Announcing 100% Engagement Strategic Investments

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The Office of Student Engagement and Sr. VP Melissa Vito Invest in Engaged Learning

The Office of Student Engagement announces awards of up to $10,000 to each of the following faculty and their partner organizations to develop new engaged learning experiences in 2016-17. In addition, three faculty and their partners were awarded additional grants of up to $20,000 specifically for projects designed to engage students in critical conversations related to competency in Diversity & Identity, through strategic investment from Melissa Vito, Sr. Vice President and Sr. Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Academic Initiatives and Student Success.

For projects focused on the Diversity and Identity competency, awards were made to:

David Sterling Brown, Assistant Professor, English in partnership with Bryan Carter, Associate Professor Africana Studies and Jennifer Nichols, UA Libraries for Diversifying Shakespeare.

Kristin Gunckel, Associate Professor Teaching/Learning and Sociocultural Studies in partnership with Karletta Chief, Assistant Professor Environmental Physics/Hydrology and American Indian Studies for Arizona Indigenous Communities, Environment, Education and Science.

Jeff Stone, Professor, Psychology in partnership with Teresa Graham Brett, Associate Dean of Students, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement for Training Resident Assistants to Reduce Implicit Bias.

For projects focused on any of the Engaged Learning Activities and Competencies, awards were made to:

Aditya Adiredja, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, in partnership with Teresa Graham Brett, Associate Dean of Students, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement for Mathematics and Critical Conversations around Race and Gender.

Jim Baygents, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs in College of Engineering, in partnership with Alexandra Dubois, Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives, Residence Life for Engineering Leadership Community Strategic Mentorship Program.

Renee Duckworth, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in partnership with Jenny McFarland, Tucson Audubon Society for Advanced Field Biology and Conservation through Research and Outreach Opportunities.

Edward Franklin, Associate Professor, Agricultural Education in partnership with Stephen Husman, UA Campus Agricultural Center and Dylan Urton, Stotz Equipment for Annual Agriculture Power & Machinery Skills Event.

Robert Groves, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Classics in partnership with Mary Voyatzia, Hellenic Cultural Foundation for Staging Ancient Drama.

Mary Hardin, Interim Dean CAPLA and Professor, Architecture in partnership with Charles Poster, Drachman Design-Build Coalition and Cris Yonsetto, Family Housing Resources for DDBC Residence 7.

Keith James, Department Head and Professor, American Indian Studies with PennElys Droz, Sustainable Nations Institute for Tohono O’odham Traditional Building Project Internship.

David Marshall, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lynn Staeheli, Professor and Director of the School of Geography and Development in partnership with Barbara Eiswerth, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, for People, Place & Food: Mapping Stories of Tucson’s Foodways.

Gary Nabhan, Kellogg Professor, Southwest Center and Director, Center for Regional Food Studies, in partnership with Jonathan Mabry, Tucson Office of Historic Preservation for Engaging Students in Assessing Positive Change in the Food System of Tucson, a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development and Latin American Studies and David Pietz, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and Director of Global Studies in partnership with Jill Calderon, Office of Study Abroad for Engaging Undergraduate Research: Water, Health and Indigenous Communities in Guatemala.

Beverly Seckinger, Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television in partnership with Laura Berry, Associate Dean, Honors College and Kendra Davey, Joel Valdez Main Library for UA Honors Students Mentoring Youth Community Media Makers.

Joseph Watkins, Professor, Mathematics in partnership with Greg Byrne, UA Athletics, for Sports Analytics: Statistical Data Analysis and Mathematical Modeling.