ERIC Number: ED434572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-5
Reference Count: N/A
The New Face of the University of California: Undergraduate Admissions in the Aftermath of SP-1. [Hearing Transcript of the] Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach [and] Senate Select Committee on Higher Education (May 5, 1998).
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
These proceedings present testimony from the California Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach and the California Senate Select Committee on Higher Education regarding undergraduate admissions at the University of California (UC) in the aftermath of Proposition 209 and California Board of Regents' Special Proposal 1 (SP-1), which eliminated the use of race as a basis for admissions. Four panels of witnesses focused on alternative solutions to increasing access to the university; the admissions process; student views of the admissions process; and access to college preparatory courses and outreach. The testimony noted the declining number of African Americans and Hispanics and the increasing lack of diversity at UC institutions, especially at the two flagship Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses since implementation of SP-1; the biased effect of Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT) scores on admissions; the biased effect of grade point average (GPA) on admissions (noting that advanced placement courses, widely available in affluent school districts, can boost students' GPA scores above 4.0); and proposals to overturn or mitigate the effects of SP-1, including admitting the top 6 percent of graduates from each California public high school to the UC system. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, Asian Americans, Blacks, College Faculty, College Students, Educational Attitudes, Equal Education, Grade Point Average, Hearings, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Race, Racial Discrimination, State Legislation, State Officials, State Regulation, State Universities, Whites
Senate Publications, 1020 N Street, Room B-53, Sacramento, CA, 95814. $4.50 plus tax). Tel: 916-327-2155.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 209 (California 1996)