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Capacity-Based Admissions Management Workgroup


September 13, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

In the fall of 2013, a Capacity-Based Admissions Management Workgroup was charged with recommending an admissions-based method to manage the distribution of students, so that the preferred majors of incoming students could be closely matched to available student openings in each department without necessitating the use of impacted status. In the Fall of 2014, Senate Council approved a three-year enrollment management pilot program. The pilot has concluded, and a report from the Dean of Undergraduate Education has been submitted for Senate review, with the recommendation that the program be made permanent.

Chairs who wish to place this item on their committee’s agenda are encouraged to do so.  I am requesting that the following committees submit a formal response:

  • Committee on Admissions
  • Committee on Diversity and Equity
  • Educational Policy Committee

As always, feedback is welcome from any committee that would like to submit comments.

The timeline for the Senate’s consideration is as follows:

  • October 31, 2017 Responses due
  • November 13, 2017 Senate Council consideration
  • November 20, 2017 Senate Council response to be sent to Administration

All comments received by the response date will be included in the Divisional response.

Farrell Ackerman
Academic Senate, San Diego Division