In the past year, more than 750 faculty members have been hired, including 231 new faculty positions throughout the university’s 16 colleges as part of Faculty 500. Nearly 10,000 applicants from all 50 states and roughly 100 countries have applied to answer the call for new faculty.
This summer, UFHR will introduce “UF Engaged,” a new approach to staff appraisals designed to encourage regular feedback, rather than a once-a-year evaluation. This new system is expected to be available beginning in late summer.
UFHR is proud to be participating in Gator Nation Giving Day through our Aid-A-Gator program, which assists employees experiencing emergent and unexpected financial hardships.
On Thursday, March 14, UFHR will host “Perk Up Your Summer,” a GatorPerks and summer camps expo designed to help you make your summer the best it can be. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate assistants are invited to learn more about youth summer camps throughout the area as well as UF’s year-round GatorPerks discounts on travel, entertainment, restaurants, health and wellness services, and much more.
After 40 years, Nan Smith, the current longest serving faculty member in the College of the Arts, has retired to focus on her research and become a full-time studio artist. When Smith arrived at the University of Florida in 1979, the ceramics program in the College of the Arts (then the College of Fine Arts) was still in development. She turned down nine other job offers to teach here.
The Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) partnered with the College of the Arts to host the Jan. 25 event showcasing the exhibit “Guitar Art: Historic Innovation of an American Icon through Industrial Design, Art & Music” at the University Gallery on SW 13th Street. The event was open to UF faculty and staff as well as students and members of the community.
UFHR is proud to announce the adoption of a new TEAMS/USPS Employee Handbook. Anyone familiar with the old handbook may agree that it was — how can we put this nicely? — high time for an upgrade.