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 faculty research centers and institutes
  • Recruit faculty
  • Mentor faculty
  • Broaden participation of underrepresented groups
  • Support undergraduate and graduate education and research
  • Mentoring staff
  • Support K-12 and community efforts to advance diversity
  • Recruit underrepresented students
  • Mentor underrepresented students to encourage retention
  • Enhance infrastructure for research and education
  • Support 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
  • Identify, distribute and maintain scholarship and diversity funding opportunities on the ODCE website
  • Maintain data such as databases and online libraries electronically for users
  • Participate in lecture series, diversity dialogue activities, multi- and interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and research activities
  • Partnership with similar institutions to develop exhibits in science, math and engineering
  • Benefit society through proposed activities
  • Involve the community
  • Gather information to formulate policies
  • Demonstrate partnerships with academic scientist, staff and federal agencies and the private sector to integrate research into broader programs and activities of national interest