The goal of BGSU ALLIES is to make allyship and inclusive leadership the norm and expectation at BGSU.
The ALLIES project has four objectives:
Revise institutional policies and processes to make allyship and inclusive leadership the expectation for faculty and administrators.
Design training materials, workshops, and online modules to develop departmental allies and inclusive leaders knowledgeable about inclusion and intersectionality and empowered to actively combat bias.
Deploy new data collection processes allowing better tracking of faculty advancement in the context of intersecting identities (including non-binary gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexuality, dis/ability status).
Disseminate training materials and best practices to other institutions through a strategic communication plan and a regional conference to be held at BGSU in Spring 2021.
Train STEM faculty to be effective allies to their women and minoritized colleagues
Train STEM Chairs/Directors to be inclusive leaders empowered to break down barriers to faculty success
Revise University policies to better support allies and inclusive leaders