University Diversity Office

Annual Faculty Awards

EKU offers six annual faculty awards, announced during Scholars Week held each year in April. Applications for all awards are due on February 1 each year.

Annual faculty awards:

  • High-Impact Practice Teaching Award (2 awards given each year)

  • Faculty Innovation in Teaching Award (2 awards given each year)

  • Faculty Leadership Award (1 award given each year)

  • Faculty Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award (1 award given each year)

Click Here for Full Details and Nominations


Summer Bridge Program Luncheon with Diversity Office

The 2017 Summer Bridge Program students enjoyed lunch and visit with Dr. Timothy Forde, Dr. Norman Powell, and Dr. Roger Cleveland, EKU Inclusive Excellence Trainer.

Visit Sumer Bridge Program at Eastern for more information.


Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

The U.S. Department of Education recently released a 180-page report presenting data on educational attainment of people in various racial and ethnic groups in the nation. The report contains data on African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, American Indians and other ethnic groups. There are detailed tables on enrollments, educational achievement, retention, student behavior, degree attainments, and outcomes of education.

Some of the highlights from the section on postsecondary education are:

* The gender enrollment gap for Black students in higher education is wider than for any other racial or ethnic group.

* Some 85 percent of all Black students in U.S. higher education received some type of financial aid grant. This was the highest percentage of any racial or ethnic group.

* About 72 percent of Black students took out a student loan, again the highest rate among any racial or ethnic group.

* The percentage of African American students who entered college in 2008 and had earned a bachelor’s degree with in six years, was the lowest among all racial and ethnic groups.

* In 2014, the median annual earnings of Blacks with at least a bachelor’s degree was lower than the median annual earnings of similarly educated people from all other racial and ethnic groups.

The full report, Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017, may be downloaded by clicking here.