Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) presents an annual Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity to a University of Minnesota campus, college, department or unit. The award is presented at the Equity and Diversity Breakfast each November and honors transformational equity and diversity work that both demonstrates outstanding leadership in equity and diversity and is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.

 

  • Application process is CLOSED

 

Application Overview

Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Groups are asked to respond to the following items:

  • Name of office, department, college or academic department
  • Contact person (name, title, email, phone number)
  • Describe the transformational equity and diversity work being done at your campus, college, department or unit. This work should demonstrate outstanding leadership in equity and diversity that is collaborative, sustainable, and linked to the stated mission and vision of the group.
  • Outline how your group is measuring and evaluating this work, and how you’ll know these efforts are successful.
  • If applicable, describe milestones, successes or measurable outcomes resulting from the work.

 

Definition of diversity

In preparing their applications, awardees are asked to refer to OED’s definition of equity and diversity as outlined on our webpage here:

It is our responsibility as an institution—as part of our commitment to creating a welcoming and affirming climate—to serve and support the following individuals and groups:

  • American Indians and other indigenous populations
  • People of color, including underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations
  • People with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities
  • People who identify as women
  • People of various gender and sexual identities and expressions
  • First-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds

We also address issues of access and climate for individuals who might encounter barriers based on their religious expression, age, national origin, ethnicity, or veteran status. Furthermore, we recognize the importance of working with people who claim more than one of the above identities.

 

 

Past Award Recipients

2016: Immigration History Research Center

2015: Office of Information Technology (OIT)

2014: Community-University Health Care Center

2013: Department of American Studies & Student Unions and Activities

2012: University of Minnesota Libraries

2011: University of Minnesota - Duluth

2010: Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2009: School of Dentistry

2008: College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)

 

Please contact Barb Chapin (chapi001@umn.edu) with any application questions.

 

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