“Managing Bias” training a first step in racial justice education initiative

Last June, in a memo to faculty and staffPresident Kent Fuchs outlined a number of steps UF would be taking this year to fight racism and create a more racially just UF, including training for all faculty and staff.

This month, UFHR will introduce a new 30-minute “Managing Bias” online training module as an initial step in our shared efforts to better understand and begin to dismantle the individual and collective forces that support racism. Faculty and staff will receive an email notification from the myTraining system with a link to the course when it becomes available.

UF’s racial justice education initiative will also include training for students that is currently being evaluated in light of the Sept. 22 federal Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The workgroup leading this initiative is in the final stages of curriculum evaluation and plans to launch this online module in the spring.

In addition, the initiative will contain a broad range of efforts and collaborations throughout the university community, including a series of additional webinars and other resources designed to help us cultivate the knowledge and skills to foster racial justice at UF. Be on the lookout for more to come in the months ahead.