Any project or initiative engaged in efforts to broaden participation in STEM for historically excluded populations ─ including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Alaskans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, women and girls, and persons from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds ─ is invited to contribute data. Visit the Shared Measures homepage and click the “Request to Submit Project Data” tab.
As more information is collected and shared from an expanding network of projects, the Shared Measures platform will serve as a resource for tracking indicators of long-term institutional transformation and systems change, as well as a dynamic repository of data on national broadening participation efforts and associated outcomes. It will inform the work of the NSF INCLUDES Network community through shared data on the practices, partners, resources, and tools of other initiatives, and provide useful insights for NSF and federal agencies, Congress, policymakers, and the public.
The data tracks current collective progress in three critical areas: reaching a diverse population, developing a cohesive collaborative infrastructure, and promoting equity in STEM academic and career pathways.
The platform is designed to be accessible and user-friendly. This was achieved through a collaborative process, with representatives from the Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 Alliances working with the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub to select and shape data most appropriate and informative for the initiative to track, measure, and present publicly.
Some key findings from the initial Shared Measures data set and features to explore on the platform: