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UCLA faculty to vote on diversity course requirement




Students go about their business at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Voting begins today at UCLA on a proposal that would make it a requirement for all undergrads to complete a course on diversity. Faculty at UCLA have voted down the diversity class requirement three times before.
Students go about their business at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Voting begins today at UCLA on a proposal that would make it a requirement for all undergrads to complete a course on diversity. Faculty at UCLA have voted down the diversity class requirement three times before.
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Voting begins Friday at UCLA on a proposal that would make it a requirement for all undergrads to complete a course on diversity.

Other universities, including most other UC campuses, already have similar course requirements in place, but faculty at UCLA have voted down the diversity class requirement twice before. If approved by the UCLA faculty this time, the new course requirement would take effect for all incoming freshmen next Fall.

M. Belinda Tucker, Vice Provost of the Institute of American Cultures and a co-chair of the College Diversity Initiative Committee at UCLA, joins Take Two to discuss the proposed diversity course requirement.

 

Correction: A previous version of this post misstated the number of times the faculty had voted down a proposal. KPCC regrets the error.