The Office of Inclusive Excellence invites faculty to submit applications for the 2022-2023 Diversity Associates Program. This year’s program centers on enhancing student success.

Diversity Associates receive mentoring from a senior faculty member and their fellow Diversity Associates to develop projects focused 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. 

We welcome submissions regarding teaching/learning, scholarship/creative endeavor, or service/engagement that will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Ball State University by improving student success. Individual, as well as collaborative projects, are welcomed. Work is conducted from September to April.

The deliverable typically takes one of the following forms, but if you have a non-typical idea, let’s talk:
(1) Disseminate research or creative endeavors regarding student success (e.g., conference proposal submission, article submission, entry of creative work, grant submission, etc.). Scholarship of teaching and learning focus on an aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion related to student success is especially encouraged.
(2) Develop a plan, and take initial steps, for implementing inclusive pedagogy in a course that should improve the success of all students with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
(3) Develop a plan, and take initial steps, to enhance students’ competencies with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a service, immersive learning, or community engagement project.

We encourage work that is in an early stage of development to maximize the benefits of mentorship and peer-to-peer support.

A stipend of $500 will be awarded to the associate (or split among collaborators) upon completion of the project.

To apply, complete the brief Diversity Associates Application by Friday, Sept. 2.

Please contact the Interim Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Melinda Messineo, if you have any questions.

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