UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE: President Schmoke on WYPR's Midday: Higher Education Must Look at 'Whole Person
University of Baltimore issued the following announcement on April 23.
Speaking on WYPR's Midday program on April 22, University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke says that higher education must work harder to find students who have what it takes to succeed. Merit, he says, is a complicated thing to determine, and the recent scandal involving some elite private institutions and their admission of possibly unqualified individuals offers a lesson in what it takes to predict educational outcomes.
"Colleges and universities like to have a cross section of talent, a cross section of individuals" in creating a campus community, he says. Academic qualifications weigh heavily in determining admissibility, but other factors—some legitimate, others less so—are also part of the picture.
Merit is a moving target, President Schmoke says. But it serves a vitally important role in the mission of any institution of higher learning.
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