Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
Nominations are due Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Submit Nominations Online: https://atmysenate.ucla.edu
The Academic Senate Task Force on a Fair and Open Academic Environment was established in 1991 following a call from the system-wide Academic Senate and the Office of the President to "establish programs designed to raise the awareness and sensitivity of faculty and staff to potentially prejudicial or discriminatory practices and behaviors." One of the recommendations of the Task Force, approved at the May 23, 1995 Legislative Assembly, was that the Chancellor should establish a system of campus recognition and rewards for faculty, administrators, students, and staff who are especially successful in a fair and open environment.
In 2009 the Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity made three major changes to the award: (1) the award name was changed from Fair and Open Academic Environment Award to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award., (2) the award will be held on an annual basis and (3) Faculty and students are the only eligible recipients for the award.
Nominations are reviewed and winners determined by the Academic SenateCommittee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Awards of at least $2,000 will be given to one faculty member, and one student.
Awards will be based on contributions "beyond the call of duty" involving auspicious success (leadership, innovation, initiatives, creativity) in furthering a diverse, impartial ,and inclusive academic environment at UCLA. Illustrations include: mentoring students for entering graduate school, developing academic support programs, establishing pipeline programs from high schools, creating curricula enabling students to appreciate the dynamics of inter-group relations, enhancing free exchange of ideas surrounding controversial issues, development of teaching methods that are especially inclusive and interactive, creativity in conflict resolution , and/or promotion of programs for the disabled.
•Name, title, campus address, phone, and email address of applicant.
•A 1-2 page nomination letter from faculty, staff, students, student organizations, or administrators. The letter should contain a description of contributions of the candidate who has promoted a diverse, impartial, and inclusive academic environment at UCLA.
•Additional letters of support or documentation that also clearly present evidence of the candidate's qualifications may also be appended.
•The period of consideration for the Award: 2009-2013