The University of Iowa has scrapped plans to create a Bias Assessment and Response Team after determining that such bodies often become what one administrator called “scolding bodies” that can create as many problems as they are intended to solve.What's sad is how refreshing it is to finally hear someone in higher education admit this. And let's be honest, it's a rather tepid admission!
Dodge told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that nationwide, many bias response teams resembled “scolding panels.”
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Common Sense in the Heartland
Dodging the proverbial bullet, Iowa's students won't have to deal with witch hunts and drumheads: