George Mason University Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives

Looking to make a significant impact around educational development for diversity and inclusion? Interested in working on a campus with an incredibly diverse student body? Please consider applying to George Mason University’s new position within the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning – our director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives.

As part of a set of institutional commitments to diversity and inclusion, George Mason University has created a new position for a director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives. The director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives will be responsible for creating and coordinating programs across Mason campuses in support of educational development for diversity, inclusion, and equity. The director will provide leadership for Mason, working with our faculty community to support inclusive teaching and learning practices; develop programming focused on equity and diversity; foster an inclusive climate for learning; and ultimately, support student success.

The director will be housed in the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning and will work closely with the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics and University Life. The director will report to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development. George Mason University values diversity and demonstrates this in campus initiatives; we particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

Please visit for a full description of position responsibilities.

Check Out Mr. Brian Jackson’s Equity Spotlight Podcast Online!


brian jacksonIn this episode, Mr. Brian Jackson, a member of the Lac du Flambeau band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, speaks openly about issues that affect American Indian communities and the education of American Indian students. He discusses ways school systems can center equity in educational practices with American Indian students, including some examples of experiential learning rooted in Native history and addressing mascot logos in public schools.

Listen to the full podcast here:

Dr. Bowman Appointed to University of Wisconsin Madison Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation, and Dissemination (LEAD) Center

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman has been appointed to University of Wisconsin Madison Learning through Evaluation,  Adaptation, and Dissemination (LEAD) Center.

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LEAD Mission

To advance the quality of teaching and learning by evaluating the effectiveness and impact of educational innovations, policies, and practices within higher education. Rigorous, theory-driven methods and interdisciplinary collaborations anchor our approach to evaluation, leading to the translation of findings and evidence-based strategies in service to student learning.

The LEAD Center is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Exciting New Call for Qualifications (CFQ) and Three Open Job Opportunities in Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Research, Evaluation and Learning (REAL) unit!

With this Call for Qualifications at AECF, we are targeting independent evaluators and small to medium sized evaluation firms owned by underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and underrepresented Asians. We hope you will consider applying for and/or disseminating this CFQ to your networks.

As part of the foundation’s Race Equity and Inclusion efforts, the REAL unit at AECF has launched an initiative we are calling Expanding the Bench.  This initiative aims to improve the diversity within our current pool of evaluators. Expanding the Bench rests upon a fundamental belief that increasing diversity in the field of research and evaluation improves our knowledge base and makes for better science and social innovation.

To this end, we are soliciting qualifications of evaluators from historically underrepresented groups with evaluation expertise in AECF’s priority program areas including child welfare, juvenile justice, economic opportunity, placed-based strategies, early childhood development and education.  Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to be among those entered into a database for REAL to consult during the distribution and selection process for evaluation opportunities and other evaluations-related efforts. In a future phase of Expanding the Bench, the database will be made available online for other funders to access when seeking evaluation services.

Interested persons should complete an online application form at Completed applications are due no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, February 15, 2015. Please see the Full CFQ for a more detailed description of the application process, eligibility requirements and selection criteria.  For more information about the CFQ please contact Dr. Kantahyanee Murray at

Finally, AECF is actively recruiting for three open positions for evaluators in our Research, Evaluation, and Learning (REAL) unit: a Senior Research Associate to support our Family Economic Success programs ( ), a Senior Research Associate to support our Juvenile Justice Strategy Group ( ), and a Research Associate to support the unit overall. For more information on these job postings or to submit an application, please visit our website at:

Please help us by circulating this great opportunity broadly. If you would like to suggest a network or listserv where we can post this opportunity please let us know. For specific questions about these positions please contact Dr. Cindy Guy at