WEB ASSIGNMENT NO. 3: Access & Affirmative Action

What's going on in American higher education today. To find out use one of the library's resources on contemporary issues in American higher education: either The Chronicle of Higher Education or Inside Higher Education. You may also use LexisNexis Academic to find information about this topic. The Chronicle is the trade paper of American higher education. It's where college faculty and administrators go to find out about the lastest trends. They have been doing this for more than fifty years. Inside Higher Education is an electronic newspaper covering current developments. LexisNexis Academic is a database of both secondary and primary sources. To access these resources go the Library Guide for this course and select Web Assignment No. 3. A direct link to the Library Guide can be found on the menu bar for this course.

If you log on to either the Chronicle or Inside Higher Education, you can do a search for a recent article on affirmative action. If you use LexisNexis Academic, you can do a search for information about a court case like Bakke. In your search box you might use one of the following keywords:

Affirmative Action
Open Admissions
Legacy Admissions
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
University of California v Bakke
Grutter v Bollinger

Ward Connerly

Photocopy the document you have found and then, using a regular 8.5x11" sheet of paper, write a commentary on it. In your commentary answer the following questions: How is this document relevant to the topic of "access and affirmative action" in American higher education? What is its main point? What evidence does the author use to defend this point? Staple this commentary to your article and submit them both in class on the assignment date.