What You Should Know
Faculty can contribute to the culture of care and respect by engaging in discussions, bringing gender equity training to the classroom, or by including a syllabus statement.
Research faculty can level up their inclusive fieldwork knowledge by participating in a Building a Better Fieldwork Future workshop and applying the concepts learned to their fieldwork settings.
Building a Better Fieldwork Future Workshop
Fieldwork is an important and often necessary component of many scientific disciplines, yet research suggests that it presents a high-risk setting for incidents of sexual harassment and assault. This 90-minute online workshop, developed by a team of field researchers at UC Santa Cruz, is now available on campus through a certified trainer in the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity.
The workshop identifies the unique risks posed by fieldwork and offers a suite of evidence-based tools for field researchers, instructors, and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical intervention scenarios, this workshop guides participants on how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Resourced with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field scientists.
To inquire about bringing this workshop to your college, department, or team; email certified trainer, Jessica Baker, at email@example.com.
Including a statement in your syllabus that informs students of the university gender equity policy or uSafeUS app can help foster a culture of awareness and respect on campus.
The office has provided these examples for your use:
Gender Equity Syllabus Statement
Gender-based discrimination and violence are antithetical to the university’s mission and values, violate university policies, and may also violate federal and state law. The Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity is here for anyone who has been affected by gender-based discrimination or violence.
If you or someone you know has experienced gender-based discrimination or violence, please contact the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity to get support and information about your rights and reporting options. You can learn more about university protections, supportive resources, response processes, and prevention efforts by visiting www.titleix.ufl.edu.
The University Title IX Coordinator is located in the Office for Accessibility and Gender Equity and is responsible for providing support to anyone affected by gender-based discrimination or violence. If you would like to report gender-based discrimination or violence affecting our community, please contact Russell Froman, Assistant Vice President for Accessibility and Gender Equity and ADA and Title IX Coordinator at (352) 273-1094, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit a report using the online portal referenced below.
We recommend including uSafeUS®, a free campus safety app for all students, parents, faculty/staff, and visitors of the University of Florida community, in your syllabus materials this semester.
uSafeUS® Campus Safety App: This free and confidential app offers easy-to-use tools to help you and your friends make a smooth exit from uncomfortable situations, get home safely, and find support in the aftermath of sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking. Search “uSafeUS” in the App Store or on Google Play to download for free today. Trust your instincts, download uSafeUS.
We also encourage you to download the app for yourself. Please reach out to Jessica Baker, Engagement & Prevention Coordinator at email@example.com with any questions concerning uSafeUS.
Bring the 5 Steps to Class
You can help build a culture of care and respect by bringing the 5 steps into your classroom through readings, discussions, and activities.
- Routinely seeking consent
- Challenging gender norms
- Prioritizing mental wellness
- Developing your healthy relationship skills
- Becoming an upstander
Request a Training for Your Class
Faculty can contribute to the culture of care and respect by engaging in discussions or by bringing gender equity training into the classroom.