Saturday, May 31, 2014

Diversity Course Requirement

From the Daily Bruin:

A governing faculty committee voted unanimously Friday to approve a proposal for a new diversity requirement.  The vote was the first of a series of formal reviews the proposal must pass for the university to implement it. At the College of Letters and Science Faculty Executive Committee’s meeting on Friday, faculty members approved the proposal under the condition that some smaller changes would be made to its wording, said Christina Palmer, the chair of the College Faculty Executive Committee and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences.  Though the wording of the proposal has not been finalized, it is set to create a requirement that would have students in the College take one course that is a minimum of four units at UCLA to fulfill, she said...

College of Letters and Science faculty members are expected to vote on the proposal in the fall. The College faculty have voted down diversity-related requirement proposals twice before, once in 2012 and once in 2004. The university also attempted to establish a diversity-related requirement back in 1987...

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