Most higher education institutions are collectively holding their breaths in anticipation of the Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and college admissions, which is expected late this spring or early summer. Higher education institutions are bracing for the impact of the potential ban on its recruitment and admissions requirements.
Recently, states like Florida and Kansas are moving to end diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in public higher education institutions. One thing is certain: an integrated holistic admissions process is imperative when it comes to giving all students – who represent the future of workplaces everywhere – a more equitable chance of admissions success.
In the fall of 2022, The Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases against affirmative action. While it isn’t the first time the Supreme Court has had to decide the fate of this hotly-contested policy, there appears to be a general agreement that an affirmative action ban in higher education admissions is likely this time around.
These cases, brought against Harvard University and the University of South Carolina by Students for Fair Admissions, argue that affirmative action is unfair and unconstitutional and should no longer be considered in admissions to higher education institutions.
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