UCLA officials refuse to discuss new faculty diversity requirement

Sep 26, 2018 by

Despite repeated attempts to contact multiple departments

Over the past few weeks The College Fix has reached out to numerous people in numerous departments at the University of California, Los Angeles, to learn about the school’s new faculty diversity requirement, but no officials contacted by The Fix would respond to the requests for comment.

That new requirement–a recently instituted administrative rule meant to “promote more equitable and inclusive faculty hiring”–begins this fall. All applicants for faculty positions must submit “an ‘EDI Statement’ that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” according to an announcement from UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost Scott Waugh.

The school “will implement a similar practice in the context of ladder rank faculty promotions beginning in the 2019-20 academic year,” Waugh wrote in his announcement.

Source: UCLA officials refuse to discuss new faculty diversity requirement – The College Fix

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