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Academic Partnership Council

Our Academic Partnership Council (APC) members are higher education institutions that are committed to supporting Hispanics in STEM. They are integral to defining SHPE’s strategies to realize success for our members.

SHPE’s Academic Partnership Council (APC) provides a formal process for comprehensive universities, primarily undergraduate institutions, research institutions, and community colleges to partner with SHPE to inform SHPE’s programs and chapter operations, as well as collaborate with peer academic institutions committed to increasing Hispanic representation in engineering and STEM. Member organizations include both Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging-HSIs.

APC members will:

  • Actively contribute to the success of Hispanics in Engineering and STEM,
  • Partner with SHPE on new and innovative programs,
  • Network with Deans that have a similar interest in serving Hispanic students, and
  • Positively impact SHPE’s 13,000+ members

We anticipate that collaborative meetings will be held quarterly in September, November, February, and May, and will be up to two hours in length. If you are interested in joining, please click this link to do so. The APC is led by two Co-Chairs and utilizes an Leadership Group to support the group’s governance and structure.

Thank you to our Academic Partnership Council!



The Academic Partnership Council, APC, is designed to be a peer-to-peer interaction at the Dean, or equivalent, level. SHPE recognizes that there are a variety of institutional structures, please reach out to [email protected] if you are unsure if you’re the correct person to participate for your institution if your formal title is not Dean or Interim Dean.

Membership includes:

  • Institutional branding opportunities in a variety of venues
  • One professional membership for either the Dean or SHPE Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • The ability to network with like-minded peers to discuss the topics most relevant to Hispanics in STEM in higher education
  • Partner with SHPE on new and innovative programs
  • Positively impact SHPE’s 13,000+ members

Annual membership is January to December, and is dependent on institution type:

Community College/2-Year Technical School

$200 per year

Comprehensive College/University (Non-doctorate Granting)

$600 per year

Primarily Undergraduate College

$600 per year

Research University (Doctorate Granting)

$900 per year


Virtual meetings will be approximately 2-hours in length and held in February, May, and September. A hybrid meeting will be held in November in conjunction with SHPE’s National Convention.

Virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. The hybrid meeting will be via zoom and in Salt Lake City for those able to attend in-person.

Virtual meetings are anticipated to take place in February, May, and September. The program coordinator will work to select a day and time to maximize participant attendance. The hybrid meeting will take place for half-a-day during SHPE National Convention: 11/1- 11/5.

All meetings will be recorded and shared. An Associate or Assistant Dean may attend on your behalf if appropriate.


Either a Dean or support staff can complete the APC application.

The application requires:

  • Institution name and address
  • Dean’s name and email
  • Support staff’s name and email if needed to coordinate scheduling
  • Name and email to send invoice
  • Branding information (logos, branding guidelines, social media handles) if needed. Note: you can insert contact information for a colleague so that they can submit branding information
  • Agree to 2023 Member Agreement

Yes, you can include the name and email of a colleague or office who can support in providing branding information for the application.  An email will be sent to them requesting the branding information. We recommend that you notify your colleague so that they don’t miss the email request. It is important to note that your application will not be invoiced until the branding information is received.

Horizontal and vertical logos in both a .png format and .eps or .ai format.

Do you primarily offer 2-year degrees? Community college/2-year Technical

Do you offer doctoral degrees? Research university

Do you primarily offer 4-year undergraduate degrees? Undergraduate College

Do you offer primarily undergraduate and masters-level degrees? Comprehensive

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

No, the application is completed from new each year. This means that you can use the “Forgot your Password” on the sign-in page if you’re completed an application previously.

The application is completed from new each year. This means that you can create a new account to complete the application for your institution for this year.

Please reach out [email protected] and we can schedule a phone call to help.

Please reach out to [email protected] with the full name, title, and email and we’ll get our files updated.

Please reach out to [email protected] with the name and email address where you’d like the request to be resent.

An invoice will be emailed within 5-10 business days after the completion of your application.

Please note if you requested that a colleague submit branding information: Branding information must be received before your application can be invoiced. You can check the status of the submission of your branding application in your account.

Payments will be completed in an online portal separate from the application process. Payments can be done with a credit card or ACH.