USF Alert:

All classes and labs on the Fort Wayne campus and the USF Crown Point site will continue in an online format through the spring semester.

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