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Diversity Programs and Resources

In the College of Arts and Sciences, committed faculty from across the globe teach courses that prepare students for work and civic engagement in a diverse, global society. Our academic programs ask students to examine existing ideas of humanity and to develop strategies and skills that will help them face further challenges in working towards social justice.

Through service-learning, study abroad, and learning communities, students integrate theories and knowledge from the classroom about difference and diversity in real-world settings. We bring the diversity of the world to our students and prepare them to become responsible global citizens.

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jorge Chavez (Chair), jchavez@bgsu.edu
Lisa Hanasono (Secretary), lisakh@bgsu.edu
Thomas Castillo, tjcasti@bgsu.edu
Andrew Layden, laydena@bgsu.edu
Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, sgarret@bgsu.edu
Ellen Gorsevski, elleng@bgsu.edu
Anne Mitchell, mitcham@bgsu.edu
Kefa Otiso, kmotiso@bgsu.edu
Lynn Pearson, pearson@bgsu.edu
Carolyn Tompsett, cjtomps@bgsu.edu
Jeremy Wallach, jeremyw@bgsu.edu
Daniel Williams, dewilli@bgsu.edu
Margaret Yacobucci, mmyacob@bgsu.edu

Dale Klopfer (ex-officio), klopfer@bgsu.edu

DIVERSITY AWARD 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award recognizes faculty leadership of student-led projects and initiatives related to diversity. Any full-time A&S faculty member is eligible for the A&S Diversity Award. Faculty members may nominate themselves, or they may be nominated by any member of the A&S community. Nominations are due by Friday, March 28, and the award will be presented in April at the Arts & Sciences’ Diversity Network Reception and announced in August at the Arts & Sciences’ Opening Day ceremony by the College Dean.

Award criteria:
Educational influence on BGSU students is the main criterion that the A&S Diversity Committee will consider in determining the recipient of the A&S Diversity Award. The selected faculty member will have led a student project or initiative that increased awareness of at least one diversity related issue. Projects to be considered for recognition may be undertaken within the BGSU campus community or extend to off campus locations in order to foster change in local, state, national, and international communities.

Nomination process:
Applications may be submitted in either paper form or electronically to Jorge Chavez, the chair of the 2013-2014 Diversity Committee.

Applications should include the following:

  • A nominating letter explaining the specific ways in which the candidate promoted diversity.
  • At least one letter of support from a student or community member who was influenced by the nominee’s project or initiative.
  • An outline of the diversity project or initiative that the committee is to consider. This should be limited to between 300 and 500 words.

If possible, all nomination materials should be combined into a single PDF or Word document and will need to be submitted to Dr. Chavez by March 28th. Late nominations will not be considered.


HELPFUL RESOURCES ON CAMPUS
Adult Learner Services
Counseling Center
English as a Second Language
Human Resources
Multicultural & Academic Initiatives
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Equity and Diversity
Public Safety
Residence Life
Women's Center

DIVERSITY TRAINING FOR FACULTY SEARCH COMMITTEES
PowerPoint presentation
Candidate Assessment Tool
Recruiting Strategies

BGSU WEBSITES
Counseling Center
The Department of Psychology’s Diversity Committee
Disability Services
Diversity: CONNEXUS Newsletter
Diversity Employment and Recruitment Sources Guide
Ethnic Cultural Arts Program (ECAP)
Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy
Event Calendar
Human Relations Commission
Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL)
International Students
Latino Student Union
LGBT Resources
Office of Equity and Diversity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Procedures for filing allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment
Racial and Ethnic Harassment Policy
Student Affairs - Diversity Dialogue Series Program
Student Veterans

OTHER WEBSITES
Asian American Diversity issues
Diversity Research: The Professional's Resource for Support with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
DiversityRx: Improved Healthcare
MIT’s Faculty Work/Life Resource page
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Veterans Administration

SITES RELATED TO AGEISM
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Challenging Ageism in the Academy
Combating Workplace Ageism
Committee on Multicultural Understanding - Indiana University