The Presidential Advisors on Diversity & Equity (PADE) are pleased to announce that three Belonging at Cornell (BaC) Innovation grants were awarded in Spring 2020. These grants support a range of projects that align with university objectives of improving the Cornell experience for students, faculty, and staff, and supporting the environment of Cornell as a great place to study and work.
The exciting and innovative projects feature cross-college/unit collaboration and promise to drive sustained impact to the Cornell community. Projects include the Summit on Entrepreneurship and Equity, Sustainability, and Social Justice, held earlier this year; Story Circles: Intercultural Understanding Workshops; and Any Person, Many Stories: Histories of Exclusion and Inclusion at Cornell.
Additional criteria for winning projects included:
- Feature a program that enhances the experience of students, faculty and/or staff
- Include at least two Cornell community members (preferably from different campus organizations colleges or units) who will serve as leads on the project
- Be endorsed by the Belonging at Cornell diversity leads for associated colleges/units
- Offer an innovative approach that highlights Cornell’s distinctive strengths and/or addresses gaps in existing programs, whether the project is newly created or related to existing activities
- Be inclusive of, or directly addressing, concerns of one or more underrepresented and/or marginalized populations on one or more of Cornell’s campuses.
- Be able to demonstrate tangible progress within a one-year timeframe
- If the program is ongoing or continuing, the proposal must outline a plan for sustainability including funding streams.