Important Announcements and Events

Social Justice Curriculum Initiative

Given the climate within America and the changing demographics in our service area, it is important to develop a curriculum that speaks to and provide students the awareness and tools to mitigate the hatred, hostility and vitriol that plagues our society. As such, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, sponsored by a Lumina Racial and Social Justice grant, is now seeking applications from faculty members to be commissioned to redesign their course curriculum to embed a social justice lens. Please note, this opportunity will be offered across all disciplines within Academic Affairs.

Applications are due Oct. 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The award for course redesign will be up to $500 and notification of awards will be announced by Nov. 15, 2019. If awarded, the expectation is that these new developments will be embedded in your curriculum by spring 2020.

Proposal Description and Criteria

  • A statement about your definition of and commitment to social justice in general and in the curriculum.
  • A statement on why there is a need for a social justice-based curriculum in your area of study/discipline.
  • A detailed description of how you are proposing to embed a social justice lens into your course.
  • A statement outlining how the project will advance and support retention and a social activism climate on campus and in the broader community.

Final Product

A copy of your proposed syllabus/course outline is due November 27, 2019, by 5:00 pm. You may also include a description of your exploration of various pedagogies and your identification of creative assessments to foster a commitment to social justice.

Note: If you are not submitting a proposal and are interested in providing service to the college, we are looking for faculty to review submitted proposals. If you are interested, please contact Stormie, administrative assistant for the Dean of Humanities & Social Sciences, via email at

Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity! We look forward to seeing how you respond to the call.