Spring 2018 Award Recipients

Environmental Justice Symposium 2019: Privileging Community Voices, Connecting Faculty

Ryke Longest

The Environmental Justice Symposium, hosted by the DELPC at Duke Law facilities, will serve as a catalyst for these collaborations, where faculty and students from across disciplines meet and listen to community members at the frontline, articulate strategies for using their research and teaching to address challenges associated with the issue, and form or strengthen relationships that will be integral to their work.


A Faculty Development Workshop on Gender Associated Incivility and Nursing Education

Helen Gordon, Margie Molloy, Brett Morgan, Benjamin Smallheer

The proposed faculty workshop will focus on developing skills to both prevent and manage uncivil behaviors in the classroom, with an emphasis on gender-driven issues. According to research, if actions are taken against uncivil behavior, an enhanced learning environment can be created for all students.


Inclusive and Power Dynamics in Academia

Kathryn Dickerson, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta

A series of workshops and seminars over the course of a year that will discuss issues related to inclusion (specifically gender and race) and power dynamics in academia.


MentorUp/MentorDown: Interactive Workshops to Strengthen Mentoring Relationships

Kathy Franz

MentorUp/MentorDown included two performances on February 8, 2018. The first, held at 1:00 pm in French Science 4233, was targeted to faculty and focused on issues of Unconscious Bias, Stereotypes, Microaggressions, Communication and Critical Feedback. The second performance, available to both graduate students and postdoctoral associates, began at 4:00 pm in Schiciano Auditorium. The focus of the student discussions was similar to that of the faculty workshop, with particular emphasis on receiving critical feedback, planning research and setting boundaries. Over 140 students from departments across the university attended.


The Pratt School of Engineering Dean’s Fellows Leadership Development Program

Johnna Frierson

Building a robust platform for faculty development and a mechanism to recognize and cultivate a pool of promising leaders at the Pratt School of Engineering. In particular, providing opportunities for faculty from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and key leadership positions as well as raise cultural awareness and competency of all faculty to develop leaders to create a climate of inclusive excellence.