ERIC Number: ED044745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-3
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Challenges Presented by Open Enrollment.
Scott, Robert A.
Open admission s is an important change in the entry procedures to a major social institution. Several variations of open enrollment have been noted: (1) complete universal higher education based on individual desire; (2) universal entry on the basis of particular needs and talents; and (3) admission of a percentage of students under different selection criteria than those admitted under traditional criteria. Cornell University has chosen the third alternative. On the basis of studies conducted at Cornell, very little value should be placed on the standard academic predictors when selecting these minority group students. Non-intellective factors such as motivation, leadership ability, talent, are more useful predictors of college achievement. The specific details of Cornell's program and the Committee on Special Educational Projects are included in the appendix of this report. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of College Admissions Counselors Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29- October 3, 1970