Creating a Statement on Diversity Statements. Former Harvard dean’s tweet against necessary faculty diversity statements brings out debate.

Creating a Statement on Diversity Statements. Former Harvard dean’s tweet against necessary faculty diversity statements brings out debate.

The debate over necessary faculty candidate statements on variety and inclusion heated up again on the week-end, following the previous dean of Harvard University’s medical college provided their pointed criticism on social networking.

“As a dean of a significant scholastic organization, i really could not need stated this. Saturday but I will now, ” Jeffrey Flier, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Higginson Professor of Physiology and Medicine, tweeted. “Requiring such statements in applications for appointments and promotions is definitely an affront to educational freedom, and diminishes the real value of variety, equity of addition by trivializing it. ”

Flier was commenting on a recently available post from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s web site by Robert Shibley, that organization’s executive manager. Shibley penned in response up to a current news article from the governmental website Real Clear Investigations about necessary variety statements in the University of Ca, Los Angeles, and somewhere else. Continue reading