Equity and Excellence

The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in teaching, learning, higher education program management, or leadership practices and execution. 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks nominations for the Equity and Excellence Awards. This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in teaching, learning, higher education program management, or leadership practices and execution. The award recipients will be honored at the 31st Equity and Excellence Celebration on Thursday, April 14, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards The nomination package should include a minimum of three endorsements per nominee, at least one of which should be from faculty or staff. These submissions should describe the nominee’s academic achievements and service to the overall University community as well as to and/or on behalf of our diverse communities. Nominations and supporting submissions are welcome from any member of the CU-Boulder campus community.

Students nominated should meet the following criteria:

• Demonstrated academic achievement;

• Demonstrated outstanding service to the University community; and

• Demonstrated noteworthy service to or on behalf of CU’s diverse communities.

Faculty and Staff Awards All staff and faculty are eligible. The nominee should be someone whose professional service best exemplifies the commitment to equity and excellence in higher education. The nomination package should include a minimum of three endorsements per nominee. Nominations are welcome from any member of the CU-Boulder campus community.

These submissions should focus on the nominee’s accomplishments in, and efforts toward promoting the principles of diversity and inclusive excellence in:

• Teaching;

• Learning;

• Higher education program management, or

• Leadership practices and implementation among students, staff or faculty.

* Diversity includes, but is not limited to: ethnicity, race, gender, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political viewpoints, veteran status, gender identity/expression, and health status.

Directions: A complete nomination package includes a minimum of three submissions per nominee. The primary nominator should be responsible for ensuring the nomination package is complete with a minimum of three submissions. If you have questions, please contact nola.salisbury@colorado.edu or 303-735-1332.

Nomination Link:  http://www.colorado.edu/odece/campusclimate/equity.html

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Nominations are due March 10, 2016.