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ERIC Number: ED168442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Student Selection: A Review.
McLean, Daniel D.
A summary of factors involved in the college student selection process and implications for leisure service, recreation, and resource programs at colleges and universities are discussed. Criteria for student selection involve objective and subjective measurements of academic ability. Objective selection procedures include scholastic grades, rank in class, aptitude tests, and achievement tests. The three most common subjective measures are information about personal qualities, accomplishments, and biographical data. Arguments used for and against the implementation of selective criteria within a program of study are presented. The process of limiting the quantity and quality of students entering a leisure service program is beginning to become more accepted. It is concluded that if leisure service programs are going to pursue a selective admissions program, it must be based upon academic resources, the available market for graduates, and a realization that there are many other programs without limited enrollment who will be competing for available positions. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress (Miami Beach, Florida, 1978)