“findings in the audit will be used to change hiring policies and increase diversity among faculty”
This is happening based on a recommendation from the Black Student Union. Do you think the audit will uncover problems? Of course it will, that’s the whole point.
Campus Reform reports:
GWU Black Student Union ‘recommendation’ prompts campuswide ‘diversity audit’
George Washington University in Washington, D.C. announced it will hire an external firm to perform its first-ever “diversity audit.” The findings of this audit will be used to reform areas on campus inside and outside of the classroom, such as student events and athletics. Target areas will include faculty composition, financial aid, and campus police relations.
University officials said they are conducting the audit in order to create a “diversity action plan” that includes “goals, action items, and regular assessments” to track progress on campus and in the community. The university’s announcement noted that the audit “follows a recent recommendation from the Black Student Union, and it will assess diversity in all its forms on our campuses.”
The findings in the audit will be used to change hiring policies and increase diversity among faculty. The new policies will “strengthen opportunities for diverse candidates” through new hiring requirements, search committees and interviewers, according to the GW Hatchet.
Information collected in the audit will also be used to review financial aid policies and strengthen the relationship between the GW Police Department and the community, “especially” students of color.
“Our continued commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to our University’s future and the impact of our teaching and research on the world,” the release states.
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