Monday, July 14, 2014

Merit, Diversity and Grad Admissions

Inside Higher Ed
Scott Jaschik
July 14, 2014

Litigation and political battles about affirmative action tend to focus on undergraduate or professional school admissions, which are supervised by admissions professionals. In Ph.D. admissions, faculty members are the key players. And although they too must weight the relative value of various measures of merit, and how much diversity should be considered a form of merit, a separate qualification or not considered at all. A new study aims o life the veil on this type of admissions -- at least at a group of top programs.

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