Aspire Alliance Institutional Change

CMU is proud to have been selected as a member of the IChange Network in the Aspire Alliance of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, funded by the National Science Foundation.

The APLU and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) "aim to increase the learning, persistence, and completion of students from underrepresented groups (URG) in colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by pursuing three...strategic goals:

  1. Deepen the preparation of all STEM faculty to be inclusive and effective in their undergraduate teaching research mentoring, and advising;
  2. Diversify the faculty through effective recruitment, hiring, and retention of URG STEM faculty via institutional transformation in practices, policies, and resources;
  3. Foster institutional cultures that recognize and value inclusivity and diversity broadly, and in the context of STEM faculty work specifically.

Read more about the National APLU initiative here.