1. Strategies for Equity-Minded Holistic Review https://sites.google.com/igenetwork.org/sloan-dec-2020/home  Resources to guide graduate admissions processes building from a workshop for graduate admissions committee members and department leaders.
  2. Portfolio Review in Graduate Admissions: Outcomes of a Pilot Program  https://www.utsa.edu/strategicplan/initiatives/academic/graduate-success/documents/SEMQ-0701-Portfolio-Review.pdf  Discusses “evidence for the need for change in the graduate admissions process,” describes “development of a portfolio review protocol for graduate admissions,” and highlights “a pilot program in which programs developed portfolio review processes and made admissions decisions using these protocols.”
  3. The Death and Life of an Admissions Algorithm https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/12/14/u-texas-will-stop-using-controversial-algorithm-evaluate-phd?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=2ac3dc59a7-DNU_2020_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-2ac3dc59a7-198444537&mc_cid=2ac3dc59a7&mc_eid=b9d970a7a3 Reflections about the dangers of using a machine-learning system to evaluate applicants and how such an approach has the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities.
  4. Rubric Design & Use https://drive.google.com/file/d/1djv29NRWJ8olVyM-rVYjLWORmJ8vE-H5/view From the California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education and the Inclusive Graduate Education Network, guidance on using rubrics (evaluation protocols) “to facilitate more holistic, equitable, efficient review” related to graduate admissions applications and decisions.
  5. Example of a Science Education PhD Admissions Rubric http://www.uwyo.edu/ste/curriculum-instruction/phd-programs/science-ed/_files/science-education-phd-admissions-rubric.pdf Example rubric matrix showing potential applicant criteria and assessment of high, medium, low demonstration of each criterion.
  6. Example of a Rubric for Graduate Admissions Writing Sample https://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/arts-sciences/departments/education/admissions/admissions-files/rubric-graduate-admission-writing-sample.pdf Example rubric matrix showing criteria related to writing and assessment of high, medium, low demonstration of each criterion.
  7. Example of a Graduate Admission Essay Rubric https://wp.cune.edu/accreditation/files/2011/07/Rule-24-Graduate-Admission-Essay-Rubric-and-Scores.pdf Example rubric matrix of assessment criteria when reading a graduate admissions essay.
  8. Understanding Admitted Doctoral Students’ Institutional Choices: Student Experiences Versus Faculty and Staff Perceptions https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/676923 Study at a highly selective research university based on surveys regarding the admissions process administered to admitted doctoral students and departmental admissions leaders.
  9. Toward Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education: Constructing Merit and Diversity in PhD Admissions   https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/676910 Study examining “decision making in 10 highly selective doctoral programs, including the meanings faculty associate with common admissions criteria,” including “implications for reframing merit and reforming graduate admissions.”