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Virginia reviews diversity rule

April 12, 2009

The Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech announced last week that it would review the university's tenure and diversity policies after claims by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education that academic freedom was under threat."

Promoting one's own view of diversity is one thing but making narrowly defined and politicised views about diversity an ideological requirement for faculty members is quite another," FIRE* President Greg Lukianoff said. "Political litmus tests have no place in higher education and the Board of Visitors must help defend individual conscience and academic freedom at Virginia Tech... Download file "5"

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