Guidelines for Nomination

 

Nominees should be current students, staff, faculty and student organizations.
Nominees may also be a community member or community organization. Nominations
will be accepted by all members of the UT Dallas community.

Nominations will be evaluated for outstanding accomplishments in achieving and
sustaining diversity and inclusion at The University of Texas at Dallas and the broader community.

Nominations will be evaluated by a committee appointed by the Vice President of
Diversity and Community Engagement, inclusive of representatives from the Student
Equity Council, Staff Council and Committee for Support of Diversity and Equity.

All nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Selection Criteria

Please consider the following criteria when submitting nominations for the Annual Diversity Award:

  • The nominee demonstrates a commitment and appreciation for diversity
    and inclusion.
  • The nominee has provided leadership and direction in building a culture of
    inclusion and an appreciation for multicultural values on the UT Dallas campus
    and/or the community at large.
  • The nominee has organized, conducted, and supported events, lectures, or
    activities that promote cross-cultural understanding, inclusion, and acceptance of
    individual and group differences.

The award for Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Engagement (IEIE) specifically
recognizes an instructor who:

  • Excels at guiding students in developing their ability to engage with respect and
    learn from people who have ideas, experiences and points of view that differ from
    their own.
  • Creates courses that encourage students to expand their horizons and learn
    about different peoples, cultures and institutions in ways that significantly affects
    their lives, their view of the world, and their place and role in it.
  • Fosters mutual respect and optimal creativity in a classroom environment where
    people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences share ideas
    and work productively together.
  • Creates a positive learning environment, a place where all students regardless of
    their gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran
    status, national origin and/or socio-economic status are engaged and encouraged
    to participate.

For additional eligibility criteria and accompanying documents, select the appropriate category:

 

Student Staff Faculty
Student Organization Community Champion Inclusive Excellence

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Please call (972) 883-4560 or e-mail: rpeterson@utdallas.edu

 

Student Diversity Award Eligibility Requirements

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To be eligible for the $1000 scholarship that accompanies the Student Diversity Award, the student must:

 

Student Diversity Award Nomination Checklist

Nomination Deadline and Submission Requirements

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014. Nominations may be
submitted electronically.

Nomination Forms

Diversity Award Nomination Form

Nominations must be fully substantiated and reflect a careful and conscientious evaluation of the nominee. Achievements should align closely to the selection criteria and be explained in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated by the general public.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Phone: 972-883-4560 Email: rpeterson@utdallas.edu

 

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To be eligible for the Faculty Diversity Award, faculty nominees:

Faculty Diversity Award Nomination Checklist

Nomination Deadline and Submission Requirements

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014. Nominations may be
submitted electronically.

Nomination Forms

Diversity Award Nomination Form

Nominations must be fully substantiated and reflect a careful and conscientious evaluation of the nominee. Achievements should align closely to the selection criteria and be explained in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated by the general public.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Phone: 972-883-4560 Email: rpeterson@utdallas.edu

 

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Staff Diversity Award Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Staff Diversity Award, the staff member must be a part-time or full-time staff member.

Staff Diversity Award Nomination Checklist

The following documents must accompany the nomination form.

Nomination Deadline and Submission Requirements

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014. Nominations may be
submitted electronically.

Nomination Forms

Diversity Award Nomination Form

Nominations must be fully substantiated and reflect a careful and conscientious evaluation of the nominee. Achievements should align closely to the selection criteria and be explained in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated by the general public.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Phone: 972-883-4560 Email: rpeterson@utdallas.edu

 

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Student Organization Diversity Award Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the $1000 cash prize that accompanies the Student Organization Diversity Award, the student organization must:

Student Organization Diversity Award Nomination Checklist

The following documents must accompany the nomination form.

Nomination Deadline and Submission Requirements

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014. Nominations may be
submitted electronically.

Nomination Forms

Diversity Award Nomination Form

Nominations must be fully substantiated and reflect a careful and conscientious evaluation of the nominee. Achievements should align closely to the selection criteria and be explained in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated by the general public.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Phone: 972-883-4560 Email: rpeterson@utdallas.edu

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Eligibility Criteria for the Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Engagement Award

Any instructor teaching at the University of Texas at Dallas is eligible for the Award for Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Engagement.

Inclusive Excellence and Intercultural Engagement Nomination Checklist

The following documents must accompany the nomination form.

Nomination Deadline and Submission Requirements

All nominations are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014. Nominations may be
submitted electronically.

Nomination Forms

Inclusive Excellence and Interculrtural Engagement Nomination Form

Nominations must be fully substantiated and reflect a careful and conscientious evaluation of the nominee. Achievements should align closely to the selection criteria and be explained in a way that can be easily understood and appreciated by the general public.

For additional information, contact Rosie Peterson, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives,
Phone: 972-883-4560 Email: rpeterson@utdallas.edu