Texas A&M nursing school required ‘commitment to diversity and inclusion’ for faculty hires

Texas A&M University’s School of Nursing set a threshold for showing a “commitment to diversity and inclusion” to hire faculty, according to documents.

A “Handbook for Faculty Search Committee Members” revised in February set diversity, equity, and inclusion standards for recruiting and hiring new faculty members.

The guidelines encourage having applicants write essays on their “personal commitment to diversity and inclusion” and how it “informs their past and future professional contributions.”

According to the document, which was obtained through a public records request, this shows applicants that “diversity and inclusion are core values for your department and college,” adding that hiring committees can set their own standards as to how to weigh commitment to DEI in hiring but to “consider setting a minimally acceptable score for the DEI commitment statement.”

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