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The Resource Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt

Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt

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Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping
Title
Inside graduate admissions
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merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping
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Julie R. Posselt
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eng
Summary
How does graduate admissions work? Who does the system work for, and who falls through its cracks? More people than ever seek graduate degrees, but little has been written about who gets in and why. Drawing on firsthand observations of admission committees and interviews with faculty in 10 top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, education professor Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on a process usually conducted in secret. Inside Graduate Admissions presents admissions from decision makers' point of view, including thought-provoking episodes of committees debating the process, interviewing applicants, and grappling with borderline cases. Who ultimately makes the admit list reveals as much about how professors see themselves and each other as it does about how they view students. Professors in these programs say that they admit on merit, but they act on different meanings of the term. Disciplinary norms shape what counts as merit, as do professors' ideas about intelligence and their aversions to risk, conflict, ambiguity, and change. Professors also say that they seek diversity, but Posselt shows that their good intentions don't translate into results. In fact, faculty weigh diversity in only a small fraction of admissions decisions. Often, they rely upon criteria that keep longstanding inequalities in place. More equitable outcomes occur when admissions committees are themselves diverse and when members take a fresh look at inherited assumptions that affect their judgment. To help academic departments promote transparency and accountability, Posselt closes with concrete strategies to improve admissions review.--
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Posselt, Julie R
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Minorities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Teacher participation in administration
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Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Introduction: Gatekeeping Reconsidered 1. Decision Making as Deliberative Bureaucracy 2. Meanings of Merit and Diversity 3. Disciplinary Logics 4. Mirror, Mirror 5. The Search for Intelligent Life 6. International Students and Ambiguities of Holistic Review Conclusion: Merit beyond the Mirror Methodological Appendix Notes References Acknowledgments Index
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FIEb17803226
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780674088696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907948385
Label
Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Introduction: Gatekeeping Reconsidered 1. Decision Making as Deliberative Bureaucracy 2. Meanings of Merit and Diversity 3. Disciplinary Logics 4. Mirror, Mirror 5. The Search for Intelligent Life 6. International Students and Ambiguities of Holistic Review Conclusion: Merit beyond the Mirror Methodological Appendix Notes References Acknowledgments Index
Control code
FIEb17803226
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780674088696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907948385

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