Nominations sought for CLGBTE faculty, graduate student awards

University Park, Pa. -- The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE) wishes to recognize a faculty member who is striving to improve the climate at Penn State for LGBT persons, specifically through curricular integration efforts, and a graduate student seeking to improve the environment for LGBT persons through curricular integration or research projects integrating LGBT persons.

With the challenges of developing LGBT-related courses in mind, the CLGBTE wishes to present an award to a faculty member (any classification of faculty) who has met one or more of the following criteria:

1. Developed a new course with significant LGBT focus, content, or theme;
2. Made significant contributions toward increasing the visibility of existing LGBT courses, seminars, research projects, etc., available within his or her program,  department, or college;
3. Coordinated other noteworthy pedagogical efforts that include, but are not limited to, arranging workshops, securing speakers, or conducting training sessions, with the specific goal of educating some facet of the University community about LGBT issues and improving the overall climate for LGBT persons at Penn State.

Nominations for this faculty award will honor a faculty member not affiliated with the CLGBTE. The award recipient will be chosen by the Curricular Integration Committee of the CLGBTE.

The CLGBTE also seeks to present an award to a graduate student (master’s or doctoral) who has made significant contributions toward increasing the visibility of relevant LGBT themes available within his or her program, department, college or field and has met one or more of the following criteria:

1. Conducted research toward publication, not limited to thesis or dissertation work, that will increase the visibility of LGBT themes within the literature;
2. Meaningfully integrated LGBT themes into an existing course;
3. Developed a new course with significant LGBT focus, content or theme.

To nominate individuals for these awards, please send the nominee’s name, e-mail address, and a description of the nominee’s contribution (250 words maximum) to Allison Kootsikas at akk151@psu.edu by Friday, March 20.

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Last Updated April 01, 2009