Past Events: Workshops and Conversations


The Provost’s team is committed to cultivating a culture of transparency, collaboration, and community co-design and providing faculty, librarians, and staff with the tools and support they need to thrive. With this in mind, workshops and conversations are periodically held with relevant stakeholders.

To request a video recording of any of the under listed events, please contact Mutiu Fakorede, Assistant to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.


  • Conversation with Working Group #7: Global Focus and Responsibility: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Conversation with Working Group #2: Invest in and Promote Scholarly, Creative, and Community-Focused Endeavors: Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Community Conversation with Strategic Plan Working Group #1: Reimagining Jesuit Education: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • The Gathering: A Conversation Among Gerardo Marin Fellows: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • CTE/ETS Symposium 2023: Reimagining Jesuit Education @ USF: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Black History Month Events: February 2023
  • Cultivating Global Perspective: Creating an Immersion Program: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Community Conversation with Working Group #4: Extend our Visibility, Prominence, and Accessibility: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most: Tuesday, March 9, 2023
  • Community Conversation with Strategic Plan Working Group #6: Develop an Inclusive and Participatory Shared Governance: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • From Strategy to Space: Dialogue on Preliminary Campus Observations for the Institutional Master Plan: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • LGBTQIA+ Caucus Spring Staff and Faculty Gathering: Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

fall 2022

  • Reimagining the Core Curriculum: Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Joining the Inner and Outer Work of Addressing Bias and Racism in Assessment: Monday, November 14, & Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Antiracism, Faculty and Librarian Success, and the Tenure and Promotion Process: Thursday, November 10, 2022 
  • Hawaiian Protocols: The Assessment Process at The USF Food Pantry: Wednesday, November 9 & Thursday, November. 10, 2022 
  • Engaging Critical Quantitative Research in Our Assessment Practice: Friday, November. 4, 2022
  •  Conversation with Working Group #5: Ensuring USF is an Equitable and Extraordinary Place to Work: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
  • A Conversation About Decolonization, Healing, and Community Transformation: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • Creating Your Collective: A Conversation About Building Communities: Thursday, October 20, 2022,  
  • Burned Out: Addressing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Strategies for Success and Self-Care: Thursday, September 29, 2022


Past conversations held by  Provost Chinyere about key questions facing USF and higher education:

  • Re-imagining teaching and research spaces in the sciences and health sciences: Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2022
  • Re-imagining the Arts: To discuss a vision for the arts at USF and share perspectives and questions about the potential integration: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

FALL 2021

  • What role can strategic partnerships play in advancing our Jesuit mission and enhancing revenue generation?: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
  • How should we leverage our newfound proficiency in online and hybrid pedagogies to extend access to USF degree and non-degree programs? : Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021
  • How can we address our equity gaps regarding Latinx recruitment and student success, faculty, and staff diversity, and curricular inclusion? : Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
  • What opportunities to extend access to USF programs, recruit and retain diverse students, and advance our mission are offered by our regional locations?: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021
  • What areas of new academic program development would address the needs of the current moment, build enrollment, and advance our mission?: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
  • How can we address pandemic fatigue, enhance morale, and generate hope and optimism in these difficult times? What do trauma-informed leadership and cura personalis look like at this moment?: Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
  • Developing an “Office of Career Acceleration”: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
  • Transfer Success and Belonging Initiative: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021
  • Re-envisioning the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach (DECO): Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
  • Strategic Plan Town Hall: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021