The Spring 2023 recipients of SITE's Advancing Equity and Inclusion grant program are listed below. These grants support collaborative projects that have the potential to influence teaching and learning beyond an individual course or instructor.
Bridging the Gap between Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging and Universal Design in Higher Education
Alison Borkowska & Gina Pazzaglia, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University Park/World Campus
Creating an Inclusive Liquid Syllabus as a Tool for Improving the Sense of Belonging for Multilingual Students
Grace Lee-Amuzie, Applied Linguistics, Rachel LaMance & Henny Zacharias, Abington
Graduate Community in Conversation: Negotiating the Norms of Academic Writing
Xiaoye You, Lauren Barnes & Shannon McClellan Brook, Department of English, University Park
Biobehavioral Health Student Center: Students as Partners
Beth Edwards & Jamie McClintock Brenner, Department of Biobehavioral Health, University Park
Below are the recipients of the two travel grants to attend the 2023 AAC&U conference on Diversity, Equity, and Student Success. Recipients will attend the in-person conference this spring and share their insights with Penn State colleagues upon return.
Karin Sprow Forté, Lifelong Learning & Adult and Teacher Education, Harrisburg
Bryan E Nichols, School of Music, University Park
Penn State's Student Success Center invites members of the Penn State community to submit a presentation proposal for the 2023 First-Gen Student Support Summit on March 29. The priority proposal submission deadline is Thursday, Feb. 16, and the final proposal deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 21. Submission details are provided on the form. This year's Summit will focus on the theme of mentorship, and feature in-person and virtual components. The Summit is an opportunity for participants to share best practices, network with one another, and cultivate a community of practice across the University. The Summit aims to prominently feature the voices of first-generation students, whose firsthand perspectives can inform efforts to support and advocate for this student population.
Penn State is a member of the CIRTL network (the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning), an international consortium of universities. CIRTL focuses on preparing grad students and postdocs to teach effectively, with a special emphasis on STEM disciplines. What this means for you: Penn State grad students and postdocs are eligible to register for CIRTL events. You can find a list of these free events at: https://cirtl.net/events/