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Profs will get special five-year, $100k payout for diversity efforts

‘Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships’

Several lucky professors will get a significant payout from their university for their “commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents is establishing “Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships,” designations meant to “recognize senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of DEI through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.”

The school said this special position “will be reserved for only the highest level of achievement:”

“The breadth and depth of the university’s faculty and expertise has led to innovative, often interdisciplinary, research and teaching that explores and addresses questions related to DEI with our local communities, and extending beyond to global societies,” said Martin A. Philbert, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs…

Nominations for the distinction will be made by the deans of U-M schools or colleges, and the finalists will be selected by a university committee and approved by the provost.

Recipients will hold their initial appointment for five years and receive an annual stipend of $20,000 to support their scholarly and professional work. They will also receive special faculty fellow status at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and spend at least one semester as a faculty fellow-in-residence.

Faculty recipients will “be required to share a set of goals related to their own scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement that they plan to accomplish during that term.”

Read about the diversity program here.

(h/t Campus Reform)

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