Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Yale University's approach to diversity among faculty

... is to set numerical targets as a "spur to great seriousness about the effort". The goal -- to reach those targeted figures in about seven years -- also comes with the promise that financial resources will not come in the way.

Interesting experiment. MIT did it one way, Harvard is trying a different route, and now Yale is choosing yet another path. There is definitely a great diversity in approaches ...