CU Bureaucracy To Include "Diversity Czar"
Great--more highly-paid administrative busybodies (a vice chancellor needs help, you know) to promote "diversity", which may or may not include diversity of thought:
The University of Colorado may hire a high-level administrator to focus on diversity issues at the Boulder campus.Want to diversify the campus? Hire conservative, or at the very least, non-leftwing professors. Shed the party school/ski bum/trust-fund out-of-state student image. Go after students that are attracted to the CU-Denver campus, which is already more "diverse" than the flagship campus in Boulder.
Provost Phil DiStefano said he plans to make a decision this month on whether the campus' diversity and equity administrator position should be elevated to vice chancellor status.
There are now four vice chancellor positions, in addition to DiStefano's executive academic affairs post.
Those high-ranking administrators oversee campus finances, administration, research and student affairs.
DiStefano said if CU decides to put more emphasis on its diversity position, a group will launch a nationwide search for candidates to become the campus' "vice chancellor of diversity, equity and community engagement."
The CU vice chancellor, if hired, would report to DiStefano and be in charge of guiding campus diversity projects and directing policies that create a welcoming climate for faculty, staff and students. The administrator would also work with off-campus groups in Boulder, Denver and other cities throughout the state, he said.
Don't marginalize already small minority populations by relegating them to identity-oriented leftwing groups that overemphasize group identity instead of individual achievement. Don't assume all Hispanic students want to join UMAS or MEChA (personal point), or become an Ethnic Studies major. Help Colorado schools with large minority populations work on retention, and groom them for university life by sending mentors and conducting more outreach, before they drop out. Pitch Boulder to older, non-traditional students, rather than simply the 18-22 crowd. What's more diverse than having discussions on life, politics, history, or work experience that include students 10-20 years older. A little perspective makes discussions more productive and more interesting.