About the Alliance

​This collaborative research project brings together four ​California State University(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 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Alliance Model.

You can learn more about our AGEP Alliance and our collective accomplishments by viewing our latest News & Publications​

St​rengths about our project, compared to other AGEP alliances

The project employs a culturally-informed, strengths-based faculty development approach for advancing newly hired faculty in ​Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ​(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 early-career faculty in STEM at CSU campuses.

The video below highlights interviews of participants, coaches, and project leadership from our annual retreat.


​This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants: 1916046, 1916050, 1916054 and 1916056. Any opinions, fi​ndings, conclusions, or recommendations presented are only those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National​ Science Foundation.​