Regional Change

Regional Collaboratives (RC) are networks of geographically related 2- and 4-year institutions. Currently there are ASPIRE regional collaboratives in California, Iowa, and Texas, and an additional three will be added by 2022, expanding reach and impact across the United States. In this model, institutions work together to share and develop programs and experiences that work towards two primary goals:

  1. Increase the number and diversity of the pool of graduate students and qualified professionals pursuing a teaching career in STEM at 2-year colleges;
  2. Expand and strengthen the skills of future, early-career and current STEM faculty to teach the diverse student population.

Leaders from each RC meet regularly and are supported by a national backbone structure and national disciplinary organizations, developing shared goals and metrics, sharing resources, and collaborating on strategies for successful implementation and evaluation of regional initiatives that include internship/practicum experiences, workshops and trainings, open house and informational meetings, and marketing and communication improvement efforts.

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Cerritos College
  • Coastline Community College
  • College of the Canyons
  • East Los Angeles College
  • Foothill College
  • Golden West College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Monica College
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of California - Riverside
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District
  • Iowa State University
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Marshalltown Community College
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa

West Texas Collaborative

  • El Paso Community College
  • Howard College
  • Midland College
  • Odessa College
  • University of Texas at El Paso (lead)
  • University of Texas - Permian Basin

North/East Texas Collaborative

  • Tarrant County Community College
  • Tyler Junior College
  • University of Texas at Arlington (lead)
  • University of Texas at Tyler

Florida Regional Collaborative


Central CA Regional Collaborative


North Carolina Regional Collaborative