With a goal of increasing institutional capacity for inclusion of all students in science, Inclusive Excellence 3 has created a learning community of faculty, staff, students, and administrators committed to collaborating in this effort.
The 134 participating institutions work together in seven “learning community clusters” aimed at creating inclusive STEM learning environments. The learning clusters focus on new approaches to the content of introductory science courses, evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching, and partnerships between 2- and 4-year institutions.
IE3 will award a total of more than $60M over six years. Each learning cluster receives $8-9 million over six years to collectively explore what it takes to build institutional capacity for inclusion by implementing and evaluating ideas and sharing their learnings.
Challenges and Participating Institutions
Content of the introductory science experience, which embodies inclusive learning.
Learning Community Cluster 1 will implement three coordinated projects: faculty training in the core values of equity, social justice, inclusivity, and anti-racism; elevate the student voice, improve the student experience, and situate students as agents of change through engagement and leadership; and engage faculty, staff, and students in the process of making sustainable changes to curricular offerings within introductory courses.
|California State University-Stanislaus|
|Dalton State College|
|Empire State University|
|Franklin & Marshall College|
|Illinois State University|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
|Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus|
|University of California-Riverside|
University of California-Santa Cruz
Learning Community Cluster 2 will work on projects spanning three areas: institutionalize professional development practices and resources to create safe, equitable, and supportive teaching and learning communities; establish collaborative processes for evaluating and redesigning introductory STEM courses; and create peer-to-peer cultures of support through student connections.
|Fort Lewis College|
|Hamilton College (New York)|
|Portland State University|
|University of Alaska Anchorage|
|University of Iowa|
|University of Minnesota-Morris|
|University of New Mexico-Main Campus|
|Xavier University (Ohio)|
Learning Community Cluster 3 aims to shift institutions from deficit- to achievement-oriented thinking and practices through five overlapping areas of activity: continuing education, inclusive curricula, student empowerment, inclusive collaboration, and broader approaches to institutional transformation.
|Auburn University at Montgomery|
|California State University-East Bay|
|College of the Holy Cross|
|Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)|
|Mount Holyoke College|
|Nebraska Wesleyan University|
|St. John’s University-New York|
|University of Akron Main Campus|
|University of Kansas|
|University of Virginia-Main Campus|
Meaningful evaluation of effective and inclusive teaching, which will inform faculty practices, including promotion and tenure decisions.
Learning Community Cluster 4 will focus on three projects that will: develop policy around inclusive and effective teaching and make it relevant for promotions and tenure; identify and employ models, tools, and approaches to work with instructors to advance their use of inclusive teaching practices; develop tools and practices that make meaningful progress toward the robust use of holistic evidence to evaluate teaching.
|Bryn Mawr College|
|Georgia Gwinnett College|
|Georgia Southern University|
|Gustavus Adolphus College|
|North Carolina A & T State University|
|Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus|
|University of Georgia|
|University of La Verne|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus|
|University of Oregon|
|University of Portland|
Learning Community Cluster 5 will work on six projects to understand, promote, and evaluate inclusive teaching: belongingness in STEM; data to support and evaluate change; data to drive change; pathways to faculty incentivization, reward, and evaluation structures; common definitions; and faculty development.
|California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo|
|Cleveland State University|
|Georgia State University|
|Marian University (Indiana)|
|The College of Wooster|
|University of California-Irvine|
|University of Connecticut|
|University of Mississippi|
|University of Richmond|
|West Virginia University|
Learning Community Cluster 6 will engage in cycles of learning which will support inquiry and iterative growth as they implement three projects: evaluation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Access (DEIJA) teaching and learning; data-informed improvement of DEIJA outcomes; and professional development for DEIJA teaching and learning.
|Boise State University|
|College of Saint Benedict|
|CUNY Queens College|
|Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus|
|St. Mary’s College of Maryland|
|Union College (New York)|
|University of Maryland College Park|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|University of Pennsylvania|
|University of Rhode Island|
Effective partnerships between 2- and 4-year institutions, which grow from existing relationships.
Learning Community Cluster 7 (the IMPACT STEM Transfer Network), comprising 15 four-year institutions and 30 two-year college partners, will forge meaningful relationships, empower and support students, work together to enhance curricula, and ensure effective administration of transfer.
|Four-Year Institutions||Partner Institutions|
|Clemson University||Tri-County Technical College and South Carolina Technical College System|
|Florida International University||Broward College|
|Florida State University||Tallahassee Community College|
|Howard University||Anne Arundel Community College|
|King University||Northeast State Community College and Virginia Highlands Community College|
|Michigan State University||Lansing Community College|
|Monmouth College||Illinois Central College|
|Montana State University||Blackfeet Community College and Little Big Horn College|
|Rowan University||Rowan College of South Jersey Cumberland Campus, Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus, and Rowan College at Burlington County|
|State University of New York at New Paltz||Dutchess Community College|
|University of Colorado Boulder||Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus and Front Range Community College - Boulder County Campus|
|University of Nevada-Reno||College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Nevada State University, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College|
|University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Milwaukee Area Technical College|
|University of Wyoming||Casper College, Eastern Wyoming College, Laramie County Community College, Northwest College, Western Wyoming Community College|
|Washington State University-Vancouver||Clark College and Lower Columbia College|