Do algorithms lead admissions in the wrong direction?
From Inside Higher Ed: ” ‘Unfortunately, the widespread use of enrollment management algorithms may also be hurting students, especially due to their narrow focus on enrollment,’ said Alex Engler, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, in a paper this month. ‘The prevailing evidence suggests that these algorithms generally reduce the amount of scholarship funding offered to students. Further, algorithms excel at identifying a student’s exact willingness to pay, meaning they may drive enrollment while also reducing students’ chances to persist and graduate.’ “
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