Thursday, December 18, 2014
Diversity Course Requirement Opponents Say Hold Your Horses
A diversity class approved by UCLA's Academic Senate is now on hold after dozens of professors signed and submitted a petition on Dec. 11 calling for a campus vote of all faculty members... Opposition came from 59 UCLA professors who signed a petition asking for another vote that would be open to faculty outside the College of Letters and Sciences whose faculty had proposed the class and won its approval from the Academic Senate. "Diversity is code for a certain set of politically correct or left leaning attitudes on college campuses. There’s enough of that here,” UCLA political science professor Thomas Schwartz said... The online vote of faculty would start on Feb. 25 and end March 10. It would be open to members who didn’t vote on the requirement before, such as professors in UCLA’s medical school and engineering school...
Full story at http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2014/12/18/17694/ucla-professors-force-vote-on-diversity-class-requ/
We'll follow up on this issue, but it appears likely that there won't be more info on it available until the winter quarter begins.
UPDATE: The Daily Bruin now (as of the next day) carries the story: