Faculty who have advising responsibilities play a critical role in a student's progression through their undergraduate education. This is especially important for students from underrepresented minorities (URMs) such as first generation students or students from low socio-economic backgrounds (LSEBs). A Guide to Academic Advising for STEM Faculty is a beginner's guide for new and future faculty that identifies key competencies for faculty with advising roles. The Guide provides an overview of advising, the core competencies to address the academic needs of students, and tools to help faculty be effective advisors for a diverse population of students. The tools and resources include an advising checklist for new faculty, faculty advising framework, exercises to help identify social identity, and more.

As part of a national initiative to recruit, hire, and retain STEM faculty from underrepresented groups, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) INCLUDES project, funded by the National Science Foundation, examined university efforts supporting access to, retention in, and progress to the professoriate for URG STEM faculty aspirants. In addition to convening academic experts and institutional leaders, APLU surveyed member institutions about their practices to promote diversity in these areas.

Cover for Strengthening the Pathways to Faculty Careers in STEM: Recommendations for Systemic Change to Support Underrepresented Groups linked to the document.
Cover for Supporting Faculty During & After COVID-19: Don't let go of equity linked to the document.

COVID-19 has upended life across the globe including U.S. institutions of higher education. This resource highlights ways institutions are responding to faculty concerns, outlines distinct challenges to supporting faculty equitably, and provides thoughtful suggestions with focus on equitable practices.

Leslie D. Gonzalez, Ed.D. & Kimberly A. Griffin, Ph.D. - Research Co-Leads

Translating in-person teaching to online settings

Created by Aspire Backbone team member Bennett Goldberg and Aspire National Change team member April Dukes, we provide video tutorials for translating in-person teaching to an online setting and using different tools in your teaching practices. (Aspire Alliance)

    • Bennett Goldberg’s YouTube Channel - topics such as translating to online teaching, blending asynchronous and synchronous teaching, and using an IPad or your phone as a document camera

    • April Dukes’ YouTube Channel - topics such as starting out in Zoom, setting up quizzes and exams, creating videos, and using tools like CourseWeb and Panopto