JBHE, November 9, 2015
Now, William H. McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System is instituting the Rooney Rule for all administrative searches for deans and higher posts in the 14-campus system. At least one woman and one minority candidate must be included in the final pool of candidates for all high-level administrative positions.
The chancellor concluded his remarks on the subject by stating that “we are not doing the job we ought to be doing in driving equal opportunity and fairness in our hiring and promotion processes. Making sure our faculty and staff reflect the changing look of Texas is not just about fairness. It is also about effectiveness. We need faculty, administrators, and campus leaders who understand the people they’re serving, who come from the same kinds of places.”