Save the Date: The 2020 Provost’s Annual Faculty Gathering

Please save the date Friday, January 10, 2020 from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm EST for the 2020 Provost’s Annual Faculty Gathering: Building Trust in Research (formerly known as the Provost’s Symposium) at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the UF Cultural Plaza.

This event is free for UF faculty, academic staff, and graduate students to attend, but seating is limited.

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We have all seen countless articles about the decline of peoples’ trust in institutions worldwide, yet surveys show their trust in science and research is high. Together, we’ll explore how the faculty and staff of a top-ranked, major research university can break through and improve these trust ratings. You will also learn individual skills that you can use to amplify your work.

Details are still being worked out, but we are planning a series of lively and engaging plenary sessions, complemented by a series of UF faculty-proposed breakouts throughout the day. The complete program will be announced in the coming weeks and will be based at UF’s beautiful Cultural Plaza.

This year’s event is organized in partnership with the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, the College of Journalism and Communication Center for Public Interest Communications, the UF Office of Research, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. It is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Would you like to learn more? Here’s a short list of suggested articles that describe issues of declining trust in institutions of higher education.