Title

Affirmative Action

Location

Room A123

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

Affirmative action was implemented back in 1961 by Executive Order 10925 by President JFK and has since strayed from its original purpose to increase diversity. The order was to increase equity between races during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. We propose three policy changes to rectify Affirmative Action to better ensure equity and diversity in post-secondary education institutions.

The first proposed change is remove selection based on race and ethnic background and select based on socioeconomic status. The original purpose of Affirmative Action was to regard without basis on race or ethnic background. The policy would require institutions to enroll students from different socioeconomic status. This change would promote diversity in this aspect and racially.

The second proposed change is to select based on geographic residency. Post-secondary institutions would be required to enroll students based not on race and ethnic background, but rather enroll students from all parts of the state or greater regions depending on the size and other factors of the institution.

The final proposal of policy change was to require institutions to establish partnerships with secondary schools. The partnerships would promote students to apply and enroll to partnered institutions. The post-secondary education institutions would create partnerships with diverse schools taking into consideration the race and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic status of the students and the location of the secondary schools. This would promote diversity in multiple aspects for the institutions.

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Apr 11th, 11:15 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Affirmative Action

Room A123

Affirmative action was implemented back in 1961 by Executive Order 10925 by President JFK and has since strayed from its original purpose to increase diversity. The order was to increase equity between races during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. We propose three policy changes to rectify Affirmative Action to better ensure equity and diversity in post-secondary education institutions.

The first proposed change is remove selection based on race and ethnic background and select based on socioeconomic status. The original purpose of Affirmative Action was to regard without basis on race or ethnic background. The policy would require institutions to enroll students from different socioeconomic status. This change would promote diversity in this aspect and racially.

The second proposed change is to select based on geographic residency. Post-secondary institutions would be required to enroll students based not on race and ethnic background, but rather enroll students from all parts of the state or greater regions depending on the size and other factors of the institution.

The final proposal of policy change was to require institutions to establish partnerships with secondary schools. The partnerships would promote students to apply and enroll to partnered institutions. The post-secondary education institutions would create partnerships with diverse schools taking into consideration the race and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic status of the students and the location of the secondary schools. This would promote diversity in multiple aspects for the institutions.