The vision of the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance is to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of students from underrepresented groups (URG) in colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to increase their contributions to the U.S. STEM enterprise.
The Aspire Alliance will pursue three mutually reinforcing strategic goals:
- Deepen the preparation of all STEM faculty to be inclusive and effective in their undergraduate teaching, research mentoring, and advising;
- Diversify the faculty through effective recruitment, hiring, and retention of URG STEM faculty via institutional transformation in practices, policies, and resources;
- Foster institutional cultures that recognize and value inclusivity and diversity broadly, and in the context of STEM faculty work specifically.
The overarching strategy is to effect change by aligning and reinforcing both professional development and hiring practices of STEM faculty simultaneously at institutional, regional and national levels, and to do so through a social equity-based collective impact process.
For more information, please visit the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance website.
Collaborative Award Name (Full): NSF INCLUDES Alliance: National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty (NAIDSF)
Awarding Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Dates: 9/1/18 – 8/31/23
Award Number(s): 1834510, 1834513, 1834518, 1834521, 1834522, 1834526
Collaborative Partners : Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Iowa State University, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Georgia, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Wisconsin-Madison