Friday, October 31, 2014

The Other Election

Not the one next week.  The one in the College in which faculty voted on whether to adopt a diversity requirement in the undergraduate curriculum.

According to the Daily Bruin:

The UCLA College faculty approved a diversity requirement proposal for the College of Letters and Science Friday afternoon.  In a 332-303 vote, faculty decided to support the requirement, which would have students take a course about inequalities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion, among other factors. Students would be able to fulfill the requirement through a general education course, an elective or upper division course.  UCLA College faculty began talks about a diversity requirement more than 25 years ago. Since then, official proposals for a requirement have failed twice – once in 2004 and again in 2012.  About 46 percent of eligible faculty members voted this week, compared to about 30 percent in 2012 and about 20 percent in 2004...  The new requirement would apply to all first-year students in the College of Letters and Science enrolling in 2015 and all transfers beginning in 2017.

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