer and Dance are also part of the athletic department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community. You can take advantage of any special season ticket discount through payroll deduction. For more information on the special discount, please call the Athletic Ticket Office at 7-0579.



Business Services 

Business Services offers many services to the University community that includes: Copy Services, Campus Copy, the OWL CARD Program, Mail Services, Pack-N-Post, Central Receiving, FAU Bookstores, Employee Purchases with Office Depot & Staples, Palm Tran Bus Passes, and banking services with BB&T Bank.  Stacy Volnick, Director, 297-0143,



Center for eLearning

As a result of the President's task force on eLearning, the Center for eLearning (CeL) was established in April 2011 to provide central support and accountability foreLearning. The Assistant Provost for eLearning directs the Center's work. The Center for eLearning launched a 16 week program that is offered every semester. In order to support faculty and increase access to and enrollment in eLearning, the Center for eLearning requests faculty proposals for eLearning course development and delivery. For more information, visit



Parking Services

The Parking Services Division of the Florida Atlantic University Police Services Department provides equitable and quality service to the university community. Our services include providing for efficient and service-oriented sales of campus parking decals, safe and well-maintained campus parking facilities, and parking enforcement that promotes voluntary compliance with university parking regulations.
For further information, please feel free to contact the Parking Services Office Manager, Tracey Hardy at (561) 297-2717 or e-mail



Marketing and Creative Services

 The Florida Atlantic University Office of Marketing and Creative Services and the Office of Media Relations are responsible for disseminating information and messages to internal and external audiences. By collaborating with all areas of the University community, FAU can more effectively promote its messages to the FAU family and the community at large.

Contact: 561-297-1352 or



United Faculty of Florida


The United Faculty of Florida (UFF) is the organization for higher education faculty and professionals in Florida . With chapters in eleven state-supported universities, ten community colleges, two independent universities, and three graduate assistant organizations, the UFF is one of the largest higher education unions in the nation. At the state and national levels, the UFF and its affiliates present a unified voice of support for higher education at the highest echelons. At the chapter level, we ensure that the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the UFF and FAU's Board of Trustees is followed and enforced. We arbitrate disputes and grievances that may arise between a faculty member and the administration. We negotiate for wages and working conditions that are conducive to the professional development of faculty and other professionals. We consult with the FAU President and Board of Trustees to make them aware of issues of concern. And, of course, we have numerous social functions to increase fellowship within the FAU community. Membership is voluntary (Florida is a "Right to Work" state), but all in the bargaining unit benefit from the hard work of the union leadership and the involvement of the union rank and file. The 1% of salary that is taken in dues is more than compensated for by wage increases that the UFF negotiates. Without a large base of support, the UFF cannot achieve its goal of improving faculty conditions at FAU, so we urge all faculty to join the UFF as early in their career as possible.
For information, contact: UFF President,



University Faculty Senate

The FAU University Faculty Senate is a representative governance body for faculty. It is concerned with matters of general university educational policy including curriculum, academic calendar and schedule, admissions, registration, and degree programs. It may also consider and provide advice to the University President and others on university-wide issues of general faculty concern.
All full-time, tenure-track faculty and librarians with professional status are eligible to serve in the Senate. Members are elected through their colleges or their campus Senates. There are 53 elected members of the Senate plus the chairs of the standing committees. The UFS meets monthly during the academic year. Meetings are open to all interested individuals. For additional information on faculty governance and the schedule of meetings of the Senate, visit our web site or contact Dr. Ron Nyhan, President of the UFS, by email at



University Libraries

The University Libraries house millions of items including books, periodicals, government documents, microforms, maps, media and other materials -- a rich academic collection supporting the curriculum of the University. In addition to traditional formats, the Libraries also provide an exceptional offering of electronic resources including access to several hundred databases. On the various campuses, the Libraries offer group study rooms, study carrels, computer labs, disabled user facilities, and an audiovisual media department. For more information contact Dr. William Miller, Dean of Libraries,



University Ombudsman 

The University Ombudsman works to solve problems, to allay frustration, and to advise those requesting help, either before or after existing processes are used.
Contact 561-297-3693 or e-mail



Office of Information Technology 
(Computing Resources)

The mission of the Division of Office of Information Technology (OIT) is to plan for and provide high quality information technology resources in support of research and teaching across all campuses, and to facilitate the efficient execution of administrative and public service functions of the University. In addition to providing FAU vital general computing and telecommunications services, OIT serves as a consultant and coordinator for more specific information technology activities and projects carried on by the various University colleges, departments, administrative offices, and research groups. The Principle contact person for OIT is Jason Ball, CIO. He can be reached at 561-297-3440 or



Graduate College


The Graduate College is responsible for promoting quality graduate education at Florida Atlantic University. It serves as the central point of contact for recruiting prospective students, marketing graduate programs, and coordinating the admissions process for both international and domestic graduate students. The college supports currently enrolled students throughout their time at the university. These activities include, but are not limited to: conducting teaching assistantship training, hosting new student orientation, facilitating graduate student workshops for professional development, awarding fellowships, ensuring compliance with the university's thesis and dissertation guidelines, certifying all degree requirements are met for graduation, and awarding graduate degrees.

The Graduate College also provides administrative support to the university community. Working in conjunction with the University Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, and the individual college deans, the Graduate College works to develop university-wide graduate plans and policies to ensure that academic standards are maintained. Additionally, all new graduate course proposals and course changes, as well as any academic policy changes are organized by the Graduate College for submission to the Graduate Programs Committee. The college coordinates the graduate faculty appointments and maintains a central database of its membership.

Contact Dr. Barry Rosson at



Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

Equal Opportunity Programs is responsible for overseeing university compliance with state and federal regulations.
Contact: Ms. Paula Behul at (561) 297-3004 or



Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies' mission is to assure that Florida Atlantic University provides baccalaureate degree programs which are of the highest academic quality irrespective of their location or method of delivery within the distributed campus structure of FAU.
Contact: Dr. Edward Pratt, 7-2126. email:



Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is an international, interdisciplinary honor society that recognizes academic excellence in students and faculty.
Contact: Dr. Mary Ann Gosser-Esquillin 6-8674 (Jupiter campus) 



Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis provides accurate, relevant, and timely information for use by the university community and external constituencies.
Contact: 561-297-2665



Office for Students with Disabilities 

The mission of the Office of Students with Disabilities at FAU is to support students with disabilities in their pursuit of equity and excellence in education. The Office for Students with Disabilities works with FAU faculty and staff to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided to allow this population of students an equal opportunity to learn in the classroom setting, and to have access to all areas around the FAU campus.



Division of Research 

The Division of Research at FAU was established to support faculty, student and staff research and sponsored program funding efforts. The mission of the Division of Research is to expand and support the University's academic and research programs by promoting the research, scholarly, creative and collaborative activities of faculty and students; encouraging national and international partnerships for workforce development and commercialization of research endeavors; enhancing the research infrastructure of the University to support the community in an ever-changing world; and providing an environment for timely production of graduate degrees through an educational experience of national and international excellence.

The Division of Research provides the oversight, expertise and guidance for all of the various research activities throughout the University. The Division of Research includes the Office of the Vice President, Sponsored Programs (Pre-award), Research Accounting (Post-award), Research Integrity (Compliance), Veterinary Services, and the Office Technology Transfer.

Among the services provided by the Division of Research include:

  • Supervising and administering sponsored programs

  • Facilitating programs to enhance interdisciplinary research

  • Overseeing and ensuring research compliance with all research-related policies

  • Translating faculty discoveries into new products, methods and services

  • Serving as the University’s spokesperson and advocate on research issues

  • Communicating research accomplishments to the University and the community at large

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