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