Study: Diversity heads don’t actually help diversity

(CAMPUS REFORM) — A recent study conducted by professors at Baylor University in Waco, Texas suggests there is no “significant statistical evidence” that chief diversity officer positions on college campuses result in their intended effect at all. “We are unable to find significant statistical evidence that preexisting growth in diversity for underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups […]

(CAMPUS REFORM) — A recent study conducted by professors at Baylor University in Waco, Texas suggests there is no “significant statistical evidence” that chief diversity officer positions on college campuses result in their intended effect at all.

“We are unable to find significant statistical evidence that preexisting growth in diversity for underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups is affected by the hiring of an executive level diversity officer for new tenure and non-tenure track hires, faculty hired with tenure, or for university administrator hires,” the study, which was published last month, states. The four authors of the study – Steven Bradley, James Garven, Wilson Law, and James West – surveyed 462 U.S. universities with enrollments of at least 4,000 students.

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