Faculty Senate Diversity & Social Justice Grants


Dear Colleagues,

WWU's Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost are soliciting proposals for faculty teaching and research grants that focus on building WWU’s capacity for embracing and engaging issues related to diversity, equity, and social justice. Funding for these grants was initially secured by the President’s Taskforce on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity a few years ago. During spring quarter of 2015 the Taskforce approached the Faculty Senate and requested that we assume the responsibility for overseeing this endeavor. Over the past few months a group of faculty members from across our campus worked diligently to develop guidelines and criteria for these grants.

Attached, please find descriptions for the Faculty Senate Diversity & Social Justice Research Grant and the Faculty Senate Diversity & Social Justice Teaching and Institutional Transformation Grant.  If you have any questions feel free to contact any faculty member on the list below:

Helen Parmett – CHSS/Communications
Keith Russell – PEHR/Recreation
Aric Mayer – CFPA/CBE
Todd Haskell – CHSS/Psychology
Janelle Leger – CSE/Physics & Astronomy
Mary Metzger – CHSS/English
Trula Nicholas – Woodring/Human Services

We look forward to hearing from you!


Dr. Trula Nicholas
Human Services Program
Department of Health & Community Studies
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9091