In the wake of a report last week about presidential influence on admissions decisions at the University of Texas at Austin, the chancellor of the UT system on Monday announced the creation of a committee to review admissions practices and policies. Chancellor William H. McRaven said of the committee he created: “My goal is to ensure full and open transparency to the public with respect to how admissions decisions are made at UT-Austin. I realize that admissions practices are complicated and nuanced processes, but we must clearly define a policy that determines the degree of appropriate discretion at the institution level, while ensuring a fair and transparent process for applicants.”
The committee includes three former UT-Austin presidents (Larry Faulkner, Peter Flawn and William Cunningham) and three former UT System chancellors (Mark Yudof, Dan Burck and Cunningham, who served in that role as well).
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