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Nominations sought for new faculty diversity award

Nominations are being accepted for the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity, recognizing leadership in diversity by tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

The award – established by President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff, based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Task Force to Enhance Faculty Diversity – comes with a $15,000 prize. Two faculty members will receive the awards, which will be announced Dec. 16.

The award defines diversity as the variety of cultures, world views, values and personal experiences stemming from differences, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, abilities, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cornell faculty members, staff and students can nominate tenured and tenure-track faculty who have made an outstanding impact in research or creative work, teaching and mentoring, and/or service and outreach in diversity. Tenure-track and tenured faculty can also self-nominate.

Letters of nomination must be emailed by Oct. 3. Additional materials are due Nov. 4. For more information, read this document from the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity’s website.

Lori Sonken is the communication and program manager for the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity.

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