National Student Clearinghouse Launches DEI Data Lab
A Collaborative Effort to Advance Student Outcomes of All Learners
The National Student Clearinghouse has launched the DEI Data Lab, a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) online initiative that will more widely share the Research Center’s nation-leading data on higher education students, highlight evidence-based solutions, and encourage additional problem-solving partnerships to help all learners. The new platform was made possible by financial support from the Cognizant Foundation.
Efforts to close equity gaps are not new to the Clearinghouse. For example, in the 2008–2009 academic year, the Clearinghouse began collecting additional data that enabled us to analyze student success based on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and more. The Clearinghouse aims to build a long-term, collaborative environment for researchers, educators, institutions, and organizations working to advance equity in higher education.
“As we enter our 3oth year of service to educational institutions and students, supporting all learners has been a central theme for the NSC since its inception. At the Clearinghouse — a nonprofit created by and for the higher education community — we are invested in seeing that all learners reach their full potential. This new site builds on our actions to support all learners.” said Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse. “The Clearinghouse has an obligation to collaborate with our partners to find better ways to use our data and tools. We are very appreciative of the Cognizant Foundation and all the advisors and creators of the DEI Data Lab to address inequities in education.”
Special thanks to the Cognizant Foundation for funding and believing in the Clearinghouse’s DEI Data Lab vision.
DEI Data Lab Content and Vision
The site includes data-intensive pages that provide a starting point for understanding current equity gaps, identifying recent trends, and diving deeper into metrics on enrollment, persistence, and completion.
The DEI Data Lab also features case studies that highlight Clearinghouse partners, and many others, who are working to close equity gaps. Review the site’s examples, and with your help and input, we look forward to presenting many more.
Over time, the Clearinghouse intends to:
- Convene the education and workforce communities in a collaborative environment.
- Provide more actionable insights and interventions to democratize access to education more effectively.
- Spearhead a nationwide effort for an equitable approach to data collection and analysis in education.
- Promote equity in education at the local and national levels.
Join our growing list of engaged participants to share best practices and form problem-solving partnerships to achieve greater equity in education!
“The Clearinghouse has an obligation to collaborate with our partners to find better ways to use our data and tools. We are very appreciative of the Cognizant Foundation and all the advisors and creators of the DEI Data Lab to address inequities in education.”
President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse