Pennsylvania Higher Ed Commission Incorporating ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Into State School System
“This is arguably the most important thing we will do because it so deeply affects the success of our students, our faculty, our staff, indeed our entire system”
This is the left embedding their political agenda in schools that taxpayers help pay for.
Campus Reform reports:
Pennsylvania higher ed governing body makes massive ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ move
Pennsylvania’s higher education commission will incorporate “diversity, equity, and inclusion” into the redesigning of the state college system, according to a recent announcement.
Citing an “array of challenges that confront public higher education nationally,” the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors is redesigning its network of public colleges and universities — namely, by merging several of its fourteen campuses.
Currently, PASSHE educates more than 93,000 students as the largest provider of higher education in the state of Pennsylvania.
To ensure the redesign also incorporates the goal of social justice, the board’s “commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion” wrote a report “outlining a range of recommendations for supporting DEI at every campus, in the Office of the Chancellor, and at the Board-level.”
It unanimously approved a new diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda on April 15.
“This is arguably the most important thing we will do because it so deeply affects the success of our students, our faculty, our staff, indeed our entire system,” said Board of Governors Chair Cindy Shapira in a press release, “Our institutions have been working hard for decades to make their campuses more inclusive and diverse places to learn, live, and work, but until recently, we have not been in a position to truly leverage the power of being a system in order to advance DEI efforts farther and faster.”
The board’s statement incorporates several goals related to staff and student diversity.
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