The proposed Diversity Case Competition Initiative will seek to increase diversity awareness within the Kelley student body and organizations by:
- Encouraging students to apply their creative knowledge in finding ways to increase minority representation from the student body level, faculty level and administrative level.
- Providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to enhance their problem analysis and presentation skills.
- Rewarding the top three student teams with the most creative and implementable recommendation(s).
- Exposing undergraduate students to corporate sponsors that may become future employers of Kelley's brightest talents.
The activities mentioned above are geared toward developing an overall reinvigoration of academic life in which increased diversity and community are joined in scholarly achievement.
The Diversity Case Competition is envisioned to be rolled out in the following manner.
- In April of 2009, at a session led by KSDC, a Diversity Case Competition proposal will be communicated to all undergraduate students encouraging them to participate.
- Students that have expressed interest in the Diversity Case Competition will form three-person teams to research and develop presentations on the assigned case topic.
- Each team will be given a week to research and present to a panel of judges comprised of faculty, administrative, corporate sponsor and KSDC leadership members. This session will also be open to any interested individual of the Kelley student body. Each of the presentations will be assessed by the panel of judges using selected criteria.
- Three teams, with most creative and implementable recommendations, will be selected to receive the prize money. Please go to our calendar to find specific dates.
- The breakdown for the prize money is as follows:
- 1st Place Team - $1,500
- 2nd Place Team -$1,000
- 3rd Place Team -$500