Note:This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

Note:This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Ethnography of the University of Illinois the Admissions Department
Author(s):BTW 250-B2_06-01; BTW 250-B2_06-02; BTW 250-B2_06-03
Subject(s):Administration/Services
Admissions
Race
Gender
Departments
Abstract:This project investigates the activity system of the Admissions Department and explains, compares, and contrasts the past and present requirements used during the admittance process. On the basis of literature research and interviews, the authors find that many people currently feel that the new admission requirements do not allow the University to fulfill its original intent of admitting any Illinois high school student seeking a college education. However, the study concludes that the Admissions Department of the University of Illinois has upheld its initial promise. Due to the changing demographics over the years, specifically the increased population, gender equality, racial justice, geographic changes, and increased knowledge, the Admissions Department has had to change its admissions standards to allot the best suited students the limited number of seats. Because of these changes, the University of Illinois has become a much more diverse institution in gender and racial ethnicity.
Issue Date:2006-05-15
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/1890
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-09-02


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  • University Units and Institutional Transformation
    Projects in this collection explore institutional growth and change as seen in the histories and practices of university units and programs.
  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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