eCampus News: Ensuring school diversity without affirmative action

Most higher education institutions are collectively holding their breaths in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and college admissions, which is expected late this spring or early summer. Higher education institutions are bracing for the impact of the potential ban on its recruitment and admissions requirements.

Recently, states like Florida and Kansas are moving to end diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in public higher education institutions. One thing is certain: an integrated holistic admissions process is imperative when it comes to giving all students – who represent the future of workplaces everywhere – a more equitable chance of admissions success.

Read Dr. Kelly Dore’s full opinion article in eCampus News.

Key highlights from the article:

  • An overview of the decision: The Supreme court has heard two arguments against the Supreme Court, brought by Students for Fairer Admissions. The ultimate decision on affirmative action is still pending.
  • Why was affirmative action introduced? An overview of the reasons why affirmative action policy was introduced in the United States.
  • What are the implications of banning affirmative action? A look at some states that have already banned the policy, and its impact.
  • What are some solutions to support diverse program outcomes without government policy in place? Key solutions that higher education institutions must take to support marginalized students and ensure a fair, equitable, and holistic admissions process for all.
  • Innovative assessment tools that support diversity: Innovative assessment tools that will be key in supporting holistic admissions moving forward.
  • Additional creative processes: A review of lottery admissions and other creative solutions for the future of higher ed.