Presidential Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions 2022-2023
The Presidential Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions was convened by President Martha E. Pollack in November 2022 to develop and recommend university-wide undergraduate admissions policies and specific principles of practice to support our eight undergraduate admitting colleges in recruiting and enrolling academically excellent classes in ways that support and advance Cornell’s unique ethos and mission.
The work of the task force was designed to broadly explore, and then recommend, the mission-directed admission policies and best practices that would most effectively and appropriately build undergraduate classes at Cornell.
The task force comprised Cornell faculty members and senior administrators with expertise in education and related fields, who met weekly over the course of six months. The task force studied the relevant literature, including the university’s previous reports on admissions, consulted with national experts and actively sought feedback from the community on various aspects of admissions.
The task force issued its final report (PDF) in September 2023 outlining a cooperative, flexible and analytical approach designed to enable Cornell to respond in a confident, timely and effective manner to developing trends in higher education, and position itself as a model American university for the 21st century: with the depth and breadth of understanding and expertise to address the complex technological and social challenges to come.
Task Force Members
- Presidential Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions Final Report (PDF)
- Task force recommends new undergraduate admissions policies (September 14, 2023)
- Supreme Court decision on consideration of race in college admissions (June 29, 2023)
- Cornell Chronicle: Pollack establishes Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions (December 6, 2022)
- Charge to the Task Force
- Presidential Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions (December 6, 2022)