Two C&I faculty members receive IDEA Multicultural Research Awards.
The 2012 Multicultural Research Award, given by the Institute for Equity, Diversity and Advocacy, is presented to faculty members whose scholarly research will focus on issues related to diversity, equity, and advocacy. The Institute seeks to build community and a network among equity and diversity scholars and researchers on campus. In order to connect faculty with others who share their interests, IDEA invites proposals for research that addresses issues related to its mission "to transform the University by enhancing the visibility and advancing the productivity of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and community scholars whose expertise in equity, diversity, and underrepresented populations will lead to innovative scholarship that addresses urgent social issues." This initiative works to retain and advance a diverse faculty.
With this award, Vichet Chhuon will study Somali youth in US high schools, and J.B. Mayo will focus on seeking and developing critical multicultural educators within the social studies discipline.