Defining and Measuring Equity for Ourselves and UAA

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Join the College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) for the next topic in our DEI+B workshop series, “Defining and Measuring Equity for Ourselves and UAA,” presented by Dr. Diane Hirshberg. This workshop is Friday, March 3, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room 316. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and is open to faculty, staff and students. Lunch will be served. 

Register online for this upcoming workshop.

Defining and Measuring Equity for Ourselves and UAA 

In this workshop, participants will explore ways to define and measure equity in education and how to apply these definitions. We will discuss how to use data to assess and improve equity within programs, colleges, and institutions.

About Dr. Diane Hirshberg

Diane Hirshberg is a professor and director of Education Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA. She also serves as vice president academic for the University of the Arctic and sits on the Board of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. 

Her research includes education policy analysis, indigenous education, circumpolar education issues and the role of education in sustainable development in the Arctic. She has studied the boarding school experiences of Alaska Native students, teacher supply, demand and turnover, including the cost of teacher turnover in Alaska. She's co-authored the education chapter for the Arctic Human Development Report II and co-edited “Including the North: A Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North.” 

Her current work focuses on education and knowledge sharing in self-determined sustainable development in remote villages and supporting community efforts to build energy security and sustainability in northern and Indigenous communities. Dr. Hirshberg currently teaches in the Master of Public Policy Program at CBPP. She has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California Los Angeles, a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California Berkeley.

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