Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.49
Liaison Julia Angstmann
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Butler University
IN-50: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jamie Valentine
Assistant Director CUES
Biological Sciences
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
DEI Innovation Fund

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The DEI Fund, out of the President's Office, is designed to inspire ideas and engage the Butler community in creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. We seek proposals for new ideas as well as opportunities to fund successful existing campus initiatives that can be enhanced or expanded.

Proposals to the DEI Innovation Fund must align with one or more Butler Beyond strategic initiatives. In addition, the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has identified a number of priorities, and invite outcomes-driven proposals that address:

Authentic ways of shifting the culture toward becoming more just and equitable
Greater transition and integration for students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented backgrounds
Culturally relevant leadership development
Mentoring to support personal and professional success
Dialogue across difference and ensuring access and reach of campus resources and programming for all students
Professional development to support intercultural competence
Creating a sense of belonging on campus for all students, including those who are non-residential
Visibility, both internally and externally, for Butler’s commitment to DEI

Full-time faculty and staff can submit DEI Innovation Fund proposals to the Butler Beyond Initiatives application portal. Students can also submit proposals, with a faculty or staff member listed as a collaborator. Proposals will be reviewed by the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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