Training Employees and Students at UTSI

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TULLAHOMA – The UT Space Institute has worked diligently to keep its campus and research facilities healthy and safe for personnel and to work against racism.

Human resources delivered a self-observation questionnaire and self-isolation form to all employees to help ensure employees know when it is safe for them to return to campus or if self-isolation is required. The UTSI coordinator for COVID-19 worked to create protocol for visitors to safely visit campus as well as a phased reopening plan.

Several K@TE training programs related to COVID-19 have been promoted at UTSI for the benefit of our employees: 

  • Mindfulness: The Importance of Breathing
  • Handling Stress
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Mindfulness for Beginners
  • COVID-19 What You Need to Know
  • COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs
  • Social Distancing Guidelines at Work
  • Thriving @ Work: Leveraging the Connection between Well-Being and Productivity
  • Balancing Work and Life for Well-Being 

Efforts are underway to help raise faculty, staff and student awareness in relation to UT’s overall statement on eradicating racism. Employees are being encouraged to participate in a training thru K@TE entitled “Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias.” Also, a training for UTSI department heads, directors, managers and supervisors is being developed based on the book “How to Be An Antiracist” by National Book Award winning author, Ibram X. Kendi.” 

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