Critical Race Training in Education

University of Florida

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611
Phone
(352) 392-3261
Email address
freshman@ufl.edu
School Information
"At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities. Rankings like second among Forbes 'Best Value Public Colleges' (2016) and second in Kiplinger’s 'Best Values in Public Colleges' (2015) are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value." The university has a 17:1 student-faculty ratio and offers 24 majors. (Source: https://www.ufl.edu/about/university-facts/) (Source: https://www.ufl.edu/academics/)
General Information
UF has launched a presidential task force to review the naming of campus spaces. Additionally, the university has required its students, faculty, and staff to engage in anti-bias training. Although changes to the UF curriculum were announced, the specific details of these changes are unknown. Additionally, the university is providing faculty with funds to "study racial disparities". See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Students, Faculty, and Staff will be required to engage in anti-bias training.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    This year will be themed around issues of race, inequity, and the black experience. There will be changes to elements of the University of Florida Curriculum.

  • Symbolic Actions

    A presidential task force will review the naming and possible removal of names from buildings and spaces on campus.

  • Resources

    The university's Anthropology Department invited all minority students taking a particular course to a virtual townhall. Caucasian students taking the same course were not invited.

  • Program and Research Funding

    "The University of Florida is committing nearly $1 million to faculty research projects focused on racial disparities in health care, diversity in professional programs, challenges in developing and teaching an inclusive curriculum, and strategies for creating a more inclusive campus environment."

  • Program and Research Funding

    "Researchers, staff, and students from the UF Center for Arts in Medicine launched an online repository to elevate arts-based responses to racism. "The searchable, open-access database allows anyone to explore or submit artwork, articles, projects, organizations, and individuals who are using arts practices to raise awareness, amplify marginalized voices, facilitate dialogue, or promote action and change related to anti-racism."

Last updated February 13th, 2021