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Report of University Faculty-Representative Advisory Panel Study Group "The Effect of Race, Religion and Sex on University Policy in Hiring, Salary, Promotion and Tenure"

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Report of University Faculty-Representative Advisory Panel Study Group "The Effect of Race, Religion and Sex on University Policy in Hiring, Salary, Promotion and Tenure"

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The University Faculty Advisory Panel wrote this report to study "the effect of race, religion, and sex on university policies on the hiring, promotion, salary, and tenure." They found no evidence of discrimination based on sex, and they also discovered an administrative policy "encouraging the principle of racial non-discrimination." Despite this, they saw de facto restrictions on religion because there was apparent confusion among all chairpersons of all colleges as to the University's policy regarding a religious test. This was because the University never made an official statement on the issue. So, some thought that they could hire faculty of any religious faith and others believed that some religions are ruled out, and Baptists were even preferred. This report called on President George M. Modlin to share their concerns with the Board of Trustees so that they could clearly state the University's policy in the Faculty Handbook.

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Report of University Faculty-Representative Advisory Panel Study Group "The Effect of Race, Religion and Sex on University Policy in Hiring, Salary, Promotion and Tenure," RG 6.2.4 Box 17 Folder 7, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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English

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UA6.2.4.17.7.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Report of University Faculty-Representative Advisory Panel Study Group "The Effect of Race, Religion and Sex on University Policy in Hiring, Salary, Promotion and Tenure",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed February 26, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1846.