March 26, 2009
Critics Challenge Diversity Language in Virginia Tech's Tenure Policy
Virginia Tech has come under criticism from some outside groups for a set of new guidelines that, the critics say, appear to require faculty members to show a commitment to diversity as part of their bids for tenure and promotion.
The critics, including the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, say the guidelines establish a “loyalty oath” that violates professors’ academic freedom.
The guidelines at issue govern faculty members in the