WHEREAS, the NAACP has issued an "NAACP Call for Action" in education that includes identifying and addressing issues in higher education; and
WHEREAS, the tenure in higher education is not only a great accomplishment but connotes a sign of excellence bestowing security and permanence; and
WHEREAS, there is a shortage of professors of color in the higher education system across the country; and
WHEREAS, the tenure process, is heavily impacted by subjective criteria that may be discriminatory in application thereby eliminating highly qualified persons of color.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP launches a national investigation and issue a report card on public universities' tenure practices and level of compliance with the NAACP Call to Action, including tenure practices.