Final Report

IDEAL-N Final Report

Year 3 Reports

NSF 2018 Submission Document

Year 2 Reports

IDEAL-N Year 2 External Evaluation Report 

IDEAL-N Year 1 Annual Report

IDEAL-N Year 1 Annual Report 

IDEAL-N Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership - National. Transforming University Cultures, Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion

IDEAL-N is a three year project that builds a learning community among 10 research universities across 2 states to create knowledge about, share, develop, adapt, and evaluate innovative and sustainable tools, practices, and policies to promote gender equality in academic Science & Engineering (S&E) disciplines. IDEAL­N includes two clusters with a total of 10 partner universities: Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Cleveland State University (CSU), Kent State University (KSU), University of Akron (UA) and University of Toledo (UT) constituting the Northern Ohio cluster and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Duquesne University (DU), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and University of Pittsburgh (U Pitt) constituting the Pennsylvania cluster).

IDEAL-N builds on the successful transformations and outcomes achieved in the earlier CWRU ADVANCE project, IDEAL. Using the stages of change model related to gender equity institutional change, IDEAL-N recognizes that each university and cluster (as well as the individual administrators and faculty represented therein) participate in an on-going process of profound change in promoting diversity in S&E. IDEAL-N targets senior administrators as the locus of change and promotes intensified educational, leadership development, and support components. The project will employ an innovative technology platform, using WebEx, to re-imagine and stimulate cost-effective information dissemination and networking for a national audience.

IDEAL-N Project Description

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IDEAL Final Report

IDEAL Final Report

‌Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (IDEAL) was a three-year NSF-ADVANCE PAID project to seed gender equity transformation at five regional public institutions of higher education in northern Ohio (Bowling Green State University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, and University of Toledo) and continue the institutional transformation at Case Western Reserve University.

The goal of this innovative partnership was to create an institutional learning community that is empowered to develop and leverage knowledge, skills, resources and networks to transform academic cultures and enhance equity and inclusion.

IDEAL adapted and disseminated the successful academic leadership development and institutional transformation methods developed by CWRU during its five-year NSF-ADVANCE Institutional Transformation initiative, Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES).