Related to affirmative action: Affirmative Action Plan Affirmative Action Employment programs required by federal statutes and regulations designed to remedy discriminatory practices in hiring minority group members; i. Factors considered are race, color, sex, creed, and age. The idea of affirmative action was foreshadowed as early as the Reconstruction Era, which followed the U.
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Views from South 2. Unfortunately, these commitments come with an agenda that seems antithetical to the activist roots of Latino studies: Chicano studies and Puerto Rican studies grew out of the nationalist movements of the s; movement leaders were skeptical of the university as an institution but also hopeful that it would serve as a space of critique of the military-industrial complex as well as a site of knowledge production that would benefit local Latino communities.
Now it would seem, however, that the university 2—given its increasing alliances, even conflation, with big business and government—is no longer really available as a site of critique. Although these alliances always existed to some degree, they have now multiplied; previously a source of embarrassment, they are trumpeted as indicators of success.
If we are to remain pre-eminent in transforming knowledge into economic value, the U. In a global environment in which prospects for economic growth now depend importantly on a country's capacity to develop and apply new technologies, our universities are envied around the world.
The payoffs—in terms of the flow of expertise, new products and startup companies, for example—have been impressive. Perhaps the most frequently cited measures of our success have been the emergence of significant centers of commercial innovation and entrepreneurship where creative ideas flow freely between local academic scholars and those in industry.
Indeed, we have reached the rather unusual historical moment when big business [End Page ] joins forces with universities to defend affirmative action in the interest of developing a diverse and well-trained workforce.
Corporate support figured significantly in the University of Michigan's recent court victory in a battle over its affirmative action admissions policies; a federal judge ruled in favor of the policies and cited, among other If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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View freely available titles:Carlos works at Tyner Construction Company as an assistant project manager. His manager assured him that if his projects came in on time and under budget, he would be promoted within a year.
At nine months, Carlo is promoted to project manager. Diversity and affirmative action deal with issues related to discrimination, but in different ways. They are complementary in function, but different in their origins and goals. While affirmative action focuses on taking positive steps to get individuals into the organization, diversity in the workplace works to change the culture within.
The assistant vice chancellor for workforce equity and diversity promotes increased employee diversity throughout the university; oversees the Equity and Diversity Resource Center; and ensures campus compliance with affirmative action/equal employment opportunity regulations.
Diversity Management and Affirmative Action: Past, Present and Future which the need for Affirmative Action will no longer exist.
So much has been written and said about Affirmative Action and diversity that it is tempting to launch immediately into the discussion. But doing so would be unwise. First, however, we need an analysis of diversity management that describes its positioning of a purportedly consensual subject; this positioning occurs in relation to affirmative action, job training initiatives, multicultural course requirements, and cultural sensitivity training.
In the wake of the backlash against and rollback of affirmative action, the limits of humanizing and thus commodifying oneself to participate in the biopolitical management .