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  • Affirmative Action Defended: Case Studies in Engineering Education
    The affirmative action efforts of the College of Engineering at the University of California Davis campus demonstrate affirmative action at its best. Eight programs are described that represent positive and constructive affirmative action that gives women and minorities the opportunity to advance through hard work.
  • Multicultural Admission: From Paper Policy to Institutional Commitment
    Discusses the dilemma faced by college admissions officers of color who become frustrated when a college or university's diversity rhetoric is more substantial than its diversity commitment. Issues addressed include legislative pressure, crisis response, progressive planning, response of the chief admission officer, and response of the multicultural admission officer.
  • Shameful Admissions. The Losing Battle To Serve Everyone in Our Universities
    This book uses an examination of admissions policies, especially affirmative action, at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), to explore higher education and its role in public debates about access, equality, and social change.