The Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU), a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has 3 positions posted.
APLU and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL, based at the University of Wisconsin - Madison) are co-leads on one of the first National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES Alliance grants - Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty . APLU and CIRTL are partnering with dozens of other universities, two-year colleges and organizations across the country to scale practices aimed at diversifying the nation’s STEM college educators and grounding them in inclusive teaching practices. The initiative’s overarching strategy is to enhance professional development for current and future faculty as well as improve hiring practices of STEM faculty across three interacting change strategies at institutional, regional, and national levels. The ultimate goal is to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of students from underrepresented groups (URG) in STEM throughout postsecondary education, and thereby increase their contributions to the U.S. STEM enterprise. Broadening participation in the STEM workforce will bring diverse perspectives, improving our nation’s ability to solve complex social challenges, and expanding our technological and innovation-based economy.