Diversity and Affirmative
UW-AAUP supports the policy of increasing diversity through affirmative action. AAUP nationally has been involved in pioneering court cases tha thave helped to open academic opportunities and promote diversity.
AAUP Statements and activities:
Here is more information about national AAUP and its efforts.
In 1997 Washington voters passed Prop 200 banning affirmative action
provisions in hiring and university admissions. UW-AAUP is concerned about the
implications for campus diversity and the educational mission of the
University of Washington. Here are two Op-Ed articles that members
published in the Seattle Times:
Prop 200: The Issue is Re-Segregation
The Impact of Prop 200
Dolphine Oda (School of Dentistry and an AAUP Executive Committee member)
along with several other UW faculty sued the University in 2000 claiming that
the UW practices gender discrimination in hiring and promotion. The case is
moving towards trial. Many of the documents and filings are available on the
Faculty Senate website at the following url: