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ERIC Number: EJ829423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Judging Our Students--Keeping It Just: The Theorem of Intellectual Measure
Rubin, Jim
Journal of College Admission, n199 p4-11 Spr 2008
Institutions of higher learning serve as a portal, through which opportunities for life, and potential for social evolution are intrinsically bound. The decision of who is allowed to pass through this portal is not only a defining moment for the individual student, but also a significant portent towards the fulfillment of social justice on which this nation was founded. At the front lines of this issue are admission officers, who through their leadership have the power to advocate for equal access to students of different incomes, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic circumstances. However, regardless of the personal integrity and idealism of an individual officer, there are policies and guidelines that dictate by what criteria these decisions will be made, which originate from the executive administrators of the institution. This article argues for an adjustment in the criteria for admission based on the Theorem of Intellectual Measure. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bakke v Regents of University of California; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)