University Intercultural Council & Inclusive Excellence Grants
LMU's University Intercultural Council (UIC) aims to identify and fund higher education research and inclusive excellence projects that help LMU achieve its mission by way of infusing diversity and interculturalism throughout the campus community.
Membership includes staff and faculty who represent various departments and units across campus.
Inclusive Excellence Grants
LMU's UIC invites campus constituencies to submit proposals for Inclusive Excellence Grants (IEG). Inclusive excellence re-envisions both quality and diversity. It reflects a striving for excellence in higher education that has been made more inclusive by decades of campus and national work to infuse diversity into recruiting, admissions, and hiring; into the curriculum and co-curriculum; and into administrative structures and practices. It also embraces newer forms of excellence, and expanded ways to measure excellence, that take into account research on learning and brain functioning, the assessment movement, and more nuanced accountability structures. In the same way, diversity efforts move beyond numbers of students or programs as end goals. Instead, diversity and inclusion together, become a multilayered process through which we achieve excellence in learning, research and teaching; student development; institutional functioning; local and global community engagement; workforce development, and more (Clayton-Pederson, O’Neill & Musil, 2009).
Inclusive Excellence Grants Awardees
Category A: Higher Education Research
- Committee on the Status of Women: The committee will conduct a needs assessment for a Women’s and Gender Equity Resource Center at LMU. (2012-2013)
Category B: Recruitment, Retention and Campus Climate projects
- Brandon Tanori, graduate student in the School of Film and Television: Tanori will help broaden the School of Film and Television’s graduate school recruitment efforts by reaching out to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). (2012-2013)
2013-2014 Inclusive Excellence Grants
Call for Proposals
There are two Inclusive Excellence Grant categories. Please click on Category A or B to view and print the Call for Proposals.
A) Higher Education Research
B) Inclusive Excellence Recruitment, Retention, or Campus Climate Projects
Please note that all proposals are due on February 15, 2013. Should you have any questions, contact Kim Misa, Research Associate, Office of the Vice President for Intercultural Affairs, by phone (310.338.5343) or email (email@example.com).
 A.R. Clayton-Pederson, N. O’Neill, & C.M. Musil (2009). Making Excellence Inclusive: A Framework for Embedding Diversity and Inclusion into Colleges and Universities’ Academic Excellence Mission. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.