Project
Becoming Data Fluent: Building the Foundation for Data Equity at UAA
Description
Our project will improve data equity work by developing a data fluency program for all UAA data users to ensure uniform and meaningful terminology, organization, production, access and reporting are in place.
Data Foundations
4-Year Institution
PWI
Alaska
Jennifer Booz
Chief Diversity Officer
Michele Yatchmeneff
Executive Director, Alaska Native Education & Outreach
Daniel Campbell
Director, Institutional Research
Melanie Hulbert
Vice Provost, Student Success and Dean, Honors
Evidence

This project builds on previous work at UAA related to data equity. Methods for the project include:
- Communicate our key data metrics, their definitions, and their limitations.
- Find and interpret current institutional equity data.
- Use equity data appropriately in teaching, research, service, and administration.
- Avoid harmful uses of equity data.

Goal

Our project will improve data equity work by developing a data fluency program for all UAA data users to ensure uniform and meaningful terminology, organization, production, access and reporting are in place.

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned include:
- The project will extend beyond the Fellowship and be an ongoing part of data equity work at UAA.
- Data literacy and equity work affects all employees at UAA, an integrative and collaborative approach is needed.