Four finalists for UCF’s new Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity are on campus next week to meet the campus community.
Each candidate will give a presentation at an open forum held at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center in the grand ballroom. The new vice president will lead and organize an infrastructure to foster community engagement, develop partnerships to bring about transformative change and identify and support target areas to maximize inclusive excellence at UCF. The vice president will develop an institutional framework for equity, inclusion and diversity that supports the university’s mission and strategic plan, ensuring the pillars of equity, inclusion and diversity are embedded at all levels.
More information on the finalists – including forum times and links for web casts, candidate details and forum feedback – can be found below. Your feedback is important to this process. Surveys should be completed within 24 hours of each forum.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
Forum: Tuesday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vCfJ34kQqZ4
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Vincent-Gregory-Resume_Redacted.pdf
Sheree M. Ohen
Forum: Wednesday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/cDZ7sHDSUS8
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Ohen-Sheree-Resume-Redacted.pdf
Dr. Carlos Medina
Forum: Thursday, January 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/IInsWE9dRsc
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Medina-Carlos-Resume_Redacted.pdf
Forum: Friday, January 25, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wQLxcJha6aM
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Diaz-Monica-Resume_Redacted.pdf
More information about the position and the candidates can be found at https://diversity.ucf.edu/ucf-hiring-vp-for-equity-inclusion-diversity/
Today the UFF and BOT teams made significant progress, tentatively agreeing on eight articles, including nondiscrimination, employee performance evaluations, tenure, and promotion procedure.
UFF-UCF had several wins! We introduced new language in our contract that allows instructors and lecturers to have a say in creating and voting on their own evaluation standards (AESPs). The UFF team also successfully fought back against the BOT’s proposed language to relegate annual evaluations to “supervisor’s judgement” and this language has now been stricken from our tentative agreement, along with other proposed language that may hurt our faculty!
We discussed and are coming closer to an agreement on salaries. BOT team presented a proposal and we offered a counter proposal. We will continue to negotiate salaries on Wednesday afternoon, December 19, 2018 (Time and location TBA). Please check us out on Facebook and our website (uffucf.org) for Upcoming Time and Location!
Celebrate with UFF-UCF members, leaders, and community partners at the 2018 Jobs with Justice Art Auction and Awards Gala!
Tuesday, December 11
7:30 – 10:00pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando FL 32803
We have limited tickets available to UFF-UCF Members plus one guest, each a $50 value!
Contact Scott Launier at President@UFFUCF.org for more information and to inquire about tickets.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is hosting a Toy Drive with the toys going to children of farm workers. You can deliver the toys and party with union members at the Central Florida AFL-CIO party on Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Unite HERE office on 1255 La Quinta Drive, Orlando, FL 32809.
If you would like to donate toys, participate in a wrapping party, or even help with delivery, contact Scott Launier at President@UFFUCF.org.
LCLAA is one of our AFL-CIO partners, and you can learn more about their organization and membership (dues are only $25 per year) to support their work here: https://www.lclaa.org/.
For more about the Central Florida LCLAA chapter: http://centralflorida.lclaa.org/
December 5, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Millican Hall 395
UFF-UCF 2018 Fall Consultation Agenda
- PDL applications should not be held up waiting for a dean’s signature
- Faculty need a paper-based option for evaluations when serving on committees such as promotions, awards and tenure. There is much research that increased screen-reading time negatively impacts eye health. Also, faculty should receive all applications at one time, not one at a time as they come in.
- Office space expectations and problems related to moving downtown
- How are students in the summer ACCESS program being placed into courses? Is it true that students are randomly enrolled in classes based on alphabetical order of last names? Is it true that students in the ACCESS program do not get to choose the courses in which they enroll? What is the process by which students enroll in summer courses when they are in the ACCESS program, and is this a process that can or should improve?
- HR should align language and practices with the CBA. For example—paid parental should not be a memo of understanding nor indicate it requires dean’s approval
- Departments being grossly overcharged for alterations to labs, etc.
- Update: Making UCF a more diverse and inclusive campus—how are we doing and what are next steps?
- Culture of toxic work environments in pockets across the university:
- management harassment; gender discrimination; micro-aggression; paternalism; cultural miscommunication
- employee mistreatment; retaliation/fear of retaliation for using or standing up for contract rights