The University of Texas has formed a committee to study the ill-practices adopted in making new admissions after an investigation found entry of unqualified students in the college who were allegedly admitted for different courses based on their connections.
University Chancellor Bill McRaven on Monday made the official announcement of the committee that would be completely dedicated towards looking into the admission procedures of new students.
The panel comprises many former chancellors of the University of Texas system and past presidents of UT-Austin.
Monday’s announcement comes few days after an external probe disclosed that the flagship university’s president, Bill Powers, wrongfully used his position to allow admission of the new applicants having friends in high places. Powers is also accused of misleading the lawyers who were looking into the whole matter. The investigations also found that board members of the regents exerted their influence for new admissions.
A media report showed that the committee will be reviewing all the policy recommendations made by the investigative team into the matter. Moreover, the panel will also include the review of a previous internal inquiry at UT-Austin.
The panel is expected to make its recommendations on the new admissions within 60 days.