Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), the Diversity Associates Program provides instructors and staff with the opportunity to execute a diversity-related curriculum development project of their own design.

The Office of Institutional(OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Diversity Associates Program.

Faculty may propose an individual project or a collaborative project with a colleague. We welcome submissions regarding research, pedagogy, immersive learning and undergraduate research, campus/community dialogues, or grants.

Diversity Associates Faculty will be partnered with an Office of Institutional Diversity faculty mentor. Associates will be expected to meet with mentors on a regular basis. Projects should focus on one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity, economic status, national origin, disability, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.

Expected outcomes are either

(1) conference proposal, article submission or book chapter,

(2) a plan for pedagogical innovations including a description of initial steps completed,

(3) immersive learning grant application or undergraduate research product,

(4) plan for conducting a diversity dialogue, or

(5) the development of an idea for a grant project or grant submission.

A total stipend of $600 per project will be provided upon completion of the project.

Materials to submit for consideration are:
. The Diversity Associate Cover Sheet with chairperson/Supervisor signature
. A two page summary of the project*
. A one page summary of project goals/expected outcomes
. A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

* For Diversity Research projects, please summarize the proposed project idea and provide a discussion of any preliminary work you have done. Projects may focus on any of the identities above, or on process questions such as privilege, the experience of discrimination, or developing multicultural competence and can be either qualitative or quantitative in nature.

* For Inclusive Pedagogy projects, please describe your initial thoughts regarding what you might ask students to do to enhance their expertise with regard to the axis or axes of diversity you are choosing to address. Please emphasize why you think students will be different, in important ways, after engaging the learning activities you hope to create for them.

*For Immersive Learning and Undergraduate Research Grant projects, please describe the project and your expected outcomes.

*For Diversity Dialogue projects, please describe the topic that will be explored, the anticipated audience and outcomes.

* For Grant Idea Development projects: final outcomes include 1) a written Research Statement/ Scholarly Statement/Artist Statement; and 2) a Concept Paper.

To apply for this area: please summarize the proposed project idea and a discussion of any preliminary work you have done, if any, to link this idea with an appropriate external sponsor.

* For Grant Proposal Submission projects: the final outcome includes a submitted grant proposal.

To apply for this area: please summarize the proposed project, the sponsor name, the specific Request for Proposals to which you will respond, and the associated deadline date (must be May 1 or earlier). Evidence of the appropriateness of the RFP to the proposal idea is strongly encouraged. This evidence might include a conversation or email exchange with a Program Officer; encouragement from a department chair, college dean, or SPA staff member regarding a specific sponsor; or other evidence of sponsor suitability.

Materials should be sent to lalove2@bsu.edu. Please contact Dr. Melinda Messineo,mmessine@bsu.edu if you have any questions.

The deadline for submission of the completed 2018-19  Diversity Associate application is September 28th at 5pm.

Sincerely,

Melinda Messineo

Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity

and Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity

Professor, Sociology

(she/her/hers)

765-285-5316

Office of Institutional Diversity

2000 W. University, TC 409

Muncie, IN 47306


The Office of Institutional Diversity is pleased to announce the 2017-18 cohort of Diversity Associates.

Diversity Associates are partnered with an Office of Institutional Diversity faculty mentors to develop and implement projects that focus on one or more of the following areas: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, disability, gender, sexual identity, age, and/or religious viewpoints.
Expected outcomes are either (1) conference proposal, article submission or book chapter, (2) a plan for pedagogical innovations including a description of initial steps completed, (3) immersive learning grant application or undergraduate research product, (4) plan for conducting a diversity dialogue, or (5) the development of an idea for a grant project or grant submission.
 
This was a record year for applications. The committee received 28 applications for the 10 slots. The grants were distributed: 2 grant writing proposals, 4 research, 2 inclusive pedagogy, 2 immersive learning/diversity dialogues.

Please watch for updates about these projects in the months ahead.

 

Diversity Associate Mentors 2017-18

Concepcion     Connolly       Geidel       Mary Kite        Messineo

David Concepcion         James Connolly                  Stan Giedel                      Mary Kite             Melinda Messineo


Diversity Associates 2017-18

Bassette
Laura Bassette
Special Education
Teachers College       
Project: The Use of Technology to
Promote Equality in Mathematics
Education for Children with Disabilities   

Kendra Lowery

Kendra Lowery
Educational Leadership
Project: Dance and Dialogue Exploring interpretations of race, education, and critical dialogue about leadership for social justice                                                                                                                           

BSU Red

Marie Line Brunet
Modern Languages
College of Sciences & Humanities
Project: Screening the Margins: A case study of Girlhood by Celine Sciamma

Natalie Phillips
Natalie Phillips
Art
College of Fine Arts   
Project: Basquiat Book Project     

 

Yuichung Chan

Yuichung Chan
CPSPC
College of Health
Project: The Factors Influencing certified rehabilitation counselors self-perceived multicultural competence  

Jean Marie Place

Jean Marie Place
Nutrition & Health Science
College of Health
Project: Building a non-traditional Family  Considering college students perception on adoption, foster care and third party reproduction

 

BSU Red

Sara Collas
Sociology
College of Sciences & Humanities     
Project: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies      

John Horowitz
John Horowitz
Department of Economics
Miller College of Business      
Project: Building a non-traditional Family  Considering college students perception on adoption, foster care and third party reproduction
 

Christina Jones

Christina Jones
Nutrition & Health Science
College of Health
Project: Community based Participatory Research training in HCS 494 

BSU Red

Maria Staton
English
College of Sciences & Humanities     
Project: Inclusive Pedagogy in Eng 104 HONR 390 and Eng 206
 

Susan Koper
Susan Koper
Theatre & Dance
College of Fine Arts
Educational Leadership
Project: Dance and Dialogue
Exploring interpretations of race,
education, and critical dialogue about leadership for social justice

BSU Red

Valentina Velázquez-Zvierkova
Modern Languages
College of Sciences & Humanities     
Project: NEH Fellowship Proposal: Boundless Divas Book Project