EDA Awards – Application Deadline Extended to March 11th

Application Deadline Extended to March 11th

The WACUHO Equity and Diversity Awareness Committee is pleased to be able to once again provide annual awards at the WACUHO Conference. Please find the selection criteria and application requirements below.

Download the EDA Awards Application here

Description of Awards

We will solicit nominations and grant the following special recognition awards for diversity education and achievement at the Annual Conference and Exposition:

  1. One $650 “Outstanding Commitment to Diversity” scholarship for a deserving individual
    1. The $650 award shall be granted for the Annual Conference and Exposition and shall cover the cost of registration fees and assistance toward travel or hotel costs. The recipient shall cover expenses exceeding the award. The recipient of the award will be required to present a program on a diversity-related topic at the Annual Conference and Exposition.
  2. One $100 cash award for a deserving individual
    1. The $100 cash award can be used in any of the three following ways: 1) donate the award to a diversity-related community or non-profit organization in the name of WACUHO and that individual; 2) apply the award to diversity-related resources or professional development; or 3) give the award directly to their home institution to be used toward that person’s professional development.
      1. If the individual chooses options two or three, they must submit an article to the WACUHO Waves within one calendar year to describe how they used the cash portion and how it benefited them and/or their community.
    2. One $200 cash award for a deserving member institution
      1. The $200 cash award can be used in either of the two following ways: 1) donate the award to a diversity-related community or non-profit organization in the name of WACUHO and that institution; 2) apply the award to diversity-related resources or development of staff.
        1. If the deserving institution chooses option two, they must submit an article to the WACUHO Waves within one calendar year to describe how they used the cash portion and how it benefited them and/or their community.

Criteria

Institutional Award Criteria

Evaluation based on originality, creativity, quality, impact, and results. An individual department or a combination of departments working with a Housing organization is eligible. Must include:

  • Diversity in staff
  • Uniqueness of outreach efforts
  • Innovative approaches to recruitment and retention of under-represented staff
  • Effective use of creative resources

Individual Award Criteria

Evaluation based on originality, creativity, quality, impact, and results. Must include:

  • Uniqueness in outreach and recruitment efforts of professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Development of innovative programs (such as in training, classes, staff development)
  • Presentation of creative educational programs, e.g., cultural awareness, issues of diversity, women’s issues, special interest/theme halls
  • Unique research efforts in the area of diversity

Application Requirements:

Individual Awards

  1. A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
    1. Address the selection criteria by describing how you have gone above and beyond in your current or previous position to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
    2. Discuss how you plan to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in your future professional goals.
    3. Describe what you hope to gain from the conference and how you will incorporate what you have learned at the conference to improve diversity in the field of student affairs and the WACUHO organization.
  2. A copy of your current resume.
  3. A copy of the program proposal form you filled out for the Annual Conference and Exposition, including the program description, goals, and abstract.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a direct supervisor (preferably your current supervisor) addressing the selection criteria, including impact and results.

Please Note: Due to privacy and confidentiality laws, supporting material may not include performance evaluations or letters which are a part of the academic and staff review process

Institutional Award

  1. A maximum of three typewritten, double-spaced pages which respond to the following:
    1. Address the selection criteria by describing how your department has gone above and beyond to further the ideals of diversity at your institution and in your community.
    2. Discuss how your department plans to continue to integrate the theme of diversity in its future goals.
    3. Describe how you plan to use the award if you are selected as the recipient institution.