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LGBTQ+ Center Call for Proposals

The LGBTQ+ Center is accepting proposals for the HEPC-funded WVU Initiative to Enhance LGBTQ+ Academic Success through Collaborative Support. Include a one-page proposal for a project aimed at mitigating the challenges LGBTQ+ students face in higher education, including lack of representation in curriculum and hostile learning environments.  We encourage faculty to consider creative ways to collaborate with LGBTQA+ students on these projects. Faculty involved with the initiative will attend fall seminars on curricular and pedagogical innovations aimed at improving LGBTQ+ college success, with an emphasis on building resources for transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming students. Participating faculty will receive $500 to support student collaboration and/or purchase academic resources for curricular and pedagogical development.  Projects will be presented at a symposium in late spring 2018 and must be completed by summer 2018.  We encourage submissions that have an intersectional analysis and scope, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, region, religion, first generation college-goer status, veteran status, among others, build collaborative ties with other diversity-related resources on campus, and involve students from many backgrounds and identities.  Send application materials (one page proposal, c.v., and contact information) to Cris Mayo at Cris.Mayo@mail.wvu.edu by 5 p.m. Sept. 18.