The Dean’s Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - Faculty Member recognizes outstanding faculty contributions in the core mission areas of Research, Education, Clinical Care and Community Engagement.

The purpose of the award is to reward the outstanding performance of a faculty member (Academic Federation or Academic Senate) and to acknowledge their contribution as a transformative leader in equity, diversity and inclusion in our collegial community. The nominee’s dedication to one of the mission areas is a focused and compelling example that exemplifies and aligns our community with our mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health.

Each fall we accept nominations of faculty who demonstrate transformative leadership qualities. All faculty are eligible to be nominated. Anyone can submit a nomination. The mission categories are:

  • Education – provides outstanding learning opportunities by utilizing innovative teaching methods that integrate equity, diversity and inclusion into their curriculum development and teaching
  • Research  – makes high-impact discoveries that focus on reducing/eliminating health inequities
  • Clinical Care – provides high-quality, patient-oriented, culturally-responsive care services
  • Community Engagement – enhances the quality of life of our local and regional communities by demonstrating a drive to reduce/eliminate health inequities (Community organizations are also welcome to submit nominations for faculty who have demonstrated transformative leadership qualities in the community.)

Awardees receive a cash award and are honored at the Annual Vice Chancellor Awards Ceremony.


Previous Dean's Award for Excellence in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Recipients