Institutional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion affects all parts of higher education management. Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academia: A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Transformation scrutinises the conceptual framework for diversity, equity, and inclusion actions in academia to facilitate research-based and critically reflected decisions in higher education management.
The book contains 24 chapters, each focused on one of 24 fundamental concepts that are essential for identifying, understanding, and implementing organizational changes and counteracting unjustified disadvantages faced by women and members of other gender minorities in academia, preceded by an introductory binding chapter. The book also discusses concepts directed towards solutions, such as affirmative action and feminist pedagogies, and overcomes the traditional binary approach on gender by incorporating specific challenges faced by LGBTQ+ and transgender staff and students.
Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academia will be key reading for academics in Gender Studies and Education Studies, while also serving as a vital resource for individual consumers working in or preparing to enter leadership positions in higher education.
9.30-10.00 Concert and Coffee: (Song/text: Ronja-Katrin Larsen, Music: Elias Martin Ingebrigtsen-Dass. Ronja and Elias have played to the King of Norway and are now playing for UiT. Get a sense of work of these musicians here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcRys9EESiI)
Ronja and Dass will be introduced by Torjer Olsen, Head of the Center for Sami Studies, UiT.
10.15-10.40: UiT as an inclusive institution. Welcome speeches from the leadership:
Dag Rune Olsen, Rector and leader of UiTs Equality and Diversity Committee (video)
Anne-Britt Flemmen, Dean at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (video)
Kjersti Fjørtoft, Head of the Center for Women’s and Gender Research and member of the Equality and Diversity Committee.
Ann Therese Lotherington, Member of the Advisory Board of the Prestige-project and head of the ConGen research group
10.40-11.00: Note from the editors:
Melina Duarte, Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and coordinator of the Prestige-project, UiT
Kjersti Fjørtoft, Professor at the Department of Philosophy and current head of the Center for Women’s and Gender Research, UiT
11.00-12.30: Panel Debate I: Writers
Chair: Kjersti Fjørtoft
Participants: Gabriel Goldmeier (UFRGS), Hege Finholt (MF). Kerstin Reibold (UiT), Marianna Poyares (New School for Social Research), Sarah Musubika (UiT), Trine Antonsen (Norce).
12.30-13.30: Lunch and mingling for registered participants.(Registration for lunch closes on May 25, but you do not need to register to attend the event).
13.30-15.00: Panel Debate II: Writers
Chair: Melina Duarte
Participants: Ana Rieger Schmidt (UFRGS), Hannah Winther (NTNU), Hege K. Andreassen (UiT), Mitieli Seixas da Silva (UFSM), Nasstasja Pugliese (UFRJ).
15.15 - 16.00: Pre-reviews: Readers
Participants: Elisavet Kosyri (UiT), Giuliana Panieri (UiT), Torill Nustad (Member of the Prestige-project and former secretary of the Equality and Diversity Committee, UiT), Anna Lopacher (UiT).
***The book is openly available here.