SJSU Gets Provost Hiring Right

San Jose State University hired a new vice president of Academic Affairs.

In the last two months I have had the privilege of participating in the search for a new provost for San Jose State University. While times are tough in higher education circles, I'm happy to report the school made the right hire in Dr. Andrew Feinstein.

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Task Force: Hate Crimes a Symptom of San Jose State Campus Climate

San Jose State University officials and LaDoris Cordell, the retired judge and independent police auditor who heads a hate crime task force, respond to a report that cleared the university of any wrongdoing in dealing with allegations of hate crime.

In 2011, a sociology professor released a study on campus climate at San Jose State University that noted problems with minorities feeling singled-out, isolated and discriminated against—sometimes even by faculty. The report’s author, Susan Murray, offered three recommendations: require diversity training for all staff and teachers, establish an office of campus diversity and incorporate diversity research into the tenure process.

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