College of Education
Sherry K. Watt, an associate professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the UI College of Education, an African-American woman, and a two-time breast cancer survivor, ponders the question, "What would happen if we banded together to fight the disease of racism as we do cancer?
Systematically providing selective colleges with detailed information about applicants’ high-school backgrounds could significantly raise the admission rates of low-income students, a new study concludes. Nicholas A. Bowman, director of the UI’s Center for Research on Undergraduate Education, recently co-presented the paper at an annual conference.