ERIC Number: ED553410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Clout Goes to College: Admissions Scandal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bayar, Adem; Kerns, James H.
Online Submission, Participatory Educational Research (PER) v2 n1 p34-43 Apr 2015
There is no doubt that most people in the world want to continue their education either undergraduate level or graduate level in the United States. To do that, application is the first and most important request. After applying for getting acceptance, the applicants must be patient and wait till hearing from university. This process takes some considered time and is named "admission process". However, a scandal happened at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a few years ago. This event has caused some serious debates regarding universities' admission policy and admission processes. In order to touch this undesired event, the researchers have conducted this current study. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to bring up the admissions scandal at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In order to reach the aim of this study, the researchers have tried to reach the answer of following research questions: 1) What is the scandal at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? and 2) What did people think and/or say about this scandal? In order to collect data, the researchers have employed a qualitative research design in this study with document analysis technique. Based on analyzing the collected data, the researchers have come to the conclusion that nobody approves this event and some people had resigned from their assignment after this event.
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Admission, College Administration, Qualitative Research, Land Grant Universities, Ethics, College Students, Parents, Stakeholders, Alumni, College Faculty, Admissions Officers, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Lobbying, Political Power, State Government, State Officials
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Freedom of Information Act; Morrill Act 1862