The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports the development of innovative courses that explore issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and that are rooted in culturally responsive pedagogy and equity-mindedness. Definitions for diversity, equity, equity-mindedness, and inclusion can be found on the AACU “Making Excellence Inclusive” website.

To that end, in 2019 the office is piloting a program to award summer grants of up to $1500 to several full-time faculty to develop new courses or significantly revise existing courses. The course must be taught at least once within the three semesters following the award.

Interested faculty are encouraged to discuss their ideas with Dr. William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence, and to complete a new course proposal in the fall preceding the award.

Application Procedures

The office announces a call for proposals early in the spring semester with a submission deadline of March 31. Proposals are vetted by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and winners are announced by May 1. Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Letter of application that describes the proposed course
  • One-page draft syllabus
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from department chair

Applications must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word email attachments to Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives, at jacqueline.black@marquette.edu. Prior winners from the past two award cycles are ineligible to reapply.

Prior Grant Recipients