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Race-Neutral Alternatives In Postsecondary Education: Innovative Approaches To Diversity

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About the Course:

This course describes a number of race-neutral approaches to admissions procedures that post-secondary institutions around the country are using, highlighting some notable efforts currently employed. While not intended as a “best practices” guide, the course material does describe several race-neutral options available to educational institutions whose early results appear promising. Information presented relies primarily on a review of the literature published about the the programs described.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Race-Neutral Alternatives In Postsecondary Education: Innovative Approaches To Diversity created by Department of Education Staff


U.S. Department of Education- Office for Civil Rights

Publication Date:

March 2003

Course Material Author

Department of Education Staff

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care and education professionals, especially college admissions counselors, social workers, educational psychologists, educators and educational researchers who seek knowledge about race-neutral alternatives that will increase diversity and educational opportunities for all young people seeking post-secondary educational experiences. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define race-neutal versus race-preferential approaches.

  2. Describe the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for post-secondary education.

  3. Analyze and categorize features of admissions approaches presented.

  4. Evaluate the relative potential of race-neutral programs presented.

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Course Retired
Course Number 100950
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
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