ERIC Number: ED193990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Bakke: The Unfinished Agenda in Admissions. Current Issues in Higher Education, 1978.
Manning, Winton H.
Two broad messages emerge from the case of The Regents of the University of California vs. Allan Bakke: (1) there is a need for strengthening the "soft" or difficult-to-quantify data used in admissions decisions; and (2) there is a need to implement concepts of educational due process in the admissions procedure. These two exist in some tension with each other. It is often the soft data that is hidden from public view in the procedure, and this secrecy can cloak unreliable or arbitrary actions. On the other hand, it is this data that can help avoid narrow, wooden decisions in admissions. Efforts to improve both areas must be pursued as parallel efforts, since both are necessary to maintain institutional vitality and public confidence in the admissions process. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Change Strategies, College Admission, Competitive Selection, Court Litigation, Decision Making, Federal Courts, Higher Education, Selective Admission
American Association for Higher Education, Suite 780, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Nonintellectual Abilities
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 1978).