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U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign to Require Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts From Faculty

U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign to Require Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts From Faculty

“to earn tenure or a promotion”

If you want to advance or earn tenure, you better accept the left’s view of the world and promote it.

The College Fix reports:

University of Illinois requires all faculty to engage in DEI activism, or else

Universities have long evaluated professors for promotion and tenure based upon their record of excellence in research, teaching and service, but the flagship public university in Illinois will soon evaluate professors based on their commitment to forwarding a particular political ideology as well.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has approved a policy that will require faculty to contribute to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts to earn tenure or a promotion. For now, it’s optional. In a few years, it’s a requirement, according to a policy dated March 26.

“The statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities will be optional for candidates through Academic Year 2024-2025, after which the Provost will move to make it a requirement,” it read.

For further insight, The College Fix attempted to reach out to several members of the committee that developed UIUC’s new DEI requirement via email, but did not receive a response.

Nonetheless, their digital footprint offers some insights into the minds that brought this policy on board.

Meet the DEI or else team

Eva Marie Pomerantz is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

One of her current research projects aims to “address inequities in preparation for STEM careers among K-12 students, with an effort to identify how to optimize preparation among Black and Latinx students.”

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Lynford Goddard assumed his position as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Grainger College of Engineering at UIUC in August 2021.

According to a September 2021 announcement on his department’s website, in his capacity as associate dean for DEI, Goddard “will work with the dean and other college leaders to identify and implement best practices for advancing DEI efforts in organizational culture, teaching, and public engagement.”

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Obviously compelled political speech, mandated by Democrats. Someone needs to take them to court, since they’re a public university and should not be mandating one political party’s platform.

I have quit giving to my alma mater–so long as they continue down this path, they’ll never see a nickel from me.