Institutional Change Initiative
An initiative with the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Alliance
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We achieve this by centering URG voices and building the equity-minded capacity and competency of current and future university leaders towards cultivating more inclusive and diverse faculty and institutions through three strategic interventions:
The IChange Network is comprised of six regionally-based Circles committed to advancing Aspire's three strategic goals.
IChange Network members begin their time in the network with a three-year action plan process targeting systematic improvement for URG faculty at their institution.
After their initial 3-years, institutional member enter into a community of practice to support one another implementing the work established in their action plan.
The IThrive Collective aims to establish a nurturing environment for BIPOC and other URG STEM faculty across the country. Members support each others’ growth, leadership, and scholarship. By sharing resources, information, and networks allows each scholar to thrive.
The IAspire Leadership Academy elevates the preparedness of academic leaders from underrepresented groups so they can aspire to and succeed in more senior leadership roles.
Fellows gain critical leadership skills across numerous competencies. They also learn how to lead more effectively in complex environments and build confidence to influence institutional transformation.