“In response to the student demands, last month the school’s administration released a statement outlining the significant diversity initiatives the school will be implementing.”
Higher education is devolving into 1984 right before our eyes. Do we really want this to be free (taxpayer funded)?
The College Fix reports:
Iowa State promises major new diversity initiatives, including ‘cultural humility training’
Following a series of racist incidents on its campus, including vandalism and offensive photographs, Iowa State University’s administration has promised major new diversity initiatives for the school, including “cultural humility” training and workshops for every faculty member on how to create “inclusive classroom environment[s].”
In October the campus group Students Against Racism issued a list of demands to the university administration, including declaring a “zero tolerance policy towards racism and antisemitism,” the expulsion of the students who recently drew swastikas on campus, and the firing of an advisor who “wore blackface,” a reference to a student staffer’s having painted his face “a variety of colors” for a campus play nine years ago.
Students were also protesting a series of hateful chalkings that were discovered on campus, including slogans such as “Heil Hitler” and anti-semitic epithets.
In response to the student demands, last month the school’s administration released a statement outlining the significant diversity initiatives the school will be implementing. Those include “cultural competency and cultural humility training before the start of spring semester 2020″ for the school’s president, senior vice presidents, deans and other high-ranking administrators.
As well, next semester, the school’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will “conduct annual training for faculty in each academic department on the importance of, and approaches to, creating an inclusive classroom environment.” The school’s hiring and tenure processes will also be subject to “diversity, equity and inclusion training.”
Further, starting next semester, “everyone who lives in a residence hall will be required to take annual online diversity, equity, and inclusion training,” according to the university.
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