What Do College ‘Chief Diversity Officers’ Accomplish?

…in “diversity” officials. Even community colleges have begun hiring Chief Diversity Officers (CDO). A persistent question, however, is whether having a CDO and other diversity administrators accomplishes anything of educational…


UNC’s Diversity Bureaucracy

…a new chief diversity officer, maintaining the office’s current staff level. UNCG’s Office of Multicultural Affairs reflects the general trend in diversity offices. Every school in the UNC system that…


From Diverse Professors to Professors of Diversity

…races. Just as hurricanes often change direction after landfall, the diversity movement has recently taken off in some surprising new directions that deserve public attention. Diversity Statements First came the…


All diversity, all the time, everybody, right now

It often seems as though the central mission of higher education today is promoting diversity. Diversity—which usually means racial, religious, and sexual diversity—is commonly accepted by most administrators as crucial…



N.C. State’s new idea of diversity: a ‘conflict of ideas’

…want to deal with.” The admissions calculator “It is gratifying that academia is belatedly admitting that the only diversity that matters is diversity of ideas, not diversity of external characteristics…


Just How Many Diversity Employees Does the UNC System Need?

…Martin of North Carolina A&T University argued that diversity is crucial to enrollment and it makes graduates stronger candidates to prospective employers. Nor did defenders of diversity efforts limit its…



N.C. universities continue to chase diversity, but at what cost?

…UNCW, a commission of diversity to develop a “Five-Year Diversity Plan,” make “[a]ll public presentations such as the UNC-Wilmington website and publications present a diversity message,” and sensitivity training for…


Failed Effort to Prove Diversity

…good about campus diversity. It tells us nothing at all about any changes in their behavior as a result of their “diversity experiences.” Diversity proponents make the assumption that it…