2013 President's Diversity Mini-Grant Recipients

Diversity Curriculum on Indigenous Health and Culture


Project Summary

I seek support to develop diversity curriculum on indigenous health and culture. This grant would allow me to integrate the following cultural-learning activities into my courses: Native American crafting; attending the 5th International Conference on Indigenous Child Health; and attending a workshop at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.


Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Opening of the Native American Student and Community Center


Project Summary

On October 24, 2013, Portland State University will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Native American Student and Community Center.  We are requesting assistance to help with the 10 year celebration of the Center’s successes with increasing the Native student body and the number of Native graduates. 

Addressing Diversity: Alternative Forms of Knowledge Contruction Process in Mathematics Seventh Seminar Series


Project Summary

For the seventh year of a seminar series dedicated to exploring the multicultural nature of mathematics, three scholars in mathematics education will be invited to deliver public lectures. Previous lectures in the series have generated a deep interest in interdisciplinary inquiry, with participation beyond the PSU community.

LGBTQ Task Force Development Opportunities


Project Summary

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Task Force is housed in the Curriculum and Instruction (CI) Department in the Graduate School of Education (GSE). Our highly active advocacy committee requests $1,000 to extend faculty development opportunities, aid in the recruitment of LGBTQ graduate students and faculty, establish (K-12) school partnerships and allies, and support on-going data collection and research.

Educational Leadership Doctorate


Project Summary

The main purpose of this project is to increase the success of applicants from the non-dominant culture to the Educational Leadership Doctorate (specialization in Educational Administration) and the Initial Administration Licensure programs for the 2013-14 admission cycle. 

2nd Annual Building Bridges Event


Project Summary

Building Bridges is an event designed to gather faith-based student groups to showcase the diversity of perspectives on campus. The objective of the event is to build bridges between students of different opinions through interaction and learning. We will have speakers, tabling, and questions to facilitate constructive student interaction. The Interfaith Leadership Team is comprised of ten student leaders: Aziz Al Angari, Ahmed Raeisi, Austin Riley, Jessica Stephan, Hannah Abusneineh, Maya Leon, Adam Bird, Tchassanty Ouro-Gbeleou, Samuel Matz, and Ravleen Kaur. Last year the DAC approved $200 for interfaith initiatives for our team which we utilized for the first and very successful Building Bridges event.  This year we are almost double in team size and we intend to double participation at the event.


Freshman Inquiry (FRINQ) on Race and Social Justice's Collective Service Learning Project


Project Summary

Funds will support a University Studies’ (UNST) FRINQ Race and Social Justice’s end of the year collective student-led service learning project.