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Moon Shot for Equity

Carthage has joined the nation’s first regional consortium of colleges and universities to commit to “Moon Shot for Equity,” a new national initiative that aims to close equity gaps in higher education by 2030.

Moon Shot for Equity partner logoCarthage College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced the partnership in a joint statement in fall 2020.

The four institutions will work together and with education firm EAB to help more students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college.

The four institutions will work together and with education firm EAB to help more students of color and other historically underserved populations graduate from college.

Monthly Moon Shot Updates

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    This fall, teams are engaging in focus groups and a Navigate climate survey to understand Navigate needs and prioritize the next steps accordingly.
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    Moon Shot Best Practice Teams are executing their practices. This fall, teams are engaging in focus groups and a campus climate survey to understand campus needs and prioritize the next steps accordingly. 
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    Moon Shot Best Practice Team Leaders are holding team meetings: (1) to understand the state of the problem for each best practice and (2) to establish objectives based on problems identified. Teams will accomplish this through conversations internal and external to campus, data analyses, and student and staff focus groups.
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    This month, best practice teams begin executing best practices to ensure equitable policies and practices for students. Teams are meeting biweekly at each institution and will convene every five to six weeks cross institutionally for regional learning.
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    We have completed our first 100 days of the Moon Shot Partnership and are now going into our second phase which is engagement! Team leaders will participate in a half-day leadership institute this month to ensure they are fully equipped to manage and implement the best practice.