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 email@example.com. Please contact Dr. Melinda Messineo,firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The deadline for submission of the completed 2018-19 Diversity Associate application is September 28th at 5pm.
Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity
and Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity
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
David Concepcion James Connolly Stan Giedel Mary Kite Melinda Messineo
Diversity Associates 2017-18