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DEI, Social Justice Course Requirements Coming to SUNY in Fall of 2023

DEI, Social Justice Course Requirements Coming to SUNY in Fall of 2023

“apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action”

Once again, progressive policies are so popular that they have to be made mandatory.

Campus Reform reports:

SUNY to require DEI and social justice courses in fall 2023

The State University of New York System (SUNY) has introduced a new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DEISJ) requirement for all incoming students for the fall 2023 semester.

SUNY is comprised of 64 colleges and universities across the state of New York and accounts for over one-third of New York’s post-secondary student population.

The General Education (GE) guidelines were passed by the SUNY Board of Trustees in November 2021, and will now be required for associate and baccalaureate degree seekers enrolling in fall 2023.

The SUNY GE framework includes ten “knowledge and skills areas” intended to ensure students are capable of making “reasoned judgements outside as well as inside their academic field, and [enable] them to develop diverse perspectives and global understanding.”

Although each institution has the ability to tailor its DEISJ requirements to “include additional aspects of diversity,” there are set guidelines to which each course must adhere.

For example, a rubric drafted by SUNY faculty and administrators states that students in DEISJ classes are expected to “describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender.”

Students who earn excellent marks ought to be able to use “evidence-based logical argumentation to critically analyze manifestations of power dynamics in social structures, and the interplay of variables such as power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity,” according to the rubric.

The DEISJ courses will also require students to “apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.”

In order to better facilitate DEISJ learning, SUNY has also developed an asynchronous training program for faculty to help “develop new mindsets and strategies for more inclusive and equitable practices in classrooms and other learning environments.”


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“evidence-based logical argumentation to critically” I’ll take the under.

The NY State higher education system was once envied by other states. This was decades ago.

But unfortunately it’s now become silly.

You can walk away from the silly

For example, if you want a half-decent education, and you want in-state tuition then imho you ought to give serious consideration to

(1) relocate from NY to Florida;

(2) in a year you’ll qualify for in-state tuition in Florida;

(3) meanwhile, use your time wisely by working perhaps in the hospitality hotels restaurants bars

and (4) maybe start to learn Portuguese or Espańol (both languages are common in Florida duh)

For the extra-bold , look into the community college offerings in Florida — which are well-regarded and will get you on a real-world money-earning track before you’re 21. You can always pursue a bachelor’s degree later if you want to.

For example, Santa Fe community college in Gainesville is nationally recognized, and you can save a lot of $$$$ by doing your first two years there prior to transferring to University of Florida, if you’d want to.

Once you’re living and working in Florida, you can spend summer vacations renting cabin on a lake in the northeast — perhaps in NY state.

The point is — you don’t have to deal with the decrepit dying NY state economy, nor with any SUNY midrasas if you do not wish to.

Only a matter of time before NY starts to tax tuitions payments made out of state.

…and just like that—they went from being a third-tier school to the bottom of the proverbial education barrel. Well-played, SUNY.

People having received a SUNY degree in, say, the last decade need not apply. #UnemployableClowns

NY high schools in my area, Westchester County, have been getting rid of Regents Exams. Many of the “better” ones no longer offer Advanced Regents diplomas that mean you took more than the minimum math and science. They simply don’t offer them, so STEM students no longer have that distinction.

I think the state is moving away from these exams that have distinguished NY state high school diplomas for over 100 years. I’d assume it’s generally because the schools and their students can no longer meet the academic standards. Now the pressure will be off the teachers who can teach material they and the students can understand. Idiocracy.

Also it reminds me of the Virginia high schools not notifying National Merit Commended Students.

And it is now time for