Call for nominations: Regents’ Diversity Awards
The Board of Regents and University of Wisconsin System administration invites you to file nominations for the 2013 UW System Board of Regents Diversity Awards. The awards celebrate institutional change agents with successful records of fostering greater access and success for students of historically underrepresented populations including African Americans, American Indians, Latinos/Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Southeast Asians as well as first generation and/or economically disadvantaged.
Awards are given in three categories and nominee should compile all application materials and submit nomination packets to University of Wisconsin-Parkside Senior Diversity Officer Edward Twyman no later than Oct. 17, 2012.
"Up to three awards of $5,000 each will be made to individuals, programs, and/or institutional units in recognition of their exceptional efforts in fostering greater equity and diversity across their institutions and communities," Dr. Twyman said. "The Regents want nominees with an established record of achievement who can demonstrate a measurable impact."
Nominations are being accepted for individual, team, and institution/unit awards. UW System institutions may submit one nomination per category for a maximum of three nominations per institution. Campuses establish their own process for identifying and selecting the nominations to be forwarded to the Board of Regents; individuals, teams, and units may nominate themselves for consideration by their home institution. The Board of Regents Diversity Award Committee will review all the nominations.
More information about the award, the nomination categories and selection criteria as well as a nomination checklist are available online.The board and system called the award, "A unique opportunity to highlight outstanding individuals, departments, and programs" and strongly encouraged each campus to submit a nominee in each category. Funds for these awards will be designated to support the recipients' professional development or programmatic activities. Winners are recognized at the February 2013 Board of Regents meeting in Madison.