Fri, Sep 17 | Zoom

DISRUPT Intensive & Pitch Competition (Day 2)

To Enter the Competition: We can only accept one pitch per university. Pitch team leads must email Melissa Rivas (mrivas@aplu.org) with their intent to participate by indicating team member names, titles, and emails, including external partners, no later than September 1.
DISRUPT Intensive & Pitch Competition (Day 2)

Time & Location

Sep 17, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Zoom

About the Event

Designing and Innovating to enSure underRepresented University Personnel Thrive (DISRUPT) is USU's second Intensive and Pitch Compeition for the Advancing Racial Justice & Equity Intensive workstream! With the support of the Thriving Universities Advisory Group, USU is looking for effective or promising approaches using equity-centered data to “DISRUPT” organizational and academic culture to ensure the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented/minoritized faculty and/or staff. 

The Intensive is a condensed capacity-building, idea-sharing, and skill-building convening meant to spur innovation and action around university-led approaches to addressing inequities on campus and/or in their cities. 

The winning pitch will receive a $20,000 mini-grant! The competition is an opportunity for universities to articulate new or ongoing projects designed to improve outcomes for stakeholders in the university-city ecosystem. 

An informational video with more details is available on the USU Intensive and Pitch Competition Series webpage. Please contact Melissa Rivas (mrivas@aplu.org), Assistant Director at USU, for more information about the initiative.

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