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Title: UF Sustainability In Equity, Health & Wellbeing Implementation Plan
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Title: UF Sustainability In Equity, Health & Wellbeing Implementation Plan
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UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan


Vision
In framing the vision for sustainability in Equity, participants envisioned a
campus community in which all members, including students, faculty, and
staff from underrepresented groups, felt like valued members of the Gator
Nation. In this vision, definitions of multiculturalism would include a full
range of diversity including race, gender, cultural heritage, and economic
backgrounds.

Members of the Gator Nation would understand how and why diversity is an
essential element of a sustainable community. Students from
underrepresented groups would feel not just included, but reached out to. All
jobs would be respected for their contribution to the successful operation of
the university. Employees would have equal access to training and
professional development.

In framing the vision for sustainability in Health & Wellbeing, participants
envisioned UF striving to create an environment that supports employees in
balancing work and family responsibilities while staying healthy. In order to
monitor progress, UF would track indicators of wellbeing such as student and
employee access to health care benefits, student and employee access to
childcare, job satisfaction, retention, and motivation/determination.

Desired OutcomeS
Narrow the Gap
Establish a trend of decreasing disparity between highest and lowest paid
employees.

Aim for Top 10 Status (Equity)
UF would be recognized as being in the Top 10 state universities in the
country for employee well-being and would be featured on lists of the best
places to work for parents, women, etc.

Communicate Vralue (Equity)
Communicate and demonstrate how all employees, positions, and
contributions are valued as a part of UF's mission.


Create a Campus Entity for Diversity (Equity)
Create an office, council, or committee that facilitates expanded opportunities
and outreach for UF faculty, staff, and students. This would be a center where
people would come to learn, celebrate, and discuss diversity. The role of this
physical and/or virtual center would include:

Partnering with the Community Relations Office to facilitate
opportunities for UF faculty, staff, and students to get involved in
multicultural celebrations
Offering opportunities for real dialogue about race, class, gender, sexual
orientation the breadth and depth of diversity
Supporting First Year Florida in introducing and supporting students in
a full range of multicultural opportunities on campus
Developing an institutional plan to help the UF community embrace
diversity and social justice
Facilitating the development of equitable institution policies and
practices
Establishing an expanded definition of diversity that includes a full
expression and celebration of differences
Establishing an educational program that illustrates the value of social
justice/diversity in a sustainable campus community
Providing opportunities for service learning and civic engagement in the
local community
Establishing benchmarks and promoting diversity in representative
leadership

Create Wage Parity Across Campus Departments (Equity)
Wages would be consistent for like jobs between colleges and departments.

Diversity ofPopulations (Equity)
Through active recruitment, hiring, and retention, UF's populations would
reflect the all aspects of diversity. Faculty and leadership would reflect the
population diversity.





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan


Emphasize Diversity in the Gator Nation Campaign (Equity)
The campaign would reflect the sentiment that "members of the Gator Nation
are everywhere and we reflect and celebrate a full range of diversity".

Multiculturalism would be an important and celebrated identifier for UF in
the domestic and global community.

Expand Multicultural Living/Learning Opportunities (Equity)
Programs like Gatorship would include more students in multicultural
training.

Export the Celebration of Inclusion (Equity)
UF would serve as an incubator for multicultural programs and celebrations.
Through IFAS/Extension, UF would export ideas of cultural celebration and
inclusion to Florida's communities by demonstrating opportunities for
outreach and creative ways to integrate personal values into work.

Family Care (Health & Wellbeing)
Provide an integrated and accessible childcare/family support system. The
system would be accessible to faculty, staff, and students.

Increase Accessibility To Conflict Resolution Assistance (Equity)
Those seeking assistance with conflict resolution in the workplace would be
safe and free from retaliation.

Increase Training (Equity)
Increase the levels of investment in gender and equity training of all
personnel working at or hired by the University of Florida.


Make Fair Remuneration (Equity)
Create wage and benefit goals that allow employees to subsist on wages
earned from one job and set a minimum threshold for wages above eligibility
for food stamps. When employees' financial ability to meet their basic needs
is secure, they will be more able to engage in important sustainable
behaviors.

Power (Equity)
Strive for a workplace that distributes power and decision-making more
evenly and transparently across all sectors of the university

Provide An Integrated and Accessible Childcare/Family Support System
(Equity)
The system would be accessible for faculty, staff, and students.

Support Telecommuting (Equity)
Provide training for all managers for flexible scheduling and telecommuting
for employees, including topics such as how to manage remotely. Allow
employees flexibility to work from home to reduce commuting when
appropriate.

Conflict Resolution (Health & Wellbeing)
Increase accessibility to conflict resolution assistance. Those seeking
assistance with conflict resolution in the workplace would be safe and free
from retaliation.

Healthy Food Choices (Health & Wellbeing)
UF would create easy campus-wide access for employees to healthy food
choices at affordable prices.

Wellness (Health & Wellbeing)
Develop a fully coordinated wellness effort on campus. The program would
cross faculty, staff, and student lines.





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan



Action Plan
The table below lists the initial actions that need to be taken over the next three years to move toward
the vision for sustainability in Equity, Health & Wellbeing at UF. The intention of creating this list of
actions is to provide a platform for working groups to have as they begin to implement the vision. This
list can be modified over time, and is meant to be a "living document".


Outcome Action People
Communicate Value 1. Include sensitivity to diversity in performance Human Resource Services
appraisals Council on Diversity


Communicate Value 2. Periodically review peer market data for various Human Resource Services
Create Wage Parity groups of employees for use in hiring 3rd party organizations (i.e. CACP)
*Business Services
Narrow the Gap IFAS Faculty member/Liaison
*Office of Sustainability

Communicate Value 3. Proactively assess and address salary and benefits President's Cabinet
Create Wage Parity packages to reflect value All hiring entities
*Human Resource Services
Narrow the Gap

Conflict Resolution 4. Explore development of mediation program, Counseling Center
including peer institution research Graduate Assistants United
Human Resource Services
Ombudsman
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution 5. Promote and proactively communicate alternate Counseling Center
dispute resolution and support this as norm Graduate Assistants United
Human Resource Services
Ombudsman
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Create a Campus Entity 6. Facilitate opportunities for UF faculty, staff, and Community Relations
students to get involved in multicultural Multicultural Affairs
celebrations





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Create a Campus Entity 7. Offer opportunities for real dialogue about race, Multicultural Affairs
class, gender, sexual orientation the breadth and Academic Departments
depth of diversity

Create a Campus Entity 8. Support First Year Florida in introducing and Multicultural Affairs
supporting students in a full range of multicultural Asst. Provost for Undergraduate Programs
opportunities on campus New Student Programs

Create a Campus Entity 9. Develop an institutional plan to help the UF Council on Diversity
community embrace diversity and social justice-
including equitable institution policies and
practices

Create a Campus Entity 10. Establish an expanded definition of diversity that Council on Diversity
includes a full expression and celebration of Asst. Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
differences Multicultural Affairs


Create a Campus Entity 11. Establish an educational program that illustrates Multicultural Affairs
Expand Multicultural the value of social justice/diversity and continue Academic Departments
Living/Learning work to develop academic offerings for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Liaison
Opportunities multiculturalism and diversity Office of the Provost
Office of Sustainability
Sustainability Committee

Create a Campus Entity 12. Establish benchmarks to promote diversity in Council on Diversity
representative leadership Faculty Senate
Student Government
Academic & Professional Assembly
Graduate Assistants United

Create a Campus Entity 13. Explore the creation of a center or physical location Student Affairs
that focuses on diversity for full UF community Facilities, Planning & Construction
(faculty, staff, students) Human Resource Services
Office of Sustainability
Reitz Union





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan


Outcome Action People
Create a Campus Entity 14. Research other models of diversity centers across Office of Sustainability
the country Council on Diversity
*Multicultural Affairs

Create a Campus Entity 15. Foster more integration between Oasis and other Multicultural Affairs
multicultural work on campus Oasis


Create a Campus Entity 16. Create better awareness regarding vendor diversity Small Business and Vendor Diversity
and opportunities to do business with UF Relations
*Purchasing

Emphasize Diversity 17. Promote diversity and multicultural issues as a President's Cabinet
core value of the institution and as public face of Admissions
the university Alumni Association
Human Resource Services
Office of the Provost
Recruitment & Staffing
Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations
UF Communicators Network
UF/IFAS Extension Service
University Relations
Office of Sustainability

Expand Multicultural 18. Develop/expand living/learning communities for Housing and Residence Life
Living/Learning diversity Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs,
Opportunities Fraternity and Sorority Affairs
*Global Understanding and Diversity Committee
(SA)

Expand Multicultural 19. Provide adequate funding to support expansion of VP of Student Affairs
Living/Learning programs such as Gatorship Development Staff (UF Foundation)
Opportunities Student Government

Export Celebration of 20. Conversation with IFAS/Extension on how to Office of Sustainability
Diversity incorporate diversity into current programming IFAS Sustainability Working Group
*Multicultural Affairs





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Fair Remuneration 21. Review wages and benefits in relation to national Human Resource Services
and local standards for poverty reduction Alachua County Poverty Reduction Board


Fair Remuneration 22. Create benefits/schedule packages that Human Resource Services
Narrow the Gap augment/complement wages Business Affairs
*Business Services
Support Telecommuting Office of the Provost


Family Care 23. Consider the expansion of parental leave benefits Human Resource Services
Faculty Senate (Welfare Council)
Administrative & Professional Assembly

Healthy Food Choices 24. Compare the population of UF with those served by Gator Dining Services
Gator Dining to assess cultural appropriateness of Student Government
dining options


Healthy Food Choices 25. Promotion for making healthy choices (make more Healthy Gators 2010
transparent and accessible) Gator Dining Services


Healthy Food Choices 26. Research access to affordable and healthy options Healthy Gators 2010
*Gator Dining Services

Healthy Food Choices 27. Educate students on the value of food and food IFAS Faculty
(Agriculture, Health and systems, develop critical thinking skills around Dietetic Association Faculty
Wellbeing) food systems and healthy lifestyles, and provide Gator Dining Service, Nutrition Coordinator
opportunities and access for students to engage in Healthy Gators 2010
the local food system on campus Sustainability Committee
Sustainability Studies Advisor
Office of Sustainability

Increase Training 28. Explore development of diversity training Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
Faculty Development
Human Resource Services





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Narrow the Gap 29. Explore concept of narrowing the gap between Office of Sustainability
highest and lowest paid employees


Provide Accessible Childcare 30. Discuss expansion of Baby Gator (access, funding, Baby Gator
physical, hours, services explore parental co-ops, Facilities, Planning & Construction
infant centers, aftercare, etc.) Graduate Assistants United
Housing
Human Resource Services
Student Government
UF Foundation


Diversity of Population 31. Review sustainable vision regarding reflection of Admissions
diversity in the campus population, address in Faculty Welfare Council (Senate)
campus recruitment and retention Human Resource Services
Office of the Provost
Faculty Development
Student Affairs


Support Telecommuting 32. Communicate availability of and provide Human Resource Services
educational information regarding alternative Administrative & Professional Assembly
schedules for employees Deans, Directors, Department Chairs
Division level employment groups
President's Cabinet


Top 10 33. Explore benchmarks for wellbeing and equity Healthy Gators 2010
*Human Resource Services


Wellness 34. Institutionalize Healthy Gators Healthy Gators 2010
President's Cabinet
UF Foundation

Wellness 35. Develop and promote wellness as a core value of UF President's Cabinet
*University Relations





UF Sustainability in Equity, Health and Wellbeing Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Wellness 36. Continue and expand ongoing audits and workplace Environmental Health & Safety
assessments for health and safety Human Resource Services
*University Police Department

Wellness 37. Develop common working definition of health and Healthy Gators 2010
wellness Counseling Center
Environmental Health & Safety
Facilities, Planning & Construction
Gator Dining
Health and Human Performance
Human Resource Services
Living Well
Office of Sustainability
Physical Plant Division
Student Government
Student Health Care Center
UF Police Department




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