Your Voice. Your UF. Your Ideas.

climateYour voice and your ideas can help encourage an inclusive climate that allows all of us to do our best work and together shape a better UF. Throughout September and October, faculty and staff are invited to join the conversation about how the university can better foster an overall sense of belonging while leveraging the uniqueness of the people who work here.

Want to learn more about the survey results?

For those who wish to learn more about the results of the survey, town hall meetings with Rankin & Associates, the consulting firm that conducted the survey on behalf of UF, were held in June and will be held again in September for those who were not on campus over the summer. No registration is needed to attend. Sessions will be held on:

  •  Sept. 29, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber
  •  Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon, J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber


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To join the conversation on how UF can encourage a more inclusive environment, you can also participate by:

Moderated by members of UF’s Climate Study Work Group and the President’s Council on Diversity, the faculty and staff forums provide the campus community with opportunities to review and discuss the results of last fall’s Faculty & Staff Climate Survey, to share their thoughts on the results most salient to them, and to begin to brainstorm action items and next steps.

Faculty and staff may save a spot to attend one of these sessions by clicking on the registration link in the table below, or they are welcome to stop by to participate:

Sept. 13 10 a.m. to noon JWRU Rion Ballroom Reserve Now
Oct. 10 3 to 5 p.m. JWRU Rion Ballroom Reserve Now

In addition to the high-level survey report now available online, college-level information will be available beginning Jan. 2.

To learn more, please visit the Climate Survey section of the Office of the President’s website.

Save the Date! Eleventh Annual Equity & Diversity Conference to address Climate Survey results

Building on some of the results of the recent UF Climate Survey, the Eleventh Annual Equity & Diversity Conference, to be held Nov. 3, will be addressing a variety of topics of interest to the university community, including:

  • Disability Awareness
  • Connecting with Veterans – Discovering New Talent
  • Seeking Civility: Replacing Workplace Bullying with a Positive Environment
  • Mind Bugs: Understanding Implicit Bias
  • Steps for Implementing Change

Watch for further details in the October issue of UF at Work.