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Microgrants awarded in support of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging

We are pleased to announce the awards for our 2nd microgrant awards for the 2023-2024 academic year. Microgrants help facilitate exploration on how data empowered educational practices (DEEP) might contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the UW–‍ Madison teaching and learning experience.

We had many thoughtful proposals across several schools and colleges demonstrating the innovations and impacts for student success across UW–‍Madison. Our team worked to select proposals that spark collaboration, foster data empowered decision-making and highlight learning analytics in action.

Our 2nd group of microgrant recipients span a diverse group of instructional faculty and administrators working in support of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Each team will receive $5,000 across the academic year to work on their project.

Data empowered educational practices (DEEP) for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Microgrant awardees for the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • Liza Chang & Diana Frantz Anderson; College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
  • Colleen Conroy; School of Education, Department of Theater & Dance
  • Amanda Margolis & Andrea Porter; School of Pharmacy
  • Christa Wille & Kate Fu; College of Engineering
  • Sarah Zurawski; School of Education, Occupational Therapy

The awardees will convene monthly to share insights and work with an assigned liaison to help support each project with the resources and data needed to be successful. We have a great group of projects highlighting the ever growing needs of using data to support student success across our institution. Awardees will share their work at the end of the academic year in May 2024.

For more information about how to leverage teaching and learning data to better support educational practices on campus, please visit the Learning Analytics Center of Excellence. For more information on how to support effective teaching practices, identify and address barriers, and nurture environments that help learners and instructors, please visit the Division for Teaching and Learning website.