Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PSA: Tuesday workshop on UC's 2012 admission policy

From an email I received today:

Workshop for Student Analysis of 2012 Admission Policy
247 Cesar Chavez (MSD Student Lounge)
6:30 PM, Tuesday September 14

In February 2009, the Regents approved major changes to freshman undergraduate admissions policies that could have far-reaching consequences for the composition of the UC system's student body for decades to come. Although the stated goal of these policies was to improve admissions of underrepresented minorities, these changes were made without significant consultation of affected communities and without solid data supporting the effectiveness of the changes (of the three simulation studies conducted by UC, 2 predicted massive DECREASES in underrepresented minority enrollment, while the 3rd predicted 'race-neutral effects.)

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the data, policy documents of the 2012 policy to student activists for close analysis. Activism on this issue will not be effective without deeper analysis of how the new policy could affect all underrepresented minorities on campus. Participants will present their findings at a forum a week later on September 21, 2010.

3 comments:

Aileen Tokunaga said...

Hello, my name is Aileen Tokunaga, Executive Vice President for the Coaliation for Education and Equality (CEE). For comprehensive information concerning the new UC 2012 policy visit our website at ceeforall.org. CEE as well as many other civil rights and community organizations seek to rescind or at least postpone implementation of this policy. The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) is conducting a political as well as educational forum at the Sacramento State University on September 26, 2010 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m regarding this issue.

Aileen Tokunaga said...

For comprehensive information about this new policy for Fall 2012, go to our website ceeforall.org. Our Coalition for Education and Equality seeks to rescind or at least postpone implementation of this policy. There will be a Educational Forum by the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA) concerning this issue at Sacramento State University on September 26, 2010 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m.

skg said...

Those two prior comments look surprisingly like being hit by a spambot--except that it is a real issue. I heard a fair bit about the odd prior secrecy from our colleague C. (who teaches at UCSC) a few weeks ago.