AACRAO Guidelines in Preparation for Supreme Court Decision
AACRAO encourages members to begin to examine any admissions or recruitment practices that target populations of a specific race as well as their overall holistic/equity admissions practices.REVIEW GUIDANCE
To assist in this process, AACRAO is providing this
guidance document to prepare our members for a possible major change in their ability to consider an applicant’s race and ethnicity as part of a holistic/equity review in admissions.
Webinar: Looking Back, Planning Ahead
On February 2, 2023, AACRAO hosted a webinar that examines the pending U.S. Supreme cases where the central question is whether colleges and universities can continue to consider an applicant’s race and ethnicity as part of the holistic review
process in admissions.
Texas Passes Bill to Preserve UT Austin Admissions Policies
May 25, 2023, 13:38 PM
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The legislation aims to ensure that UT Austin would not have to completely change how it selects freshman classes in the face of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on race-conscious admissions practices.
The Texas legislature recently passed a bill that preserves current admissions procedures at the University of Texas at Austin, reported The Texas Tribune and Inside Higher Ed.
The legislation aims to ensure that UT Austin would not have to completely change how it selects freshman classes in the face of the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on race-conscious admissions practices. Currently, state law requires the university to admit 75 percent of its students from those in the top 6 percent of their classes in Texas high schools. The admissions process at UT Austin would be void if the university no longer considers race in admissions, as it does for the remaining 25 percent of slots, according to Inside Higher Ed. Senate Bill 2538 would remove that requirement, meaning that UT Austin would not have to come up with a new admissions system if the Supreme Court invalidates affirmative action.
The court is expected to issue a ruling in two cases challenging the use of race in college admissions decision next month.
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