Statement on Gender Equity and Underrepresented Minorities

Dr. Jamie Barner represents the College of Pharmacy on the University Gender Equity Council (UGEC), established by The University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

Cultural Proficiency Committee

The Cultural Proficiency Committee (CPC) of the College of Pharmacy works to create and maintain a learning, research, and work environment (both physical and social) that promotes and values diversity of people, beliefs and ideas. Objectives of this standing committee include:

  1. to promote education and training opportunities as well as college activities for faculty, staff and students in support of creating an inclusive working and learning environment.

  2. to facilitate the incorporation of content and learning strategies throughout the entire curriculum to strengthen students' cultural competency.

  3. to improve two-way communications with off-campus faculty.

  4. to improve communication with families of current and prospective students as well as with the broader community by promoting the College's commitment to cultural diversity and proficiency.

Accomplishments of this committee include:

The Pharmacy Council co-sponsored the Cultural Celebrations until 2014, when they were able to take over as the sole sponsor of the event. (see: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 )

Strategic Plan

Priority: Recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
Standard: Focus faculty and staff recruitment and retention efforts to ensure the creation of a diverse faculty and staff.  From these statements, the charges were provided by the Dean to standing committees as follows:

Charge #1 (to the Cultural Proficiency Committee): Identify strategies to increase recruitment of women and underrepresented minorities at all faculty and staff levels.

Charge #2 (to the Cultural Proficiency Committee): In collaboration with the Faculty Development Committee and the Staff Development Committee, identify real or perceived barriers and opportunities and recommend a plan to develop, retain and promote women and underrepresented minorities in junior and senior faculty and staff positions.


Factors being actively explored in terms of their impact on recruitment and retention in response to these charges are as follows:

Last Reviewed: April 14, 2015

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmacy


National Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally as one of the elite pharmacy programs for education and research.  The most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report places the UT College of Pharmacy program among the top four of the more than 100 pharmacy programs in the country.

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