Office of the Provost

We're committed to student development

The Office of the Provost is committed to providing our students an academic experience that focuses on developing every aspect of a student’s life. During their time at Florida Gulf Coast University, students have access to innovative teaching methods, state-of-the-art technology and diverse co-curricular activities that are designed to respond to their unique needs. Support services such as the Writing Center and Center for Academic Achievement help students reach their academic potential, while programs such as the Honors College and the American Democracy Project offer students an opportunity to enhance their academic experience. Student-centered learning not only includes academics but also peer-to-peer learning. 

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FGCU Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2017

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Academic Affairs Resources and Documents

In partnership with the United Faculty of Florida (UFF), the Office of the Provost is committed to providing faculty members with an environment where inquiry, diversity and novelty is supported and encouraged. With student success and the advancement of knowledge as their beacon, distinguished faculty push the boundaries of innovation in teaching and pursue rigorous research and scholarship agendas.

We also invite faculty to visit the Faculty Senate website.  The purpose of faculty governance at Florida Gulf Coast University is to safeguard academic quality, promote effective and open communication, insist upon academic integrity, emphasize rights and shared responsibilities of students, staff, community, faculty and administration, and sustain a dynamic learning environment.  This mission is accomplished through a system of collegial faculty self-governance ensuring that the rights of faculty are supported and faculty responsibilities in fulfilling the mission of the university are properly executed.  Please take the time to learn about the numerous awards and grants conferred on our faculty for their scholarship, teaching activities and review the following resources for critical information on faculty affairs: 


Courtesy Faculty Appointments

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrate expertise in a given field
  • Clearly defined benefits to the curriculum
  • Benefits to the scholarly activity of FGCU faculty including collaborations to address the research or educational needs in our five-county service area
  • Other benefits to FGCU and its programs

Renewal Process:

  • All courtesy appointments will end on May 31st of a designated year
  • By February 28th of the year in which the appointment expires, the appropriate college will notify the Courtesy Faculty that the appointment is about to expire and outline the renewal process
  • By April 30th Courtesy Faculty members will signify in writing their desire to continue affiliation with the University
  • The renewal request to the Dean of the college must be accompanied be a letter requesting re-appointment and an updated CV or resume
  • For renewal, the request will be evaluated by the Dean, and submitted to the Office of the Provost for approval.
  • Notification of approval will be sent from the Office of the Provost with a copy to the appropriate Dean.

New and Renewal Courtesy Faculty Submissions must include the following:

  • Letter from recommending faculty member or chair
  • Updated CV from courtesy faculty
  • Letter from the Dean
  • Request for Courtesy Appointment form
  • Courtesy Faculty Credentialing form (If they will be teaching)

Courtesy Faculty Forms: