Category: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating a thriving classroom environment responsive to students’ cultural identities

College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor Travis Smith, Ph.D., discussed culturally responsive teaching in a Teaching Beyond the Podium Podcast Series episode.

New inclusive hiring resources provide enhanced support

UF’s Core Value of Inclusion recognizes that excellence “is only possible by including people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”

The ways we attract, select and hire diverse talent while mitigating biases are actions that speak more loudly than words, which is why UFHR is introducing new inclusive hiring resources to provide faculty and staff with support and guidance at each stage of the hiring process — from posting a vacancy through the recruitment and review phases, interviewing and screening, and final selection. A new “Inclusive Hiring at UF” training course is also available to explore these topics in more detail.

DEI Leadership Awards applications due Feb. 28

The Inaugural LeaDErshIp Awards program honors and recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated DEI leadership within their community, company, industry or at UF.

Black Voices in Research storytelling finale

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Diversity and Cultural Competence Council will host its final Black Voices in Research Storytelling event on Friday, Jan. 14.

Teaching for Inclusivity and Accessibility certificate

The Teaching for Inclusivity and Accessibility certificate helps instructors reach a diverse group of students and consider issues of identity, equity and access.

UF welcomes Marsha McGriff as new chief diversity officer

Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., will join UF as the new chief diversity officer and senior adviser to the president effective Dec. 6.

Nurturing Pride in community with LGBTQ+ affinity groups

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, community organizations throughout Gainesville come together in October to celebrate Gainesville Pride.

Bridging the gap between UF and Spanish-speaking communities throughout Florida

Since 2010, the population of Hispanics in Florida experienced one of the biggest population increases at over 1.4 million. This dramatic growth created the need for programs that can adequately and inclusively serve this population.

In 2017, a group of UF/IFAS Extension agents seeking to address this issue created the Coalition of Florida Extension Educators for Latino Communities, or CAFE Latino; a grassroots organization with the goal to create science-based educational materials for the benefit of Spanish-speaking communities.

CTE launches IDEA certificate for faculty and staff

The Center for Teaching Excellence recently launched the Fundamentals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Certificate featuring 17 courses and open to all UF faculty and staff.

UF celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

UF invites you to celebrate those who have contributed to the university’s institutional excellence and those who lend their voices to today’s UF experience. 

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