Nominations for 2017 Virginia Tech's Presidential Principles of Community Awards are now being accepted!

Congrats to the 2016 Principles of Community Awards Recipients:

Dr. Bevlee  Wadford  (Faculty Award) 

VT News Release https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/fs-bevleewatford.html

Mrs. Linda Greene (Staff Award) 

VT News Release https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/fs-lindagreene.html

  • Nominations for the award may come from alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Tenure track, research, administrative/professional faculty, instructors, and staff are eligible.
  • Nominations must be submitted online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aWyoq3sRjMD0hH7
  • The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. January 27th, 2017. Nominees will then be contacted to complete an application packet.

The candidate(s) will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Provides evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in order to foster a welcoming climate.
  • Promotes and facilitates equitable education and social engagement with and between people of varying ethnic or religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, physical and mental capabilities, etc.
  • Conducts research or implements work practices to create a new and progressive initiative that helps to enrich the lives of all Virginia Tech stakeholders.
  • Exhibits visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, collaborations, allocation of resources, or inclusive teaching practices.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the Principles of Community that goes beyond the call of duty.

The Office for the Executive Vice President and Provost sponsors the awards. Award recipients are selected by the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD) and will each receive a $2,000 cash prize at the annual Faculty Staff Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility, Selection Committee Membership, and Nomination Requirements

  • Nominations for the award may come from alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Tenure track, research, administrative/professional faculty, instructors, and staff are eligible.
  • The selection committee will be comprised of members of the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
  • Those offering nominations must complete and submit the online nomination

Application Packet Requirements

The application package must include the following:

  • A personal letter from the applicant (not to exceed four 4 pages) that describes the nominee's commitment and contributions to diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech (see below).
  • Two letters of support (not to exceed four 4 pages).
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Any additional documentation as needed to support the nomination (not to exceed 4 pages).

Suggested points  the nominee should  cover in application letter:

  • Programs and/or activities and how these address inclusion and diversity needs and interests at Virginia Tech.
  • Expertise and contributions related to inclusion and diversity.
  • Evidence of communication and networking with diverse communities.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Professional or scholarly activities.

 

Application packets must be received by 5 p.m., February 26, 2017. Candidates may use one of the following options for submission:

OR

  • Hard copy to: Principles of Diversity Awards Selection Committee, Marcie Bishop, 336 Burruss Hall, Campus Mail 0216.

2016:
Bevlee  Wadford  (Faculty Award) - and link to VTNews article https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/fs-bevleewatford.html

Linda Greene (Staff Award)  - and link to VTNews article https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/fs-lindagreene.html

2015
Karen DePauw  - and link to VTNews article https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/04/042115-facstaffaward-depauw.html

2014
Jean Elliott  - and link to VTNews article https://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2014/04/042114-facstaffaward-elliott.html