Georgia State University will host the first meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Institutional Change Network this July.
The meeting is an activity as part of the Aspire Alliance. The alliance’s goals are to:
- Deepen the preparation of all future, early-career and current STEM faculty to be inclusive and effective in their undergraduate teaching, research mentoring and advising;
- Diversify the national faculty through effective recruitment, hiring, and retention of STEM faculty from underrepresented groups via institutional transformation in practices, policies, and resources;
- Foster postsecondary institutional cultures that recognize and value inclusivity and diversity broadly, and in the context of STEM faculty work specifically.
The Aspire Alliance will provide participating institutions with comprehensive support and resources for institutional change that includes access to national partners who can offer concierge-style technical assistance.
The 14 other public research universities participating in the inaugural institutional change effort are: California State University, Northridge; Cleveland State University; Florida State University; Montana State University; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; University of California, Irvine; University of Central Florida; University of Houston; University of Illinois; University of Oregon; University of South Carolina; The University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Vermont; and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Aspire Alliance, which is led by the APLU and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), intends to select 50 additional universities as part of two additional cohorts over the next two years.
Written by Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager, Office of the Provost