Virginia Tech drops diversity requirement from tenure policy

April 15, 2009

The president of Virginia Tech has asked the provost to remove from the university's new guidelines on tenure and promotion a requirement that professors show an "active involvement in diversity," which some conservative groups had criticized as a violation of academic freedom...

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