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AuthorPosselt, Julie R.
TitleInside graduate admissions:merit, diversity, and faculty gatekeeping
Type of publicationBooks
Physical description x, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Publisher Harvard University Press, ©2016
Сall numberLB2371.4 .P67 2016
Location3rd floor
BibliographyIncludes bibliographical references (p. [215]-239) and index
Subjectuniversities and colleges, United States, graduate work, admission
discrimination in higher education, United States
minorities, education (higher), United States
GenreScientific literature/Ғылыми әдебиет/Научная литература
SummaryAdvanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
ContentsIntroduction: Gatekeeping reconsidered --
Decision making as deliberative bureaucracy --
Meanings of merit and diversity --
Disciplinary logics --
Mirror, mirror --
The search for intelligent life --
International students and ambiguities of holistic review --
Conclusion: Merit beyond the mirror
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