A diversity step too far

April 19, 2009

Even in the age of Obama, race and other issues related to inclusiveness continue to confound officials at many of the nation's universities.

Virginia Tech is a prime example, where well-meaning officials made the mistake of appearing to require professors to show an "active involvement in diversity" for promotion and consideration for tenure in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. They should have known better than to step on this third rail in academia...

Schools: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cases: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: “Diversity” Requirement for Faculty Assessment Violates Academic Freedom and Freedom of Conscience