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Kenyon College in Ohio has revised its tenure and promotion guidelines for professors to include engaging in “diversity” and “inclusion” efforts as part of the faculty’s evaluation process.
While many faculty members in higher education already dedicate what appears to be an exorbitant amount of time toward issues revolving around their ideas of diversity and inclusion, Kenyon College has now decided to write it into its guidelines for achieving tenure status and promotions, as reported by Diverse.
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“In order to assure equity in evaluating members of the faculty being reviewed in consideration of reappointment, promotion in rank, and salary adjustments, the faculty, in cooperation with the administration and the Board of Trustees, has adopted the following Evaluation Criteria and Procedures,” states Kenyon’s revised guidelines.
Kenyon’s new guidelines include contributing to “programs that strengthen inclusivity, diversity or access to liberal education,” in which the college asserts is part of the overall criteria for “fostering an open, respectful, supportive, accessible, and inclusive community.”
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“All we did was put down in writing what all of us wanted to do, anyway,” said associate professor Tom Giblin to Diverse, “So at the end of the day, it wasn’t controversial. It was really a wonderful thing to experience.”
Giblin added that Kenyon...
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