“Opportunity Centers should realign and focus campus resources to effectively assess and address the individual needs of all students”
If this is a real change and not just a name change, then more power to South Dakota.
The College Fix reports:
South Dakota universities may swap diversity offices for ‘opportunity centers’ amid CRT crackdown
Public universities across South Dakota are working to implement a new action plan put forth by the Board of Regents that seeks to broaden campuses’ objectives so that they are not solely focused on racial and diversity issues.
The Board of Regents restrict critical race theory by stating in the plan that they “reject, and will not promote, the idea that any individual person is responsible for actions taken by other people. We also reject, and will not promote, any suggestion that one group of people is inherently superior or inferior to another group, or is inherently oppressive or immoral.”
Today, university leaders are working to adhere to the regents’ “Opportunity for All” framework, which included four objectives to increase intellectual diversity and equal opportunity.
Regents approved three “Opportunity for All” policies in early October, reports the Argus Leader, noting that included “revisions to the academic freedom and responsibility policy, guest speaker policy and a policy on the recognition and funding of student organizations.”
Regents also heard from “each of the six public universities’ leaders on their plans to implement opportunity centers on campus,” the Leader reports.
While the “Opportunity for All” plan does not specifically state how each university must create opportunity centers on their respective campuses, it does tell administrators to “realign” current resources to establish the centers.
“Opportunity Centers should realign and focus campus resources to effectively assess and address the individual needs of all students,” according to the board’s plan, adding that they should “serve as an inclusive community where all are welcome, accepted and provided access to the services needed to assist, accommodate, retain and graduate, with equal regard given to the unique challenges and needs of every students.”
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