The University Committee on Admissions has as its charge:
a) Cooperate with the Vice President for
Enrollment and the Faculty Senate in formulating admissions policies for
recommendation to the President of the university.
b) Cooperate with and advise the Office of
Admissions in reviewing recruitment strategies with regard to the kind of
students we are seeking to attract and the evaluation criteria used in
determining offers of admission.
oversight, as appropriate, to the Office of Admissions in order to ensure that
all admitted students are academically prepared for Rice. This includes review of the Office of
Admissions' recommendations for admission of students recruited for athletics.
d) In conjunction with the Office of
Admissions, report to Faculty Senate during the Fall semester on the general
admissions process and results with regard to the new freshman class and
e) Request information from the Office of
Institutional Effectiveness and other relevant offices (Registrar, Dean of
Undergraduates), as appropriate,
on the academic success of our students. Consult with the Vice President for Enrollment on how this
information may be used to inform and improve our admissions process and
f) Initiate the study of issues that may
be of interest or concern to the general faculty regarding admissions
procedures or policies. These
issues may arise from the committee's work or be brought to its attention by
Recommend appropriate ways to increase faculty involvement in recruitment.
h) Prepare a brief, written report on the
year's activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty