Aspire Summer Institute
The virtual Aspire Summer Institute (ASI) will provide STEM campus leadership and faculty developers (at Centers for Teaching & Learning, STEM Education Centers, Professional or Disciplinary Societies, grant-funded initiatives, or similar entities) with the opportunity to retreat, reflect and act to better support campus diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through the development of key skills applicable across faculty roles. Institutional teams of participants will be supported in growing their institutional capacity for this work, through gaining skills as change agents and applying and adapting their learning to enhance existing campus-level DEI initiatives. This no-cost virtual institute is sponsored by the NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance.
The Aspire Summer Institute will take place from Monday, June 12th, 2023 to Friday, June 16th, 2023. Each day will include synchronous online sessions from roughly 11:30-5:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM-4:30 PM CT / 9:30 AM-3:30 PM MT / 8:30 AM-2:30 PM PT, with breaks between activities.
The ASI has the capacity to host up to 40 participants. We will be accepting applications from Aspire IChange institutions and higher education equity initiatives, as these teams will be well situated to consider how to incorporate locally what they learn at the institute. Applications that include team members with diverse positionality, that demonstrate connections to campus or national equity-focused change initiatives, and that detail personal and institutional goals for attending the ASI will be prioritized. There will be no cost associated with the ASI for participants as the Aspire Alliance is fully supporting the cost of the institute.