Join us February 28th at 12pm in UCF Global room 101ABC!
“When I joined UCF, I started my independent research project to explore how nature works at the nanoscale – a fascinating world that I have had the privilege and means to get involved with. But I also started to teach and to get in contact with students, and I quickly realized about the lack of diversity in STEM, particularly in some fields within (like Physics or Engineering). What really made me change my mind and dedicate some efforts into convincing underrepresented minorities to get involved in these amazing fields of study was the births of my son and daughter. I raised the following question in my mind: What if they want to become scientists? Do we have all in place to make this as easy for them as for other groups? When I looked around I did not see that. I still don’t see that, but we are trying to get there.”
As of Fall 2016, 25% of the UCF student body identifies as Hispanic/Latino, placing UCF on the cusp of federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). This session will provide a general overview of the Developing HSI Program, as well as explore the ways in which UCF faculty and staff members can help cultivate an inclusive HSI culture.
Dr. Muñiz is the Assistant Director of MASS and President of LaFaSA here at UCF.
- Tuesday, February 7 from 1-2pm in Global UCF room 101
UCF Global is organizing two Question & Answer Sessions with our immigration attorney on Feb. 10 from 10-11:30 am and from 12-1:30pm. We are still working on the room reservation but the location will be posted to the “Focus on Immigration” webpage we created at https://www.international.ucf.edu/immigrationupdates/#01-30-17-800PM. Please encourage students to attend. Also, individuals can submit questions in advance to our attorneys at the link provided on the webpage.
We will continue to update the page as more information becomes available.
At this time we know that are students are worried about the implications these executive orders will have on them as well as leaked drafts of other executive orders that have yet to be signed. We encourage staff to show their support for the international community however they feel most appropriate, lend an ear to listen, and also remind students of the free resources available to them at CAPS.
Please note we’ll be rolling out a new registration system sometime this semester, but for now, registration is the same: Faculty, USPS, A&P register on MyUCF, OPS and students register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, UCFID, course title and date.
We’re looking forward to a great semester!
The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion invite students, faculty and staff to a webinar produced by PaperClip Communications and facilitated by Dr. Yovanna Pineda. Participants will learn how to help faculty members better navigate difficult dialogues and conflict in the classroom.
The UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is continuing the “BE YOU” Storytelling Project – the sharing of the life stories of our diverse students, faculty and staff in our semester newsletter, as well as at campus events. Every member of the UCF community brings their own life story and combination of identities and experiences to our campus, and UCF is the richer for it.
Please see this semester’s Unity Star for the Fall 2016 training schedule. For registration instructions and detailed workshops descriptions, visit https://diversity.ucf.edu/training/this-semester. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Please note that locations vary. Other opportunities for diversity workshops may be scheduled by calling the UCF Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (407) 823-6479 or by emailing email@example.com.