“job candidates will be docked points for failing to share personal experiences with diversity and inclusion”
Doesn’t this just sound like a clever way for the school to dismiss applicants it doesn’t like?
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Ohio College Will Assign Diversity Scores to Faculty Applicants
A public university in Ohio could soon assign faculty applicants a diversity and inclusion score and dismiss candidates who fail to provide a diversity statement, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Bowling Green State University president Rodney Rogers announced to faculty in April that on May 1 the school would pilot a diversity and inclusion question for employee applicants over the next year. As part of the updated application process, job candidates will be docked points for failing to share personal experiences with diversity and inclusion, or “not addressing their own positionality” as it relates to diversity and inclusion.
American colleges and universities have in recent years asked prospective hires to include diversity and inclusion statements in their applications. Such questions are mainstays of the hiring process in the University of California system and elsewhere. Critics have likened the practice to McCarthyism and argue that public, government-funded institutions requiring its faculty to make such statements constitutes compelled speech.
Bowling Green’s new hiring system lets faculty hiring committees select among five questions to determine where an applicant falls on a five-point diversity and inclusion scale.
To earn a perfect score, an applicant must demonstrate “clear knowledge of, experience with, and interest in dimensions of diversity that result from different identities,” including an applicant’s personal experience. Applicants will fare poorly if they don’t “discuss identity,” or state that they have “had little experience with these issues.”
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