Inclusive Excellence Award | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Inclusive Excellence Award

For Faculty


The Inclusive Excellence Award for Faculty will be awarded each year to a Tandon faculty member who demonstrates inclusive leadership and manifests the ideals of diversity, belonging, and equity through research and scholarship, creative work, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The recipient will receive a $5,000 award. 

All full-time Tandon faculty members are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Materials and Process

Nominators are asked to submit the following documents by the announced deadline to the Faculty Development,

  • A Nomination letter (describing why the individual or team should receive the award) may be submitted by anyone in the Tandon community. Self-nominations are also welcome.
  • A statement of how the nominee’s work has fostered and enhanced IDBE (up to 2 pages written by the nominee).
  • Current CV.

Primary Evaluation Criteria

Demonstrated commitment to fostering IDBE across a range of possibilities such as: 

  • Research or Creative Work 

    • Engagement in research or creative work that enhances our understanding of IDBE.
    • Engagement in research or creative work that attracts new scholars to the field and improves access and opportunity.
  • Teaching/Mentoring

    • Development and implementation of effective strategies for teaching that advance the education of students from underrepresented groups; activities can include innovative classroom instruction and advising (undergraduate or graduate students).
    • Mentoring undergraduate or graduate students, or faculty who are members of groups that are historically or currently underrepresented in their field and/or whose background and experiences contribute to campus diversity.
    • Creating curricula and courses that enable the development of student intercultural competence to navigate global and multicultural realities.
    • Implementing effective strategies/policies that address barriers preventing the full participation of students from historically or currently underrepresented groups in higher education and/or the professoriate.
  • Service/Outreach

    • Promoting the professional and/or academic advancement of underrepresented groups in the applicant’s field as well as their well-being.
    • Enhancing diversity and equal opportunity through activities such as recruitment and mentoring of faculty and students.
    • Participating in exceptional sustained committee or administrative service that has significantly enhanced policy or processes that advance the principles of equity and inclusion.
    • Crucial contributions to campus culture, practices, or programs that have had a demonstrable and important effect in helping the campus foster IDBE.
    • Community outreach activities that support IDBE.

Selection Committee

  • Director of Faculty Development, who will serve as committee chair
  • Past award faculty recipients (up to two)*
  • Members of the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE)
  • Two student members selected by the OIE

*During the first year of the award, two faculty members selected by the Chair will serve instead.

Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

Ingrid Paredes, General Engineering

Andrea Silverman, Civil and Urban Engineering