UW–Madison seeks nominations for 2023 Regents Diversity Awards

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking nominations for the 2023 Regents Diversity Awards. These awards recognize people, units and initiatives whose work has fostered greater access and success for students from historically underrepresented and disadvantaged populations at UW System campuses.

UW System will grant up to three awards of $7,500 each to individuals (any individual affiliated with the UW System and its universities) or units (academic departments, programs, units, teams or initiatives) from across the UW System to support professional development or continuing programmatic activities. UW–Madison will nominate one individual and one program or unit. Recipients will be recognized at the Feb. 10 Board of Regents meeting.

Nominations are due by Sept. 28. Learn more and submit a nomination today.

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Award Criteria

Nominations must supply evidence of outcomes and impact on members of historically underrepresented, first-generation or economically disadvantaged population groups, including disaggregating data where appropriate.

Nominees’ work must demonstrate:

  • Sustainable positive impact on equity and diversity, leading to positive university change
  • Accountability demonstrated through routine assessment and use of feedback loops to promote forward movement on equity and diversity goals
  • Intersections across multiple dimensions of diversity
  • Collaborations with other units, departments, or communities, both within the university and beyond

Nomination Materials

Use this form to submit a nomination of an individual or unit to be UW–Madison’s nominee for this UW System award.

Nominations must:

  • A statement describing the exemplary work of the individual, department, program, unit or team that clearly articulates measurable evidence of their impact and achievements under each of the four award criteria. (limit four pages)
  • A resume of the nominee or the coordinator, head or chair for group nominations. (limit four pages)
  • One or two letters of support addressing the nominee’s achievements from a dean, department chair, program coordinator, unit head, supervisor, advisor or an individual with first-hand experience with the nominee’s work. (limit two pages each)

Award Background

Established by the Board of Regents in 2008, the award signifies the Board’s commitment to “achieving educational diversity at all UW System institutions … in order to fully develop advanced human potential, the jobs that employ that potential, and the flourishing of communities that sustain it.” Learn more about the Regents Diversity Award.

Recent UW–Madison recipients include:

  • The Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in the College of Engineering (2021), which works to increase the number of students graduating in STEM disciplines
  • The UW–Madison Department of Chemistry in the College of Letters & Science (2020) for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Chemistry Opportunities, Catalyst and Chemistry Bridge to the Doctorate initiatives

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