AAUP President: “Academic Freedom and DEI are not Mutually Exclusive or in Competition”

AAUP President Irene Mulvey, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, disagrees with commentators questioning the relationship between Academic Freedom and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive. She writes: “Recent articles by Amna Khalid and Jeffrey Aaron Snyder (“DEI Goals Are Worthy. Campus DEI Bureaucracies Fail Them,” The Chronicle Review, March 15) and Stacy Hawkins (“Sometimes Diversity Trumps Academic Freedom,” The Chronicle Review, February 28) make the case that academic freedom and institutional DEI efforts are in competition and that they “will sometimes (perhaps increasingly often) collide.”

Read her rejoinder here.

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