Justin Schwarz wasn’t rehired for the spring session as a community advisor at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) — because she had “not demonstrated a commitment to social justice growth and [its] promotion to the residents.”
Campus Reform reports that the university is supposed to rehire for this position on the basis of performance reviews. But the school seemed to only address politics and not job performance in resident director Sean Smallwood’s evaluation.
Smallwood recorded that Schwarz required “need for improvement” in three of the five areas of evaluation. These were located in the “Socially Just and Specialized Needs” section, with her “Attitude and Growth Mindset” also requiring adjustment.
“Justine has not demonstrated a commitment to social justice growth and promotion to residents. When she engaged in discussions about [Diversity and Social Justice], she often plays devil’s advocate,” reads Smallwood’s evaluation. “It often feels as though she is doing this for the fun of it, out of enjoying the process of debate….