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Virginia Tech to Reward Faculty For Promoting Diversity

September 4, 2006

The annual performance evaluations at Virginia Tech University will include a review of faculty members' activities to promote diversity on campus.

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger outlined a plan Aug. 28 to add diversity to the criteria used in evaluating university instructors. Faculty will report any diversity-related activities, such as advising a minority student group or conducting community outreach programs, each spring on their annual activity report. Academic departments use these reports to provide merit pay increases... Download file "Virginia Tech to Reward Faculty For Promoting Diversity"

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