UFOT Vision and Mission
By 2025, the UF OT Department will be a vibrant preeminent research and educational entity in the USA.
We will lead research innovations, present thriving and varied educational programs, embrace a clinician–scientist model, be fiscally healthy, and serve the occupational needs of people, organizations and populations.
We, the members of the Great Department of Occupational Therapy, establish and uphold these shared values to guide our collective actions and decision-making, foster our growth, and promote the department’s health and wellbeing.
We promote collective decision-making through affirmation of everyone’s contributions.
We commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion by establishing common goals and critically reflecting and acting on how privilege and power may influence our interactions and decisions.
We remain adaptable and intentionally grow and build endurance through our focus on connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning.
We acknowledge and consider others’ strengths, interests, and priorities to align expertise, talent, and objectives for the benefit of the individual and the Department.
We innovate, facilitate change, foster growth, optimize processes, and question to promote positive disruption.
We proactively share relevant and factual information and provide clear expectations and deadlines.
Activities of the Chair
New study examines older adults’ perceptions of…
OT researchers and partners have launched a new study to understand older adults’ perceptions and experiences with an autonomous shuttle.
Sherrilene Classen summits Mount Kilimanjaro
Dr. Classen provides a firsthand account of the experience.
Sandra Edwards Colloquium features insights from…
The colloquium brings together clinicians, scientists, faculty and students to discuss best evidence and practice in occupational therapy.