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Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards

Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards support faculty activities which promote equity, diversity, and inclusion on campus among faculty, students, and staff, as well as the community served by UCI. The 2017-2018 call for proposals received 23 applications originating from 9 academic areas, with a funding request of nearly $132,000. The enthusiastic response underscores the interest of our faculty in augmenting the campus capacity to advance inclusive excellence. All funded proposals addressed at least one of five goals of the program:

  • Deepen the understanding of race, gender, class, sexuality, immigration status, and/or other identities
  • Promote emotional intelligence and intercultural competency
  • Build and sustain partnerships with community-based organizations
  • Advance achievement among educationally disadvantaged communities
  • Contribute to an affirmative climate for all members of the Anteater community

Additionally, each funded proposal received a high degree of support from a department chair or school dean, and promised to have an enduring impact on behalf of inclusive excellence in UCI’s teaching, research, and service mission as a public land grant university.

To find out more about the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards, and to apply for our 2018-2019 call open September 12- October 31 of this year, please visit the application tab on the left.

For questions regarding the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards, please contact Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth at mbonoush@uci.edu or 949-824-9635.

Funded Proposals

Funded Proposals 2017-2018

Name Title Department Title of Funded Project
Larisa Castillo Writing Director Humanities Core Common Humanity: Developing Pedagogies of Inclusive Difference and Diversity
Laura Enriquez Assistant Professor Chicano/Latnio Studies UCI Dream Center Scholar-in-Residence Program
Kathleen Johnson Associate Professor Earth System Science Cultivating Consciousness in Acjachemen and Tongva Homalands
Kyung Kim Associate Clinical Professor Cardiology Establishment of the Korean Comfort Women Oral History Archive at UCI Libraries
Bonnie Ruberg Assistant Professor Informatics Diversifying Esports at UC Irvine through Inclusive LiveStreaming
Brian Sato Lecturer SOE Molecular Biology & Biochemistry A Mixed-Method Examination of the Impact of Active Learning on Underrepresented Minority, First-Generation, and Low-Income Students
Aaron Trammell Assistant Professor Informatics Feminist Illuminati event with Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Sheron Wray Associate Professor Dance Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson
Judy Wu Professor Asian American Studies A Double Minority: Undocumented and AAPI

Funded Proposals 2016-2017

Name Title Department Title of Funded Project
Zeev Kain; Michelle Fortier; Belinda Campos Professor; Assistant Professor; Associate Professor Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care; Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care; Chicano/Latino Studies Sustaining Researcher-Community Partnerships to Transform Pediatric Surgical Care to Better Serve Latino Families
Simon Leung Professor Studio Art Three Essays on Racial Melancholy Across Time
Alessandra Pantano Lecturer, SOE Mathematics UCI Diversity in Mathematics Festival
Paul Piff Assistant Professor Psychology & Social Behavior Reducing Anxiety in Interclass Interactions Through Cross-class Friendship and Improving Psychological Educational Outreach
Darryl Taylor Professor Music 20th Anniversary African American Art Song Alliance Conference
Julio Torres Assistant Professor Spanish & Portuguese Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard Associate Professor African American Studies Documentary: One Boat, 40 Years Afterwards; Art History Exhibition: Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories
Sheron Wray Associate Professor Dance Toward a Research Center for Reconnecting the African Diaspora

Funded Proposals 2015-2016

Name Title Department Title of Funded Project
Laura Enriquez Assistant Professor Chicano/Latino Studies Identifying “Best Practices” to Support Undocumented UCI Students
Emily Grossman Associate Professor Cognitive Science Tools to Enable Research for Individuals with Low Vision or Blindness
Justin Shaffer PSOE Lecturer Developmental & Cell Biology Closing the Achievement Gap in Introductory Biology at UC Irvine
Damien Sojoyner Assistant Professor Anthropology Forced Migration: The Deleterious Impacts of Public Education and Incarceration upon Black Families in Los Angeles, CA
Adria Imada and Emily Thuma Associate Professor; Assistant Professor History; Gender and Sexuality Studies In Treatment: Mental Illness, Health, and Modern Sexuality
Kojiro Umezaki Associate Professor Music New Expressions: Women in Music Technology Symposium
Linda Vo Professor Asian American Studies Documentary: One Boat, 40 Years Afterwards; Art History Exhibition: Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories
Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards Application

Applications are due Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
INSTRUCTIONS
To apply for the Inclusive Excellence Spirit Awards:

I. Scroll Down to Find the Application Below

II. Complete and Submit the Application

           Complete online application, verify information, then submit.

          If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth at mbonoush@uci.edu or 949-824-9635.

III. Remember the Application is due Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Application
Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018


The form may also be viewed and completed online, HERE.

Each funded applicant is required to submit a funding report detailing how the funding was used. Funding should be used as awarded. Additionally, each report should detail how the funded project impacted inclusive excellence in the community, or met one of the five goals set by the program: 

  • Deepen the understanding of race, gender, class, sexuality, immigration status, and/or other identities
  • Promote emotional intelligence and intercultural competency
  • Build and sustain partnerships with community-based organizations
  • Advance achievement among educationally disadvantaged communities
  • Contribute to an affirmative climate for all members of the Anteater community

A template of the funding report can be found here.

For questions on reporting, please contact Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth at mbonoush@uci.edu.