The University of Texas has begun the process of establishing a new committee, the University Gender Equity Council (UGEC), which will consist of one representative from each college/school. Dean Lynn Crismon has nominated Dr. Jamie Barner to represent the College of Pharmacy.
The university council is a response to further the gender equity goals that many colleges established in their strategic plans.
As part of the strategic plan of the UT College of Pharmacy which was approved by faculty in 2009, the following statements were adopted:
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:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
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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.