diverse group of peopleAll full time CAS faculty are invited to submit proposals for “Building a Multicultural Curriculum” grants.

The goal of these awards is to encourage and support faculty in developing new courses or revising existing classes that will support students’ diversity awareness, cultural humility, and overall build their multicultural competence. We also hope to provide our students with a learning experience that mirrors the diversity of our student body as a way to facilitate their engagement and retention as they develop into informed citizens. Courses should include content related to various dimensions of identity such as, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability, socioeconomic class and/or age as well as their intersections.

Three awards are available per academic year; $2500 will be awarded for each as a support account to be expended by the end of September 2023. Multicultural curriculum proposals that will contribute to the Blazer Core are especially encouraged for this year’s competition and will be prioritized for funding.

Access a full summary of the "Building a Multicultural Curriculum Grants" (PDF).

Funding may be used for instruction-related costs such as:

  • Purchase and development of instructional materials
  • Conference and workshops connected to the proposed course
  • Student assistants
  • Summer salary

To apply, faculty should submit the following:

  • Name
  • Department/Area
  • Course title
  • Undergraduate or Graduate?
  • Course Description (no more than 350 words)
  • Proposed/Revised Draft Syllabus
  • Narrative on how the course will expand students’ diversity awareness and build multicultural competence and how you will use the $2500 to support your work (please limit to no more than 750 words).
  • Proposals should include a very brief letter of support from your unit chair/director indicating their commitment to offering the course if approved and how the course fits within the current curriculum.
  • All materials should be emailed to Suzanne McCown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by September 30, 2022.
  • When applicable, please describe how the proposed/revised course can contribute to the Blazer Core. Specifically, please identify where the proposed/revised course might help students fulfill a requirement of the core (250 words or less).