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Hanks, Lawrence J.; Sullivan, Jas; Spencer, Sara B.; Rogers, Elgin – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The literature opposed to affirmative action in hiring, granting tenure and promotion in the university claims that it lowers standards. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that in the decades prior to the institutionalization of affirmative action in the Academy, hiring, tenure and promotion standards were quite lax--resembling an "old boys…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Personnel Selection, Tenure, Promotion (Occupational)