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ERIC Number: EJ801262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Backlash over Enrollment Proposal at U. of Illinois Leads to Quick Retraction
Kean, Sam
Chronicle of Higher Education, v52 n41 pA27 Jun 2006
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign decided last spring to increase its enrollment of non-Illinois students, noting that the Urbana-Champaign campus has the lowest proportion of out-of-state students among the Big Ten universities, with 11 percent. Out-of-state applicants have ACT scores up to a point and a half higher than in-state students, noted the chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus, Richard H. Herman, and he said having better students would translate into better faculty and more federal-research dollars, an important measure of quality. However, this policy has struck a nerve with the public. The public perceived that out-of-state students are taking slots away from students in the state. This article takes a closer look at the backlash received by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after their controversial enrollment proposal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois