“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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