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November 18, 2019
Public universities are serving their students, communities, and society at large in a variety of ways. They provide access to college and work to ensure every student who enrolls in college leaves with a life-changing degree in hand. They undertake public-impact research. They drive economic development through innovation and collaboration with the private sector. They work with communities across the globe to solve pressing societal challenges. And they instill a sense of civic responsibility in their students.
November 18, 2019
MU has joined a national alliance to develop inclusive faculty practices in its STEM departments, the university announced Monday. The alliance, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty, will focus on recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse science, technology, engineering and math faculty. MU is one of 20 universities joining the Aspire Alliance, which will last for three years.
November 18, 2019
A report on the state of rural education came out last week, asserting that some schools and places “face nothing less than an emergency in the education and well-being of children.” Part of that emergency is the low level of “college readiness” in many of these rural districts, which enroll nearly one in five public-school students in the United States.
November 18, 2019
Focusing on rurality across race and ethnicity in the United States was among the many sessions that brought scholars, grant makers and policy leaders together for the 44th annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). This year’s theme, “The Will to Reimagine the Study of Higher Education,” called on scholars in the academy to translate their research into policy and practice.
November 1, 2019
The University of Tennessee is now a part of the Aspire Alliance, a group of universities nationwide with one commitment in mind. "The idea of retaining and recruiting a more diverse faculty that in turn will help us retain for diverse students as well," assistant vice chancellor for research development Kimberly Eck said.
November 1, 2019
In her three years as an engineering student, Lauren Wonicker-Cook barely had female professors. Now that UF has joined a national alliance to increase STEM faculty diversity, the 21-year-old UF electrical engineering junior, said she hopes that will change. UF is joining 19 other universities this year in an alliance to increase diversity in STEM faculty. “Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty” is led by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.
November 1, 2019
To recruit a more diverse STEM faculty, the University joined 19 other universities in a three-year effort to change current faculty recruitment practices. The initiative, called Aspire Alliance, was created by an advocacy organization called The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities that advocates for public universities in the United States, according to their website.
October 25, 2019
Dr. James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), was named the recipient of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) 2019 Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Distinguished Service Award. Moore also serves as the EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology and inaugural executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male.
October 23, 2019
Ball State University is joining a nationwide, three-year institutional change effort to create inclusive STEM faculty recruitment, hiring and retention processes. As part of Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, Ball State will join 20 other universities in the effort.
October 23, 2019
The University of Florida announced Tuesday that joined a three-year institutional change effort aimed at diversifying its faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices in STEM fields. The effort, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, was spearheaded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The National Science Foundation funds the effort as part of its INCLUDES initiative.