Virginia Tech, Round 2: Staging Diversity

April 27, 2009

Just weeks after the president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) ordered the provost to cancel a controversial policy, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is maneuvering to reinstate it.   The discarded policy made tenure and promotion contingent on a faculty member's demonstrated loyalty to a "diversity" dogma.  The new policy appears set to do much the same thing-but to hide this intent behind a wall of academic jargon...

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