Skip to comments.University of Wisconsin's latest diversity plan calls for "equity" in the distribution of grades.
Posted on 07/22/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT by Conservative Beacon
Many American colleges and universities are in the thrall of diversity, but none more so than my institution, the University of Wisconsin. This spring, the university adopted a new plan that, according to Board of Regents policy, [p]laces the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.
That is, promoting diversity appears to be more important than teaching students.
This Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence sailed through our Faculty Senate without the least bit of attention, much less the sifting and winnowing on which it prides itself.
Although much of the language is a thicket of clichés, no one dared challenge it. Moreover, there was no probing of the ramifications of the plan. Apparently, diversity has become such a sacred cow that even tenured professors are afraid to question it in any way.
To begin, the universitys justification for the new policy is difficult to understand: Our commitment is to create an environment that engages the whole person in the service of learning, recognizing that individual differences should be considered foundational to our strength as a community.
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Crap like this is precisely why I would never live in the north!
Great, now UWIS grades will be worth about as much as an Obamadork speech.
Of course, in most of the libarts joke majors, ‘twon’t make any diff...we’re talking Obama level idiocy there.
I’m waiting to see how they pull it off in real subjects - like math and physics.
A simple differential equation or EM question or two will easily separate the liberals from the real scientists...but I fully expect that questioning a grad will soon be banned.
I think they should take the same approach with their football and basketball teams. Bo Ryan wouldn’t care if he had to play a 5’ 11” Hispanic guy w/ a 22% shooting percentage who can’t play defense. Surely Gary Anderson would be happy to start a black QB who can’t read the playbook or hit an open receiver if his life depended on it.
Oh wait...that would hurt revenue wouldn’t it?
Why not just give a diploma to every minority and/or a member of a special class when they sign up?
Isn’t Marxism wonderful?
I looked and looked for the “satire” tag on this article. Please tell me it was just inadvertently left off.
I wonder if the engineers and software developers now training in China and India are also benefitting from “Grade Diversity”?
“University of Wisconsin’s latest diversity plan calls for “equity” in the distribution of grades.
Crap like this is precisely why I would never live in the north!”
Sorta like t ball where all the kids get a trophy, or grading on the curve on steroids.
Rudest, most prejudiced people I ever met come from north of the Mason-Dixon Line. They feel they are superior to southern people, what they base this belief on, I can’t imagine. Wish they would retire and vacation in Canada and not inflict themselves on us. We got our own home grown a55holes and don’t need theirs.
Tell the full tenured professors that this will be approved as soon as they agree to share their salaries with the lowest teaching assistant and that all instructors at Wisconsin will get the same pay and benefits: And it is be from averaging all levels of pay and benefits will all getting the average, and NO more.
“Great, now UWIS grades will be worth about as much as an Obamadork speech.”
Sounds like the grades will still have the same value for white students. Perhaps even more.
It’s been this way a Harvard for the last 30 years
it’s called grading on the curve
I know a young woman who went through college and law school as an ethnic scholarship student. She was accepted to law school even though her score on the law board did not make the cut, nor did her GPA, even though she was an ethnic studies major, with a minor in sociology.
As a law student. They had no real classes after the first year, everything was on the job training and papers that they wrote about the training that were turned into a mentor. The woman skipped corporate law all together because she planned to work in tribal law. She told me that she could not get less than a B+ , so she kind of slacked off in her senior year and let the others compete for top slots and graduation rankings.
She now teaches at the law school. It sounds to me as though grade equity has been going on at top universities for a long time.
The only numbers more closely guarded that Baraq’s golf scores are his LSATs.....
Be sure to check the diploma hanging on your Doctor’s wall.
How about equity in the distribution of effort.
I guess that would be way to much to ask.
I would transfer out of that school.
We are seeing the harvest from the Johnson ‘Great Society’ degeneration of excellence. Evil is subtle, but truly obliterating to humankind. Those under its spell never see their demise as it is happening.
One way to deal with the stupidity of the Third World demographic-lower standards!