The Diversity Infusion Project, co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, was established in 2011. Consistent with Elon University’s unprecedented commitment to diversity and global engagement, the Diversity Infusion Project’s purpose is to develop and implement strategies to infuse the curriculum and pedagogies of the University with the best practices related to diversity, broadly defined.
The Diversity Infusion Project will provide grants to teams of 2-5 people. A team typically will be comprised of faculty from the same department or program, but teams might include professional staff and/or students.
Each team will work in two phases, supported by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning and the Multicultural Faculty Fellow in both:
I) Phase I: The Research Phase (April-August 2012): During this phase, teams will identify and articulate discipline-appropriate best practices for teaching and learning related to course content (i.e. the knowledges of various groups) and/or pedagogy (e.g. inclusive and evidence-based approaches to teaching). By the start of the fall 2012 semester, each team will report the results of its research and create an action/assessment plan to deepen diversity content and/or pedagogy in specific courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. The team will share the plan with its program/department, with CATL and the Multicultural Center, and with the University community on a web site created by CATL and the Multicultural Center.
II) Phase II: The Infusion Phase (August 2012-May 2013): During this phase, teams will pilot and assess their action plans. As this phase ends, and after consulting with their departmental colleagues, teams will plan for modifications or extensions of their work based on the results of the assessment. Each team also will write a brief summary report (actions taken, assessment results, possible next steps in the department/program, and general recommendations) that will be shared with their program/department, with CATL and the Multicultural Center, and with the University community on a web site created by CATL and the Multicultural Center
Examples of project
2011-2012 projects are being developed in Communications, Human Services Studies, Psychology, and Sport & Event Management.
Learn more about the project and how to apply.