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ERIC Number: EJ829425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Applications Quest: A Case Study on Holistic Diversity in Admission
Gilbert, Juan
Journal of College Admission, n199 p12-18 Spr 2008
After the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the University of Michigan admission cases, which struck down racial preferences and quotas in Michigan's undergraduate and law school admission, several groups have challenged race-conscious admission, school placement policies and academic support programs. Even the federal government has challenged race-conscious scholarship and support programs at various institutions. Race-conscious affirmative action policies in higher education have been in existence since the early 1960s. At a time when there is significant momentum to attack these programs, solutions that adhere to the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that include race, gender and national origin are rare or essentially non-existent. One solution to this 30 year-old debate comes in the form of software that allows for holistic comparison of applications in the admission process. This paper will focus on one particular program, Applications Quest, and discuss a recent case study using its application with real admission data. The conclusion will provide implications of software programs, like Applications Quest, on race-conscious admission, school placement and academic support policies and offer recommendations for future research. (Contains 4 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: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Plessy v Ferguson; Proposition 209 (California 1996)