Thursday, March 26, 2009

Is diversity a category of academic accomplishment 

The National Association of Scholars argues no. At Virginia Tech, official documents for promotion and tenure say, however, that �diversity accomplishments are especially important for candidates seeking promotion to full professor. ... Committees are asked to develop working expectations for department members, perhaps sharing good examples, and to review diversity contributions included in the dossier with those expectations in mind.� The provost of the school is insisting that it's only a suggestion. Um, doesn't look it to me.