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California law requires public universities to fulfill requests for public records promptly. But the University of California Berkeley took more than two years to hand over records related to its use of diversity statements for faculty hiring—hardly prompt.
San Diego State’s University Senate — composed largely of faculty members — voted to adopt changes to the reappointment, tenure, and promotion process that require faculty to detail commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their review submissions.
If you are facing retaliation over protected speech, or if you are a college student or faculty member whose First Amendment rights may have been violated, reach out to FIRE to learn more about how we can protect your rights.