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Right to Autonomously Determine and Implement its Admissions Process, July 2009

Date: 21 Jul 2009
Contact: Prof. John E. Prussing, President of the UIUC AAUP Chapter, 217-333-8231, prussing@illinois.edu

The Policy Committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) strongly endorses the principle that the university has the right to autonomously determine and implement its admissions process. This is essential to maintain the integrity of the admissions process, which is central to the educational mission and reputation of the university.

Admission decisions should not be influenced by pressures from those outside the university  in state government, from university trustees, donors, alumni, or those within the university who are not responsible for admissions. This principle extends equally to the operation of university courses.

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