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About the Alliance

This collaborative research project brings together four CSU campuses—Cal Poly ​San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Dominguez Hills and Fresno State—with the goal of developing, implement​ing, studying, evaluating, disseminating and scaling an AGEP Alliance Model.

What is an AGEP Alliance Model?

The project employs a culturally-informed, strengths-based faculty development approach for advancing newly hired historically underrepresented minority (URM) faculty in STEM and STEM Education research fields. The early-career faculty interventions include:

  1. trainings about culturally-informed strengths and identity,
  2. senior faculty mentoring,
  3. peer coaching and networking, and
  4. grant proposal writing trainings.

The primary outcomes of this AGEP Alliance Model project are improved faculty retention, promotion and tenure for the URM early-career faculty in STEM at CSU campuses.