UBelong Collaborative: Transforming Higher Education
To promote belonging and academic equity in STEM through the development, refinement, and validation of customizable social-belonging interventions.
To transform STEM course environments to be equitable and inclusive so that every STEM student feels like they belong.
The UBelong Collaborative team uses the following core values as our guiding principles to define the decisions we make toward our mission and vision.
Keep Students First: keeping students at the center of what we do.
Evolve and Adapt: using reflective practices to grow throughout the course of the work.
Elevate Others: encouraging a growth mindset amongst our faculty and collaborators and inspiring innovation by fostering a community of support.
Act with Integrity: maintaining the highest level of honesty and transparency in our research practice.
Maintain Customizability: for success in various contexts.
Develop Our People: by providing an environment that fosters personal development and professional growth.
Partner in the Fight for STEM Equity: We work towards creating policies and cultures that promote the wellbeing and inclusion of all those who want to be in STEM.
Respond to Emerging Needs: we innovate and respond with new and tailored approaches to belonging.