This award celebrates an individual or team that has led a change and innovation initiative to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and/or inclusive environment within their institution.
This change positively impacted their department, campus, and/or local community. The NCCI Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award was established in 2022.
The initiative must be a recent achievement within the past two years and demonstrate at least one of the following:
- Has designed and promoted efforts focused on educating and empowering individuals to learn and demonstrate inclusive values
- Has led recruitment and outreach initiatives focused on increasing diverse representation
- Has championed social justice efforts to enhance equitable policies, procedures, and/or funding opportunities
Any NCCI member institution or individual at a member institution is eligible for this award. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. An individual can submit a nomination on behalf of their team, department, or campus.
An email will be sent to confirm the submission was received. A committee, composed of NCCI volunteers, will review materials to make a selection. One recipient will be chosen and notified in late April. One physical award will be given to the recipient, who will be recognized at the Annual Conference and in subsequent publications.
NCCI is no longer accepting nominations for 2023. The nomination period will open again in early 2024.