As we venture into the new academic year, Vice President for UF Human Resources Jodi Gentry shares some news about what UFHR has been up to.
More than 300 new faculty braved steady rainfall and navigated through students moving into their dorms last Friday to gather at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center’s Exactech Arena for the largest New Faculty Orientation in UF’s history. The university is welcoming nearly 600 new faculty this fall, due in large part to UF’s Faculty 500 hiring initiative.
UF Transportation and Parking Services is proud to announce the launch of its new Campus Connector transit service. Additionally, Route 150 is a new RTS express bus service developed to connect faculty and staff from Haile Village Center to UF and UF Health with two stops at each end.
More than 80 TEAMS staff employees received insight into four prominent UF administrators’ views on leadership as well as reflections on their own experiences as new UF employees at a “Warm Welcome” event hosted by the Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) on Aug. 15.
This year, close to 600 new faculty were invited to attend New Faculty Orientation, making this the largest-ever group of incoming faculty, due in large part to UF’s Faculty 500 hiring initiative.
Carlos de la Torre, a veteran researcher in the field of Latin American studies and former professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed director of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies, effective Aug. 2.
As part of our strategic commitment to bringing the strongest talent to UF, here in UF Human Resources, we’re working to provide an improved employee experience and help set up UF faculty and staff for early and ongoing success.
Beginning this month, UF employees have access to vastly expanded resources to support both their own as well as their household members’ wellbeing. On Aug. 1, the University of Florida announced an expansion of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides UF employees in Gainesville, throughout Florida and worldwide with improved access to mental health counselors as well as enhanced worklife, financial and legal resources and services.