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Moon Shot for Equity

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion with Moon Shot for Equity

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An Initiative to Close Equity Gaps in Higher Education by 2030

To fulfill the promise of student success we must eliminate persistent equity gaps at our colleges and universities. Our communities and our country will thrive only if all people have a fair and equal chance to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Today that means helping many more Americans complete college degrees and credentials of value.

The Moon Shot for Equity is a collaborative project led by education firm EAB that aims to close equity gaps within regional clusters of two- and four-year colleges and universities by 2030. Rooted in proven student success research and best practices, Moon Shot combines change leadership strategies, data insights, best-in-class technology, consultative support, and project management to help institutions build the capacity and infrastructure for substantial, sustainable change. Moon Shot partners evaluate their current performance on practices identified as most critical to erasing equity gaps, then NKU's Moon Shot team builds a phased action plan to help us achieve quick and sustained results.

Schools that join the project commit to working together, and with EAB, to help more underrepresented students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college. The project was first launched in 2020 with NKU joining in 2021. NKU is a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Each region must commit to deploying 15 research-based best practices and policies proven to substantially boost equity and are at the same time mutually beneficial for their student populations’ needs. Many of the Moon Shot for Equity’s practices align with NKU’s Success by Design framework.

Moon Shot for Equity Regional Meeting

The first Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Moon Shot for Equity regional meeting was held April 5, 2022. Attendees from NKU, Gateway CTC, Cincinnati State and Miami University gathered to hear from expert guest speakers, including a keynote address from Dr. Tim Renick, Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success at Georgia State University.

Replay Presentation

Regional Best Practice Projects

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Proactive Advising

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Second Chances
for Learners

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Student Belonging

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Holds Reform

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Emergency and
Retention Awards

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Transfer Pathways

Frequently Asked Questions


Local Institutions Join “Moon Shot for Equity” to Close Equity Gaps

The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region is the second consortium selected by education firm EAB to join the Moon Shot initiative.

View the Press Release