Faculty Commons, A Center for Teaching, Learning, Scholarship and Service coordinates all professional development, grants and assessment activities of faculty at New York City College of Technology. Faculty Commons adopts a programmatic approach to professional development and operates as a faculty resource and think tank where members collaborate on a variety of projects to shape curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
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Campus Group Proposals: Improving Campus Climate/Confronting religious, ethnic and other forms of discrimination
January 30, 2023
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Submission Deadline: January 30, 2023 (5:00 pm EST)
Hate crimes in major U.S. cities have risen by double‐digit percentage increases over the past two years. Bias‐motivated attacks have frequently targeted Asian Americans, Blacks, Jews, Latinos, Muslims, and members of the LGBTQI+ community. While Congress passes legislation aimed at combating hate crimes, institutions of higher education have a responsibility to be proactive in developing local college communities of trust, understanding, and inclusion.
The Chancellor allocated new funding to support strategic efforts to confront religious and ethnic discrimination on CUNY campuses. Sharing CUNY’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, New York City College of Technology (NYCCT) celebrates the many ethnicities and cultures represented by our faculty, staff, and students, and condemns acts of hate.
Faculty, staff, and student groups are invited to submit proposals that serve the whole college community and demonstrate responsiveness to the recent uptick in anti‐Asian hate, antisemitism, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
NYCCT full time faculty and staff are eligible to apply; student groups wishing to apply should be supported by a faculty or staff advisor.
A minimum of four (4) grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded. A total of $12,000 in funding is available and will be administered through the NYCCT Business Office.
Proposal Due Date
Proposals are to be submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 30, 2023. Proposals should be emailed to Provost@citytech.cuny.edu.
Proposals submitted after this deadline are considered late and may not be accepted.
Awardees will be notified in February 2023 and funds must be used before June 30, 2023.
Each proposal submitted to this RFP must include (A) Campus Climate Proposal Summary Form (B) Proposal Narrative, and (C) Budget Template. Details of requirements follow:
(A) Campus Climate Proposal Summary Form – View form
Proposal Category or Categories (see description of Proposal Categories below – (1) Campus Climate & Communications, (2) Training & Development for Multiple Stakeholders, (3) Student Engagement & Support, and/or (4) Academic & Co‐Curricular Programs
Total Amount Requested
Chair and Dean Signatures
(B) Proposal Narrative
The proposal narrative (maximum 2 pages, 12-point font, one-inch margins, single spaced) must include a description of the proposed activities including:
A summary of proposed activities, including a timetable. Include plans to disseminate information about the event to the college community, and anticipated attendance; proposed events should anticipate at least 50 attendees
A brief explanation of how the proposed work responds to the recent uptick in anti‐ Asian hate, antisemitism, and/or other forms of discrimination
A summary of how the proposed activities align with the Proposal Category or Categories
A description of expected impact, deliverables, and outcomes within the funding period
An evaluation plan
A brief budget narrative linking costs to activities
In accordance with the RFP issued by CUNY for Campus Climate Support Grants, Campus Group Proposals should address one or more of the following proposal categories:
Campus Climate & Communications
Community events, public programs, art projects, and podcasts focused on unity, campus climate, justice, awareness, wellness
Programs and activities promoting cross‐cultural understandings among members of the Asian American, Black, Jewish, Latino, Muslim, and LGBTQI+ communities, among others
Difficult conversations, dialogues, town halls, and discussions about intersecting religious, ethnic, and cultural identities
Interdisciplinary partnerships with community‐based organizations
Community‐wide messaging about existing policies that protect the rights of all students and employees
Campus climate surveys with specific reference to concerns pertaining to religious and ethnic discrimination
Training & Development for Multiple Stakeholders
Local expansion of training related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, incorporating faith‐based identities along with ethnic, racial, and other identities
Training on how to incorporate inclusive practices in leadership
Training on how to protest respectfully
Training on student engagement strategies
Training on how to plan for controversial speakers
Student resource & support spaces, affinity groups, community forums, book clubs
Collaborative efforts with student leaders to develop strategies promoting a sense of belonging on campus and building a community that is free of discrimination against faith‐based identities along with ethnic, racial, and other identities
Academic & Co‐Curricular Programs
Programs that foster understanding and are reflective of the ethnic and cultural diversity of CUNY students
Courses that help students to understand discrimination more broadly and include representatives across a spectrum of marginalized groups
Place‐based and experiential learning that enables relationship‐building through the practice of mindful listening and the exploration of personal narratives
Cohort‐based programs that create space for communicating across differences and skill‐ building related to navigating cultural tensions as well as religious, ethnic, and race power dynamics