Discussions of climate survey results to continue in August

Consultant Sue Rankin led two town halls in June and will return to campus for additional town halls in September.

On June 14, the University of Florida released the results of the Faculty and Staff Climate Survey conducted in the fall of 2015. Town hall meetings led by Sue Rankin of Rankin & Associates, the consulting firm engaged to coordinate the survey, were held to discuss high-level summaries of the findings from a university-wide perspective.  A report of the findings may also now be found on the survey website.

Additional town hall meetings with Rankin & Associates will be held again in September for those who are not on campus over the summer. No registration is needed to attend.  Sessions will be held on:

  • September 29, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber
  • September 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon, J. Wayne Reitz Union Chamber
UF Vice President Jodi Gentry kicked off the faculty and staff forums in June. Several more forums will be held in the coming months.

Starting last month and continuing through the fall, faculty and staff forums moderated by members of UF’s Climate Study Work Group and the President’s Council on Diversity are also providing the campus community with opportunities to review and discuss the results, 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:

August 11 9 to 11 a.m. JWRU Rion Ballroom Reserve Now
August 16 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Room 120, HRS Building (video-streamed via Mediasite with an opportunity to participate electronically) Reserve Now
September 13 10 a.m. to noon JWRU Rion Ballroom Reserve Now
October 10 3 to 5 p.m. JWRU Rion Ballroom Reserve Now

Based on the survey results and these discussions, the UF Climate Study Work Group expects to identify specific action items that can be accomplished in the next year. To learn more, please visit the Climate Survey section of the Office of the President’s website.