This award recognizes outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusiveness in scholarship, teaching, and community engagement (on campus or in the broader community).
Candidates’ contributions to diversity and inclusiveness will be judged based on their contributions to teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. Candidates need not demonstrate a contribution in all areas, but the strong candidates will have a significant record of sustained contributions to diversity and inclusiveness in either teaching or scholarship and in community engagement (on campus or in the broader community).
Diversity: Diversity of people and ideas represents, among other things, differences in ethnicity, race, gender, age, class, sexual orientation, abilities, religious and spiritual values, political viewpoints, veteran status, and gender identity and expression. Historically, certain social groups have been excluded and marginalized within public higher education, creating legacies of advantage and disadvantage. The principle of diversity advocates a university that is inclusive of all, while overcoming the legacies of exclusion and marginalization.
Inclusiveness: Inclusiveness is the commitment to create an environment that supports, represents, and embraces members of diverse social groups and diverse social identities. Inclusiveness enriches the campus community for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the broader community by engaging people from diverse personal and experiential backgrounds, by cultivating a campus culture where all members feel that they belong, and by fostering engagement with divergent perspectives that reflect the wide range of understanding and knowledge necessary for a vibrant democratic world.
Anyone may nominate the candidate; self nominations are also accepted. The nomination dossier should include:
Letters and all supporting materials should be put together as a package and delivered to Kee Warner, Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusiveness, Main Hall 304B. (See also Tips for Preparing Award Nominations.)
The winner of the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness will receive a check for $1,000 (less taxes). The award will be presented at the Campus Awards Ceremony in May.
Funding for the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness is provided by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness and the Faculty Minority Affairs Committee.
Questions? Contact: Kee Warner (x3203), Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness