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Call for nominations: Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity



INDIANAPOLIS — Faculty, staff and students engaging in behaviors that embrace diversity across campus may be nominated for the 15th annual Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Award.

The Excellence in Diversity award honors the legacy of Taylor, the first dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz will confer the award to recipients during the 26th Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Award recipient(s) will be selected from nominations submitted in recognition of exemplary IUPUI individuals, academic and support programs, events, policies and activities that have led to one or more of the following:

  • Institutional Leadership and Commitment — Clarity of expectations, resource investment and accountability at all levels of leadership.
  • Curricular and Co-Curricular Transformation — Incorporation of principles of multiculturalism, pluralism, equity and diversity into the curriculum and co-curriculum.
  • Campus Climate — The degree to which the events, messages, symbols and values of the campus make it a welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • Representational Diversity — The degree to which the campus attracts, retains and develops students, faculty and staff of color.
  • IUPUI Community in issues related to race, class or gender through innovative curriculum, research, programs or events.

Nomination forms may be found on the Office of Equal Opportunity website.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 10.