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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
Title remainder
merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Julie R. Posselt
Title variation
Merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping
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Author
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Language
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"--Publisher's website
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Posselt, Julie R
Dewey number
378.1/55
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
LB2371.4
LC item number
.P67 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
LB 2371.4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Minorities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Teacher participation in administration
  • School Admission Criteria
  • Education, Graduate
  • Social Discrimination
  • Minority Groups
  • United States
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • Minorities
  • Teacher participation in administration
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gatekeeping reconsidered -- Decision making as deliberative bureaucracy -- Meanings of merit and diversity -- Disciplinary logics -- Mirror, mirror -- The search for intelligent life -- International students and ambiguities of holistic review -- Conclusion: Merit beyond the mirror
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936204715
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 250 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674915640
Lccn
2015015782
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674915640
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22573/ctvjfb5mr
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)936204715
Label
Inside graduate admissions : merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping, Julie R. Posselt
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Gatekeeping reconsidered -- Decision making as deliberative bureaucracy -- Meanings of merit and diversity -- Disciplinary logics -- Mirror, mirror -- The search for intelligent life -- International students and ambiguities of holistic review -- Conclusion: Merit beyond the mirror
Control code
936204715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 250 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674915640
Lccn
2015015782
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674915640
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfb5mr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936204715

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