Friday, March 31, 2017

Faculty 'Diversity Statements' Are Called Threats to Academic Freedom

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Peter Schmidt
March 30, 2017

The "diversity statements" that many colleges now require of applicants for faculty positions are coming under attack by traditionalists and conservatives as threats to academic freedom.

The Oregon affiliate of the National Association of Scholars has issued a report accusing colleges in that state and elsewhere of creating "ideological litmus tests" for faculty hiring and promotion by asking candidates for statements discussing their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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