And promptly received them from the Senate, at no charge. From UO’s Public Records log here:
Maybe related, maybe not much related, but might be of interest. This somehow came to my attention, hadn’t heard a word of it until a couple of days ago.
Mandatory cultural competency — what, training? — for all higher education employees?
How has this not been widely known and discussed?
Has the UO administration, or the senate, or anyone taken a public stand on this?
This legislation does *not* require “mandatory cultural competency training”. The Oregon Student Alliance pushed for that, but the faculty unions got the mandatory part stripped out in committee, and then the Republicans added some stuff about family values:
(c) “Cultural competency” means an understanding of how institutions and individuals
can respond respectfully and effectively to people from all cultures, economic statuses, language
backgrounds, races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, genders, gender identifications,
sexual orientations, veteran statuses and other characteristics in a manner that
recognizes, affirms and values the worth, and preserves the dignity, of individuals, families
But don’t worry – there’s not going to be “mandatory family values training” either. This bill just mandates that the universities piss away money designing programs, hiring consultants, and report back to the legislature on their window-dressing efforts. All unfunded of course. Thank you for wasting tuition money, OSA.
Thanks for the clarification.
The State Leg must really have everything else under good control to be doing this stuff.
OK, so what exactly is UO Matters’ position on diversity and inclusion issues? High-level administrative or legislative involvement = bad, so good = ???
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