2010 Dr. Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity
This annual award is made in honor of Dr. Joseph T. Taylor, the first dean of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Award recipients are selected from nominations or applications submitted by faculty, staff or students in recognition of exemplary IUPUI individuals, academic and support programs, events, policies and activities that have promoted multiculturalism, pluralism, equity and diversity.
In February 2010, the Multicultural Teaching Community of Practice (now the Multicultural Pedagogy Research Group, a project of the OFW) was awarded the Joseph Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, for their “passionate energy to facilitate building teaching and learning communities that incorporate an inclusive classroom atmosphere. The committee has also developed training on multicultural teaching and conducted research on how curriculum content can be taught in a multicultural sensitive manner.”
At the Taylor Symposium luncheon, co-chairs Khadija Khaja, Ph.D., of the School of Social Work at IUPUI, and Kathleen Grove, J.D., director of the IUPUI Office of Women, accepted the Taylor Award on behalf of the Multicultural Teaching Community of Practice (MTCOP). Other committee members sharing in the award were: Jennifer Thorington Springe, Ph.D. School of Liberal Arts (English); Stephanie Boys, Ph.D., School of Social Work; Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Ph.D., Social Work; Ivette Barbosa, MSW, Social Work; Gina Sanchez Gibau, School of Liberal Arts (anthropology); Najja Modibo, Ph.D., Liberal Arts; Silvia Bigatti, Ph.D., School of Science (psychology); Marva Augustine, doctoral candidate; Dawn Whitehead, Ph.D., School of Education, International Affairs and Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Ph.D., Science (psychology).
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