“Seems like an important position to have and the pay grade sounds fair to me”
Not only are more schools adding this pointless role to their administrations, they’re paying big money for it. Why?
Campus Reform reports:
College doles out $120k to ‘eradicate equity gaps’
A Washington State college is offering $120,000 to $130,000 for a vice president of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Tacoma Community College expects the selected candidate for the position to develop a comprehensive plan, not only to improve campus climate and ensure a welcoming environment, but also “to eradicate equity gaps in student participation and achievement.”
Applicants are expected to have extensive knowledge and experience in “recruiting and retaining employees, and students, of color” and constructing “welcoming environments” for LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, non-native English speakers, “people with varying abilities,” immigrants, and any peoples who “historically experience barriers and opportunities to resources.” In addition, applicants should be ready to address “inequities and conflicts related to race, power, societal or social white privilege, institutional racism, and implicit bias.”
The VP will also work to design and implement “inclusive curricula” and “cultural competencies” training for faculty. The administrator will furthermore ensure the university’s compliance with non-discrimination laws.
“Seems like an important position to have and the pay grade sounds fair to me,” Tacoma Community College student Elise Heimowitz told Campus Reform.
A $120,000 grant could pay tuition for 30 in-state students each year.
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