Congratulations to the winners of these inaugural diversity faculty awards:
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching/Pedagogy
Jennifer Thorington-Springer, Associate Professor of English. She is an individual recipient of the 2010 Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity award, asn well as a member of the Multicultural Teaching Community of Practice, the program recipient of the 2011 Taylor award. Dr. Thorington-Springer has been called "one of this institution's strongest advocates for excellence in diversity."
Chancellor's Diversity Scholar
Robin Hughes, Assistant Professor in HESA. Her research has focused on race, and how those issues might impact faculty and students of color in higher ed. She is a frequent contributor to "The Diverse Blog," an online companion to the magazine "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education." Her research also deals with the development of students who are athletes participating in revenue generating sports. Hughes co-founded and co-edits the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.
- Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Award
In honor of Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, the first dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, this is a call for nominations and applications for the 13th annual IUPUI Excellence in Diversity Awards. The awards will be conferred by Chancellor Charles R. Bantz during the 24th Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium on February 27, 2013. Award recipient(s) will be selected from nominations or applications submitted by faculty, staff or students in recognition of exemplary IUPUI individuals, academic and support programs, events, policies and activities that have led to one or more of the following:
- Institutional Leadership and Commitment—Clarity of expectations, resource investment, and accountability at all levels of leadership.
- Curricular and Co-Curricular Transformation—Incorporation of principles of multiculturalism, pluralism, equity and diversity into the curriculum and co-curriculum.
- Campus Climate—The degree to which the events, messages, symbols, values of the campus make it a welcoming and inclusive environment.
- Representational Diversity—The degree to which the campus attracts, retains, and develops students, faculty, and staff of color.
- IUPUI Community in issues related to race, class, or gender through innovative curriculum, research, programs or events.
- Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching
The Office of the Chancellor and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invite nominations to recognize an outstanding faculty member for this teaching award. IUPUI is committed to preparing the next generation of culturally competent, global citizens who value diversity both within and across cultures. Multicultural teaching is recognized as a principal strategy through which the campus' vision, mission and goals related to diversity are realized. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching acknowledges faculty who integrate culturally relevant content into their curriculum, who employ an inclusive, student-centered pedagogy, and who champion diversity as a value that ensures the academic success of all students.
- Multicultural Impact Award for Staff
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites nominations of outstanding staff members who have demonstrated exceptional support of, and made extraordinary contributions, to diversity in all its shapes and forms. These champions of social justice work diligently to ensure that all voices are heard, acknowledged and celebrated. Often, their contributions to creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus community is outside of their expected job duties.
- Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award
In recognition of IUPUI staff, faculty and administrators who go “above and beyond” to ensure that students with disabilities enjoy all of the benefits of campus life possible. Working closely with the professionals in Adaptive Educational Services, these advocates work behind the scenes to remove obstacles so that students with disabilities receive the appropriate accommodations in order to succeed. Each year, the recipients of the Advocate for Equity in Accessibility Award will be acknowledged publicly. Their names will be added to a permanently mounted plaque in the hallway of Taylor Hall, named for Joseph Taylor, IUPUI’s first Dean of Liberal Arts, a vocal supporter of students with disabilities.