Linking EOPC Proposals to the 2010-15 Framework Unit Diversity Strategic Plan
All EOPC proposals must be linked to the 2010-15 Framework diversity strategic plan and/or the current general strategic plan of the unit the Project Director works in. This page provides some information on linking your proposal to your 2010-15 Framework unit diversity strategic plan. For instructions on linking the proposal to your unit's general strategic plan, go to the unit strategic plan.
Your EOPC proposal needs to identify a statement(s) in your 2010-15 Framework unit diversity strategic plan that indicates that your proposal will contribute to your unit's diversity goals. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that your unit's diversity goals support the purpose and goals of your program. Proposals that are not supported by the unit's stated diversity goals have little chance of being continued beyond the five-year EOPC funding period. If your 2010-15 Framework unit diversity strategic plan does not have a statement that supports your proposal, you may need to contact someone in your unit who is involved in the diversity strategic planning process and discuss how your unit can better articulate its diversity goals in its Framework unit diversity strategic plan.
You will probably need to contact someone in the central office of your administrative unit (scroll down this page "Penn State Administrative Unites" to identify your unit) to obtain your 2010-15 Framework unit diversity strategic plan, although some units distribute their plan throughout the unit or post it on the unit website. Unit plans will not be posted on the Educational Equity Web site until spring 2010. Please do not use your 2004-09 Framework unit diversity strategic plan to link your proposal to, even though these plans can be found on the Educational Equity website. Please contact Mike Blanco, 814-863-7890, if you have any questions about this process.