Congratulations to Marian University on receiving the “Inclusive Excellence 3 Initiative” Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This award is a six-year grant that is offered as a challenge to 104 colleges and universities around the country to substantially build capacity for student belonging. The Inclusive Excellence 3 Initiative works to create an advance in diversity and inclusion within the sciences. Marian is part of Learning Community Cluster 5 with the goal to work on projects to understand, promote, and evaluate inclusive teaching:
- Belonging in STEM
- Data to support and evaluate change data to drive change
- Pathways to faculty evaluation structures and rewards
- Common definitions
- Faculty development
The project period is 11/1/2022-10/31/2028 led by Sarah Klanderman, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics. Dr. Evan Casey and Dr. Julia Baumgardt will serve as two of Marian’s Team Leaders. HHMI’s official press release about this award is linked here: https://www.hhmi.org/news/together-104-schools-pursue-inclusive-undergraduate-science-education , and Marian’s specific IE3 Learning Community information can be found here: https://www.hhmi.org/ie3 under Learning Community Cluster 5.