Broader Impact Statement

Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) Strategic Areas of Focus

  • Increase demographics
  • Enhance retention, promotion and graduation
  • Improve climate of internal community
  • Celebrate culture and diversity and improve communications
  • Integrate diversity into the academic curriculum

Overview of ODCE initiatives in support of UTD’s strategic plan for diversity

The broader impacts of the proposed activities related to the ODCE's strategic area of focus

  • Advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training and learning
  • Support for faculty research centers and institutes
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Faculty mentoring program
  • Broaden participation of underrepresented groups
  • Support of undergraduate and graduate education and research
  • Staff mentoring program
  • Support of K-12 and community efforts to advance diversity
  • Recruitment efforts for underrepresented students
  • Mentoring programs to encourage retention of underrepresented students
  • Enhance infrastructure for research and education
  • Support of system-wide diversity initiatives
  • Identify and establish collaborations between disciplines, academic institutions, industry, government and international partners
  • Broaden dissemination to enhance scientific and technological understanding
  • Identification, distribution and maintenance of scholarship and diversity funding opportunities on ODCE website plan to make data available electronically to users
  • Plan to make data available electronically to users, such as databases and online libraries
  • Participation in lecture series, diversity dialogue activities, multi- and interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and research activities
  • Partnerships with similar institutions to develop exhibits in science, math and engineering
  • Benefits of proposed activity to society
  • Community involvement
  • Information to formulate policies
  • Demonstrate partnerships with academic scientist, staff, federal agencies and the private sector to integrate research into broader programs and activities of national interest