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.”Tags: Diversity, UTSI