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University of Colorado Denver to Spend $4 Million on ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Programs

University of Colorado Denver to Spend $4 Million on ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Programs

“to expand its capacity to deliver the highest level of education services to its students”

Couldn’t this school make tuition ‘free’ by spending this kind of money on scholarships? Why should taxpayers be asked to do it?

Campus Reform reports:

CU Denver will drop $4 MILLION on diversity programs

The University of Colorado Denver unveiled $4 million in funding toward “diversity, equity, and inclusion” programming.

In April, Chancellor Michelle Marks announced that the school would seek to become an “equity-serving institution” by “earmark[ing] $1 million of campus funds, $2 million from the CU President’s Office, and $1 million from the CU Foundation.”

“As an equity-serving institution, CU Denver will be able to expand its capacity to deliver the highest level of education services to its students,” explains the same CU Denver News article. “The university will focus on courageously humanizing its systems and policies to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus dedicated to the success of every member of our community.”

CU-Denver secured the $2 million from the CU President’s Office after it achieved the designation of “HSI” and “AANAPISI” — a “Hispanic-Serving Institution” and “Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution,” respectively.

The funds will be used for “student retention, hiring more staff to support new and growing programs, summer education, inclusive pedagogy, and more,” per CU Denver News.

The school’s “Equity Task Force” — which recommended the funds — suggests “ongoing evaluation of various curricula and pedagogical techniques” in its recent report. Specifically, the task force recommended that the university work to “redesign curriculum to decenter whiteness and other sources of oppression, and communicate graduate and major curricula to represent EDI commitments.”

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One more bit of evidence added to an already existing mountain of it that being woke pays.

    artichoke in reply to irv. | June 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    I think the woke credit card is bumping against its limit. This probably wasn’t a well timed decision by CU-D but some administrators have different priorities, and at least they can keep their jobs as they redirect the attention onto the process of telling others how to be more inclusive etc.

“As an equity-serving institution, CU Denver will be able to expand its capacity to deliver the highest level of education services to its students,” explains the same CU Denver News article. “The university will focus on courageously humanizing its systems and policies to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus dedicated to the success of every member of our community.”

In other words the tests will get easier.

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