The President’s Fund for Inclusive Excellence was established to subsidize funding for programming and educational opportunities that support the institutional priorities highlighted in LVC’s Envision 2020 Strategic Focus Area #1: Graduating World-Ready Students and Strategic Focus Area #3: Developing Inclusive Excellence and High Performance. These focus areas align together to highlight the partnership between inclusive and intercultural learning at LVC. The President’s Fund for Inclusive Excellence supports new and innovative projects and programming that focus on intercultural and inclusive experiences for our students, faculty and staff.


Up to $25,000 per academic year is available, including a special award designated by LVC’s Woomer Endowment fund for programs which educate the LVC community on issues related to diversity. The Committee on Inclusive and Intercultural Learning (IIL) will review and commit to funding both faculty/staff and student generated proposals on a rolling cycle.

Guidelines for Faculty/Staff Submissions

Section I

  • Proposal Title
  • Proposal Sponsor(s) (include contact information)

Section II

  • Project Description (not to exceed 1,000 words, double spaced)
  • Timeline for Project (approved funds must be spent between start and end dates)
  • Credentials, previous experience, and/or related experience of participants that might contribute to the project or program’s probability of success

Section III

  • Impact statement (predicted impact for students/faculty, department/program, and the College)
    • What is distinctive about this project/proposal?
    • How and why does this project/proposal support Strategic Focus Area #1 & #3?
    • How might the project/proposal be sustained after initial funding? (if applicable)

Section IV

  • Assessment
    • What are the goals and predicted outcomes of the project?
    • How will the project/proposal be assessed?
  • Description of Final Report or Project
    • Final Report (e.g., results, assessment of outcomes, impact on students/faculty/department/program or College)
    • Final Product (e.g., document, course, program, installation, presentation, actual costs)

Section V

  • Budget—should include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Student compensation at $10 per hour (include hours per week and number of weeks. Taxes are deducted from compensation).
    • Student room and/or board for summer (calculate using $141 per week for room and $141 per week for board—include total number of weeks)
    • Faculty stipends or release time (taxes are deducted from stipend awards)
    • Guest speakers/consultants/clinicians
    • Travel (should include appropriate breakdown; transportation, food, and lodging)
    • Resources for presentations, installations, and special programming
    • Equipment/software (items in this category become property of the College)
  • Total Estimated Budget

Guidelines for Student Submissions

Section I

  • Proposal Title
  • Proposal Student Sponsor(s) (include contact information)
  • Proposed Faculty/Staff Advisor (include contact information)

Section II

  • Project Description (not to exceed 1,000 words, double spaced)
  • Timeline for Project (when will the project begin and end?)
  • List any previous experience of participants that might contribute to the project or program’s probability of success

Section III

  • Impact statement (predicted impact for students/faculty, department/program, and the College)
    • What is distinctive about this project/proposal?
    • How do you think this project fits into the Strategic Focus Areas #1 and #3 of EV 2020 listed above?
    • How might this initiative make an impact on the campus community?

Section IV

  • Assessment
    • What are the goals associated with the project?
    • How will the project/proposal be evaluated?
    • Please note that a final report on the project must be submitted within a month of project completions which details the goals, process, actual costs, and results of the project.

Section V

  • Budget—should include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Student compensation at $10 per hour (include hours per week and number of weeks. Taxes are deducted from compensation).
    • Student room and/or board for summer (calculate using $141 per week for room and $141 per week for board—include total number of weeks)
    • Guest speakers/consultants/clinicians
    • Travel (should include appropriate breakdown; transportation, food, and lodging)
    • Resources for presentations, installations, and special programming
  • Total Estimated Budget

Criteria for Awarding Funds

  • Substance and quality of proposal
  • Articulation of appropriate goals, outcomes, and plan for assessment
  • Potential impact on students/programs/campus in support of EV2020 Strategic Focus Areas #1 and #3
  • Viability of budget
  • Practicality of timeline

 

Applications will be accepted at any time within the academic year. Applications can be submitted to IIL co-facilitators Jill Russell, Director of Global Education (russell@lvc.edu) and/or Kimberlee Josephson, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (josephso@lvc.edu). Submissions will be reviewed monthly by the Committee on Intercultural and Inclusive Learning with final approval by President Thayne. Award notification will occur within one week of final approval.