ERIC Number: EJ1096176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
An Investigation of Computational Holistic Evaluation of Admissions Applications for a Minority Focused STEM Research Program
Gilbert, Juan E.; Lewis, Chance W.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v9 n1-2 p40-47 Jan-Jun 2008
Most recently, many higher education institutions have continued to struggle to answer the question of whether they should promote diversity as a central value of the university or protect themselves from legal challenge by avoiding the inclusion of diversity initiatives. In this article, the authors first provide several examples documenting how U.S. colleges and universities struggle with this question. Second, the authors provide a viable solution to promote diversity at the university that is within all legal parameters of recent court decisions. Third, a case study example citing how diversity can be achieved using holistic evaluation is provided. Finally, recommendations are provided for all relevant stakeholders who want to promote diversity at the university level without facing legal challenge.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, STEM Education, College Students, Minority Group Students, Holistic Evaluation, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Inclusion, Diversity (Institutional), Student Diversity, Race, College Applicants, Student Personnel Workers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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