Academic Affairs

Diversity in Admissions

Diversity in Admissions

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Who: The UW System

UW System Admissions Advisory Group


The membership of the Advisory Group included representatives from several key constituent groups including Provosts, Chief Student Affairs Officers, Admissions Officers, Faculty Representatives, Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinators, Institutional Researchers, and students, in addition to UW System Administration staff. A list of the membership is included here. Four subgroups were formed to address the key elements of the charge including defining and modeling the holistic review process, investigating modifications to the undergraduate application form, updating the race/ethnic identification question on the application, and developing a communication strategy and timeline for internal and external audiences.

The Advisory Group and its subgroups met frequently between April and December 2005, consulting with various constituent groups throughout the process. The group produced a final report for the UW System President, created this website to provide institutions with information and guidance to assist with the review of their admissions procedures, and developed a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to present the issues and findings to appropriate groups.