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ERIC Number: ED062929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-5
Pages: 24
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[Affirmative Action and Faculty Policy.]
Pottinger, J. Stanley
The Office of Civil Rights is faced with a myriad of problems concerning discrimination on college campuses. The problems range from cases concerning racial discrimination to sex discrimination in both student body and faculty makeup. Therefore, a series of affirmative action plans have been stipulated for those colleges and universities who are indeed underutilizing minority group members in their staffing. The academic community generally view the affirmative action component as an impersonal, statistical approach to hiring and promotion and as being detrimental to the maintenance of high academic standards. Women and minorities, on the other hand, see the affirmative action component as constituting the most effective way of ensuring that historic and cultural biases about the role and capabilities of women and minorities do not color the decisions that effect their opportunity for employment and advancement in the academic world. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Remarks at the Panel on Affirmative Action and Faculty Policy of the American Association of University Professors, New Orleans, May 5, 1972