“The grant offers a $3,000 stipend (awarded in two installments—$1,500 after completion of the syllabi redesign and $1,500 after teaching the newly designed course)”
The University of Memphis in Tennessee, a public university, is offering professors a cash incentive to infuse their courses with social justice content.
This is going to include concepts related to Critical Race Theory, which we have all been assured is not being taught anywhere.
Matthew Foldi reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
Public University Offers Professors Cash To Go Woke
A public Tennessee university is offering professors financial incentives for “infusing” social justice into their classes.
The University of Memphis told faculty they could collect a $3,000 stipend for redesigning their curricula to align with the university’s commitment to “diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” according to an email sent to all faculty obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The offer is part of the university’s “Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative.”
Interested faculty are asked to submit a copy of syllabi to be reworked as well as a 500-word “narrative” on their “diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy” and how the new lessons will “address disparities” in their subject area.
The University of Memphis’s offer is part of a growing trend on college campuses, where the overt promotion of social justice has become the new norm. At Ohio’s Kenyon College, a small liberal arts school, professors can no longer receive tenure unless they can demonstrate “promotion of an inclusive classroom environment that values diversity.”
The email that Foldi mentions above makes the program quite clear:
Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum
The Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative at the University of Memphis is offering an opportunity for interested faculty to critically consider methods and approaches to redesign existing courses housed within their departments to better advance the tenets and charge of the University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice…
Beginning in the Spring 2022 semester, 15-20 faculty members will be selected to serve as the first cohort of Curriculum: Infusing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice into Existing Courses/Curriculum Redesigners/Developers.
The grant offers a $3,000 stipend (awarded in two installments—$1,500 after completion of the syllabi redesign and $1,500 after teaching the newly designed course), opportunities for extensive pedagogical and theoretical training and workshop experiences, summer course development and workshop sessions, and both pre-conference and University-wide post-conference presentation in which course redesign faculty will present and share their strategies, foci and best practices and approaches to focused course redesign.
You can read all about the school’s “Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative” on their website.
This is political indoctrination, plain and simple. Are taxpayers in Tennessee really OK with this?
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