Policy Number:VP 85-4
EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AWARDS PROGRAM
The Program: The CSU has recently established a pilot program designed to supplement and support affirmative action faculty development objectives while stimulating faculty interest in research and curriculum development in the continuing effort to ensure excellence and equity in our academic and educational programs. The goals of the program incorporate the following:
a) Enhancing the academic experiences of all students through the introduction or modification of courses that stress or include topics generally associated with educational equity issues. These topics might address, but need not be limited to the legitimate and appropriate academic contributionsand achievements of women, the disabled, and minority scholars; and the integration and sensitization of minority, disabled, and women's issues within the curriculum as a whole.
b) developing teaching strategies and methodologieswhich are particularly effective in supporting the educational and academic developmentof minority, disabled and women students particularly in those disciplinesthat currently may be experiencing the greatest degree of underrepresentation,such as mathematics, science, and engineering.
c) improving the quality of instruction, faculty preparation, and teacher training, through the initiation of research efforts which adequately respond to the changing demographics of our student populations and the concomitant implications for curriculum planning.
Supportand Utilization of Funds: The CSU has allocated $1,000 to HSU in order to initiate this program. All full-time faculty, including Lecturers and Librarians, are eligible to participate.
The funds may be used for the following:
l) Release time to conduct research and study associated with the implementation of the goals of the program. There is no limit on the amount of release time granted.
2) Grants to assist faculty in undertaking projects that would assist them in meeting the objectives of the program.
3) Travel or tuition reimbursement to attend conferences,workshops, or seminars that prepares the faculty members to better respond to educational equity issues.
4) Mini-grants to assist faculty in pursuing publication projects that would stimulate greater interest in and awareness of educational equity issues.
All funds must be expended and release time used within this fiscal year.
The Application Process: All applications will be screened by the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee. Wendy A. Pederson, Affirmative Action Officer, is the committee chair and will forward the committee's recommendations to the Office of the Provost for allocation decisions in accord with the requirements of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program. Notification of support will be made to recipients by the Provost.
To apply, submit a proposal, clearly indicating Educational Equity Program, containing these components:
a) A statement of the intended objectives;
b) An outline of the work that will be undertaken;
c) The period of time required for completion; and
d) The contribution that the release time or funds will make to the project.
PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 24, 1986 TO:
Wendy A. Pederson, Chair
Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee
Educational Equity Program
Note: Recipients of any award will be required to send a brief report on the use of the award to the Chair of the Affirmative Action Faculty Development Committee by June 2,