Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant to support diversity, 股本, 包容
英国正版365官方 has been awarded a $505,000 grant through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative to support the College’s continued efforts toward creating an inclusive environment 所有学生.
The HHMI Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative challenges U.S. 高等院校 to substantially and sustainably build their capacity for student belonging, especially for those who have been historically excluded from higher education.
Skidmore is one of 104 schools grouped into learning community clusters (LCCs), each of which is receiving six-year grants totaling $8 million to $9 million as part of HHMI的包容性卓越3 (IE3)倡议. 正规英国365网址和其他14所学校，包括 Union College and CUNY Queens College, will focus specifically on how to evaluate teaching in an effective and inclusive way and how those evaluations best inform faculty practices, including promotion and tenure decisions.
IE3 began with a learning phase, during which learning communities envisioned how to move cooperatively into an implementation phase. 正规英国365网址开始和其他人一起工作 in its LCC in December 2021 to determine projects that would best support the group’s shared vision for improving campus climates for students who have been marginalized 在学术界.
“Our learning community is interested in changing systems in order to best support our students on campus,” said Kim Frederick, Charles Lubin Family Chair for Women in Science, who will co-lead one of Skidmore’s two project teams.
Frederick and Michael Orr, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, will lead — along with a working group composed of faculty from across various departments — a group focused on the development of a holistic system of teaching evaluation that centers diversity, 股本, 包容, 正义, 和可访问性 (DEIJA).
Student representatives contributed to the pre-proposal work and will also assist 教学评估工作组.
“At the center of this work is a commitment to all students,” said Orr. “反过来, student voices are essential to ensuring the success of these endeavors.”
In addition, Kelly Sheppard, faculty director of assessment and associate professor of chemistry, and the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Committee will use disaggregated data on various demographic characteristics to engage in cycles of improvement regarding ways that students, faculty, and staff experience various resources on campus.
Both of Skidmore’s project teams will partner with divisions and departments across campus, including Student Academic Services, Academic Advising, the 职业发展 中心，和其他学生事务. 这项工作的重点是改善周期 campus resources will offer opportunities for broad engagement from all members of Skidmore社区.
“We are committed to providing learning opportunities for faculty and staff to better understand the experience of historically marginalized students, as well as best practices they can employ for creating more inclusive and accessible communities and learning 环境，”Sheppard说.
该补助金是对学院补助金的补充 种族公正倡议 effort, which remains a key goal in Skidmore’s current 战略行动议程.
“英国正版365官方 has the commitment and expertise, and now — with this generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute — additional resources to better ensure that all members in our community have a sense of belonging in all areas on campus,” said 总裁马克?. 康纳. “Making our educational experience available and meaningful to all our students requires our collective ongoing efforts, and these exciting projects 支持我们永恒的理想.”