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ERIC Number: EJ988562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-16
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Holistic Quandary
Davis, Kimberly
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n14 p16-18 Aug 2012
At selective colleges and universities across the United States, admissions officers decide the fate of students seeking higher education. Historically, those decisions have been based on standardized test scores and high school academic performance. But that did not always yield the most diverse student body, so other attributes have been and continue to be considered, including race and ethnicity. Despite efforts on the part of admissions officers to institute a fair evaluation process--increasingly with the use of technology and social media--the selection process has come under fire once again. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider the case of "Fisher vs. Texas," and the process of holistic review appears to be at the crux of the debate. In deciding "Fisher vs. Texas," the Supreme Court will debate whether race-neutral admissions policies should be implemented at the university. In other words, the court will decide to what extent, if any, holistic review should include race and ethnicity as an attribute.
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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: Texas