The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $10 million “to the newly created National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty (NAIDSF) which is co-led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).” The purpose of the latest award is to help increase diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The NAIDSF’s ultimate aim is “attracting more underrepresented students — women, members of minority racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.”
According to alliance co-director Robert Mathieu “Data shows that when diverse faculty members teach underrepresented students, these students achieve at significantly higher rates,” He further said that this phenomenon closes “achievement gaps in those classes by 20 to 50 percent.”
Under the initiative dubbed “Regional Change,” over 50 universities and 35 “cross partners” have committed to achieving the alliance’s goals. These partners include “2-year colleges, 4-year regional universities, local research universities, and the private sector.”Do you have a design in mind for your blog? Whether you prefer a trendy postcard look or you’re going for a more editorial style blog – there’s a stunning layout for everyone.