Equal Opportunity Planning Committee seeks proposals to bolster diversity

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for EOPC funding to support the University’s diversity efforts. Funding can be obtained for programs that address one of the seven Challenges from "A Framework to Foster Diversity at Penn State: 2010-15."

In order to assist faculty and staff in developing successful proposals, EOPC will conduct proposal writing training from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in 112 Kern Building. Additionally, the presentation will be available online through Media Site Live. This site allows online participants to view the presentation on their computers and ask questions remotely. Also, the presentation will be archived for viewing at a later date.

As some examples of the types of programs that EOPC has funded during the past few years: Penn State Harrisburg has conducted a program titled World Wide Narratives: Digital Stories of the Penn State Harrisburg Community, which uses online technologies to highlight the often untold or neglected stories of students, faculty and staff who come from communities outside the mainstream in order to help enhance understanding of diversity for the campus community and beyond. Also, the College of Health and Human Development sponsors the Healthy People Penn State Research Conference and Expo, which brings a number of underrepresented emerging scholars to University Park to learn about research and training opportunities in its graduate programs. For information on other EOPC programs, visit http://equity.psu.edu/eopc/eopc-programs.

If you would like further information on EOPC, please contact Victoria Sanchez, assistant vice provost for Educational Equity and EOPC chair, vsanchez@psu.edu814-865-5906, or visit the EOPC website at www.equity.psu.edu/eopc/.

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Last Updated September 11, 2013