Nominees sought for Beyond Compliance Award
Nominees sought for Beyond Compliance AwardDecember 04, 2006Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
Nominations are being accepted for the Beyond Compliance Award, presented by the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC); the Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies; the disability Law Society; the Office of Disability Services; the Center on Human Policy Advocacy Board; and the Chancellor’s Task Force on Disability.
The award will be given to any SU department, faculty, staff, student and student group that has demonstrated commitments to inclusion, made positive changes toward the direction that the BCCC mission envisions, and worked beyond compliance to foster the inclusion of students with disabilities and/or to create a more disability-friendly environment on campus (for example, faculty who create classrooms that are models of inclusion; a student group that brought up disability issues in a profound manner in their activities).
The award is intended to encourage efforts primarily among faculty, staff, students and programs that are not otherwise involved in disability studies or disability services.
The purpose of this award is three-fold:
- to collect, share and disseminate the stories and ideas of fostering inclusion on campus
- to recognize excellence in work done around campus
- to cultivate, excite and promote pride in work toward building an inclusive, respectful community and climate on campus
BCCC, founded in 2001, is an activist organization of Syracuse University students who are working to create and support a positive climate toward disability that values individual difference in all University settings. The BCCC takes an active role in advocating for changes in University policy and practice related to disability and diversity.
Nominations by students, faculty or staff will be accepted. Self-nominations are also accepted. The nomination form is available at: http://bccc.syr.edu.
Completed nomination forms should be no longer than three pages and include the names of two individuals who support the nomination. Nominators are encouraged to submit supplemental materials (photos, copies of written work, video footage, etc.) that can support the award selection committee’s understanding of the nominated work. Information contained in the nomination form and any other submitted materials may be shared with the public (e.g., at the ceremony, on the BCCC’s website). Nominators should indicate if they do not wish their submitted materials and/or letter to be shared.
Nominations must be received by Friday, Jan. 19, 2007. The award(s) will be announced at an award ceremony at the end of the Spring 2007 semester.
E-mail the completed nomination form to Corrie Burdick at firstname.lastname@example.org and Liat Ben-Moshe at email@example.com. Submit all other nomination materials to: Corrie Burdick, M-17 Skytop 441 Lambreth Lane, Syracuse University.
For more information about the award, contact Corrie Burdick at 443-2355 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.