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Call for proposals for 2024-25 Inclusive Excellence Workshop, Lecture Series

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invite Ohio University faculty and staff to submit proposals for the 2024-2025 Inclusive Excellence (IE) Workshop and Lecture Series.

The series is designed to advance Ohio University’s established commitment to inclusive excellence by building an intentional culture of respect, creating an enriching academic experience, and by expanding civic engagement and cultural competency. The workshop series also provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to share their expertise and help OHIO towards achieving its mission of creating an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and treated with respect and dignity.

Interim Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Russell Morrow said “Our faculty and staff have a wealth of experiences, knowledge, and scholarship that is important and valuable to share not just with the students they teach, but also with their peers and colleagues across campus. The IE workshop series is designed to facilitate such opportunities.”

The 2024-2025 Inclusive Excellence Workshop and Lecture Series will be offered through two formats: virtual, 55-minute lectures and in-person, 80-minute topics. Topics may include (but are not limited to) sense of belonging, accessibility, diversity of perspectives/approaches, equitable learning outcomes, religious/cultural/cognitive diversity, inclusive pedagogy, and climate/environmental justice. Proposals appropriate for a broad audience including faculty, staff, students, and community members are preferred.

Proposals may be submitted online at 

Proposals should include proposed workshop/lecture title, content description, intended audience, intended learning outcomes, and format preference.

“As inclusive excellence supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts towards greater degrees of access, thus engagement by OU’s community members, the series seeks to foster a culture of innovation and creativity, whereby its collective makeup of community-wide stakeholders are empowered to engage and contribute around the data supported reality that as students feel they belong at their institution, the more likely they are to matriculate positively, persevere, and graduate,” explained Dr. Uzoma Miller, Division of Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow.

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost will evaluate proposals and fund up to ten (10) proposals for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Faculty and staff will be offered a small stipend for designing, delivering, and assessing one workshop/lecture.

Proposals are due June 15, 2024. Proposals will be evaluated and selected by July 15, 2024. The annual series is scheduled to begin in September 2024.

April 16, 2024
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