National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 2016 Inclusive Excellence Awards - Awardees to Be Announced at 2016 NADOHE Annual Conference, March 15, 2016!
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) 2016 Inclusive Excellence Awards winners will be announced during the 2016 NADOHE Annual Conference, March 15, in San Francisco. The awards recognize and honor individuals and/or institutions for exemplary achievements and contributions to lead higher education towards inclusive excellence and institutional transformation through the study of diversity by means of research, leadership, or service. More information about the awards can be found here. The deadline for nominations was January 11, 2016.
NADOHE President Benjamin D. Reese, Psy.D. notes, "We are delighted to offer this unprecedented opportunity to acknowledge and reward innovation in inclusive excellence. NADOHE’s goal is to encourage fellow professional individuals and institutions to implement comprehensive policies, practices and initiatives designed to achieve inclusive excellence, and increase the profile of innovative inclusive excellence practices within colleges and universities.
Award categories include the Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Institutional Excellence Award, Individual Leadership Award, and Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr. Distinguished Service Award will be awarded to an individual who is distinguished in higher education, through a robust record of consistent service, for inclusive excellence; exercising innovative and courageous leadership; serving as a visionary in the field; and exemplifying the philosophy, principles, and practices of NADOHE; and contributing substantially to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education. This award was named in memory of Dr. Frank W. Hale, former vice provost for minority affairs and professor at Ohio State University. Dr. Hale is remembered as a tireless crusader, of 54 years, for diversity in higher education and leaves behind a distinguished legacy in higher education.
Institutional Excellence Award will recognize the results of institutional leadership transformation. This award will be given to an institutional member (community college, liberal arts, or a research university) that has demonstrated measurable progress in promoting and sustaining innovative diversity efforts within his/her campus community. These efforts may involve, but are not limited to, institutional leadership, curricular reform, institutional transformation, professional development, assessment policies and practices, accountability measures, and outreach efforts.
Individual Leadership Award will be presented to a NADOHE member for outstanding contributions to research, administration, practice, advocacy and/or policy, and whose work informs and advances the understanding of diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education.
Outstanding Dissertation Award will recognize a completed dissertation, either quantitative or qualitative, that has contributed substantially to the literature and to the field of diversity and inclusive in higher education. The dissertation should serve as exemplary model of research that not only inform, but also elevate the discourse. Research may include, but is not limited to, campus diversity initiatives, curricular transformation, the impact of professional development, roles and responsibilities for chief diversity officers, influence of technology on diversity/equity, funding, and local and national policies and practices. A $500 monetary award will be granted to the recipient as well.