USF Alert:

Most courses on the Fort Wayne campus and USF Crown Point will continue to be conducted remotely throughout the summer.

Further information will be available at

An aerial shot of Brookside Mansion taken from a drone

Professional Development

In keeping with its commitment to lifelong learning, USF provides employees with ample professional development opportunities. Additionally, employees are encouraged to participate in leadership and service programs — a reflection of the community’s Franciscan values.

Professional development opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Employee Development Day
  • Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Faculty Development Funds
  • Tuition Benefit Program


  • Faculty Peer Mentoring
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Symposium
  • Franciscan Formation for Employees Program
  • Leadership roles in shared governance


  • Mission Leave
  • Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Day On, Not a Day Off
  • U Can Crush Hunger Food Drive
  • Formula for Life