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The President’s Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Equity & Campus Diversity

Nomination form  { Word version  49 KB }  { PDF version  54 KB }

The President’s Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Equity and Campus Diversity will be given annually to an individual, group, department, or program that has made significant and extraordinary contributions to the equity and diversity of the college. This award reflects the mission statement adopted by the college in 1998, which includes the goal of empowerment of a diverse population of students to succeed in a challenging world. Strategic directions adopted subsequently commit the campus "to create a nurturing environment for a diverse campus community." This award will support and provide recognition to individuals who advance equity and diversity on our campus, while emphasizing the importance of equity and diversity to our academic community.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
Nominators should provide a complete statement describing how the nominee meets the established criteria, documentation of the impact, and specific outcomes of one or more of the following:

  1. Specific activities, programs, or projects that empower a diverse population of students to succeed as citizens of a challenging and increasingly diverse society.
  2. Specific activities, programs, or projects that advance the creation of an educational environment free from invidious discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital or veteran status.
  3. Specific activities, programs, or projects that recruit and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  4. Specific activities, programs, or projects that advance the college's strategic directions related to the creation of a nurturing environment for a diverse campus community.
  5. The use of creative and innovative approaches to advance diversity in the academic curriculum or student programs.
  6. The use of creative and innovative approaches to advance equity and diversity in faculty and staff development.

Nominators should provide a specific statement on how the specific activities, projects, or activities relate to equity and diversity issues in the core values, institutional priorities, mission statement, and strategic directions of Buffalo State College.

NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
A nomination and selection committee shall consist of at least ten people, selected as follows: two from the Council on Equity and Campus Diversity; one faculty member from each of the academic deans' areas; one professional service employee; one classified staff employee; one student; and one at-large presidential appointee.

The nomination and selection committee will seek and receive nominations. Nomination documents will include:

  1. Nomination form 
  2. A concise statement of justification attesting to the merits of the nominee's project, activity, or program on which the award review will be based.
  3. A statement of the impact of the activity, project, or program on the campus.
  4. A statement of the specific outcomes of the project, activity, or program.
  5. A statement on how the specific activities, projects, or activities relate to the equity and diversity issues in the core values, institutional priorities, mission statement, and strategic directions of the college.
  6. Maximum of three letters of support from people familiar with the work of the nominee.
  7. A letter of support from the nominee's immediate supervisor.
  8. A current curriculum vitae or resume.